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Ski area: Les Houches, France
Resort height: 950m
Resort top height: 1900m

Les Houches
Km piste: 55
Lifts: 19 (1 cable car, 1 gondola, 7 chairlifts, 8 drags, 1 rope)
Snow cannons: 120+
Snow parks: Yes

No. of slopes: 24

Green slopes 4 Blue slopes 6
Red slopes 12 Black slopes 2

Beginners starstarstar
Intermediates starstarstarstar
Experts starstarstar
Boarders starstar

Driving distance from Calais: 554 miles (7hrs 45)

resort info

At the entrance of the Chamonix valley and only 6km from its famous town, the pretty village of Les Houches is right under the impressive Mont-Blanc. It is a typical mountain village with a pretty church and old wooden Savoyard farmhouses around.  

 

Nestled in the heart of the Mont-Blanc, Les Houches village & resort offers an outstanding panoramic view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix. This family

Ski resort keeps the traditional image of mountain ski holidays.

 

There are a number of pleasant bars and good restaurants in Les Houches for quiet evenings out and buses run in and out of Chamonix all evening.

Les Houches’ friendly relaxed atmosphere provides a great base for families. Les Houches is also ideal for those wishing to explore the rest of the legendary valley.

 

Why Les Houches?

·          Unrivalled scenery with splendid views of the Mont-Blanc and Aiguille du Midi & Aiguilles de Chamonix.

·          Easy access as only 2km from the motorway exit

·          Ideal base to discover the Chamonix valley

·          Good children’s facilities

 


  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates

 

Les Houches opens on 20th December 2014 and closes 19th April 2015 (partial 13th Dec-19th Dec depending on snow conditions)

   

Child Care

 

Les Houches has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please view here for more information on the Famille Plus label.

 

Club enfants touristique des Chavants

KID’S CLUB « LES CHAVANTS »
From 18 months to 11 years old - open from 21 Décember 2014 to 3 April 2015


Children from 3 to 11 years are welcomed: Sunday to Friday
From 18 months to 3 years: Monday to Friday

 

During school holidays: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (21/12/2014 to 02/01/2015 – 8/02/2015 to 6/03/2015)
Other periods: from 11.30 am to 5.30 pm (04/01/2015 to 6/02/2015 – 8/03/2015 to 3/04/2015)

 

14/15 rates:

 

KID’S CLUB ONLY

Children from 3 years to 11 years

18 months to 3 years

1 day

Package 6 days

Sunday to Friday

Package 5 days

Monday to Friday

Package 5 days

Monday to Friday

All day with lunch

48.00 €

257.00 €

218.00 €

no

Half days with lunch

8.30am to 2pm or 12pm to 5.30pm

39.50 €

216.00 €

180.00 €

180.00 €

Big half day 11am to 5pm

with lunch

41.50 €

227.00 €

189.00 €

no

Half day without lunch

8.30am to 12pm or 2pm to 5.30pm

25.00 €

136.00 €

117.00 €

117.00 €

11.30am to 2pm with lunch

25.50 €

no

 

Form to download in English - http://www.leshouches.com/images/fiche/formulaire-de-resa-anglais.pdf

 

Les Houches Sledging
You're in luck: they offer special sledging runs which you can ride on a disc sledge, toboggan or traditional 'paret' sledge. Three sledging areas specially equipped, maintained and made safe, suitable for all ages – kids will love them! There's something for everyone, with slower runs for the 'tortoises' and faster ones for the 'hares'. We've built a new 80-metre sledging run at the top of the Prarion gondola lift, in the area next to the magic carpet.

Prarion sledging area

From this winter, children and adults can devote to the pleasures of the sled on a completely secured track! Access at the top of the Prarion cablecar, near the novice sector of the chairlift.

The Tourchet sled descent

The practice of the sled is possible at the Tourchet: blank area between the Big Lift of Tourchet and the Ice rink, under the responsibility of the practicians or the parents concerning the children.

