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Les Houches

Les Houches, a village in the Chamonix valley

The village of Les Houches is located at 1000 to 1900m of altitude, in one of the most prestigious sites of the Alps: the Mont Blanc massif. And even if it is 5km from the Ski capital of the worldChamonix has preserved its natural and built heritage and offers an exceptional welcome in this mountain village. It offers a striking panorama on the Mont Blanc.

A variety ofaccommodations is available in the resort of Les Houches. Apartments, chalets and hotels are waiting to be rented for a weekend or a week. Indeed, Les Houches are best known for their family stays, labelled «  Family Plus « . Daycare centers, adapted activities, personalized reception, promotional rates animations multiple are all available. We do everything for a welcome in the best conditions.

The only  » world cup  » approved track in Haute Savoie

The Green of Houches is a black run, with a strong character, of more than 800m of difference in height with a lot of technical passages like the break and the gouletThere are numerous ground movements and steep walls up to the « road jump ». It is also called Noire du KandaharA serious and technical black, often in the shade. It has become a mythical track and the only track in Haute Savoie approved « World Cup for Men ».

A large choice of tracks, all levels

For those who don’t like to take too many risksLes Houches has more accessible slopes like the blue ones of theAbbeyof the Cha and the Chamois, wide and hilly trails in the middle of the forest and in the afternoon sun. The Aillouds is a nice long trail with some ground movement, ideal for progressing.

Beginners are also spoiled with this superb domain set up at the top of the Prarion cable car. They train in the sun while enjoying the beautiful view on theenfilade of the Aiguilles de Chamonix. A ski course is available in the resort of Les Houches. The resort of Les Houches also has a kindergarten for the little ones. In fact, this type of structure is not common in the valley and therefore to be discovered.

Les Houches ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Les Houches
Commune Les Houches
Massif Mont Blanc Massif
Department Haute-Savoie
Mountain Northern Alps
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 55
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 150
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Connected station(s) Servoz, Chamonix, Argentière, Vallorcine
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 990
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 900
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 445
Total height of the domain (in m) 910
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 30
🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿
Number of green runs 1
Number of blue runs 11
Number of red trails 14
Number of black runs 4
Total number of downhill ski trails 30
🚡 Ski lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 5
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 1
Detachable Chairlifts 7
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 2
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 15
🌲 Nordic area 🌲
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 2
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 3
🏘️ Services in the station 🏘️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa : No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 2900
Slogan of the station Lead the way
🚆 Access to the station 🚆
Nearest train station: Des houches
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 613
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 45 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 262 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 110 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 60 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 750 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 950 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 494 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 2 102 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 4 750 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 5 850 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 285 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 585 000 €
📊 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 price of the stay / 10 7
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 6
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 7
🎓 Station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 7,0
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 130th position out of 232 stations in France

Les Houches in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Les Houches ?

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

Luge Sledding : this activity is perfect to spend time with friends or family. It will allow you to enjoy unique and original sliding sensations in complete safety on the resort’s reserved slopes.

Ice climbing This activity gives you the opportunity to climb a frozen stream. You can enjoy all the pleasures of climbing and admire a unique view of the surroundings.

Snowboard Snowboarding : this activity is perfect for people looking for thrills. You will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the relief of the station, you can go down the slopes at full speed.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort. You can admire its different landscapes, its fauna and flora.

  • What are the activities in summer in the resort of Les Houches ?

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

Tennis This activity is open to all and allows professionals and amateurs alike to play tennis. You learn and play tennis while enjoying an incredible view.

Trial This station has marked courses for all levels so that all caterers can practice safely.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity will allow you to take full advantage of the relief of the resort in summer. You will have the opportunity to ride down the slopes and to have a great time. In addition the resort of Les Houches has a Bike Park for more fun.

Hiking This activity will allow you to fully enjoy the landscapes of the resort and its surroundings. You can explore and admire its flora.

  • What to visit in Les Houches and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Les Houches, we can mention : The Park of Merlet, The Great North Balcony: Bellevue-Prarion, the Statue of Christ the King, The Gorges of the Diosaz, St. John the Baptist Church.

  • Where to eat in Les Houches ?

The resort of Les Houches offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention : The Wine Factory, The Delice, the Kitsch Inn.

  • Where to sleep in Les Houches ?

Les Houches offers a number of different accommodations such as the RockyPop Hotel, Hotel Les Campanules, the Chalet Hotel du Bois.

  • What is the size of the Les Houches ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Les Houches has a size of 150 kilometers, divided into 30 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures 3.3 kilometers. It also has 3 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Les Houches?

This area has an altitude between 990 meters and 1900 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Les Houches ski pass?

Their packages start at 45 euros per day.

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

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 750 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 950 euros.

  • Does the resort of Les Houches have a bike park ?

Yes it has a Bike Park which measures 3 kilometers and has 3 trails, the longest of which measures 0.8 kilometers.

  • How to get to Les Houches by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the station of Les Houches. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Les Houches ?

The postal code of Les Houches is 74310.

  • In which department is located the resort of Les Houches ?

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

  • Does the resort of Les Houches have a tourist office ?

The resort of Les Houches is part of the tourist office Les Houches. It is located at Place de la Mairie B.P 9, 74310 Les Houches, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Les Houches ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

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

You can find the latest weather report from Les Houches station at

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

In Les Houches, the 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 Houches ?

Yes, it is at 108 Place du Prarion, 74310 Les Houches France.

What is’s opinion on Les Houches?

In the end, gives the resort of Les Houches an average rating of 7, which puts it in the 116th place in France. Its strong points are: the average snow coverage, the size of the domain compared to the price, the cost of a stay.

Les Houches ski map

ski map les houches saint gervais
Map of the slopes of Les Houches and Saint-Gervais in the Chamonix area


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