The village of Argentière sits at the base of the world-famous Grands Montets. The dedicated powder hunters in winter base themselves here to make sure they get access to that precious first lift of the day. In summer it provides a more relaxed setting for those heading out on day hikes or to climb in the Aiguille Rouge.
Although live music often frequents the bars of Argentière, if you do decide you want to indulge in a lively night out, then Chamonix is only a short journey away using the Chamexpress in-valley taxi service.
VallorcineThis year our partnerships with the Résidence Vallorcine and Bellevue Alpine Lodge will see us running services over to the last village in the Chamonix Valley before the Swiss border. Vallorcine is a peaceful mountain village hidden behind the Col des Montets and at the foot of the Aiguille Rouges.
Known as the valley of the bears, it certainly has that wild feeling and provides a more peaceful getaway than the hustle and bustle of many of the larger resorts. In Vallorcine, you are always close to nature and the chances of glimpsing a chamois, red squirrel or ibex is always a possibility. On the activity list in winter is cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and snow-shoeing. However, Vallorcine is also linked into the Le Tour ski area directly by the Vallorcine télécabine. This gives its visitors the option of being remote or accessing a great family ski area.