Although you may have seen from earlier posts discussing Chamonix kids skiing options that we take the lessons in Argentiere, it is Le Tour the the kids most enjoy. It’s a lovely wide open bowl in the Vallorcine area, offering relatively gentle slopes on the south facing aspects. A small snow park with jumps can also be found in the middle of the valley, which can offer much safe fun.
This ski area is also home to the L’Arret Bougnete at the Vallorice train station which proves to be a great incentive for meandering down through the trees to acquire a hot chocolate. You have to watch the snow conditions though as the twists and turns can get a little precarious for the little ones if its a bit patchy – when we first used it it was classified as a red run,then was down graded to blue last year which suggests it has its moment.
The main ski area consists of 11 blue runs, 9 red and 1 black, which is why its so nice for the kids. However, I’m told that there is ample off piste for the adventure seekers, easily accessed of the lift system and it will take you back to the bottom of the lifts via a number of routes.