For guests who are looking for winter sports in the mountains, the beautiful French Alps around Vallorcine have something to offer every level of skier. Below is a handy guide to the most popular ski areas around Dormio Resort Les Portes Du Mont Blanc. And because the ski lift is on the resort’s doorstep, they are all within easy reach.
Domaine de Balme and the La Poya ski area are both located near the village of Vallorcine and are perfectly suited for beginners and families with small children. If you want a quiet ski area where the whole family can learn how to ski, you have come to the right place. Domaine de Balme is located in a picturesque area with woods and meadows on either side, offering a fantastic view over the valley of Chamonix and the surrounding mountains. Domaine de Balme has 29 kilometres of slopes, most of which are blue. In La Poya you will find many green slopes and children's lifts; so, if you are on holiday with your children, you have come to the right place.
Les Houches is one of the most famous mountains in the Mont Blanc massif mountain range. The variation of different slopes makes this picturesque ski area to be amazing for everybody. Atmospheric torchlight descents are organised on a regular basis. The area consists of 55 km of ski slopes, twisting through the forests with 4 black slopes, 13 red, 8 blue and 2 green slopes. The village of Les Houches is welcoming, friendly and slightly smaller than in other ski areas.
Les Planards is a ski area about a 5-minute walk from the centre of Chamonix and caters specifically for beginners and families with children. It has the additional benefit of offering a whole host of child-friendly activities and attractions, for example, you can take a ride on the Alpine Coaster all year round. This exciting toboggan run is great fun for all the family – if you dare!
Here you can ski at every level with a beautiful view of the Mont Blanc. Brévent can be reached from the centre of Chamonix and Flégère, from the village of Les Praz (3 km from Chamonix). There is also a beginner slope – the Teleski de Savoy – which can be reached on foot from the centre of the ski area. There's even something for thrill-seekers in the the Brévent freestyle area, which is fully supervised by instructors. On the side of Flégère, you will break your personal record on the new speed slope with a length of 500 m and a loss of altitude of 150 m.
The famous ski area Argentière, also called Les Grands Montets, is one of the smaller ski resorts in France, but has one of the tallest mountains in the French Alps where you can ski. The summit is at an altitude of 3,275 metres and the village of Argentière at an altitude of 1,252 metres. The fiery slopes are divided among three slopes: the glaciers of Argentière, Lognan and the Pendant. It contains mainly red and black slopes and the Lognan ski area includes a freestyle snow park and a track for snowboard cross.
After a hard day’s skiing, you can return to the resort and unwind using its extensive facilities. Take a dip in the indoor pool and enjoy all the wellness facilities. The resort also has a restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. In short, Dormio Resort Les Portes Du Mont Blanc is the ideal base for a wonderful winter sports holiday in the French Alps.