Reviews Argentiere

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Skiresort ratings for Argentiere compared to all other skiresorts. Based on 60 reviews.

Overall 75 Skiing 80
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
6.9 7.68.2 7.78.8 7.28.3 7.08.8 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
6.5 7.86.8 7.18.2 7.76.8 7.06.8 7.1
Variety slopesSnowparksCrosscountrySlope preparationSlope orientation
8.0 6.76.0 7.96.0 7.68.0 8.78.0 7.7
RestaurantsSki-in/outAccessEnvironmentFriendliness
6.0 7.78.0 7.48.0 7.36.0 7.5

Good off piste No budget accommodations

8 Argentiere, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
7
Family
6
Ambiance
7
Nature
9
Walking
7

Argentiere, along with its neighbouring Chamonix Valley ski resorts, is best suited to progressive intermediate and advanced-ability skiers and snowboarders, and is a magnet for expert freeriders. The main local slopes include some good mid-altitude red and blue pistes plus a handful of steep black runs, but the biggest draw here is the surrounding off-piste terrain and the exhilarating routes around the Glaciers de Lognan/Argentiere which are accessed via the separately-ticketed upper Grands Montets cable car. The next closest ski area is that of La Balme at Le Tour, just 4 km further up the valley, which offers a good selection of less demanding blues and reds, as well as the best beginner

pro Good off piste con No budget accommodations

Review by Debby And John Perkins from London on Friday May 25th. Visited Argentiere in april 2018 as couple

7.8 Argentiere, Haute Savoie

Novice
7
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
8
Family
6
Ambiance
6
Nature
8
Walking
7

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
6
Advanced
9
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
7
Family
6
Ambiance
6
Nature
8
Walking
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
7
Advanced
7
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
n.a.
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
8
Walking
7

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
7
Advanced
7
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
n.a.
Family
7
Ambiance
8
Nature
7
Walking
6

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

Neighbouring skiresorts

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