: le Fayet
: les 3 Chamois
: Planards (nursery only)
: les 3 Chamois
Car: not necessary
Blaitière is situated just to the south-east of the town centre, adjacent to the 'les Planards' nursery slopes, on Chemin de la Cascade. It is 450 metres on foot to Avenue Michel Croz, the start of the main shopping streets in Chamonix.
The nearest supermarket is Casino in the town centre (650 metres) or Garage du Betty (same distance), which will soon become a Carrefour Extra store. There are a couple of restaurants and bars within 200 metres, but the main choices are in the town centre.
For access to the skiing, the nursery slopes of les Planards are a short walk away. For the main ski areas, the nearest is Brévent, just to the north of Chamonix centre, 1500 metres away (3-4 minutes by car or bus). The nearest bus stop is 200 metres away at Gare du Montenvers, with the main train station 450 metres away.
Golf: There are several good quality golf courses in the local area, including Evian (venue for the European Masters), Esery and Bossey as well as several other mountain courses, all within an hour's drive. However, Chamonix has its own golf club, 5 km to the east of the town centre, in les Praz. The 18 hole course was designed by the world famous Robert Trent Jones Senior in setting between the Mont-Blanc range and the massif of the Aiguilles rouges. There can't be many courses in the world with views to rival the Chamonix course.
Green fees vary from low to high season and booking is possible from 24 hours in advance.