Set at an elevation of 1,200 metres, the ski village Argentière belongs to the large skiing area Chamonix-Mont Blanc. Even though the ski resort itself is quite contained, it offers winter sports people two very good reasons for spending their skiing holiday here. Firstly, the surrounding breathtaking landscape. And secondly, direct access to the skiing region Les Grands Montets.
The varied skiing region in the glacier Grands Montets, also known as the Argentière glacier, reaches a height of 3,295 metres. To reach the peak, skiers need to cover two stages using a cable car. Additionally, there are a series of further lift systems belonging to the skiing region, which cover the entire 17-piste kilometres of the Grands Montets skiing region. These are distributed mostly over long and challenging slopes, like the pistes of the Pylônes, as well as numerous, sometimes very difficult, off-piste variations, like the well-known Pas de Chèvre.
Thanks to the snow park at the intermediate station of the Lognan cable car, with tables, slides and jumps for beginners, intermediates and experts, the skiing region of Les Grands Montets is not only much loved by ambitious skiers and freeriders, but also by snowboarders. For cross-country fans, there are 43 kilometres available that in part lead you through picturesque pine forests.
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Besides the pistes offers in the skiing region Les Grands Montets, those who would like to explore the other areas have the possibility of reaching, from the skiing region Col de Balme, the neighbouring ski resort Le Tour with 25 piste kilometres. From Chamonix, 8 kilometres away, you can also reach the skiing regions Aiguille du Midi with 20 and Le Brévent/La Flégère with 29 kilometres of piste. Overall, the skiing area Chamonix-Mont Blanc offers around 80 piste kilometres and, above all, numerous freeride highlights.
Après ski is very homely in Argentière. Left and right of the road are lots of small restaurants with French and international menus and many small bars, where you can finish a day of skiing in a relaxed atmosphere.