Photo courtesy of Salome Abrial/Office de Tourisme de Chamonix
A Piste of the Action
From rollers to jumps and boxes to rails, Grands Montets Summit Snowpark certainly covers all the bases for freestylers and snowboarders. Located on Les Grands Montets, accessed by the Bochard gondola or the Marmottons chairlift, the snowpark teems with riders of all levels. A recreational track not only allows novices to cut their teeth on freestyle runs, it encourages close critique afterward: The 400-meter-long track with three jumps, eight whoops, and two banked turns is fitted with high-quality video that makes the smallest hop look death-defying. Seasoned riders and clubs tackle the more technical run that meets International Ski Federation (FIS) competition standards.