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Argentiere Ski Resort Guide

Argentiere Ski Resort Guide

View across the Chamonix Valley from Argentiere photo


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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 22 Dec

  • Last Snowfall: 18 December 2014
  • Snow Depth (upper): 100 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 0 cm
  • Piste: Good
  • Off-piste: Limited

Today’s Weather (2264 m)

10 W10
5 °CF-Level
10 W10
6 °CF-Level
10 WSW10
6 °CF-Level

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


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

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 2023 m


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


  • 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

Jamie from United States writes:

Yes, they don't have the best lift system but you can kill yourself with little trouble!

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Aosta, Italy40 km
Sion, Switzerland43 km
Thonon-les-Bains, France55 km
Annemasse, France58 km
Annecy, France63 km

Surf Breaks
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Cogoleto, Italy222 km
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy223 km
Varazze, Italy223 km
Voltri, Italy224 km
Multido (Genoa), Italy228 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Argentiere

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Argentiere

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Aiguille des Grands Montets, France4 km
Aiguille du Belvedere, France4 km
Pointe des Berons, Switzerland5 km
Aiguille du Dru, France5 km
Petit Dru, France5 km