Tim Hughes

La Flégère Ski Area

Skiing & Boarding In La Flégère Ski Area

La Flégère is reached from the village of Les Praz, which is a 5 minute drive or 10 minute bus ride from the centre of Chamonix. La Flégère is linked with Le Brévent ski area via the Liaison lift and the two resorts combined make the largest domain in the Chamonix Valley with a total of 56km of pistes and 18 lifts. Both resorts face towards the Mont Blanc Massif so you can enjoy the spectacular scenery whilst skiing.


This resort is best suited to beginners and advanced intermediate skiers and snowboarders. For beginners there are some gentle green and blue pistes accessed from the Trappe and Evettes lifts. For those that are confident on steep red runs, you have the Lachenal and Pylones which are accessed from the Index lift. If you’d like to challenge yourself on a black piste then Floria is a great varied run with plenty of off piste opportunities to the side.

For non-skiers La Flégère has a number of snowshoeing paths accessible from the top of the main lift (see piste map below).

Generally the area is open for skiing and snowboarding from mid-December through to mid-April. Please check the opening dates for the latest information.

Mountain Restaurants in La Flégère

When it comes to food on the mountain, La Flégère has a few options to choose from:
  • L’Adret | Sit down restaurant with spacious outdoor south-facing terrace opposite the bottom of the index lift. It offers traditional Savoyard cuisine 
  • Tendance Foehn | This is a snack-bar cafe next to the Flégère cable car offering sandwiches, burgers and chips as well as hot and cold drinks
  • La Chavanne | This apres-ski bar offers a selection of hot and cold French dishes at the bottom of the Chavanne lift

Après-ski in La Flégère

When it comes to Apres-Ski, La Flégère has the Chavanne with its fabulous south-facing terrace offering views of the Mer de Glace Glacier. The bar has daily DJ sets as well as regular live music slots. For more options you’ll need to head down to Les Praz and try out the local bars in the village. Here are a couple of places we’d recommend for après-ski:
  • Le Castel | Stylish restaurant bar with spacious terrace and wonderful mountain views opposite the entrance of La Flégère
  • La Chavanne | Mountain après-ski bar at the bottom of the Chavanne lift with DJ sets and live  music
  • Le Petit Social | Fun, cosy bar that often has live music and DJ set. Situated on the main high street.
  • Le Refuge | Laid back bar that is part of Hotel Lanchers on the main high street. It is perfect for a vin chaud or aperitif

Interactive Piste Map of La Flégère

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La Flégère Ski Area at a glance

  • Snowmaking machines: Yes
  • Resort height: 1894m
  • Highest lift: 2385m
  • No. of lifts: 7
  • No. of pistes: 14
  • Total piste length: 26km
  • Snow parks: No
  • Purpose built: NoNo
  • Snow
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding
  • Off piste
  • Après-ski
  • Non skiers


Interactive piste map