Argentiere is a stunning glacial resort of Chamonix, high in the dramatic peaks of Mont Blanc. It is a truly Alpine resort, suited for strong skiers and boarders as the slopes offer a magnificent challenge even to expert skiers. The cosmopolitan ambience, testing terrain and lively après-ski make taking a holiday rental chalet in Argentiere an unrivalled pleasure. Due to the famous runs, great après-ski and ease of access, Argentiere skiing weekends and weekend ski breaks have become hugely popular.
The magnificent terrain means that there are huge challenges for any snow sport enthusiast. The world famous 22km run of Vallee Blanche which descents from Aiguille du Midi back to Chamonix takes you through some very unsettling terrain, with shear 2000m drops to one side, huge crevasses and huge ice boulders. The cable cars which cross the slopes take skiers and boarders to swathes of virgin snow and hundreds of kilometres of off piste. The closest ski area to a rental apartment in Argentiere is Le Grand Montets, which has been repeatedly accredited as being the finest area of lift-served ski terrain to be found anywhere in the world. The ski season runs from November until May, and due to its altitude, snow cover is almost guaranteed.
The town has all the facilities you might need when staying in an apartment in Argentiere. Supermarkets, banks, a sports centre, gym, bowling alley, cinema, and a multitude of mouth watering restaurants are all located here, as well as 20 bars and 3 nightclubs to entertain you after a hard day on the slopes.
As with the weekend ski breaks to Argentiere in the winter, summer brings climbers to the region to tackle the crevasses and sheer drops which provide such fear for so many of those on a Argentiere skiing weekend. However many times you return to a holiday rental apartment in Argentiere for the climbing, there will always be another testing climb which you have not conquered. Summer or winter, Argentiere offers paragliding, Turkish baths, ice skating, tennis and a range of indoor sports.
Seven kilometres below a the rental apartments of Argentiere is the resort of Chamonix, which boasts the largest range of summer and winter activities, catering for the largest range of experience levels in a single resort. It is a lively commercial centre, with magnificent sporting options, gastronomic delights and a range of health spas and wellbeing centres.
If the fearsome slopes of Argentiere are too much, the family resort of Les Houches is just a few miles further down the Chamonix Valley. There are novice slopes, ski schools and plenty of facilities, as well as the second most technical downhill piste after Kitzbuhel.
Flying to Geneva Airport (GVA) is the easiest way to reach a holiday rental chalet in Argentiere. There are daily cheap flights received from a range of British Airports throughout the year, which are met at Geneva by regular coach transfers which drop you almost at the front door of your Argentiere rental.