Depending on snow conditions :
Following the devastating fire that took place on September 11th at Les Grands Montets, which destroyed the Argentière-Lognan and Lognan-Grands Montets mid-station, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the residents of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc region as well as to our customers, partners and, in general, to all those who love Les Grands Montets for their messages of sympathy and support.
Despite the fact that we are not responsible for this incident, we want to address this situation and face the challenge head on. We are committed to doing everything in our power to partially open the Lognan ski area, if snow conditions allow it, during the weekends starting on November 17th 2018. Full or partial opening every day, depending on snow conditions, will begin on December 7th 2018.
The summit of Grands Montets will, unfortunately, remain inaccessible by lift. We are aware that all visitors to the ski area will sorely miss the legendary "Top of Grands Montets" .
When the judicial and insurance investigation processes are over, our team will start to get the ski area ready for the winter season. We also want to offer alternative options to the closing of the lift's second section.
We are already planning ski touring routes together with the valley's guides and other organisations. These will start at Lognan or the Bochard summit and reach the Grands Montets summit at 3,300m opening up multiple off-piste opportunities (skiers and snowboarders must comply with all necessary security measures when in these areas of the mountain).
We confirm that all the pistes from the Herse, Tabé and Retour Pendant chairlifts, as well as those from the Bochard lift will be accessible, as will be the Pierre à Ric home run. Without the "Top of Grands Montets", the playground will still be 90% of the ski area.
Access to the ski area will be via the 10-person Plan-Joran gondola. This winter, the lift will also be open to return back down to Argentière.
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