Argentiere resort information:
1240 -3300 metres
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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.
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.
Argentiere in summer:
Cable car "Grands Montets", hiking, mountaineering.
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.
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).
Information on the ski area Chamonix Mont Blanc:
Altitude : 1240
- 3300 m
Chamonix/Mont Blanc 176/205 euro
144 km blue: 44 km / red: 70 km / black: 30 km
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 and Snowboard school : 3, Instructors : 150, Group ski lessons
Ski kindergarten, Baby sitter, Childrens' ski piste with ski lift
Torch lit descents.
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