Chamonix's off-piste and backcountry skiing is legendary, offering some incredibly challenging and steep routes for skiers and ski-mountaineers, bringing people here from around the world.
Off-piste skiing in Chamonix isn't just reserved for incredibly advanced skiers though. You can take advantage of some easily accessible sections between the pistes and with just a short hike up or a small traverse across a piste you can enjoy some lovely powder and fun off-piste terrain at Grands Montets, Brevent & Flegere, Le Tour, Vallorcine and even at Les Houches.
Always make sure you are prepared before embarking on off-piste skiing or snowboarding, check out our Avalanche Safety page for tips on what to do before setting off. It is also always advisable to hire an off-piste guide who will have extensive knowledge of the area and the mountains.
Please note: you ignore safety warnings and barriers/ropes and undertake off-piste skiing/boarding at your own risk. We always recommend that you take a mountain guide when heading off-piste.