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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 the piste trails are served by surface lifts, so snowboarders with an aversion to them and 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).

The best airports for travelers heading to Balme Tour Vallorcine & the Chamonix valley are Geneva & Lyon St Exupery. A huge number of bus & train transport options from both airports to Chamonix exist. To see all the options & schedules use GoEuro.
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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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Search & book all Vallorcine Accommodation here >>>

Down valley from Le Tour is the village of Argentiere& at the base of Grands Montets ski resort. It makes a more central accommodation alternative to either Le Tour of Vallorcine.

Search & book all Argentiere Accommodation here >>>

Of course the iconic town of Chamonix provides the 'must stay' location for those wanting to experience the full Chamonix treatment! Both Chamonix & Argentiere have good transport links with the ski resort via train & bus.

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Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals are available in all the Chamonix valley villages including at Le Tour adjacent to the ski lift base. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals for Balme Tour Vallorcine here.

A mind-blowing amount of ski instructors, ski schools & resort guides ply their craft in the Chamonix valley ski resorts including Les Houches. To narrow down the field, search & book private lessons & guiding within the resort boundaries with the best providers here.

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Chamonix Mont Blanc Powder Skiing Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
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Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski off-piste for 6 days around Mont Blanc, discovering the largest glacial ski area in Europe. Ski descents of between 1500 & 2800m in virgin snow via the most beautiful summits & passes in Chamonix France & Courmayeur Italy. Custom tours only, get a group of 4 together for 7 nights of adventure.
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Chamonix Alps Ultimate Women's Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED SKI TOUR | WOMEN ONLY
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
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Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Chamonix Ultimate Experience Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
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USD 2,995
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski 3 countries in one week based in the legendary Chamonix. Experience the Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi, the Valley Blanche, Verbier & Courmayeur in amongst the highest peaks of the Alps.
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    Balme Tour Vallorcine Ski Trail Map
  • Balme Tour Vallorcine Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,260m – 2,250m (990m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6m
  • 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 Pass 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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