Argentière, a ski resort at the foot of Mont Blanc
The legendary ski resort of Chamonix-Argentière at the base of Mont Blanc owes its reputation to an exceptional site and some outstanding scenery. In a reflection of the multiple peaks that punctuate its valley, the ski area in Chamonix presents a myriad of snow sports options to explore and switch between on a holiday with friends or family.
A vast and comprehensive ski area
Downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, freeriding, freestyle, snowpark, ski exploring, unforgettable off-piste skiing ... these are all good reasons to come and enjoy the slopes in this resort. Facing Mont Blanc, beginners and experienced skiers alike will love the snow quality and near constant sunshine that light up this resort. The ski terrain includes 32 pistes: 7 black runs, 7 red runs and 13 blue runs, served by 11 ski lifts. Its amazing, winding off-piste routes between the altitudes of 1,200 m and 3,200 m feature twists and turns that are known and loved by visitors from the world over. There is literally no end to the skiing and riding available across this terrain. This is where you will find spectacular panoramas (both from the glacier and from major peaks such as Aiguille Verte), and there is plenty to please skiers of all ability levels.
Right opposite Mont Blanc, Argentière is a small and charming family ski resort with access to the Grands Montets Glacier that rises to an elevation of 3,560 m. Given the 2,500 m vertical descent, skiing in Argentière is a real pleasure.
An undeniably charming family resort
Located 8 km north of Chamonix, the resort of Argentière sits at an elevation of 1,250 m, right at the mouth of the glacier that shares its name. Featuring characteristically typical and charming architecture, a Baroque church and a 19th century chapel, the local Savoie charm is preserved in Argentière. Indeed, only a few modern buildings erected in the resort centre over the years look out of place.
Although winter sports are the main activity in Chamonix-Argentière, there is also plenty of entertainment on offer to ensure you have a terrific holiday to remember with friends or as a family. Choose from a trip to the cinema, nightclub, casino or the town’s bars and restaurants that stay open late for your après ski enjoyment. As for the little ones, there is fun to be had with many quality attractions: merry-go-rounds and kid’s clubs, etc.
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