A 2km floodlit slope is open to the public every Wednesday evening from 18h00 to 20h00 (19h00 to 21h00 from February onwards). Free access.
Enjoy an evening ice climbing under the supervision of our local mountain guides.
Ice climbing is a discipline that consists of climbing along glacial formations such as frozen waterfalls.
The frozen waterfall in Les Contamines is situated at Notre Dame de la Gorge and can be used up until the end of March.
Prices: from 23 €.
Open to children and adults, every day from 18h00 to 19h30.
Equipment provided (helmet, crampons and an ice axe). Warm clothes, gloves and ski boots are necessary.
Natural open air ice rink in the centre of the village. Open from early in December until early March (temperatures permitting). Skate hire on site.
Skate hire on site. Enjoy exceptional views of the surrounding mountains. Entry price: from 2 € + skate hire. Evening sessions twice a week from 6 to 8 p.m. in high season.
International curling competitions take place on the rink every January.
The rink is open to the public from 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00. Opening times may vary depending on the temperature.
Enjoy a number of activities at the Nordic park in Les Contamines. Situated at the heart of Notre Dame de La Gorge, between pine trees, torrents and clearings, the Nordic park is a base for a number of alpine activites:
- Cross -country skiing & lessons
- Snow-shoe excursions with an alpine leader
- Ice climbing
- Dog sled discovery rides
- Sleigh rides
Information and reservations at the chalet/office at the entrance to the park.
Discover white winter landscapes in the company of a qualified mountain guide. Novice skiers can enjoy a selection of easy circuits whilst experienced skiers can attack the surrounding alpine summits.
Prices from €79 per day.
BUREAU DES GUIDES ET ACCOMPAGNATEURS
18, route de Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge
74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
Tel. 00 33 (0)4 50 47 10 08
Enjoy a great paragliding experience above the ski area.
A flight take-off zone at the top of the "Signal" (accessible by cable-car).
A landing zone a the bottom of the" Gorge" cable-car (less than 200m).
For further information
Joly Jumpers: + 33 (0) 4 50 47 01 98
Slope services: +33 (0) 4 50 47 02 05
Speedriding is a cross between paragliding and freeride. This sport offers new free-ride sensations. The speed-riding school organizes daily introduction sessions, weekend sessions and courses.
Prices from 135 € per full day.
Parts of the resort are easily accessible on foot or with snow-shoes. Enjoy a peaceful and safe stroll along snow covered footpaths, clearly signposted and destined for pedestrians.
Discover the pleasures of driving a pack of arctic dogs in an atmosphere that compares to the Great North.Discovery ride
After a short explanation about arctic dogs, Domminique and Bruno will take you on delightful discovery ride in a traditional sledge.
Approximately 45 min 27€
Evening discovery ride
Followed by a traditional candle lit trapper's meal in a heated tent.
Prices from 85 €
From 1st April onwards, come and learn everything about being a musher: the pack, the preparation of dogs in harness, leading dogs, etc
Prices from 120 €/day
The resort has two safe sledging areas.
Children must be in the company of a responsible adult.
Evening outings to an alpine restaurant
After a good local meal at Chalet Auberge de Colombaz (1500m), enjoy a 3 kilometre sledge run down towards the village. Price: 39 euros. To get to the restaurants, arrive by ski lift or horse drawn sleigh.
Reservations: tel. 00 33 4 50 47 01 50 or 00 33 6 88 45 98 10
Credit cards not accepted.
Enjoy a traditional yet comfortable sleigh ride in a picturesque setting and stop for a snack if you wish.
Take a sleigh ride to an alpine chalet restaurant.
Departure point: village square
2 or 3 people : 25 to 30 €
Edmond CALLAMARD: + 33 (0)4 50 47 05 32
Departure point: Nordic Park
2 or 3 people : 40 €
With a visit of a farm: 50 €
Françis CALLAMARD: + 33 (0)6 81 69 92 55
Introduction to ice climbing
Both adults and children can enjoy an introduction to ice climbing on the frozen waterfall at Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge. Session with guide from 26 €.
Saint Gervais Thermal Spa
Parc Thermal - 355, allée du Dr Lépinay - 74190 LE FAYET
Spa - Bien-être : +33 (0)4 50 47 54 57
Cures Thermales : +33 (0)4 50 47 54 54
A Favored Cure Environment
Saint-Gervais’ thermal waters are rich in mineral salts and trace-elements. The waters are haemostatic, healing, decongestive, hydrating, and calming.
Located at the foot of Mont-Blanc, in a splendid tree-filled park at 600 m (1,970 feet) altitude, Saint-Gervais’ Thermal Baths welcome you in a modern establishment, with the most advanced thermal techniques.
NEW: JANUARY 2011
The spa in Saint-Gervais proposes a new leisure spa concept this coming winter. Indoor and outdoor activities include: steam baths, saunas, bubble beds, hydro massage alcoves, massage jets and outdoor baths. A warm spring water spa complex at the heart of a beautiful park.
All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website
Les Contamines Tourist Office
Contact 0033 (0) 4 50 47 01 58