Argentiere Ski Holidays - Most extreme mountain resort
The beautiful cheap ski holiday resort of Argentière is located in the Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley. The entire Chamonix area is world renowned as THE place to go for the best and most extreme mountain sports in the world. Skiers, Snowboarders, Climbers and various other outdoor enthusiasts, as well as some less experienced skiers, flock to this famous last minute ski holiday resort in order to have a go on the some of the worlds most challenging and exciting terrain in the world. This said, there are still a lot of pisted trails for all levels of ability.
Argentière is ideally located with the famous Grand Montets sector o the valley above it. A last minute ski holiday here is varied, from wide gentle pistes suitable for beginners and children to sharp steep descents with challenging inclines and moguls. There are also vast open areas that make this area ideal for freestyle boarders and skiers. Natural moguls are situated on the les Coqs Montets and la Herse pistes. It is posible to ski all the way from the top of Les Grands Montets (3,297 metres) down to Argentière (1,200 metres) through either des Pylônes or piste du point de Vue. It is recommended you are very fit to do this gruelling 8 km descent.
Last Minute Ski Holidays in Argentiere - Great Freestyle Boarders and Skiers
One of the real highlights of many advanced skiers' cheap ski holidays in Argentière is the descent off-piste down from the Argentière glacier, in between the mighty seracs, down through the Cordier coulior and finding yourself in the Argentière massif. A guide for this amazing off-piste run is essential and they are readily available in the resort centres in Argentière and Chamonix.
Before 1996 you could not buy a single ski pass for the entire ski area of the Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley area, luckily that has now changed. On a last minute skiing holiday in France you can now buy a six day ski pass which also allows you one days skiing in Courmayeur which would usually be subject to an additional fee.
Cheap Ski Holidays in Argentiere - Great Off-Piste Skiing
The last minute ski holiday resort of Argentière has the most direct access to the famous Grand Montets area. Skiing from the summit of the Grand Montets at 3,275 metres right down to 1,230 metres is possible, in incredible 2,045 metre vertical! The world record for most vertical in a day was set here when Mark Jones skied 51 descents, a total vertical of 64,000 metres in one day! That is an example of the level of skier that comes to this exceptional cheap ski holiday resort.
Another sector that is very well regarded is the famous L'Aiguille du Midi which has a phenomenal 22 km descent off-piste into La Vallée Blanche, a guide is highly recommended for the long trip with a vertical of around 1,500 metres.
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