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Grands Montets

Summer :

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Two altitudes with two environments: the Lognan pastures at 1 970 m and the Argentière glacier’s seracs at the 3 275 m summit. A whole universe to discover…

From the Aiguille des Grands Montets: the view of the Mer de Glace, the Aiguille de Chamonix, the Mont-Blanc and the Chamonix valley. From the point de Vue (40 minutes walk from Lognan): the scenery of one of the most spectacular ice falls of the valley and the departure of mountaineers for the Aiguille Verte and the summits of the massif.

History

1959 : Birth of the ambitious project to link Argentiere with the Aiguille des Grands Montets
1961 : Opening of the first section to the Croix de Lognan
1963 : In December, opening of the second cable car up to the Aiguille des Grands Montets
1968 : Construction of the Bochard gondola (with change of gondola in both 1982 and 1996)
1971 : Opening of the Marmottons chairlift
1972 : End of summer skiing practiced on the site since the 60’s
1978 : First edition of the famous «Derby des Grands Montets»
1986 : The area expands to the south side of the Pendant with the creation of the Retour-Pendant, Plan Roujon & Tabé chairlifts
2003 : Opening of the Herse chairlift

Some figures

  • 2 cable cars
  • 1 gondola (in winter)
  • 6 chairlifts (in winter)
  • 1913 m departure
  • 3300 m top of the area
  • 600 000 passages a year

Winter :

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Situated between the altitudes of 1235m and 3275m, close to a glacier, the Grands Montets area enables you to ski the greatest height differentails in the world. For ski buffs, there is everything you want! Slopes, coombs, powder and North Face downhills... This is the place where freeriders come from all over the world. All under the benevolent gaze of the mythical Aiguille Verte.

The pistes are spread over three slopes - the Argentière glacier, Lognan and the Pendant which also offer magnificent off-piste, known throughout the world and essential for freeriders. The quality of the snow coverage is remarkable up until May.

For freestyle enthusiasts, a Snowpark and a Boardercross are open in the Lognan area. You can ski back to the resort on the Pierre à Ric piste.

Activities

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Snowpark

At the top of the Tabé chair-lift. A MUST ranked in the top 15 French parks! Sign your visit with freestyle and learn how to control your best tricks in a safe, evolutionary space with fun, original and creative sequences. Check this out :

  • The Boardercross (Blue line) comprises 8 woops, 4 elevated turns and 3 Blue tables
  • For figure enthusiasts, the Red line has 4 jumps, 1 step-up, 1 butter table and a "bong" table
  • The Black line for the more adventurous comprises 3 jumps, 1 butter table and 2 hips
  • Not forgetting our 2 Black pipe lines and box for confirmed riders, our 3 Red boxes and XL Mail box for amateur riders and our cushioned box for those new to rails...

Free access at the top of the Tabé chairlift.

NB : The Snowpark is now closed for the season.



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  • Dynastar
  • Helly Hansen
  • Suunto
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  • Scott
  • Dynastar
  • Recco
  • Lapierre
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