Ski Holidays in Argentiere, France
Skiers wanting to make the most of the Grands Montets area should head to Argentiere, Chamonix’s quieter neighbour just 7km away. The village is much smaller than Chamonix and has a friendly atmosphere, with a small selection of shops and cafes to explore after skiing and a handful of bars and restaurants to visit in the evening. Chamonix itself is a short bus ride away, with its busy town centre as well as the little red train up to the Mer de Glace where you can explore the ice cave.
Les Grands Montets is well-known for its incredible off-piste, however there is also a selection of blue runs with lovely wide pistes from the mid station at Croix de Lognan which are suitable for the less-experienced.
There is a snowpark and boardercross area in the Lognan area, and intermediates can ski all the way back to Argentiere on a red run leading through the forest. Non-skiers or those wanting a break can explore the snowshoe trail from the mid station towards Combe de la Pendant. The La Tour is also close by, and the other Chamonix areas or just a bus ride away.
The world famous couloirs and steep gullies of the Grand Montets, provide the best challenges, with the Vallee Blanche stretching from the Aiguille du Midi at 3790m down to Chamonix 24kms later. By far the best, and highly recommended way to explore the limitless off piste is with one of the many local experienced guides, who run group sessions or private days for those on ski holidays in Argentiere.