Les Chavants sledging area

A fitted out, secured and maintained area in Les chavants: one track for 2/6 the years (small turttle) and another one for more than 6 years (small hare).

Servoz sledging run

Natural crowned slope "La Tour": a playful space is installed.
Possible equipment rental rent at the Tourist office of Servoz.


Come for a ride, avoid bumping into others, and don't forget your helmet!

 

Merlet Animal Park

A tour of the park and active participation in feeding the animals. Outstanding panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley.

Afternoon tea in an Alpine chalet.

Coupeau 74310 Les Houches - Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 47 89

www.parcdemerlet.com

 

BABY CARRIER HIRE
• Per day: €6, per week: €28 (guide price). In all sports shops.

 

BABY CARRIER OR ALL-TERRAIN PUSHCHAIR TRAILS
A flat, wooded route follows alongside the cross-country skiing trails (look out for the waymarkers). With an all-terrain pushchair it is possible to get to the centre of the hamlet of Les Chavants by turning at the corner of the Hameau de Pierre Blanche residence. There are still a few typical farmhouses here, as well as some magnificent chalets built in the traditional Savoyard style.

 

BABY GOODS HIRE
Laverie des Houches (launderette)
M. Dufoug
& +33 (0)6 21 79 10 47
285, avenue des Alpages
Open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 8pm. High chairs and cots.

All-terrain pushchairs available to rent at Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche.

 

BABY CHANGE FACILITIES
At the Crèche, Les Chavants day nursery, ski lift ticket points and public toilets at the ice rink.

Activities

 

Non-skiers can try out the many other activities Les Houches has to offer such as dog sleigh rides, ice-skating, Abre Adventure, climbing, snow shoeing, ice climbing, tree-tops adventure, ski jumping, paragliding, and air excursions. Places to visit include Les Houches local markets, the ‘Musée Montagnard’ and the Saint-Bernard breeding kennels.

 

New for 13/14! Chamonix Sky Walk

The latest addition to the ongoing improvements being made to the Aiguille du Midi, the Chamonix Skywalk is making steady progress and is due to open to the public in December. The new feature on the Aiguille du Midi, which already attracts millions of visits every year, is set to be a huge sensation at 3,842 metres. The Chamonix Skywalk is a glazed structure perched on the Aiguille du Midi, with a 1000 metre drop below, allowing visitors to truly step into the void. The structure is made entirely of glass to allow for maximum transparency, three glass plates of 12 mm each are binded with a transparent film of the five faces, all held together by mechanical fasteners. The unit is then fixed to a vertical support structure over the void. The bespoke design has taken years of planning, development and testing by French engineers and German laboratories. The Skywalk will be visible at the Aiguille du Midi this autumn as the installation progresses however will only be accessible to the public from the 21st of December, the opening date of the Aiguille du Midi after its annual closure on the 4th of November.

   

Les Houches Paragliding

AA haut vol parapente ski montagne (Alain & Associés)

Magasin Intersport
Place du téléphérique de Bellevue
74310 Les Houches

Tel: +33(0)6 80 03 24 74
Tel: +33(0)4 50 55 52 75
Email: alain.desez@orange.fr
Web: www.hautvol.fr

 

On 7 October 1990, Alain Desez reached the highest point on earth: Everest, 8,848 metres high. The next day, he took off on a paraglider from the South Col at a height of 8,000 metres. On returning to Chamonix, he founded "haut vol" with friends who were paragliding instructors and mountain guides.
Open every day, all year round. You can book by telephone or in customer area in Intersport shop in Les Houches.

 

Les Houches Climbing

The indoor climbing walls in Les Houches have been spruced up and two mountain guides, previous members of the prestigious Chamonix PGHM (high mountain military police group), Frédéric Boidin and Cyrille Gravier, have taken over management of the indoor climbing gym. Some modifications have been made to the installation, such as repairs to the block climbing area.

The gym offers 1250m2 entirely dedicated to climbing, with climbing route levels from 4 to 9a, the most difficult route designed by Romain Desgranges, a climber of renown, one of the world’s top 5.


