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Balme Tour Vallorcine ski resort. (Photo ©Christophe Masse)
Balme Tour Vallorcine ski resort. (Photo ©Christophe Masse)
Balme Tour Vallorcine ski resort (Photo ©Christophe Masse)
Balme Tour Vallorcine ski resort (Photo ©Christophe Masse)

Balme Tour Vallorcine

Balme Tour Vallorcine Ski Resort Chamonix France

Smack bang on the border with Switzerland, the Balme Tour Vallorcine ski resort provides a magnificent sun-soaked playground for both novices and experienced skiers & snowboarders.

Known locally as the Domaine du Balme, it has the most sedate terrain of all the 4 main Chamonix ski resorts, with abundant piste trails for beginners and intermediates, plus forgiving off piste options for those that prefer a little black in their day.

Balme Tour Vallorcine Skiing & Snowboarding

There are two distinct mountain sides to Domaine de Balme. One is the broad sunny alpine bowls that look straight down the Chamonix valley & have gentle wide open slopes above the village of Le Tour. The other is the Vallorcine descents on longer runs through magnificent forests near the Swiss border (great on bad weather days).

A total of 8 main lifts (including 2 gondolas & 2 chairs) service the ski resort's 30km of beginner & intermediate piste trails. There are no advanced (black) piste trails in the resort. The majority of piste trails are served by surface lifts, so snowboarders with an aversion to them, and some extended flat sections, should apply elsewhere!

At Le Tour village, three other surface lifts make up the Vormaine ski area, ideal for complete novices or children.

Where is Balme Tour Vallorcine, France?

Access to Balme Tour Vallorcine ski area is possible from either the village of Le Tour or via the Mont Blanc Express railway station or road at Vallorcine – hence the name!

The skiing area is the most distant of the Chamonix ski resorts, being 12 or 17km north of Chamonix depending on whether one travels to Le Tour (closer) or Vallorcine (further).

Balme Tour Vallorcine Accommodation

To ski or snowboard Balme, a string of mountain villages can be utilised for accommodation. The obvious villages are at the ski resort bases of Le Tour or Vallorcine.

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Down valley from Le Tour are the towns of Argentiere (at the base of Grands Montets ski resort) and of course Chamonix. Both have good transport links with the ski resort.

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    Balme Tour Vallorcine Ski Trail Map
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  • Vertical (m)
    1,260m – 2,250m (990m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (8)
    2 Gondolas
    2 Chairlifts
  • Ski Hours
    Early December to mid April
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 30km
    Longest run – 6km
    Advanced - 0%
    Intermediate - 55%
    Beginner - 45%
  • Lift Prices (Day- 17/18)
    Chamonix Le Pass
    Adult - €41.20 to 51.50
    Child - €35 to 39.10
    Child u/5yr - Free

    Mont Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass
    Adult - €63.50
    Child - €54
    Child u/5yr – Free

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