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Les Houches Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Les Houches   Resort Information
Season Dec - Mid April
Nearest Airport Geneva (75 mins)
Ski Area 55km or 800km on area ski pass
Ski Lifts 60
Ski Runs 81
Longest Run 26km
Resort Height 1008m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 3.5 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 3.5 / 5

Les Houches is located in Haute-Savoie area of the French Alps. It is only 6 km down the valley from Chamonix, unquestionably the ski and mountaineering capital of the world. With its exceptional backdrop of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, the breath-taking panoramas of Les Houches ski area truly set it apart. This attractive family resort, made up of a string of traditional mountain hamlets and a beautiful ski area offers everything a traditional mountain holiday should.From here you have access to ski Chamonix,Courmayeur,Argentiere and Verbier, all on the one pass.

At the foot of Mont Blanc, the Les Houches ski area stretches over 55 km of marked ski runs, from 950 to 1900 metres in altitude, so in itself it is best suited to beginners and nervous intermediates and an ideal for parties of mixed abilities. The groomed ski runs descend over high alpine mountain pastures and through the ancient mountain forests. Beginners can safely learn to ski in two different areas, either at the base of the mountain in ‘Le Tourchet' or take the Prarion gondola to the top where they will also find a special beginners area. Freestylers can enjoy the Bellevue Airpark and the DC shoes Area 43. Ski racers can amuse themselves on the Les Houches world cup ski descent, ‘La Verte des Houches'. Skiing in Les Houches is not only limited to downhill, but also cross country skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, freestyle and speed-riding. - Cross country skiing in Les Houches: 10 Km of marked trails, free and open to all. It is situated in the ‘Chavants' area.

If winter sports are the flagship activity of the valley, Les Houches also has a many other activities on offer in order to make your holiday a truly magnificent one: - Snowshoeing, tobogganing, ice-skating rink, an adventure park and a climbing wall for those feeling a bit more energetic, paragliding or a flight in a helicopter around Mont Blanc for those who want to really discover this amazing region of the Alps. - Relax in the local Spa or relaxation area if you wish to get away from it all. Accommodation wise Les Houches ski resort has a varied array of hotels, bed and breakfasts and furnished apartments for singles, couples, amongst friends or with the family, with the odd ski chalet thrown in.


 

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