The summit of Mont-Blanc is situated at an altitude of 4810 m.
Ever since the first ascent in 1786 by Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard, the summit of Mont-Blanc is the objective of a great number of mountaineers.
The village of Les Contamines-Montjoie nestles at the foot of the Mont-Blanc, at an altitude ranging between 1164 and 2890m.
Numerous summits dominate the village:
To the east: Les Dômes de Miage, 3673m and the Aiguille de Bionnassay, 4052m, are part of the Mont-Blanc range. They are covered in ice throughout the year.
To the west: the ski resort reaches across the hillside of Mont Joly at 2525m joining the Hauteluce ski area via the Col du Joly. The Tête du Veleray marks the summit of the ski slopes. From here there is a spectacular view of Mont-Blanc, the Aravis mountain range and the valley of Beaufort.
To the south: the roman road leads to the Bonhomme mountain pass
and towards Italy.
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