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Les Grands Montets

65, Chemin de la Glaciere, 74400 Argentière Chamonix, France
04 50 53 22 75
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Ranked #8 of 21 Attractions in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing, Heli-skiing
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Noosa Heads
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123 reviews 123 reviews
53 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I stayed in Geneva so regularly went to Chamonix for my snowboarding and my favourite run was the Grands Montet. The only downside is the queue to get up but once you are there the run down is unbelievable. ! You seem so tiny compared with the massive mountains that surround you. The run is challenging at the very top... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As much as the second part of the Téléphérique des Grands Montets is horrible, the skiing experience, once you have (finally) arrived at the top, is one of the greatest I know: the Glacier d'Argentière offers nice blacks, where you are alone with beautiful nature, plus some off-piste where that is even more true. And probably, if the Téléphérique des... More

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Valletta, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There is a lot of hype about Mer de Glace, but nothing can quite get you as the sight of Argentiere Glacier. We trekked in bad weather and as we climbed that very last bit of rock...BANG...you're hit by this huge mass of ice right next to you and its majestic presence is simply bewitching!

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Solihull
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the cable car up to enjoy the view before walking from the mid station. The view is excellent, perhaps not as dramatic as up at the Aiguille du Midi but with far fewer people. The real bonus is the snowfield which is accessible to all. There were some climbers with crampons, ice axes and ropes off to hone... More

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Bogis-Bossey, Geneve, Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have skied at les Grands Montets at least 5 times per year over the past 20 years. It remains very interesting terrain from a technical point of view, despite the notion that it gets skied out quite quickly after a dump of powder. There is a sense of freedom when looking for little spots of high-quality conditions in the... More

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Porto, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Brilliant trekking with stunning views and a glacier to see with not so many people. Well al least during the low season!

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Boulder, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Everything at this resort is FANTASTIC. This ski area is for experienced skiers. The runs are long and require lots of turns, so be in shape! It snowed almost every night we were there and we awoke to a foot of powder and sunny skies. Absolutely incredible. The regular runs are wonderful. If you have a little patience (up to... More

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Kingdom of Fife
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This was an adventure in itself....the only way down from the top was to ski or go back in the cable car...we decided to ski....1st part was easy enough then it just got harder but it was well worth it...we don't normally do off piste but it was easier getting down that way.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Large area with a bit for all standards (including a snowboard park) - breathtaking views and lots to keep you interested

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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We decided to go to the grand Montets because of the higher altitude, in hopes of good snow conditions. We were not disappointed. We ended up coming here two days and had so much fun. We were able to find good snow on the black runs. Visitors should know that they need to make a reservation for the 2nd gondola,... More

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