Ranked 11th in the world, Mont Blanc (or Monte Bianco in Italian) is the highest peak in Western Europe at over 15780 ft. or 4810m. The mountain lies between Haute-Savoie Departement in France and the Aosta Valley region in Italy. The notable towns near Mont Blanc Continue reading “Mont-Blanc – France, Europe (Info and Pictures)”
Les Houches provides a wide range and variety of slopes – from beginners to professionals and high to low slopes through forests. It has 2 black slopes (one is the Verte Piste), 13 red, 7 blue, 4 green slopes and 1 for children. Much of them are maintained by artificial snow. The Verte Piste is famous for meets for Alpine World Cup downhill and Continue reading “Skiing in Les Houches (Mont Blanc region/French Alps)- Tourist/Visitor info”
Skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix are open from December to May and is not available in summer.
The Ski areas here are –
White Valley (Vallee Blanche) – Glacier skiing. Easiest route is conducive Continue reading “Skiing / Snowboarding in Chamonix, France- White Valley, Brevent, Flegere, Balme, Montets, Savoy”
At the foot of the glaciers, there are over 350 Km of well maintained hiking trails both low and high altitude types.
The Tour of Mont Blanc affords splendid mountain sceneries, pastures, glaciers and routes. This tour lasts about 7 to 10 days with 5 hours walking per day and crossing three countries Continue reading “Hiking in Chamonix, France – Le Lac Blanc, Grand Balcon, Le Chalet des Pyramides, Le Col de Balme”