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Skiing holidays in Argentiere from Drive-Alive Motoring Holidays.

Winter Sports Holidays in Argentiere. Great prices on accommodation, ferries, Eurotunnel and Eurostar ski train. Self drive ski holidays to Argentiere.

Argentiere resort information: 1240 -3300 metres

Argentiere piste map

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Well-known mountain resort in the Chamonix valley, only 8 km from Chamonix. Wonderful view of the Mont-Blanc massif.  Shops, restaurants, bars, discotheques, night club, tennis hall (5 courts). Numerous other entertainments and sport facilities at Chamonix.

Access: Argentiere is one of the easiest resorts in the Alps to reach; despite its high altitude skiing the resort itself is not terribly high and is close to the Mont Blanc Tunnel so there is a four lane road running right up to Chamonix which is always well maintained. The driving time from Calais is about 8 hours without stops.

The resort also boasts probably the best rail connections of any ski resort outside Japan, with a TGV high speed link via Saint Gervais travelling at around 170 mph (270 kph).  It's possible to catch the TGV 'Snow Special' in Paris on a Friday evening and be in the resort at just after 11pm. 

There are bus connections from Geneva.  Geneva is the closest international airport, only 96 km (60 miles) north west, a 95 minute drive. Low-cost airlines fly to Chambery (90 miles) and Lyon (140 miles).

The village is a blend of ancient and modern. The skiing is mostly demanding, with some fantastic pistes and over 30 off-piste runs requiring a guide.

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Argentiere in summer:

Cable car "Grands Montets", hiking, mountaineering.Argentiere mountains

Argentiere in winter:

Cable car, cable cabin, 3 drag lifts, ski school, children's ski school, cross country ski trail. Combined with the ski region of Chamonix Mont Blanc there are 41 mountain lifts and 150 km of ski runs.

Information on the ski area Chamonix Mont Blanc:

Altitude : 1240 - 3300 m

Lift Pass:
Chamonix/Mont Blanc 176/205 euro

Pistes: 144 km blue: 44 km / red: 70 km / black: 30 km
Halfpipes: 1
Funparks: 1

Tow lifts:16
Chair lift/s:17
Cable car/s:5
Cable cabin/s:7
Mountain railways:1

Going out and Aprs ski in Argentiere :
Restaurants : 15, Discos : 1

Sport & Fitness all year:
Sauna/steam room, Fitness centre, Paragliding, Indoor tennis, Squash

Sport & Fitness winter:
Cross country skiing

Ski school:
Ski and Snowboard school : 3, Instructors : 150, Group ski lessons

Ski kindergarten, Baby sitter, Childrens' ski piste with ski lift

Other activities:
Torch lit descents.

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