Ski Les Houches
Comprehensive Ski Resort Guide including; Accommodation, Apres Ski, Ski guides and other useful Les Houches Information
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Les Houches facts
- Area: Chamonix Valley
- Village Height: 1008m
- No. of lifts: 49
- Season dates: Early Dec - Late Apr
- Km of piste: 152km
- Terrain parks: 1
- Snow making: 12km of piste / 20% / 110 cannons
- Distance to airports: Geneva / Geneve 70km
- Runs: 11252617
Overview of Les Houches Ski Resort
When you take a Les Houches ski holiday you are staying in a traditional farming village at the entrance to the Chamonix Valley. It is a very different place from the large town that is its better known neighbour, six kilometres away.
Les Houches village is centred around its ancient church and has spectacular views of the Mont Blanc massif.
Les Houches has a strong offering for families with lots of organised activities and events, and wholesome activities like donkey rides, a child-friendly ropes course through the trees, a St Bernards kennels and a goat farm to visit.
The ski area is different too, lower than the other ski areas in the region and with gentler slopes, it is none-the-less the biggest single area of the half dozen in the Chamonix Valley, and the best for families and beginners.
Mixed ability groups can also find a good base here, as better skiers who purchase the full Mont Blanc Unlimited pass can access the higher, steeper areas further up the valley, and make use of the bus service between them, that’s free of charge to holders of this type of pass. A lower priced pass for Les Houches only will satisfy less demanding intermediates.
Two interesting side notes on Les Houches. First the village is twinned with Krasnaya Polyana, venue for downhill ski events at the 2014 Winter Olympics – so you may find Russian references across the resort. Second, although the resort has predominantly beginner and intermediate level terrain, it is home to one of the world’s classic ski runs, the Verte piste, which hosts ‘Chamonix’s Annual World Cup' downhill races.
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Great resort for families and beginners whilst providing easy access to the rest of the epic Chamonix Valley.
Although much quieter than it’s famous neighbour, Les Houches has a number of establishments that offer a lively evening.
Certified by the French government as a family resort, Les Houches goes out its way to cater to the needs of families.
As well as donkey riding, ice skating and the museum, there is the famous Vallee Blanche off piste run to tackle.
On top of a number of quality mountain restaurants, Les Houches has a good selection of small and medium sized traditional restaurants.
4 spas in resort provide some of the best relaxation and health services in the Chamonix region.