If you like challenging steep runs that seem to go on forever then Chamonix has got plenty to keep your legs working hard. The Chamonix valley is known for its steep pistes and challenging slopes making it a mecca for advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Chamonix is unique due to its low lying valley and high mountains. Because the valley floor is low (1000m) and the lifts rise to over 3000 metres, there are runs offering 2000 or more metres of vertical descent.
The largest amount of vertical is offered from the Aiguille du Midi, however, the gradient on La Vallee Blanche is flat at times so it won’t offer you the high-speed thrills that you might be looking for. The following steep runs and pistes in Grands Montets, Brevent & Flegere and Les Houches, however, will!