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Argentiere

Argentiere is a small village located 10 minutes up the valley from Chamonix and sharing the same five ski areas. The village has a more personal and friendly feel than its world famous neighbour and is a popular hangout among the more serious skiers. The Mont Blanc Massif provides a stunning backdrop to the valley with some of the most striking alpine scenery to be found anywhere in the world. If you would like to ski the Chamonix valley but enjoy a smaller village atmosphere then Argentiere is the resort for you!

Ski Area

Argentiere accesses the same five ski areas which have made Chamonix a world famous destination. The skiing is varied and vast although definitely biased in favour of the advanced skier. There are some easier slopes but it is generally considered a difficult place to learn. The off piste/backcountry skiing is what makes the Chamonix valley so special. The depth and variety of lift accessed high mountain and back country terrain is outstanding including Europe's longest off piste run, the Valle Blanche, and the infamous Grant Montets ski area.

Town Centre

The village or Argentiere is much smaller than Chamonix with a wonderfully friendly and local atmosphere which many people in fact prefer. Whilst it may not have quite as many bars as Chamonix, the bars it does have are very lively and offer some of the best après ski in the valley. Argentiere has a small selection of shops, cafes and bakeries and for those wanting a bit more Chamonix is just a short bus ride away.

UCPA Centre 

Argentiere UCPA is on the high street, metres from the village bars, bakery’s and shops. The historic Victorian building was completely refurbished in 2013 and now offers fantastic 3 star accommodation. Inside there is the equipment room, drying rooms, large restaurant and plenty of social space to relax in as well as the bar and more livelier areas to enjoy the après party.

ARGENTIERE OVERVIEW

Pros

  • World famous skiing, amazing off piste and huge pisted area
  • Perfect town centre location
  • Excellent night life
  • Most dramatic Alpine Valley
  • Easily accessible from Geneva

Cons

  • Skiing is spread out along the valley
  • Not ideal for beginners
  • Popular weeks sell out fast
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As a 19 year old with the expensive hobby of snowboarding, finding the money to go on trips away isn't always easy however with the deal that Action Outdoors was offering I couldn't resist!

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Read what our clients say about us

  • One click and you’ve booked everything. No searching around for lessons, ski-hire etc. And the best thing is you can keep adding people to your group.
    Anna R
  • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
    Anna R
  • I wish I had discovered UCPA earlier. 
    Oliver P
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent.  Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon tea and cake and you can drink your own wine at din...
    Anna R
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc.  We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • The food provided was up to a very good standard for all meals with a soup starter available every dinner followed by two or three hot meal choices, a salad bar and a variety of tasty deserts and fruit.
    Richard J
  • No matter how hard you try, when you book everything separately (especially with the Euro and price of food at the moment), you will never beat UCPA.
    Anna R