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Balme Tour - Vallorcine

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From the village of Le Tour and Vallocirne, the Charamillon and Vallorcine gondolas, and the Autannes chairlift, 2185 m, transport you over rich alpine pastures into a fabulous nature and leisure area.

This very sunny Franco-Swiss ski area reaches a height of 2,186m at Col de Balme pass.

It is reached via Le Tour village or by gondola lift from Vallorcine.

The Balme ski area has hill-walking paths of all levels of difficulty, such as the path up to the Albert I mountain hut, a very pleasant walk in a giant-scale glacier setting, but also routes in the wild through pastures and forests.

From Charmillon to Col des Posettes pass, numerous mountain-biking trails for all levels take you down to the villages of Le Tour and Vallorcine.

Where to eat: The Chalet de Charamillon and the mountain chalet at the Col de Balme pass welcome you in summer and a delicieus blueberry tart awaits the more courageous at the Albert I mountain hut.
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Family pass: 93 €
One way ticket for adult: 25 €
Round-trip ticket for adult: 30 €
One way ticket for a child : 21.30 €
Round-trip ticket for a child : 25.50 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years.
Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Rates are given for Le Tour - Col de Balme.
Go and return tickets for Le Tour - Charamillon:
Adult: €19
Child and senior: €16,20
Family ticket: €59

Family ticket: 2 adults + 2 paying childre and the others free of charge (up to 3 kids free).
Opening times
From 07/12 to 13/12/2019, daily between 9 am and 4.45 pm.

From 14/12/2019 to 07/02/2020, daily between 9 am and 4.45 pm.

From 08/02 to 19/04/2020, daily between 9 am and 5 pm.
On the map
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Virtual visits

Live opening information


Map of Balme - Vallorcine - Winter

Map of Balme - Winter

.pdf - 6.2 Mo 

Map of Balme - Vallorcine - Winter

Map of Balme - Vallorcine - Summer

Map of Balme - Summer

.pdf - 5.9 Mo 

Map of Balme - Vallorcine - Summer

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Aiguille du Midi - Step into the Void
Aiguille du Midi - Step into the Void
Montenvers - Mer de Glace
Montenvers - Mer de Glace
Flégère - Index
Flégère - Index
Lognan - Grands Montets
Lognan - Grands Montets
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