Argentière – Les Grands Montets

Ski resorts in France
Skiing at Les Grands Montets northern slopes is an absolute world class experience. The ski system forms part of Chamonix and is situated in the valley near the village of Argentière. There are regular ski shuttle busses running from Chamonix to Argentière, a distance of about 9 km and 15 minutes.

Located only 1.5 hour by car from Genéva, this is a popular spot with both Italians and other Europeans. The fact that Argentiere is only a stone’s throw from lavish Chamonix is an extra draw card.

If you want to do something else then skiing while here, then there are plenty of activities on offer in Argentiere. One option is to head to Chamonix. Another idea is to try randonnèe activities, something that can be described as a hike on skis. Both the activity and the amazing views will almost knock you over.
At the end of the day, most skiers choose to relax in the village. Go for a beer at the famous ”The Office bar” or indulge in a hand crafted pizza at the ”Stone-bar”
Argentière – Les Grands Montets belong to Chamonix.

Argentière – Les Grands Montets Snow forecast

  • Wednesday
    0.2 in rain
    2 mph
  • Thursday
    0.1 in rain
    3 mph
  • Friday
    0.9 in rain
    Sol och regn
    2 mph

Facts about Argentière – Les Grands Montets

Slopes (Total: 13)
Green Learning / beginner:0
Blue Easy:3
Red Intermediate:3
Black Advanced / Expert:7

Lifts (Total: 8)

Vertical drop
Argentière – Les Grands Montets Vertical drop
Mountain high: 10745 ft
Vertical drop: 6637 ft
Mountain low: 4108 ft

Country: France

Reviews for Argentière – Les Grands Montets

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Certainly the place to live in the Chamonix Valley. Grand Montets is where you want to go first and then Argentine's gold. Cozy town around the gondola up the mountain. The number of slopes is certainly comparable to Järvsöbacken, but miles of untouched snow to put its own tracks. Located on the shadow side of the mountain, which only feels positive as the snow is going to be cruel all the time. If you want, you can easily go to the other systems in the valley by bus.

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I think it was a good ski resort in general but it is enough if you do not want to go anywhere in the chamonix valley. There is snow only ice-cold at the beginning of the week when I was there a week ago but then snow came on my last days and then it was real pleasure ....

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I was in Argentiere for the second time v. 12 this year. When we came down it was dumped 70-80 cm. We had a whole week with our own tracks. Sick! The best memory of the whole week was when we took the grand montes egglift and turned to the right at the top. Must have been away 2km off-piste skiing in relatively safe and controlled modes. My experience with the queues is that it runs smoothly in the morning. There is only a large cabin o a half-seat seat lift. Once upon a time there are no problems.

The top trip with the cabin costs around a hundred, but is definitely worth the money. It's a breathtaking experience. The downhill ride may be great at the snow. Stay inside the selections only if you are green. The week before we were there someone had hurt himself seriously in a glacier jump some meters off the piste.

The eateries are like that. Expensive and relatively poor food. Food tanks are recommended!

I have also traveled with UCPA here. I subscribe to the previous reviewer. Great!

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Surprisingly good place, 8 km outside Chamonix. Located at the foot of Les Grand Montets, which is one of the absolute finest mountains I've ever been to! The rumors say that the queues are enoooorma and that there is a terrible solitude among all good-looking skiers who want to be # 1 on the mountain after a snowfall. This rumor I thought was undeserved. There was no more or less dissatisfaction here than other places, and the queues were nothing I remember as painful.

If you live in Argentieré, chances are that you can go elsewhere in the Chamonix valley as well:

The skiing in Le Tour was nice. A little easier, but there are also challenges for skilled skiers.

Flegére was also good. The view of the Mont Blanch massif was amazing.
In addition, the area is linked to the Brevent system, which I unfortunately never got the chance to try.

The classic "Vallé Blanch" was a nice experience. Sliding and nature experience among icebergs and glacier cracks. The only negative with the trip was that now the seller can go all the way down to Chamonix, but has to queue to go with a chairlift that allows you to take the train back to the valley. It was a real queue with lots of hot tourists who were pushed and were generally unpleasant. Queer brings out the worst in humans!

The place Argentiere is calm, international and pleasant. There were a couple of really good hangouts too, British places if I remember correctly.

Surprisingly I went with UCPA which never made me disappointed yet!

Most popular photo

Rider: Hela gruppen! Photo: Mats Näslund

Trail map

Trail map Argentière – Les Grands Montets

Nearby ski resorts

Le Tour-Vallorcine3.7 miles
Chamonix5 miles
La Fouly - Val Ferret8.7 miles
Sixt8.7 miles
Les Houches9.3 miles
Champex-Lac9.9 miles
Les Marécottes - Salvan9.9 miles
Flaine11.8 miles

Airports near Argentière – Les Grands Montets

Genève Aéroport
Driving time: 1 hour, 22 minutes (70 miles)
Distance: 43 miles
Chambery Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 41 minutes (95 miles)
Distance: 55 miles
Torino Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 14 minutes (113 miles)
Distance: 64 miles
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 19 minutes (143 miles)
Distance: 90 miles
Grenoble Alpes-Isère Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 24 minutes (145 miles)
Distance: 88 miles
Milano-Malpensa Airport
Driving time: 3 hours (152 miles)
Distance: 90 miles