New this winter 14/15: 5 ice-climbing routes of 7 to 10 metres will be installed on an outside wall of the climbing gym to allow for iceclimbing training throughout the winter.
www.montblancescalade.com

 

Sightseeing by Helicopter

Chamonix Mont-Blanc Hélicoptères

Tel. +33 (0)4 50 54 13 82

Flights of 10-30 minutes to admire the most beautiful peaks in the alps. Inter-resort flights from Geneva and Chambéry Airports also available.

Price per person (min.6) depending on destination 67,50 to 200 €

 

Les Houches Tree adventure

Two routes in the trees - Indiana’ventures

285 rte de coupeau - 74310 Les Houches

‘La Forêt du Mont-Blanc’ - Coupeau

70 activities taking you from tree to tree in a new layout of this three hectare park facing the Mont-Blanc massif.

Technical equipment provided.

Kid Adventure - Les Chavants

For 4-9 year olds. Children are attached by rope and harness on a continuous safety line making it 100% safe.

 

Les Houches Sleigh dogs

HUSKYDALEN

Tel. +33 (0)6 84 99 34 67

Initiation into, sledge driving, half or full day outings, trapper evening, seminars, activities for the handicapped, tours.

ÉVOLUTION2

+33 (0)4 50 55 90 22

Introduction (1-2 children in the sleigh) from 69 €

Initiation into sleigh driving from 69 €

 

Les Houches Saint Bernard dog breeding centre

Tel: Les Houches +33 (0)4 50 47 23 60

In a guided tour one hour tour, Jean Pierre and Renée Dumont will tell you about this breed of dogs, which were first bred as guard dogs and then trained to find lost travellers by the monks of Grand St Bernard. Kennels can also mind your dogs during your leisure activities.

Mon-Sat 2pm-5.30pm (closed Sun excp. School holidays).

€4.50 per adult and €3.20 for 5-12yrs.  

 

Les Houches Walking with donkeys

Donkeys love children and with their pace, they easily discover the nature around them: different walks are available.

Throughout the year depending on snow. Reservation only.

Stroll - €6

1hr - €11

Half day - €34

Day - €56.


Vaudagne
74310 Les Houches

Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 47 26 18

 

Les Houches artifical ice rink

25 avenue des Alpages
74310 Les Houches

Tel: +33(0)4 50 54 52 99

The artificial ice-skating rink in Les Houches has undergone a 180° rotation in order to free space for the creation of an outdoor multiactivities venue open to all (Basket-ball, hand-ball, volley-ball, etc.). Entry is free of charge and ice-skate are available for rental at a charge.

 

Les Houches Sledging
You're in luck: they offer special sledging runs which you can ride on a disc sledge, toboggan or traditional 'paret' sledge. Three sledging areas specially equipped, maintained and made safe, suitable for all ages – kids will love them! There's something for everyone, with slower runs for the 'tortoises' and faster ones for the 'hares'. We've built a new 80-metre sledging run at the top of the Prarion gondola lift, in the area next to the magic carpet.

Prarion sledging area

From this winter, children and adults can devote to the pleasures of the sled on a completely secured track! Access at the top of the Prarion cablecar, near the novice sector of the chairlift.

The Tourchet sled descent

The practice of the sled is possible at the Tourchet: blank area between the Big Lift of Tourchet and the Ice rink, under the responsibility of the practicians or the parents concerning the children.

Les Chavants sledging area

A fitted out, secured and maintained area in Les chavants: one track for 2/6 the years (small turttle) and another one for more than 6 years (small hare).

Servoz sledging run

Natural crowned slope "La Tour": a playful space is installed.
Possible equipment rental rent at the Tourist office of Servoz.


Come for a ride, avoid bumping into others, and don't forget your helmet!

  

All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.

