Les Planards is very much a family and beginner area, with nursery slopes and other fun activities on offer. Situated just beside the Montenvers Train station it is easily accessible.
You can buy your lift pass from the office here. Also available at the lift pass office are piste maps, bus (& train where appropriate) timetables, weather forecasts, ski condition details and avalanche bulletins. You can also purchase the necessary mountain/ski insurance here if you do not already have the correct cover.As well as a very gentle green slope there is also a snow garden for small children, run by the ESF ski school, where they can learn the basics before venturing out onto the bigger slopes.
Older beginners will find a longer green run, accessed by a drag lift, as well as a blue run and a red run at the top of a chairlift. All the pistes are relatively short and perfect for those who want to get some confidence at the start of the holiday.
There is a restaurant at the foot of the slopes as well as a "luge" - a toboggan that whizzes along on a rollercoaster rail! Les Planards is also open in summer, when there are more family-friendly rides and childrens' entertainments to enjoy.
- 351 Chemin du Pied du Grépon Chamonix