Les Grands Montets / Chamonix Ski and Snowboard Areas

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.

Les Grands Montets Cable Car and Lifts

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.

Winter Sports and Activities

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.

Skiing Schools

Ski School:
ESF Chamonix
Address:
ESF Maison de la Montagne, place de l’eglise – 74 400 Chamonix
Telephone:
0033 4 50 53 22 57
Fax:
0033 4 50 53 65 30
Website:
www.esfchamonix.com
Ski school:
Ski Sensations
Address:
BP 6, 74401 CHAMONIX Cedex
Telephone:
0033 6 82 10 59 22
Website
www.ski-sensations.com
Ski School:
Evolution2
Address:
350 avenue de la Plage, 74 400 CHAMONIX
Telephone:
0033 4 50 55 90 22
Website:
www.evolution2-chamonix.com
Ski School:
Bass Chamonix
Telephone:
Call 0845 4681003 for reservations
Website:
www.basschamonix.com

Fun Parks and Children Clubs

Fun Park
Panda Club Chamonix
Address:
350 avenue de la Plage, 74 400 CHAMONIX
Telephone:
0033 4 50 55 90 22
Website:
www.panda-club.com

Summer Activities

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:

Office:
Haute Montagne
Address:
Maison de la Montagne – 190, place de l’église, 74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc – France
Telephone:
0033 4 50532208
Fax:
0033 4 50532774
Website:
www.ohm-chamonix.com

Mountain Huts and Restaurants

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.

Contact:
0033 4 50 54 10 21

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.

Telephone:
0033 4 50 54 10 21

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.

Contact:
0033 4 50 54 05 77

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.

Info and Reservations:
0033 6 12 68 23 67
Chalet du Dru Les Grands Montets

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