 

Les Houches Tourist Office

BP9 74310 - Les Houches

From 20 December 2013 to 15 April 2014

Daily from 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Sats during school holidays: 9am to 6.30pm

Other periods: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm

Closed on Sundays and public holidays

English spoken

Tourist Office Tel. 00 33 450 555 062, Fax. 00 33 4 50 55 53 16

www.leshouches.com

Apres Ski/Eating

Bars-restaurants in the village and others in the mountains.

The lively town of Chamonix is only 4 kilometres from Les Houches, offering a wide range of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops.

http://www.chamonix.com/

 

Les Houches restaurants

Les Vieilles luges  - Mountain restaurant - Chalet snack-bar - Traditional savoyard dishes

Les Vieilles Luges is a 250 year-old alpine chalet located on the slopes, accessible by ski or on foot from the Maison Neuve car park (20 minutes on foot). The owner is a local from the Chamonix Valley, married to an Australian woman. Their roots have influenced their creative menu: leek and cheese crumble, Reblochon cheesecake.

Tel: +33(0)6 84 42 37 00
Email: lesvieillesluges@hotmail.com
Web: www.lesvieillesluges.com

 

Le Caprice
Les Houches

Tel: +33(0)4 50 54 50 35


La Table des Granges

Traditionnal restaurant. Booking required.
Les Houches

Tel: +33(0)4 50 54 65 36
Email: reservation@grangesdenhaut.com


Auberge de l'Arve  - Traditional savoyard dishes
450 Avenue de la Gare
74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33(0)4 50 18 43 52


La Sabaudia  - Traditional savoyard dishes
275 avenue des Alpages
74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33(0)4 50 54 47 72


La Ferme des Agapes  - Traditional savoyard dishes
12 route de Bellevue
74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33(0)4 50 78 31 24


La Ferme  - Mountain restaurant - Chalet snack-bar
Chemin de la Carbotte
Le Terrain
74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33(0)6 71 06 97 46


Les Chalets de Chailloux  - Mountain restaurant - Chalet snack-bar
Alpage de Chailloux
74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33(0)6.10.95.39.47 (06.21.87.81.91)


Restaurant Gandhi  - Indian
653 Avenue des Alpages
74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33(0)4 50 54 63 96


La Marmotte
Place du Prarion
74310 Les Houches
Tel : +33(0)4 50 54 33 89


Le Basilic
105 place de la Fruitière
74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33(0)4 50 54 41 85


Le Délice
130 rue de l'Eglise
74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33(0)4 50 91 52 06

 

Access

 

Les Houches by Road: Driving distance from Calais to Les Houches: 552 miles or 7hrs30. Arrival directly from the A40

 

Les Houches by Rail: The TGV station at St Gervais/Le Fayet is 17km from Les Houches

Train station of Les Houches +33 450 55 50 07

 

Airports neat to Les Houches:

Geneva Airport is 93km from Les Houches (1 hour)

+41 21 22 717 71 05 (daily bus transfers)

www.gva.ch/en 

Chambery Airport is 125km from Les Houches (1 ½ hours)

www.chambery-airport.com 

Turin Airport is 176km from Les Houches (2 hours)

www.aeroportoditorino.it

Grenoble Airport is 212km from Les Houches (2 hours)

www.grenoble-airport.com 

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 213km from Les Houches (2 hours)

www.lyonairport.com

 

Bus transfers from Geneva Airport

Buses run from 21/12/13 - 13/04/14. Tickets must be reserved (not pre-bookable with Peak Retreats). Transfer time 1.15hrs. Cost is €50 per adult return (cheaper prices for groups of 4 adults). Child is half adult rate (4-12yrs). Book at http://www.sat-montblanc.com/
Timetable and prices 13/14  

 

Getting around the Chamonix Valley area

(Argentiere, Le Tour, Chamonix, Les Houches, Vallorcine etc)

 

The Chamonix Valley has very good shuttle bus links throughout all its resorts so it’s easy to hop on the resort shuttle to whatever ski area you desire. Link up to Chamonix town, Les Houches, Vallorcine; buses run from early in the morning to late afternoon and the night bus runs between 10pm-12pm, returning latest 12.30am. Les Houches – see lines 1, 15 & 15s.

