Quietly nestled in the valley, surrounded by dramatically rugged and picturesque peaks, is the traditional Savoyard village of Argentière. Argentière village is great for families and offers visitors a warm welcome in its bars, restaurants, shops and ski rental facilities. The laid back atmosphere continues through to the historic village centre with it's sweet shops and cosy bars. Despite its small size, restaurants in Argentiere range from quick and easy to gourmet. The Grands Montets lift system is close to hand with access to some of the most exciting skiing anywhere in the world.
Les Grands Montets peaks out at 3,300 snow sure metres. There is even a piste right off the top, and scores of off-piste options, such as the awesome Pas de Chevre. Take the piste or any other route down to Logon and, if you wish, continue on down the well cannoned Pierre a Ric to Argentière. A total vertical descent of over 2 kilometres! Excellent beginner and nursery slopes also ensure Argentiere is ideal for skiers of all abilities, and with 2 ski kindergartens, children are well catered for.
The North-facing pistes of Argentiere hold their snow well into the end of the season, and with the Mont Blanc lift pass covering a number of resorts, from neighbouring Chamonix, to Megeve and even the Swiss resort of Verbier, there's always exceptional skiing to be found in Argentiere.
Luxury ski holidays in Argentiere are regarded as offering great value for luxury; perfect for a family ski holiday in the Alps. From catered ski chalets in Argentiere, to contemporary self-catered options and large chalet 'hamlets' which are ideal for special occasions or large corporate ski trips, Argentiere is a resort with a bit of something for everyone.
In Argentière apres-ski is generally low-key, however for a small village there's a surprisingly wide selection of apres spots to choose from. For live music, the Office Bar is the favoured British watering-hole. The Stone Bar is also popular with both tourists and locals. A sometimes lively option is the Savoy Bar, which is particularly popular during happy hour.
For those seeking livelier nightlife options, the advantage of Argentiere is its proximity to Chamonix, just 8km down the valley. Here you'll find an abundance of restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs. The ski and board-mad early evening trade starts at 5pm at bars such as the Chambre Neuf. There is no shortage of lively watering-holes along the rue du Docteur Paccard. The bars empty at about 7.30pm, when snow-users return to their catered chalets or apartments for dinner. From about 10.30pm the partying starts up again at Le Chamonix Social Club, which has resident and guest DJs. For cocktails and 1920s vibes, L'Alibi is open until 2am daily whilst Amnesia is perfect for the dedicated night-owls, only closing up their bars and dancefloors at 4am.