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Les Grands Montets (Vallée de Chamonix) Ski Resort

Argentiere, Chamonix

Trail Map Les Grands Montets (Vallée de Chamonix)

News

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Two new cable cars on the Grand Montets

The facilities at Grand Montets in the heart of the listed Mont Blanc area are being renovated and the cable car facilities destroyed in the 2018 fire are being rebuilt in a huge construction project. 155 million euros are being invested in the overall project. Two different cable car solutions are being implemented for the two cable car sections.

The first section from Argentière to Lognan will be equipped with a modern 10-passenger gondola lift. The second section from Lognan to Aiguille des Grands Montets will be a modern tricable gondola lift with 24 seats and large glass fronts. The station buildings will also be newly created as part of the new construction.

The Ski Resort

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Les Grands Montets is the largest and most famous area of the ski area Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The resort has the reputation of having some of the steepest and most difficult slopes within Europe. Naturally, there is also a great number of wide and well groomed slopes for sportsmen at beginner and intermediate levels.

The higher skiing area of the resort, which has its highest point at 3300m above sea level, is situated within a glacier area, which makes it essential to take good care to stay on track at all time. The north-facing slopes will not provide you with a great suntan however you can be sure that snowconditions are well-preserved until the end of season.

The divers and partly challenging slopes will provide a unique skiing adventure for anyone whilst especially the off-piste skiing opportunities seem to be unlimited.

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Interesting facts

  • Elevated between 4052 ft and 10827 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in France. The vertical drop from summit to base is 6775 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 2687 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 75 " at summit elevation and 35 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 88 " at summit elevation and 49 " at the base. Therefore Les Grands Montets (Vallée de Chamonix) is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in France.
  • Les Grands Montets (Vallée de Chamonix) features 63 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 74 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 16 sunny days.

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Grands Montets-Argentière
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 2,023 m

Most Difficult Runs

Les Pylônes
Length: 3.5 km
Vertical Drop: 1,300 m
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Infrastructure & Rental

Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Use of spa area (as per description)
  • Use of fitness room
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last update on Apr 23, 2024
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Contact

Domaine des Grands Montets
65 Chemin de la Glacière
74400
Argentière
E-Mail
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Phone+33(0)450532275

Comments

Rate the Ski Resort
M.Thomas
on 24 Jan 2012
Does Chamonix have a Mayor? It does have good hills, rescue teams, but that is where it ends. Headed up on sunday & pulled into the first parking lot, no parking attendents so cars were parked ever...
ski4u
on 23 Jan 2012
Whats up, don't the French get it? Chamonix does have great hills, once you are up there. But come on, they don't even clear the parking lots, why should they it will eventually melt? Everybody wor...
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Mountain Stats

Elevation4052 ft - 10827 ft
Opening DayNov 18, 2023
Closing DayMay 5, 2024
Capacity 14795 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:40 PM

Lifts

6
1
3
2
Total 6

Skiable Terrain

18 miles
Beginner
Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Overall Slope Length 18 miles
Number of Slopes 15

Weather (3396 ft)

Webcams

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Open Lifts & Trails

Rates

€67
1 day adult €67
1 day child €57
All rates & fees