It looks as though you took this picture from the Brevent on the opposite side of Chamonix. I got one like this in the winter of 1956 showing skiers in the foreground about to schuss downhill toward Chamonix.
This was actually taken from a little meadow that is called le Savoy, maybe 5 minute walk from the Brevent lift...you were very close! I absolutely love your old pics, especially the Mt Blanc with a cow in the foreground..you'd be hardpressed to find that today! Despite everywhere I have been lucky enough to travel to, Chamonix is still my favorite place by far.