 

The Mont Blanc Express train also provides access between the Chamonix Valley resorts.  

 

Airport Transfer

Pre-book your taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Geneva Airport to Les Houches - from £86 per person return based on 4 people sharing. 

For all other transfer prices please click here

 

Resort News

 

 

Events in Les Houches 14/15

 

Date(s)

 

 

 

 

Christmas Show
Christmas show with the municipal harmony of Les Houches and Magland.

Free entrance

Saturday 20 of December 2014 at 8.30 PM

Santa Claus arrival
Traditional festival

The Santa Claus stop at Les Houches before Christmas... He will cross the village by sled: find him. Warm drinks, candy distribution and many surprises!
Free of charge

Wednesday 24 of December 2014

Snack and torchlight descent
Torchlight procession • Children • Show
Every Thursday during holidays at 17:30 for Christmas / New Year and 18h or 19h and for February / March 
 
The French Ski School of Les Houches proposes on the Tourchet slope, a snack followed by a torchlight descent.


Piste du Tourchet Avenue des Alpages , Les Houches. Free of charge

25th December - 1st January 2015

12th February - 5th March 2015

 

 

Les Houches Telemark Festival: discover and try new trends Friday 6th to Sunday 8th February 2015

LHKC Les Houches Kids Contest
Children • Competitive sport
13th edition of this inescapable 7-14 yrs meeting. A day of tests organized by the resort's professionals : boardercross, skicross, freeride and night session for Big Air. Paying registrations

Wednesday 18 of February 2015 at 8.30am

All information is provided by Les Houches tourist office - www.leshouches.com 

 

 Other

A VISIT BACKSTAGE!
During the French school holidays, in partnership with the ESF French ski school and Les Houches’ leisure entertainment team, proposing activities throughout the week. Discover the ski area and the professionals that ensure its smooth running (snow makers, ski patrol etc.), learn how a ski lift works or how to read a landscape and participate in a treasure hunt.

 

Other Amenities

Bank, Doctor, Hospital, Chemist, Dentist, Post Office, sports equipment shops, tabac, post office, cash point


ski info

Les Houches, part of the Chamonix Valley, is the regular venue for Chamonix World Cup Downhill but is in fact well suited to families, beginners and intermediates, with plently of beginner and intermediate runs. 

 

News 14:15:

Extension of the snowmaking infrastructure on the Plancerts red ski run
Enthusiasts of one of the most beautiful runs in the ski area will be pleased to know that the Plancerts red ski run will be endowed with 5 new snow makers to ensure quality snow cover throughout the season.

 

LES HOUCHES SKI AREA

The 70 kilometres of almost entirely wooded slopes form the biggest single area of prepared runs in the Chamonix valley. Les Houches ski runs are normally quiet and the views superb from the several attractive mountain restaurants. Les Houches (6km from Chamonix) has some of the best tree-lined skiing in the Mont Blanc. This offers shelter when the winds are high elsewhere and also you don’t experience so much those white out conditions with the trees providing cover.

 

Les Houches is a great area for mixed ability groups, as the slopes at the top of the mountain range from green nursery slopes right through to the famous “Verte” black run used in the Kandahar World Cup skiing where Les Houches is the regular home to the Kandahar World Downhill Ski Championships.

 

LES HOUCHES LIFT SYSTEM

There are two main lifts taking you to Les Houches ski area. A gondola (Bellevue) takes you from the centre of the ski village up to the far left of the ski area, at 1800 metres. Once at the top, the immediate area is pretty flat – perfect for beginners, but not so great for snowboarders looking to get to the snowpark (but Bellevue is still the lift you should take if you want to go straight to the park).

 

The other gondola is the Prarion gondola, where the new and efficient gondola whisks you up to the centre of the ski area at Les Houches. The top of the ski area at Les Houches gives you a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, and is plentiful in sunshine!

