Some websites we find very useful and you may too:
Lift Pass prices Compagnie du Mont-Blanc
The company that runs the lifts – all the info on prices and deals for lift passes – also what’s open and what’s possible to access at the top of the mountain in Summer as well as Winter. Plus a huge selection of web cams to see conditions in ‘real time’.
Mountain Guides Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix
Where to go for information about rates for ski touring and mountaineering guides in Winter and Summer. Alternatively pop into their local office.
In Argentière, over 20 local guides, Argenteros, are keen on sharing the strong native bond with their village. Located just above main street, their office is open from 9:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 19:00, in high summer or winter.
Ski Lessons ESF
Offers much more than just learning how to ski or snowboard. Our local ESF can also help with your secret dreams to Snowshoe, or try Nordic or Freestyle, even experience Heliskiing, and always with the right guidance.
Mountain safety La Chamoniarde
Up to date information for mountaineers and hikers – if that’s you then worth checking out – their remit is to keep it real but above all keep it safe.
What’s happening in the Chamonix Valley Chamonet
The essential guide to Chamonix for all that is going on up the mountain, down the mountain, in town and around about, Winter and Summer. Also offers a really useful email ‘dump alert’.
Transfers from Geneva
These are not the only companies out there but they are the ones we go to first.
Getting around the Chamonix Valley
Mont Blanc Express
Provides a very scenic train service, which can in places be a delightful mountain roller coaster of a journey, from the spa town of St. Gervais les Bains through Chamonix, Argentiere and Vallorcine, across the Swiss border to Martigny. At each end there are links to the respective national rail networks of France and Switzerland.
This site will provide you with timetables, while we can provide our guests with a FREE rail pass for the French section.
The local extensive bus service is quick, regular and all in all a convenient way to get around. Go to their helpful site for all of their timetables and us for your FREE Travel card.
Hiring and buying Mountain sports equipment
Slap bang in the middle of Argentiere, we find they offer the most comprehensive service in Summer as well as Winter.
ZAG Concept Store
Argentiere is the home of the World famous Zag Freeride and Touring Skis. These High performance, innovative skis, allow fans of backcountry skiing to enjoy this domain to the full. Tell them you are from the Belvedere and ask for a demo!