Les Rives d’Argentière – Chamonix’s best kept secret

STORY BY Emmanuelle Châtel 26th September 2017

Situated in the home of alpinism in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, with breathtaking views over the world-famous Mont Blanc, Les Rives d’Argentière is a new hamlet of four 5* stunning ski chalets that truly raises the bar for luxury Alpine holidays.

Designed for everyone, from young families to discerning business travellers looking to escape and ski in style, each of Les Rives d’Argentière’s four chalets are impeccably designed to offer both sumptuous comfort and amazing convenience.

Guests can choose to stay at one of the four chalets – Granit, Cristal, Terre or Ardoise – with each able to accommodate a minimum of 10 people. Alternatively, larger groups or families can hire the entire hamlet where the chalets are linked together from the lower ground floor to sleep up to 50 guests.

The facilities at Les Rives d’ Argentière fully reflect its five-star status. Whether guests choose the self-catered or full-service package, everyone has access to the on-site fitness suite featuring gym, sauna, Hamman and massage room, and heated outdoor pool in the summer months. There’s even a private cinema room which can be converted into a disco area with full AV, lights and smoke machine, along with a stunning library and a wine cellar fit for a connoisseur.

The skier’s choice

Chamonix Mont Blanc is renowned as one of the most challenging ski destinations in the world. Home to Europe’s highest mountain at 4810m, it was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Today, it’s where the most dedicated skiers, snowboarders and even instructors visit to take on the challenge of the varying pistes. However, the slopes are incredibly diverse with multiple nursery runs, fast-cruising slopes and even heli-skiing options for the adrenaline junkie. With over 157km of on-piste and virtually unlimited off-piste, the resort truly does cater for everyone from the beginner to the pro: Chamonix is a year-round mountain town, not just a purpose built ski resort.


From a convenience perspective, Chamonix is perfectly placed to access the best skiing conditions higher in the mountains. Not only is Les Rives d’Argentière situated just a five-minute walk from the Les Grands Montets ski station – the largest and most popular ski station in the Chamonix valley, and covered by the Mont-Blanc Unlimited (MBU) ski pass – we also offer a full on-demand in-valley chauffeur service, allowing you to slip comfortably from your chalet to the slopes in a matter of minutes. Our drivers will also take you to any of the attractions or après-ski hotspots in Chamonix town, so that you can forget the hassle of arranging daily transport and simply focus on enjoying your getaway. Alternatively, thanks to the hamlet’s idyllic Alpine location, you could also ski in partner resorts such as Verbier in Switzerland or Courmayeur in Italy (both of which are included with the MBU ski pass) or even visit Annecy, shop in Milan, or relax at a spa in Saint Gervais, Switzerland, or Pré-Saint-Didier in Italy.

Gastro delight

When you opt for the luxury catered package at Les Rives d’Argentière, you’ll be met by your chalet manager on arrival for a Champagne and canapés reception. Throughout the stay, you’ll then enjoy the benefits of your own private chef, who’ll prepare daily breakfasts (cooked and continental), afternoon tea and four-course fine dining evening meals. If that weren’t enough, the fully catered package comes with unlimited wine, beer and available spirits – all served exactly as you like them.
If you’re inclined to spend the afternoons in the private hot tub after a full morning on the slopes, Les Rives d’Argentière’s dedicated hosts will happily serve cocktails and spirits at your request and, if après-ski gets the better of you, they will even arrange breakfast in bed the morning after!

Ultimate convenience

With Les Rives d’Argentière’s airport transport service, the luxury starts as soon as you touch down. Just over an hour’s drive from Geneva airport (with Milan airport also an option) the team will be waiting at the terminal upon your arrival, ready to whisk you away in your private vehicle with on-board drinks and snacks.

We also offer a full concierge service throughout your stay at the resort and will happily help with any specific requirements, from restaurant reservations, ski instructors, ski hire, ski passes, husky sledge riding, helicopter tours and golf bookings. Most products you require can also be delivered directly to your chalet door.

Bring your little ones

There are multiple nursery slopes in Chamonix but one of the best havens for little skiers is the famous Panda Club at Les Grands Montets, just a few minutes away from Les Rives d’Argentière. Private or group ski lessons are available to keep youngsters occupied on the slopes during the day, and there are various adventure parks, attractions and local activities to keep families entertained. With the added benefit of a personal babysitting service provided by Les Rives d’Argentiere chalet hosts on request, Chamonix is the ideal setting for the whole family.

Extraordinary events

Les Rives d’Argentière is the perfect solution if you’re looking for a unique venue to host an event. Whether you plan to get away with the whole family for Christmas, entertain corporate clients, host a company’s annual conference or even say ‘I do’ on the slopes with a romantic winter wedding, the layout of the chalets and its stunning setting make this the ultimate choice.
We hope to welcome you soon!

A stay at Les Rives d’Argentiere is more than just a holiday. With endless opportunities for skiing, socialising, shopping or sightseeing, our luxury getaways are tailor-made to suit your exact requirements. So whether you want to be pampered in style, or prefer to enjoy our tranquil idyll in complete privacy, you can be sure that a truly unforgettable experience awaits.

For more information on Les Rives d’Argentière or to enquire about availability please visit www.lesrivesdargentiere.com or call Martin Bromley on +33 (0) 6 78 09 25 59
Prices for a fully catered luxury 7 night stay in peak season start from €14,950

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