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.
It first became an official Winter sports resort in 1936 when the Bellevue cable car opened, and the first Downhill Ski World Championships on the Les Houches slopes were held in January 1937!
The Snow Coverage:
In Chamonix valley, the skiing ranges from 950 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 120 snow cannons covering over 23 hectacres - just in case!
The Lifts of Les Houches:
With over 23 million euros spent in the last few years on the 8-person high-speed cable car at Prarion,
together with 3 new chair lifts and a magic carpet on the new nursery slopes,
Les Houches is the best kept secret in Chamonix Valley.
The 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.
There is a 4-man chairlift for the re-designed beginners area, as well as a 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
- Les Houches is home to a timed, videoed, slalom course you can try your hand at!
- ...and a snow park with jumps, rails and boxes...
- ...and a boarder cross trail to race your friends
On Thursdays, there is night-skiing free of charge on the piste du Tourchet.