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Ski Les Grands Montets

Ski Descent to the Argentiere Glacier from Les Grands Montets

With the impressively steep & icy North Face of Les Droites behind

Skiing the NE Facing 'Glacier Des Rognons' From Les Grands Montets

With Mont Buet and the Chamonix Aiguilles Rouges beyond

Ski 'Pas de Chevre', A Grand Montets - Chamonix Classic

This brilliant and long west facing descent takes some steep and impressive terrain with tricky route finding to access the famous Mer de Glace at the end of the Vallee Blanche.

The Argentiere Glacier 'Rive Droite' Exit, Good Skiing through Fantastic Glacial Scenery

North Faces of Les Droites & Courtes behind

Early Winter Pow! Christmas 2012 Below Refuge Lognan

This superb descent can be continued, via the Argentiere Glacier snout to the Cremerie and all the way down to the car park. A magnificent 2000m off-piste descent from the Grands Montets.

Good Early Winter Conditions in the Lavancher Bowl, Les Grands Montets

From here one has 3 ski options: Cut back right to the 'Retour Pendant' chairlift, continue down to the village of Lavancher or, steepest, cut left to descend the Chapeau Couloir.

Entering the Couloir Phillipe from Lognan

A lovely easy pitch from Lognan brings the team to the couloir entrance. South side of the Aiguilles Rouges beyond

The Grands Montets Classic 'Couloir Phillipe'

With the Lognan - Argentiere Home Run below - the piste of the Pierre à Ric below

The Couloir Jeureumaz, Low Down on the North Face of Lognan / Grands Montets

This route often has a steep and thin entrance but the continuation is a fine sustained narrow couloir. It may be preferable towards the base to ski rightwards in to the lift line and then right again for the least craggy descent.

Skiing From Les Grands Montets to the Chamonix Valley in the shade below.

The ski resorts of Les Houches & St. Gervais are visible top right.

Skiing the 'Italian Bowl' at Les Grands Montets

With the Aiguilles Rouges on the other side of the Chamonix Valley beyond. From the Italian Bowl skiers can cut left on the piste back to Lognan mid station or carry on down for café at the Refuge Lognan and then the fine lower slopes to join the Piere a Ric home run lower down.

'Le Grand Mur', Powder Day at the Grands Montets, Jan 2013

Aiguilles du Chardonnet & Argentiere in the background

Skiing the Glacier Des Rognons From Les Grands Montets Summit

With the Aiguille d'Argentiere & Tour Noir Beyond

Lovely Creamy Curtains Of Soft Windblown Snow

In the Grand Mur at Les Grands Montets, Chamonix. Good conditions in Mid March 2015