An ideal resort for beginners, intermediates and mixed ability groups
Les-Houches is a very pretty ski station in Chamonix valley, with wide tree-lined, well-groomed pistes, and a variety of delightful piste-side restaurants.
Maison Jaune really is ski-in ski-out.
This means that anyone who can manage a snowplough can ski directly to and from the garden.
The Snow Coverage:
In Chamonix valley, the skiing ranges from 900 metres to 3840 metres!
This makes Chamonix Valley one of the highest resorts in Europe, and virtually guarantees snow!
Ski stations in Chamonix valley are even open until the first weekend in May!
The Les Houches ski station ranges from 1000 metres to 1900 metres, and there are also 110 snow cannons covering 23 hectacres - just in case!
Even during the season of 2006/7 - the worst season for snow in Europe - with the exception of 10 days, we were still able to ski the entire season from the chalet.
The Lifts of Les Houches:
With over 23 million euros spent in the last three years on the new 8-person high-speed cable car at Prarion,
together with 2 new chair lifts last year and one new chair lift and a magic carpet opening this season (2009/10),
Les Houches is the best kept secret in Chamonix Valley.
The new high-speed Prarion cable car is just 400 metres below us, and from the chalet you can gain access to 55 km of pisted ski runs. There are 26 ski runs served by 19 lifts.
New for 2009/10, there is a new 4-man chairlift for the re-designed beginners area, as well as a new magic carpet to serve the debutants - thus making Les Houches the best beginners area in Chamonix valley.
Les Houches is great for beginners and intermediates. The piste are wide, and well groomed, and offer a 360° panorama over the entire Mont-Blanc massif. There are delightful piste-side mountain restaurants, including a 250 year old savoyarde farm which serves the best vin-chaud in the valley.
- 2 black pistes (including the Chamonix world cup downhill run)
- 13 red pistes
- 7 blue pistes
- 4 green pistes
- 2 new beginners areas
Our video of Les Houches:
Please feel free to watch the ski video which we made at the end of last season, showing the skiing from the chalet, and the pistes of Les Houches.
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On Thursdays, there is night-skiing free of charge on the piste du Tourchet.