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.
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 2 is 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 new Chalet Freshtracks.
What's New for 2019/20?
Argentière is situated only 8km north of Chamonix and is therefore perfectly positioned to take advantage of the upgrades to the Chamonix ski area for the 2019/20 season. In 2013 the owners of the Chamonix lift system committed to spending €447m on the lift system over the next 40 years. The big upgrade this year is a new cable car in Flégère. The new lift will have 10 seater cabins which will carry up to 2000 passengers per hour. The old lift was only capable of carrying 300 passengers per hour and therefore queues will be cut significantly.
In addition, €1m has been invested in the lift station for the Bochard bubble in the Grand Monets ski area in preparation for the season. This is extremely close to Argentière and will therefore be of significant benefit to those staying in the village.
Our Argentière Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