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Les Contamines – Montjoie

Les Contamines, a charming village with a panoramic view

The village of Contamines is located in the department of Haute-Savoie, on the edge of the Mont-Blanc at an altitude of 1164 m. The winter sports resort extends over the 2525 m of the slopes of Mont Joly. The high part of the ski area offers you an incredible panorama: the the magnificent Mont-Blanc chain. The exceptional snow and sunshine enhance this beauty.

In addition, it is possible to ski in the forest in the lower part thanks to the slopes that wind through the wide alpine, alpine farms and fir trees. This ski area of Haute Savoie is located between 1200 and 2500 m of altitude.

Ski slopes linked to  » Évasion Mont-Blanc  »

The ski area of Les Contamines offers to its practitioners120km of slopes : 8 green, 12 blue, 19 red, 9 black, 1 Ludo Park and 1 slalom stadium, 48 slopes in all. In the resort There are 25 ski lifts including 12 ski lifts, 1 cable car, 4 gondolas, 3 chairlifts and 5 detachable chairlifts.

The beginners There are 2 areas in the center of the village for beginners to learn to ski. These are the pistes of Les Loyers and Nivorin. Between the blue one of Les Coins and the red one of Les Tierces there is the Ludo Park, a playful area in the form of a course for the whole family. There is a relax zone at the entrance of this Ludo Park. The green play trail  » Les Ecureuils  » and the play and picnic area  » Ecureuils Park  » are not to be forgotten. This resort is linked to the « Evasion Mont-Blanc » domain: 445 km of ski slopes marked out on 6 resorts of the Mont-Blanc region.

The Contamines – Montjoie ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Les Contamines – Montjoie
Commune Les Contamines – Montjoie
Massif Mont Blanc Massif
Department Haute-Savoie
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 120
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 445
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Evasion MontBlanc
Connected station(s) Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint Nicolas de Véroce, les Contamines-Monjoie / Hauteluce
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 160
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 450
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 805
Total height of the domain (in m) 1 290
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 50
? Difficulty of the ski runs ?
Number of green runs 8
Number of blue trails 12
Number of red trails 19
Number of black runs 9
Total number of downhill ski trails 48
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 13
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable chairlifts 2
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 4
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 25
? Nordic area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 6
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 25
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa : No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 1116
Slogan of the station Feel your heart beat
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Saint-Gervais les Bains
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 610
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 41 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 241 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 600 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 800 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 282 €
Statement cost of stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) 1 847 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 650 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 4 700 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 219 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 470 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 9
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 8
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 9
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 8
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to Skidata.io / 10 7,9
? Ranking according to Skidata.io ? 45th position out of 232 stations in France

Les Contamines in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Les Contamines Montjoie?

The resort of Les Contamines Montjoie is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity will allow you to enjoy the fauna and flora of the resort. You will have the opportunity to admire its magnificent landscapes at your own pace.

Dog sledding This activity will allow you to spend a privileged moment with magnificent sled dogs. You will be able to explore the resort and its surroundings while enjoying unique sliding sensations.

Sledding: This activity open to all is perfect for spending time with family or friends. You will have the opportunity thanks to it to slide on the slopes of the station at full speed.

Climbing Ice climbing: you will also have the opportunity to climb an ice waterfall. This activity is perfect for all climbing fans. They will be able to enjoy the thrill.

  • What are the activities in summer in the resort of Les Contamines Montjoie?

The resort of Les Contamines Montjoie also offers many summer activities such as :

Hiking This activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort at your own pace. You will have the opportunity to discover its fauna, its flora and its different landscapes in summer.

Paragliding Paragliding : this activity gives you the opportunity to take the height, you can have an incredible view of the station and its surroundings.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain biking : this activity is perfect to enjoy the relief of the resort. You will be able to discover it in a new way. It will also allow you to appreciate the different landscapes of the resort.

Climbing :This activity will allow you to climb the Mont Blanc, you will be able to make the full of strong sensation. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a unique panorama on the whole resort and its surroundings.

  • What to visit in Les Contamines Montjoie and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Les Contamines Montjoie, we can mention : the church of Notre Dame de la Gorge, The Cascade of Combe Noire, the Church of the Holy Trinity, The Leisure Park of Contamines.

  • Where to eat in Les Contamines Montjoie ?

The resort offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention : the Restaurant la Table d’Hotes Savoie, The Restaurant L’O a la Bouche, The Carnozet.

  • Where to sleep in Les Contamines Montjoie ?

Les Contamines Montjoie offers a number of different accommodations such as the Chalet Hotel La Chemenaz, The Gelinotte, Hotel L’Avancher.

  • What is the size of the Contamines Montjoie ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Les Contamines Montjoie has a size of 445 kilometers, divided into 48 trails. Among these runs, the longest is 10 kilometers. It also has 25 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Les Contamines Montjoie?

This area has an altitude between 1160 meters and 2450 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Contamines Montjoie ski pass?

Their packages start at 41 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Les Contamines Montjoie?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 600 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 800 euros.

  • Does Les Contamines Montjoie have a bike park?

Yes it has a Bike Park which measures 3,2 kilometers and has 1 track.

  • How to get to Les Contamines Montjoie by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Saint Gervais les Bains train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Contamines Montjoie ?

The postal code of Contamines Montjoie is 74170.

  • In which department is located the resort of Contamines Montjoie ?

The resort of Les Contamines Montjoie is located in the department of Haute Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Contamines Montjoie have a tourist office?

The resort of Les Contamines Montjoie is part of the tourist office of Les Contamines Montjoie. It is located at 18 Route de Notre Dame de la Gorge 74170 Les Contamines Montjoie, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Les Contamines Montjoie ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address https://www.lescontamines.com/ete/webcams.

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Les Contamines Montjoie ?

You can find the latest weather report for Les Contamines Montjoie station at https://meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-france/les-contamines-montjoie/74170.

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Les Contamines Montjoie ?

In Les Contamines Montjoie, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Les Contamines Montjoie ?

Yes, it is at the address 18 a Route de Notre Dame de la Gorge, 74170 Les Contamines Montjoie, France.

What is skidata.io’s opinion about Les Contamines Montjoie?

In the end, skidata.io gives the resort of Les Contamines Montjoie an average rating of 7.85, which puts it in the 44th place in France. Its strong points are: the charm of the resort, its size compared to its price, the average snow coverage.

Map of the ski slopes of Contamines – Montjoie

Les Contamines Montjoie - Ski slopes map
Les Contamines Montjoie – Ski slopes map
Les Contamines - Map of the slopes back to the village
Les Contamines – Map of the trails back to the village
Les Contamines - Nordic ski area map
Les Contamines – Nordic ski area map
Les Contamines - Map of the valley
Les Contamines – Map of the valley

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Translated from the french original version : https://skidata.io/station/les-contamines-montjoie/?rand=9113

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