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Argentiere Ski Resort Guide

Argentiere Ski Resort Guide

View across the Chamonix Valley from Argentiere photo

Argentiere

Photo credit: Adam Pearson

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 30 Jan

  • Last Snowfall: 30 January 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 180 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 50 cm
  • Piste: Excellent
  • Off-piste: Powder

Today’s Weather (2264 m)

AM
snow showers
5 WSW5
-11 °C F-Level
150m
PM
light snow
10 W10
-11 °C F-Level
600m
night
heavy snow
10 SW10
-12 °C F-Level
200m

Argentière, sometimes seen as the little brother to Chamonix, is a complete resort in it's own right. Certainly the quieter of the 2 it offers quicker access to the best slopes. The Grands Montets is the must do area for advanced and higher intermediate snow sports enthusiasts everywhere in the world. There are some blue runs snow here which expand the options for the bulk of holiday makers when you need high up north facing runs for good snow but perfect slopes are found nearby with access by the convenient busses. Staying in Argentière also means travelling in the opposite direction to the crowds coming out from or returning to Chamonix. From the village it is 4km up or down the valley to access either Le Tour or Flégère. Le Tour has predominately west and north facing runs of cruisey blues and flattering reds. Flégère's south east facing hillside offers everything from family friendly greens to steep blacks and sustained moguls plus a link to Brevant. Nightlife is catered for with bars, each with it's own character. From Aussie pub, young and lively to the wee hours, live music venue and après party spot. There are enough restaurants to eat out every night for a 2 week holiday, including the best Tex Mex in the valley, whacky fondue joints in the forest and fine dining. Good pub grub, pizza, local specialities and French bistros round out the eating mix.

Resorts close to Argentiere include: Le Tour (3 km), Chamonix (8 km), La Fouly - Val Ferret (13 km), Les Houches (14 km), Sixt (14 km),

Argentiere ski chalets, resort hotel accomodation and ski lodging Argentiere Chalets, Ski Hotels & Lodging


Argentiere Location Maps

Argentiere Location Map

All Argentiere Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 17
  • Beginner: 37%
  • Intermediate: 38%
  • Advanced: 25%
  • Cross-country: 18km
  • Snowmaking: Y
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 0

Social

  • Restaurants: 15
  • Bars: 6
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 2023 m

Lifts

  • Draglifts: 2
  • Chairlifts: 5
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 3
  • Toplift: m

Travel

  • Season opens: 20 Dec 2014
  • Season closes: 3 May 2015

NEW! Announcements & News from the Argentiere ski resort manager

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The base is in place for the early winter.

Pre opening weekend was a smash hit. Terrific snow and no crowds.

Massive investments in the lift system have been announced. E477 million minimum announced. Many new lifts, improved nursery slopes low down and at altitude. Modern lifts to update the valley access. 6-10 new or replaced lifts in 10 years.

Winter lift opening will start 7th December.

Information supplied 1 Dec 2013




Visitor Reviews of Argentiere


Alpswanderer from Switzerland writes:

Submitting this review because another reviewers submission looks dodgy to me: trying to send folks away to keep the gem for you? All right, it can be crowded and the wait for the telepherique can be long (opt for the chair to Lognan) but for good skiers this is a heavenly playground, especially the ungroomed piste from the top of Les Gramds Montets when weather allows. And up there it''s "la haute Montagne"; awesome and the piste offers a grand view of the Glacier d'Argentiere in all its splendour. It can be challenging especially below the pass, depending on conditions, so advisable only to expert skiers. Others can just come for the views; still memorable.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Argentiere

city forecasts
Aosta, Italy 40 km
Sion, Switzerland 43 km
Thonon-les-Bains, France 55 km
Annemasse, France 58 km
Annecy, France 63 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Argentiere

surf forecast
Cogoleto, Italy 222 km
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy 223 km
Varazze, Italy 223 km
Voltri, Italy 224 km
Multido (Genoa), Italy 228 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Argentiere

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Argentiere

mountain forecasts
Aiguille des Grands Montets, France 4 km
Aiguille du Belvedere, France 4 km
Pointe des Berons, Switzerland 5 km
Aiguille du Dru, France 5 km
Petit Dru, France 5 km