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)”
The Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) glacier can be reached through the Montenvers train. This glacier is located on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif and is deemed the longest glacier in France at 7 Km long and 200m deep. Its speed is about 90 meters per year. This was easily visible from Chamonix at one point of time but it has been Continue reading “Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) Glacier, Mont Blanc massif, France”
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”