 

LES HOUCHES BEGINNERS

Although Les Houches centres around some tough terrain, the ski resort of Les Houches is also an ideal terrain for beginners. There are two nursery areas for beginners. The first one is in the village. The Tourchet nursery area in the village is found by the main church, about 1km up the road from the Bellevue lift. There are two draglifts and two pistes on which to practice (you can buy a seperate lift pass for this area, see our lift pass tab for a price guide). If you have mixed abilities in your group you may want to accompany your fellow skiers up to the main ski area. At the top of the main ski area there are two nursery slopes– the Mont Blanc which is at the top of the Bellevue lift, and the Ecole piste, at the top of the Prarion lift. Both pistes are served by a draglift.

 

LES HOUCHES INTERMEDIATES
For intermediates, down the front of Les Houches the Table D’Orientation which leads on to the Maison Neuve, and the Mur des Epines are long runs back down to the village. These front runs are sheltered by the trees. The Col de Voza is a lovely red run for intermediates and for advanced riders to start their day. Fontaines red run takes you around the back and through the trees. There are two other red runs down the back towards Saint Gervais that also take you through the trees.

LES HOUCHES ADVANCED

For the advanced skier, skiing in Les Houches wouldnt be complete without a ride down the Verte des Houches, or as it’s more famously known, the Kandahar. This World Cup black run is accessed from the top of the Voza-Prarion or Kandahar chairlifts, and takes you straight back down to the village. La Verte des Houches is, with the slope of Oreiller-Killy in Val d'Isère, one of the two downhill slope for World cup in France. It is considered by the best downhillers as one of the most beautiful of the circuit.

 

For the more daring ski Les Houches’ 3 ski jumps or complete the famous Vallee Blanche in Chamonix. This legendary off-piste trail (guide essential) offers a unique spectacle of snowy waves and mountain ridges. After a 20-minute ascent by cable car, you set out from the peak of the Aiguille du Midi for a nearly 3000 m descent, ending in the centre of Chamonix. It is one of the longest glacier trails in Europe (22 km), open until open until May, conditions permitting and accessible to competent skiers in the company of a guide.

 

Les Houches snowpark (for freestyle enthusiasts) - Airpark Bellevue: http://www.airparkbellevue.com/ 

 

 


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
Ski Hire

 

Ski hire Les Houches prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Les Houches ski hire prices.

 

There are a number of ski lockers underneath the Prarion lift station in Les Houches.

 

Ski Passes

 

Lift Passes Les Houches 14/15

Les Houches 70km of pistes

Mont-Blanc unlimited

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

Adult (16-64yrs)

£201

£175

£269

£242

Child (4-15yrs)

£171

£149

£229

£206

Senior (65-74yrs)

£171

£149

£229

£206

Senior 2 (75yrs+)

£102

£89

£136

£122

Infant (under 4yrs)

Free

Free

Free

Free

Family*

£574

£499

£768

£690

*2 adults + 1 children (4-15yrs), extra children free (people living at same address - max 4 free children)

NEW: Your hands-free lift pass cards will be sent to you in your voucher pack, so you won’t have to queue at the lift pass office with a voucher on arrival.

NOTE: €3/pass for hands-free pass is included in the price (reuseable annually)

   

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

 

Les Houches ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 14/15:

½ day - €31 children, €36.50 adults

Day - €34.90 children, €41 adults

 

For beginners, Les Houches offers the Tourchet slope, situated at the center of the village.

Ski pass for Le Tourchet ski area 14/15:

½ day « Grand Tourchet » 10 €
Day « Grand Tourchet » 15,50 €
½ day « Petit Tourchet » 6 €

 

There are a number of ski lockers underneath the Prarion lift station in Les Houches.

