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Grands Montets ski resort, Chamonix France.
Grands Montets ski resort, Chamonix France.
Grands Montets ski resort.
Grands Montets ski resort.
Grands Montets skiing.
Grands Montets skiing.
Ski Grands Montets.
Ski Grands Montets.
Grands Montets ski resort.
Grands Montets ski resort.
Ski Grands Montets in the Chamonix valley France.
Ski Grands Montets in the Chamonix valley France.

Grands Montets

Grands Montets Ski Resort France

Les Grands Montets ski resort is the best ski area in Chamonix. Exceptional skiable vertical, famous pistes & superb glacier skiing have given the Grand Montets its well earned reputation.

Les Grands Montets Skiing & Snowboarding

The Grand Montets ski resort is the largest and most popular in the Chamonix valley, covering an expansive area above the village of Argentière, 8km up the valley from Chamonix. Its 2000m of skiable vertical puts it firmly into an exclusive group of worldwide ski resorts.

Les Grands Montets is split into three major zones: the lower mountain below treeline between Argentière village (1252m) & the main mountain station of Lognan (1972m); mixed alpine terrain for all abilities below Bochard (2765m); & steeper alpine offerings (including the Argentiere glacier) below the Grands Montets (3275m).

From the tops of Bochard or Grands Montets, super long and exciting high alpine descents are now yours for the taking, culminating in opportunities for tree skiing in the bottom third of the resort. Your legs are guaranteed to get a really solid work-out. 

Whilst this ski resort is predominantly an advanced mountain with an abundance of steep terrain to challenge even the most extreme skier, 3 chairlifts serve numerous beginner trails above the treeline.

Grands Montets Ski Lifts

Grands Montets is serviced by 8 main lifts (2 gondolas, 2 cable cars*, 4 chairs). There are two lifts from Argentière village: a gondola to the easy piste trails from Plan Joran; and a cable car to Lognan. At Lognan there is quick access to the Bochard gondola, Herse chair (to 2600m) and the Grands Montets cable car; all of which get skiers straight to the steeps. The Marmottons & Tabe chairs provide the access to the beginner trails below Plan Joran.

*A fire in early Autumn 2018 has impacted the cable car between Argentiere & Lognan. The resort will still be fully functional utilising ski lifts via Plan Joran.

Snow & Weather

The Grand Montets is also renowned for its exceptional snow quality thanks to its north facing aspect and the high altitude. Most of the ski terrain is above the treeline over 1900m elevation. The good snow conditions continue until early May, making it a paradise for skiers and board riders.

Grands Montets Ski Lift Passes

A strange quirk of the ski area is that the Chamonix Le Pass covers all lifts at Grands Montets except the cable car leading to the top. A Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass gives access to all lifts.

Where is Grands Montets, France?

The Grands Montets ski resort rises above the village of Argentiere in the Chamonix valley. Argentiere is 8km north of Chamonix & 35km by road southwest of Martigny in Switzerland. Argentiere has its own railway station with services running from both France & Switzerland.
Europe Train & Bus Schedules & Tickets
The closest international airports are Lyon St Exupery in France & Geneva in Switzerland. By car, the Grands Montets is accessible via Megeve from France, Martigny from Switzerland & the Aosta valley from Italy.

Grands Montets Accommodation

If the Grands Montets or nearby Balme ski resorts are the main targets of your visit to Chamonix, then the village of Argentiere makes a wonderful base. Argentière is only 8km from Chamonix and is connected by bus & train.

Search all Argentière Accommodation Listings here>>>

Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals are available in all the Chamonix valley villages including Argentiere adjacent to the Grands Montets ski lift base. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals for Grands Montets in Argentiere here.

A seemingly infinite procession of ski instructors, ski schools & resort guides ply their craft in the Chamonix valley ski resorts including Grands Montets. To narrow down the field, search & book private lessons & guiding within the resort boundaries with the best providers here.

Review

The Powderhounds will review Grands Montets in 2019. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Grands Montets

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Chamonix Mont Blanc Powder Skiing Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
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USD 2,289
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski off-piste for 6 days around Mont Blanc, discovering the largest glacial ski area in Europe. Ski descents of between 1500 & 2800m in virgin snow via the most beautiful summits & passes in Chamonix France & Courmayeur Italy. Custom tours only, get a group of 4 together for 7 nights of adventure.
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
Chamonix Alps Ultimate Women's Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED SKI TOUR | WOMEN ONLY
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
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USD 2,995
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski 3 countries in one week with an all female group based in the legendary Chamonix. Experience the Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi, the Valley Blanche, Verbier & Courmayeur in amongst the highest peaks of the Alps.
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Chamonix Ultimate Experience Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
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Price p/p
USD 2,995
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski 3 countries in one week based in the legendary Chamonix. Experience the Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi, the Valley Blanche, Verbier & Courmayeur in amongst the highest peaks of the Alps.
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  • Grands Montets Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
     1,252m – 3,275m (2,023m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6 to 14 metres
  • Lifts (10)
    4 Gondolas / cable cars
    4 Chairlifts
  • Ski Hours
    Early December to early May
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 30km
    Longest run – 6km +
    Expert - innumerable
    Advanced - 50%
    Intermediate - 30%
    Beginner - 20%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day- 17/18)
    Chamonix Le Pass
    Adult - €41.20 to 51.50
    Child - €35 to 39.10
    Child u/5yr - Free

    Mont Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass
    Adult - €63.50
    Child - €54
    Child u/5yr – Free

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