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Guide to Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France

Discover the corporate trip of your dreams at Les Rives D’Argentiére

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The luxury chalets of Les Rives D’Argentiére are nestled in the beautiful Chamonix valley, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Alps. Home of the very first Winter Olympics in 1924 and now one of the world’s most popular skiing destinations, this year-round mountain town has a lot to offer. Four 5-star luxury chalets make up this cosy hamlet set beside magnificent Mont Blanc. Open all year round, this resort is the place to go if you want to take your next corporate trip up a notch. Take in the beauty of the alps with a hike or put your skiing skills to the test at Les Grands Montets ski station that’s just a five-minute walk from Les Rives D’Argentiére.

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Today, the popularity of winter breaks is on the rise as we’re after a whole lot more than a sunny Spanish holiday. Our holiday wants are changing along with our workplaces, so AMAGAZINE went to check out this high-end winter break for corporate clientele. Corporate groups can re-focus and re-energise here in breath-taking Alpine surroundings without having to compromise on luxury. Whether your celebrating sales or taking a well-earned break, a trip to Les Rives D’Argentiére is an unforgettable way for you and your team to make memories.

The resort’s dedicated events managers mean you can be certain your tailor-made trip will be hassle-free. From the moment you step off the aeroplane in Geneva, your trip is fully organised, leaving you to enjoy adventurous activities and fantastic food all in a stunning setting. 24-hour onsite staff, drivers, and full catering leave you with nothing to worry about except having a great time with your colleagues.

Head out to do a whole host of activities like skiing, hiking or sightseeing, then – if you opt for the fully catered package – return to a feast prepared by your private chef. The chalets’ huge open-plan living room complete with a roaring fire make those morning meetings that much more appealing and are perfect for a pre-dinner party with unlimited wine, beer and spirits before tucking into a four-course meal. After a busy day, unwind with a dip in the hottub and soak up those gorgeous Alpine views or have a massage in the comfort of your chalet.

This is an Alpine adventure that’s ready to revitalise you. Whether you want to shop, ski or socialise, Les Rives D’Argentiére’s location and 24-hour drivers mean everything is within easy distance, so you can get a taste of Chamonix in just a few days.

Book a single chalet (minimum 10 guests) or go big and book out the whole hamlet (up to 50 guests). From £6,000 per week offseason or up to £13.5k per week in peak time – both based on one of the chalets, fully catered (excluding flights, ski passes, and additional activities). Fully catered private hire of the whole hamlet starts from £10k off-peak and up to £52k in peak season.  

Find out more at lesrivesdargentiere.com.

 

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Step into the Void

Venture up into the Alps without the need for skis thanks to a 20-minute cable car ride that’ll take you 3,824 metres into the mountains. Once there, enjoy panoramic views of the French, Swiss and Italian alps. If you’re feeling brave, take ‘a step into the void’: a glass viewing box over a 1,000 metre precipice that’s bound to get your heart racing!

Find out more at chamonet.com.

Mont Blanc Tramway

Forget the cramped trains of your commute, this is one train journey you certainly won’t forget. Set off from Saint-Gervais and wind your way up through beautiful forests and meadows, passing glistening mountain lakes before reaching the highest point, The Eagle’s Nest. Make sure to take some seriously good snaps along the way.

Find out more at montblancnaturalresort.com

The Tour du Mont Blanc

Unleash your inner adventurer with the epic TMB walk. Experience the Alpine scenery up close and personal on this tour in 11 daily stages. This 170-kilometre trail takes you 10,000 metres up into the Alps, through France, Italy and Switzerland.

Find out more at autourdumontblanc.com.

Skiing

Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, the range of different pistes in Chamonix means that everyone can take to the slopes. Les Rives D’Argentiére’s chauffeur service will whisk you from your chalet to the slopes in minutes, usually straight to the largest ski station in the Chamonix valley, Les Grands Montets. Make sure you get the Mont-Blanc Unlimited ski pass to make the most of your time in the snow.

Words by AMAGAZINE

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