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Thinking of skiing in Argentiere? As well as having one of the most exciting and challenging ski areas in the Alps, Argentiere also has a delightful village with stunning views across Chamonix Valley.

Why Argentière Ski Resort?

  • Challenging skiing
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Traditional charming old villages

Argentiere Resort Information

The Chamonix Valley stretches from Servoz to Barberine on the Swiss border. The main towns within the Chamonix Valley include Les Houches, Les Bossons, Chamonix, Les Praz, Argentiere, Montroc / Le Tour and Vallorcine.

The main ski lift areas (working up the Valley) are:

  • In Les Houches - Les Houches,
  • In Chamonix - Le Brevent and the Aiguille du Midi (off piste only, the Vallee Blanche)
  • In Les Praz - La Flégère
  • In Argentiere - Les Grands Montets
  • In Le Tour/Vallorcine - Le Tour/Balme

Situated between the altitudes of 1235m and 3300 m, the quality of the snow coverage is remarkable up until May.

Located beneath Les Grands Montets and surrounded by the most magnificent peaks and glaciers in the Alps, the picturesque mountain feel of Argentiere village is self-evident – it’s long been at the forefront of Alpine sports, welcoming tourists for 200 years and skiers since the early years of the century. The old village in a delightful setting towards the head of the Chamonix valley towards the village of Le Tour.

Built beside the Torrent (River) de l’Arve, the village of Argentière retains a large number of traditional wooden houses, as well as ancient farmhouses where the farmers still subsist on mountain agriculture. Argentière provides an interesting base to explore the surrounding ski areas of the Chamonix Valley. There is a newer side of Argentière too with all the modern amenities and services, a variety of cosy bars and restaurants and a disco. A shuttle bus runs from Argentière into the town of Chamonix every 15 minutes.

Argentiere ski facts:

  • Ski area: Chamonix Valley
  • Resort height: 1230m
  • Resort top height: 3300m
  • Chamonix Valley (Cham Le Pass)
  • Km piste: 108
  • Lifts: 39
  • No. of slopes: 69
  • Green slopes: 8
  • Blue slopes: 28
  • Red slopes: 20
  • Black slopes: 10
    • Beginners 2 stars
    • Intermediates 3 stars
    • Experts 4 stars
    • Boarders 4 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 563 miles (8hrs 10)

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