It's not hard to validate the popular opinion that Chamonix is one of the world's finest ski resorts, thanks to its vast array of lift-accessible off-piste terrain, four diverse ski areas, and Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc. Grands Montets, Brévent-Flégere, Domaine de Balme, and Les Houches all offer freestyle, free-ride, and tracked terrain. When the sun dips behind the ragged peaks, bars and clubs pulse to live music and talk of mountainous adventures. When summer comes around, the resort is popular with climbers, bikers, and hikers keen to take advantage of the stunning natural scenery.