Les Chosalets nursery ski area (1252m) is at the lower end of Argentiere just up from the turning for the Grands Montets car park.
You can also access it from the snowshoe and cross-country ski trails that loop around the valley floor.
To get there on foot from the Chosalets bus stop, walk uphill on the narrow lane through the houses to get to the slope. It’s surrounded by trees and has a small snack hut at the bottom of the lifts.
Served by two drag lifts (one very short and slow, one much longer and slightly faster), this north-facing shady area normally has good snow for those making their first turns. The two slopes are very different; one is very short and flat with its own drag lift for those putting on skis or snowboard for the very first time. The adjacent slope is much longer and wider and just as gentle lower down but steepens nearer the top making it a good slope for progressing on. From here you can see the Grands Montets cable car taking skiers up to the higher runs above: in no time you’ll be ready to ride it too.
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