Les Houches Ski Resort

Les Houches ski resort (Photo - ©P Raphoz)
Chamonix's best restaurant is at Les Houches, the Les Vieilles Luges.
Take the historic Tram du Mont Blanc to Les Houches. (Photo ©P Alemany)
Ski Les Houches & dine at wonderful Les Vieilles Luges.

Les Houches Ski Resort

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Grands Montets

    Les Houches Ski Trail Map
  • Les Houches Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,000m – 1,900m (900m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6m
  • Lifts (16)
    3 Gondolas /cable cars/train
    8 Chairlifts
  • Ski Hours
    Early December to late April
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 55km
    Longest run – 4.5km
    Advanced - 10%
    Intermediate - 45%
    Beginner - 45%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day- 18/19)
    Les Houches Only
    Adult - €33.60 to 44
    Child - €28.60 to 33.60
    Child u/5yr – Free

    Mont Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass
    Adult - €65
    Child - €55.30
    Child u/5yr – Free
    Chamonix Ski Resorts Map
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Les Houches Ski Resort Chamonix France

As the home of the Kandahar World Cup skiing event, Les Houches ski resort offers a variety of long ski descents on picturesque tree-lined slopes with stunning views of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix valley.

A charming ski resort, Les Houches has managed to keep a traditional atmosphere largely intact. The slopes are dotted with superb mountain restaurants & alpine farm buildings. For one of the best mountain restaurant experiences in the Chamonix valley, try Les Vieilles Luges, located on the slopes in a 250yr old farm chalet.

Les Houches Skiing & Snowboarding

The lowest elevation of the main Chamonix ski resorts, Les Houches is a good option in bad weather conditions due to the visibility and shelter afforded by its low elevation & tree lined slopes.

With two distinct sides (Les Houches & St Gervais), the longest runs and best lifts are on the full 1000m vertical from the summits down to Les Houches. Aside from the world cup piste, there is little for advanced & expert skiers & snowboarders.

Les Houches is a great ski resort for beginners & intermediates with 90% of piste trails dedicated to them. For novices there are two short gentle slopes gloriously located at the top of both the Prarion gondola and the Bellevue cable car. The gentler & longer of the two is at the top of Bellevue. See the Les Houches ski trail map here.

Ski Lift Passes

The Les Houches ski resort has the cheapest ski lift ticket in the Chamonix valley and is NOT covered by the commonly purchased Chamonix Le Pass ski lift ticket.

Where is Les Houches, France?

Les Houches is situated 8km south of Chamonix. Access to the ski resort can be via Les Houches or on the rustic & spectacular Tramway du Mont Blanc (TMB) from the St Gervais les Bains side of the mountain. The Tramway du Mont Blanc starts at the Saint Gervais - Le Fayet railway station just north of St Gervais les Bains. The tram journey takes about 1hr to the top of Les Houches ski resort at Bellevue where it terminates in winter. The TMB is included in the Les Houches ski lift ticket price.

The best airports for travelers heading to Les Houches & the Chamonix valley are Geneva & Lyon St Exupery. A huge number of bus & train transport options from both airports to Chamonix exist. Search & book train & bus tickets to Chamonix here.

Les Houches Accommodation

Les Houches is a large village surrounded by numerous hamlets full of chalets & apartments, plus some hotels.

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The obvious alternative to Les Houches is Chamonix. If spending less time in the Chamonix valley and more time toward Megeve, St Gervais les Bains and its surrounded villages provides a useful lodgings location due to the access afforded by the TMB.

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Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals are available in all the Chamonix valley villages including at Les Houches adjacent to the ski lift base. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals for Les Houches here.

An incredible number of ski instructors, ski schools & resort guides ply their craft in the Chamonix valley ski resorts including Les Houches. To narrow down the field, search & book private lessons & guiding within the resort boundaries with the best providers here.

Review

The Powderhounds will review Les Houches in 2019. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Les Houches

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Chamonix Mont Blanc Powder Skiing Safari
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski off-piste for 6 days around Mont Blanc, discovering the largest glacial ski area in Europe. Ski descents of between 1500 & 2800m in virgin snow via the most beautiful summits & passes in Chamonix France & Courmayeur Italy. Custom tours only, get a group of 4 together for 7 nights of adventure.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
Based on group of 7 for min 7 nights.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,249
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Chamonix Alps Ultimate Women's Ski Tour
GUIDED SKI TOUR | WOMEN ONLY
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski 3 countries in one week with an all female group based in the legendary Chamonix. Experience the Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi, the Valley Blanche, Verbier & Courmayeur in amongst the highest peaks of the Alps.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in USD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,995
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Chamonix Ultimate Experience Ski Tour
GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski 3 countries in one week based in the legendary Chamonix. Experience the Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi, the Valley Blanche, Verbier & Courmayeur in amongst the highest peaks of the Alps.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in USD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,995
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