Argentière Ski Resort
Nestled below the Grands Montets in the Chamonix Valley, Argentière provides a great base from which to explore the area’s legendary off piste terrain.
Access to arguably the best ski area in the Chamonix Valley – the Grands Montets – is incredibly easy. This area is home to some of the world’s finest lift served off piste, but there is also a beginner zone and some decent slopes for intermediates. Sadly the cable car to the top is out of action following a devastating fire in September 2018, but the rest of the ski area is set to open this winter, including the new Tabé chair, as are the other areas in the Chamonix Valley.
The old village of Argentière is a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of Chamonix. It is much quieter but there are still plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants to choose from. Access to the ski area at the head of the valley at La Tour is very easy, but you have to rely on a bus service which is not that reliable, or drive yourself to the lift station.
We’re running a Freshtracks holiday to the resort in March, aimed at honing your touring skills. In addition, the popular Ski Club’s Instructor-led Guiding Service provided by Evolution 2is once again running between 22nd December and 13th April.
For further information on the ski areas within the valley, have a read through of the Chamonix Resort Guide or book on to one of the seventeen Freshtracks holidays heading out to the resort – all of which are based in the Freshtracks Chalet Shiraz.
Our Argentière Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