 

Ski School

 

SKI SCHOOL ESF Les Houches 14/15

Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Adults (13+)

Children

6 half-days SKI

£123

£118

6 days SKI (Lunch not included)

£203

£195

6 half-days SNOWBOARD (8yrs+) - £134

Kindergarten (3-5 1/2 yrs old) 6 half-days (2hrs30/day) - £121

Mornings: 9.00-11.30 all winter, Afternoons: only available 21/12-2/1 (14.00-16.30) & 8/2-6/3 (14.30 - 17.00) ALL TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply

 

Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

  

Individual tuitions in Les Houches

(2014/2015) – not pre-bookable

 

Alone or with family, for half a day or a day

Prices are for 1 to 5 students.
 

Prices don't include the ski pass.

Instructor for a day (Saturday or Sunday) 305 €  
Instructor for half a day* (morning or afternoon of Saturday or Sunday) 172 €  

 
* Morning from 9h00 to 12h30 / Afternoon form 13h00 or 13h30, depending on the month.


Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

 

Ski school Les Houches contact numbers:

ESF Les Houches Tel. +33 (0)4 50 54 48 79

Activities

 

Mountain restaurants

7 mountain restaurants

 

Les Houches Cross-country

The cross-country and snowshoeing itineraries in Les Houches are divided into 3 sectors:

Les Chavants offers 2 tracks, 2800m in length, edging around the Chavant Lake and descending the summer fitness trail and then there are tracks to be found at the summit of Prarion and of the Bellevue cable car, offering a spectacular 360° panorama.

There is also a circuit groomed but not traced that is accessible for pedestrians, with or without snowshoes, and crosscountry skiers.

There are 2 itineraries combining passages through forests and across snowfields. A link with Col de Voza is possible when snow cover permits. Approximately 6 km.

Access to cross-country and snowshoeing tracks is free of charge. Access to the Prarion itineraries is via the gondola lift with the purchase of a pedestrian pass. 

 

Les Houches Snowshoeing

A way-marked route follows the cross country ski trail from the top of Prarion gondola lift. In the village, above Les Houches railway station, you can explore the Route des Crêts – also known as the “deer path”.

Walks – there is a footpath at high altitude leads from the Bellevue

cable car, along the Mont Blanc tramway line and back to the Col de

Voza.

 

Les Houches Ski Jumping

The resort possesses 3 ski jumps:

15, 30 et 50 m.
Ski jumping was the first sport practised by the Ski Club of Les Houches when it was founded in 1930.
Introduction, examinations and competitions...

 

Les Houches Slalom

At the top of the 3 chairlifts in the Col de Voza sector, take position at the starting gate of the legendary Kandahar ski run. Zoom down a 500m giant slalom taking off from the famous World Cup starting cabin, facing a most extraordinary panorama. Your run is timed and filmed…
At the summit of the Prarion gondola lift:
PHOTOPOINT: Take a photo of yourself solo or with friends

PANOCAM: HD panoramic Webcam facing the Mont Blanc range.

 

From the departure point of the Prarion gondola lift – ALTIMETRE SERVICE: at the end of your day’s skiing insert your ski pass into the terminal to visualize and print out in an instant the vertical distances you have covered on the ski runs during the day.


All of these video and photo souvenirs are free of charge and are also available via Internet on www.ski-leshouches.com.

 

Les Houches Snowparks

14/15: You will now find the snow park in the Chamois sector on the Prarion plateau. 

 

Les Houches Night Skiing

Free night ski on the Tourchet slope, with hot wine and hot chocolate...

 

Les Houches Skijoring

Chemin des eaux rousses
74310 Les Houches

Tel: +33(0)6 13 08 33 58
Tel: +33(0)4 50 54 54 22
Email: christophe.and@hotmail.fr
Web: www.centreequestredumontblanc.com

Drawn by good-natural horses, this original form of back-country sking is respectfull of the environment and tremendous fun. Activity adapted to both adults and children (from 7 years old), provided they can use a drag lift.
They also propose winter pony trekkings, in the snow, on the forest roads.

Prices on demand from 45€/person/hour

During winter season, from December to March depending of the snow conditions.

 


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Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche
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