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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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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing, Heli-skiing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The most beautiful view over the Drus, Mont-Blanc, Aiguille Verte and Glacier d'Argentière. Always good snow. Many runs, depending on the quality of the snow, off-piste with big steep slope. With powder snow, you can reach paradise !

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Noosa Heads
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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