The mont Joly divides the valleys of Saint-Gervais-les-bains and Megève. It is one of the biggest ski areas in the Évasion Mont-Blanc domain and has exceptional views towards the MontBlanc, the aiguilles de Chamonix, but as well towards the Aravis mountain and the Fiz massif. When I used to live in Sallanches, the Mont Joly was one of my favourites ski areas.
It has good freeride bowls and powder on steep terrain is far less expensive than in Chamonix. It is a really good option for when it has snowed but conditions are not great for high altitude terrain.
These days i’ve profited to spend some time on the valley, and today it was one of those great days in the Mont Joly.