Inside Track: Chamonix

The Grands Montets has the main park in Chamonix, just off the Tabe chairlift. It isn’t the best in the world, but worth hitting up if the powder has run out – especially if you combine it with a run from the top of the Bochard lift. It’s got black, red and blue kickers, but there isn’t too much for the rail fiends. There are some smaller jumps to the side of the park for beginners, and generally it doesn’t get too busy.

The Grand Montets park. Photo: Chamonix Tourist Board

For the real freestyle scene, head to La Flégère. With its rolling terrain it’s the perfect spot to find natural hips, transfers and gaps. To the left of the Floria draglift are plenty of spots to build backcountry kickers, and to the right you’ll find the most fun natural terrain park in the valley. Be careful though, as there are some rather large cliffs you need to avoid.