Les Grands Montets skiing area is located between 1235 and 3300 meters altitude in the French Alps, near Chamonix. The area has open large spaces for skiing and snowboarding.
Les Grands Montets pistes are distributed over three mountain slopes (Argentiere glacier, Lognan and Le Pedant) and offers off-piste skiing and snowboarding possibilities. One can ski and snowboard along the Argentiere glacier till late May. For the freestyle lovers, the area has a new snowpark and boradercross near the Lognan Cable Car.
The Lognan and Grands-Montets Cable Cars are closed for the summer period. These lift facilities start working around 5th of December when the winter season starts on Chamonix Valley.
From the village of Argentiere one can take the Lognan Cable Car up to 1972 m station and afterwards the Les Grands Montets Cable Car to reach the summit at 3300 altitude. Les Grands Montets Cable Car goes up to Aiguille Verte Summit, a point where you can view astonishing panoramas over the Argentiere glacier, Les Aiguilles Rouges and Mont Blanc.
Les Grands Montets area is famous for its exceptional vertical slopes, for the skiing pistes and glacier skiing. The skiing slopes of this area are open until late May due to geographical positioning, altitude and artificial snow.
On top of Bochard and Herse ski-lifts there is a very steep and glacier skiing surface. We advise you not to go off-piste and keep skiing or boarding only on the marked and controlled areas. The Buchard and Herse lifts are above the glacier and skiing after heavy snow fall might be risky since avalanche can occur.
Buchard ski-lift makes the Le Lavancher are accessible for skiers.
During the summer season one can do mountain excursions and trekking in the mountains at Les Grands Montets. The starting point for these itineraries is most of the times Lognan. The paths go towards Point de Vue- Les Lavancher and Argentiere. Mountain-biking is a very popular summer activity across Chamonix Valley – the bike trips start at Lognan towards Les Lavancher. One can do paragliding and montain climbing on the rocky mountains near Argentiere. For more information regarding summer activities and mountain sports at Chamonix, please contact the Haute Montagne Office:
Lognan Mountain Refuge and Restaurant stays open both winter and summer seasons. The restaurant has 150 indoor sitting places and another 150 on the terrace. The self-service has 400 sitting places from which 200 are set on the terrace.
Self De Lognan Mountain Refuge / Restaurant is located at an altitude of 1972 m and can be reached by Les Grands Montets Cable Car. You can have lunch or dinner here, in a very modern setting.
The Plan Joran Mountain Refuge is a wooden mountain hut open during winter season exclusively. The Restaurant is located at 1923 m altitude and can be reached by Les Grands Montets Cable Car or Plan Joran Chairlift.
Aiguille des Grands Montets mountain Refuge is open both winter and summer seasons. It’s a small bar located on top of Les Grands Montets skiing area at 3295 m altitude. It serves snacks and refreshments, salads, sandwiches and mountain food. From here you can have an astonishing view over the Les Dru and Aiguille Verte.
Montenvers Museum can be reached by train from Chamonix. This small museum is situated near the Mer de Glace glacier. The museum exhibits historical documents regarding Mer de Glace…
Les Houches ski area starts near the village of Les Houches and climbs up to 1900 m altitude. Plenty of drag-lifts and cable cars facilities and refuges
The Alpine Museum of Chamonix exhibits an accurate and very interesting history of Chamonix Valley. The Museum exhibits numerous geologic pieces linked to the history of the valley…