Guidebook

Choose Your Ski Challenge at Brévent-Flégère

Some of the most scenic pistes in Chamonix, set to satisfy all abilities.

Description

Sunny south-facing slopes and glorious views of the Mont Blanc massif make Brévent-Flégère “an [unrivaled] panorama of the ‘roof’ of Europe and its surrounding summits," according to Chamonix.com.

Views aside, the skiing at Brévent-Flégère is awesome. These two ski areas joined by cable car have a huge range of on and off-piste terrain to suit every style of skier. There’s a staggering 1500m of skiable vertical and nearly 60km of piste trails, from long meandering groomed runs, to hair-raisingly steep descents.

Known for its gnarly runs, Brévent is definitely set up for advanced skiers who’ve got a thirst for speed and are looking for a challenge. Flégère, on the other hand, has more to offer intermediate skiers. Affectionately referred to by locals as "riders paradise," Flégère has wide sweeping pistes, fun cat tracks to jump off, and freeriders can get their thrills at the Flégère bowl.

Before heading down after a hard day’s ski, relax into a deckchair at one of the resort’s many bars, and watch the sun gently disappear behind the Mont Blanc glaciers.

Getting There

Brévent-Flégère is the closest ski area to Chamonix’s main town centre.
The two ski areas are connected by the Liaison cable car which runs high above the valley, and the combined ski area is served by 16 main lifts. You can get to Brévent by taking the gondola from Chamonix town, and Flégère is reachable by a cable car from the village of Les Praz. For further information and piste map check out: https://www.chamonix.com/brevent-flegere-ski-area,282,en.html

Sources:
https://www.chamonet.com/ski-area/best-pistes-in-brevent-and-flegere-39738
https://www.chamonix.com/brevent-flegere-ski-area,282,en.html

Charles Bozon

Charles Bozon

Chamonix
1.9 km
437 m
27 °
Varied and challenging black with several surprises enroute.
Black (Expert)
Private
Retour Plan Praz Vert

Retour Plan Praz Vert

Chamonix
0.5 km
61 m
15 °
A short connecting green from the top of the Parsa chairlift back to the mid-station.
Green (Beginner)
Private
Plan Praz Vioz

Plan Praz Vioz

Chamonix
0.4 km
32 m
23 °
Short little link from the Plan Praz lift to join the main Voiz blue piste.
Blue (Easy)
Private
Vioz

Vioz

Chamonix
1.1 km
260 m
26 °
Classic, broad blue on the lovely sunny slopes of Brevent.
Blue (Easy)
Private
Verte 2000

Verte 2000

Chamonix
0.3 km
31 m
16 °
Easy to access green run allowing beginners to experience the high mountain environment.
Green (Beginner)
Private
Stade Slalom

Stade Slalom

Chamonix
0.8 km
180 m
22 °
Pit yourself against friends on this fun slalom course just off the Parsa chairlift
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Blanchots (Brévent)

Blanchots (Brévent)

Chamonix
1.3 km
262 m
28 °
Blue (Easy)
Private
Nants

Nants

Chamonix
4.1 km
715 m
28 °
Long and sustained, this black is narrow and full of switchbacks. Ideal for those who want to ski home to Chamonix and can handle the 700m of descent!
Black (Expert)
Private
Retour Stade

Retour Stade

Chamonix
0.2 km
32 m
19 °
Short steep black piste diverting off the Murs des Epines red and back again.
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Cornu

Cornu

Chamonix
1.9 km
492 m
18 °
Classic, flowing and varied. The best red run on this side of the mountain. Often busy as a result.
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Sources

Sources

Chamonix
1.2 km
193 m
23 °
Narrow and winding at the top, opening out as it swings down towards the Parsa and Cornu lifts.
Blue (Easy)
Private
Bouquetins

Bouquetins

Chamonix
0.2 km
100 m
30 °
Challenge yourself on this steep black, frequently missed but the masses on the neighbouring Charlanon red piste. Often mogelled.
Black (Expert)
Private
Charlanon

Charlanon

Chamonix
1.4 km
357 m
29 °
Justifiably popular, this red is hugely varied. Steep and sometimes mogelled at the top, before narrowing and swinging down towards Brevent or opening out to join the blue onwards to Flegere.
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Tetras

Tetras

Chamonix
0.9 km
192 m
28 °
Fun, short and punchy blue. Take the Charlanon chair back up and do it all over again!
Blue (Easy)
Private
Les Lycopodes

Les Lycopodes

Chamonix
0.3 km
90 m
35 °
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Acces Flegere

Acces Flegere

Chamonix
1.0 km
149 m
26 °
Surprisingly steep at the top but soon flattening out. Keep up your speed if you want to make it to the Liaison lift to Flegere.
Blue (Easy)
Private
Retour Brevent

Retour Brevent

Chamonix
0.3 km
27 m
8 °
Short easy blue bringing you back to the Plan Praz domain.
Blue (Easy)
Private
Les Praz

Les Praz

Chamonix
3.2 km
661 m
28 °
The very long and winding home run back to Flegere. Full of switchbacks and blind bends. Control essential!
Black (Expert)
Private
Lachenal

Lachenal

Chamonix
2.1 km
676 m
35 °
Challenging red perfect for those looking for an adrenalin rush.
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Evettes

Evettes

Chamonix
1.3 km
284 m
24 °
Winding and narrow blue in parts, this will take you back to the Liaison lift to return from Flegere to Brevent.
Blue (Easy)
Private
Pylones (Flégère)

Pylones (Flégère)

Chamonix
0.9 km
271 m
30 °
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Pic Janvier

Pic Janvier

Chamonix
1.4 km
415 m
37 °
Classic steep and varied, well worth the journey to the top of the Index for this punchy black run.
Black (Expert)
Private
Crochues

Crochues

Chamonix
2.6 km
751 m
32 °
One of the longest reds on this side of the mountain. Perfect for upper intermediates.
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Floria

Floria

Chamonix
Just what the advanced skier ordered! Long and sustained with lots of variety enroute to keep you interested.
Black (Expert)
Private
Index

Index

Chamonix
1.1 km
377 m
32 °
Named after the lift that brought you there, this red starts off broad and wide but soon descends into a narrower, more technical piste.
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Remuaz (Flégère)

Remuaz (Flégère)

Chamonix
0.8 km
147 m
24 °
Red (Intermediate)
Private
Retour Flegere

Retour Flegere

Chamonix
1.1 km
123 m
19 °
Unsurprising blue that flows from the top of the Chavanne chairlift back down to the main Flegere cable car.
Blue (Easy)
Private
Chavanne

Chavanne

Chamonix
0.8 km
233 m
26 °
Nice and flowing, this rolling blue is perfect for the laid back skier.
Blue (Easy)
Private