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Situated at about 1,250 metres above sea level, the hamlet of Argentière is a typical mountain village. Nestled at the foot of mythical peaks, it offers an exceptional location with a privileged view of the ice giants. This ski resort village at only 8 km from Chamonix plunges you into a dreamlike world of snow as soon as you arrive. To discover Chamonix Argentière, discover all our ski rental offers and take advantage of the online booking of your equipment. At Ski Republic, the specialist in Chamonix Argentière ski hire, professional teams of mountain sports enthusiasts are on hand to help you choose the equipment best suited to your needs. Whether you are looking for a Chamonix ski rental or a snowboard rental, you are sure to have an unforgettable holiday!
The Chamonix Valley has always attracted mountaineering enthusiasts and lovers of wide open spaces. In 1741, two Englishmen set out to conquer the glaciers. In 1786, two inhabitants of Chamonix made the very first ascent of the famous Mont-Blanc. In 1821, the Compagnie des Guides was created and helped to develop the tourist activity of the valley. Thanks to the introduction of the railway in 1901, Chamonix is more accessible and can welcome visitors all year round. The reputation of the resort exploded in 1924 with the organisation of the First Winter Olympic Games.
Chamonix La Vallée Blanche
Situated in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif, La Vallée Blanche is accessible from the Aiguille du Midi cable car. It offers an incredible freeride area with almost 2,000 metres of vertical drop. This high-mountain itinerary is aimed at all mountaineering and off-piste enthusiasts who wish to hurtle down mythical glaciers.
The Vallée Blanche is home to the famous Mer de Glace, a glacier 7 km long and 200 metres thick. Accessible via the Montenvers train, you can visit the hand-carved Ice Grotto with magnificent ice sculptures. You will also enjoy a privileged view of the Grandes Jorasses (4,205 m).
And for an adventure at the top, will you dare the highest attraction in Europe? The Pas dans le Vide is an all-glass room that offers you a unique experience with a void of more than 1,000 metres under your feet! Situated at 3,842 metres on the terrace of the Aiguille du Midi, a grandiose panorama awaits you with a privileged view of the highest surrounding peaks.
Les Grands Montets Ski Area
The Grands Montets ski area extends between 1,235 and 2,800 metres above sea level. It is a real winter sports area and every year it attracts more and more freestyle enthusiasts. The Freestyle Park des Grands Montets has several HDTV cameras all along the course to capture your most beautiful tricks! What's more, this area offers incredible powder fields and freeride areas to make your own tracks. This is the favourite domain of freeride enthusiasts, where you can hurtle down the snowy slopes under the gaze of the mythical summits.
Les Grands Montets offers high-mountain ski slopes, innovative ski lifts and groups together three slopes, the Argentière glacier, Lognan and La Pendant. Very sunny, this Chamonix Argentière ski area is accessible to all levels of skiers. Indeed, on the Lognan plateau there is a large beginners' area, a new sliding area with the Summit Cross for large freeride areas. At the foot of the Balme ski area, you can enjoy a filmed and timed slalom stadium or the Cool Zone for a relaxing moment in the snowpark.
All activities in Chamonix-Argentière
FULL OF SENSATIONS IN WINTER
For a successful winter sports holiday and a 100% natural experience, treat yourself to a dog-sled ride and immerse yourself in the life of a musher from the Far North. You can also try the Ski Joëring or the cani-rando to discover the great outdoors and enjoy a rich and unspoilt nature. In need of an adrenaline rush? Take to the ice waterfalls and climb to the top while discovering the beauty of the frozen walls. Snowshoe walking routes are also available from Chamonix Argentière and allow you to discover the valley with its flora and fauna.
IN SUMMER, DISCOVERY AND RELAXATION
From the Aiguille du Midi to the Mer de Glace, some sites can be discovered all year round to enjoy the beauty of the summits in all seasons. For nature lovers, the Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve opens its doors to the curious and to lovers of wild nature.
Over the decades, the Chamonix Valley has become a true world reference for mountain and trail walking. Whatever your level, numerous trails will lead you to popular and wild spots for a privileged moment with the Ice Giants. Every year, Chamonix is the birthplace of the UTMB (Ultra Tail du Mont-Blanc) which attracts mountain racing enthusiasts from all over the world. Having become the World Trail Summit, the destination offers numerous routes to flirt with the summits! For the most daring, mountaineering, climbing or mountain bike trails will be there for you! Finally, for moments of relaxation and rest, Chamonix Argentière offers a thermal centre to get back in shape facing the Mont-Blanc.
How to come to Chamonix Argentiere?
From the airports of Geneva (88 km), Lyon-Saint-Exupéry (220 km) and Haute-Savoie Mont Blanc airport (90 km), coach and train connections are available to reach the valley. The Mont Blanc Express SNCF railway station is regularly served, and the Léman Express cross-border network provides a link between Switzerland and France. Finally, Chamonix Argentière is accessible by road via the Autoroute Blanche (A40). From Italy, the Mont-Blanc tunnel is only 15 km from the border. And from Switzerland, the Col de la Forclaz and the Col des Montets allow easy access to the Chamonix valley.