Reviews Argentiere

Skiresort ratings

Skiresort ratings for Argentiere compared to all other skiresorts. Based on 5 reviews.

Overall 76 Skiing 79
7.0 7.68.0 7.78.2 7.08.2 7.08.2 7.4
6.8 7.66.8 7.18.0 7.76.8 7.07.5 7.4

7.8 Argentiere, Haute Savoie

Novice 7Advanced 9Expert 9Off-Piste 9Snow 9
Family 6Ambiance 6Nature 8Walking 7Lifts 8

Argentiere is a quite village in the Chamonix valley. It's ski area, Les Grands Montets, is without a doubt one of the most challenging of the entire Alps. It is not very large but has a vertical *** of some 2100m and many off-piste possibilities. From the highest point (3275m) you can descent on a 8.5 km slope into the valley (1210m)! That is amazing. Although the Argentiere ski area counts some 35km it is way bigger if you take all the off-piste km into consideration.


Review by Menno Gercema from Emmen on Sunday Oct 17th. Visited Argentiere in march 2010 as single

7.3 Argentiere, Haute Savoie

Novice 6Advanced 9Expert 8Off-Piste 8Snow 8
Family 6Ambiance 6Nature 8Walking 7Lifts 7

The slopes at Argentiere were good, not as long as in some places but the reds and blacks were excellent. Would not recommend for beginners. Made use of the Mont Blanc unlimited lift pass to have a day in Courmayeur and a day in Verbier as well as visiting Le Tour, Les Houches and Brevant-Flegere. Brevant-Flegere was fine but given its south facing position got slushy very quickly so only did half a day. Les Houches was possibly the best area with long runs, especially a great red on the St Gervais side where you could see the length of the valley, as well as nicer places to eat and drink. To eat would definitely recommend Le Carnotzet for Fondue and Raclette. ...

Review by Carina Porret from Geneva on Sunday May 2nd. Visited Argentiere in april 2010 as single

7.4 Argentiere, Haute Savoie

Novice 7Advanced 7Expert 8Off-Piste 8Snow 8
Family 7Ambiance 7Nature 8Walking 7Lifts n.a.

What can you say about Argentiere? Grand Montets is just fantastic. So much skiable terrain and on a powder day incredible. Night life is mainly pubs but a quiet night can quickly degenerate into an all night feeding frenzy and with Chamonix only 10 minutes away... So what are you waiting for - If its big mountain skiing you're looking for then get on board! ...

Review by Johnny from Limerick on Saturday Aug 18th. Visited Argentiere in december 2006 as friends

7.3 Argentiere, Haute Savoie

Novice 7Advanced 7Expert 8Off-Piste 8Snow 8
Family 7Ambiance 8Nature 7Walking 6Lifts n.a.

Argentiere is a very pretty village with good restaurants & bars. The ski area of La Tour is limited but with nice long reds & blues. The Grands Montets offers some great off-piste skiing. Flegere nearer Chamonix had more testing slopes. Les Grand Motets good but busy. Chamonix itself seems to be unsure whether it wants to be Megeve, or Soll. Entire valley seems to be geared to climbers and ski lift systems are RUBBISH - slow, old and inadequate. Queue city. Ski in/ski out resort next time! ...

Review by Gregory from Liege on Sunday Aug 12th. Visited Argentiere in march 2007 as friends

7.9 Argentiere, Haute Savoie

Novice 8Advanced 8Expert 8Off-Piste 8Snow 8
Family 8Ambiance 7Nature 9Walking 7Lifts n.a.

I have skied throughout Europe and North America, and the Grand Montet at Argentiere is simply my most favorite ski station in the world. I have skied there 10 times and will keep returning. The skiing from the mid-station on its verticals are endlessly fascinating, interesting and challenging, limited only by one's own imagination and capabilities. I adore the off-piste Glacier run from the summit, as well as the runs of Les Pylones and La Pendant. The off-off piste Pas de Chevre down to the Mer de Glace is fascinating, if not scary. If after skiing from the summit, one takes the long, intermediate run, the Pierre a Ric down to the valley base Wow! The views from the Grand Montet, especiall...

Review by Wilson from New York on Friday Aug 3rd. Visited Argentiere in february 2006 as friends

Neighbouring skiresorts

Chamonix 7.3 km Les Marecottes 15.9 km Martigny 16.9 km Courmayeur 21 km Samoens 19.3 km