If you like challenging runs that seem to go on forever then Chamonix has got plenty to offer. Known for its steep slopes, it's a mecca for advanced skiers and snowboarders. Unique due to its low lying valley and high mountains, the lifts rise to over 3,000m, and there are runs offering 2,000m plus of vertical descent. The largest amount of which is offered from the Aiguille du Midi, however, the gradient on La Vallee Blanche is flat at times so won’t offer high-speed thrills. The steep runs and pistes of Grands Montets, Brévent, Flégère and Les Houches, however, will!