Closed
Season Start/End: 12/20 - 4/19
Elevation
:
3280ft - 6233ft
Trails
:
17%| 25%| 50%| 8%
Lifts
:
19
Lift Tickets
:
from €31.00 to €41.00
Complete list of skipass prices

30°F

Weather

Forecast

0"

Snowfall

12"

Snow Depth

Snow Report
Les Houches webcams
webcams
+
Les Houches Trail Map
Trail Map
+
Les Houches, Chamonix Valley
+

The ski resort of 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 family resort, made up of a string of traditional mountain hamlets and a beautiful ski area offers everything a traditional mountain holiday should. 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. 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 that of 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. - Try out Speed-riding in Les Houches under the guidance of Absolute Chamonix, the ESF (French ski school' or ‘Ailes de Chamonix (Wings of Chamonix)' 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. - Farm visits in Saint Bernard and trips to a goat farm for animal lovers. - 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. To find a place for the kids to spend their holiday is a key factor in ensuring the success of any mountain ski holiday with the family. The team in Les Houches offers child care and kids clubs for children of all ages. All the available programs pack the kid's days full of activities making sure that parents can make the most of their stay. - The Kids Club ‘ Les Chavants' is for children aged 18 months up to 10 years. - The Crèche in Les Houches is for children aged 3 months to 3 years old. The highlight in Les Houches; a run down the legendary "Verte des Houches"! Along with the ‘Oreiller-Killy' ski run in Val d'Isère, the Verte des Houches is one of only two men's world cup downhill's in France. Amongst racers it is regarded as one of the most beautiful yet most highly challenging, what with its mythical sections including “La Cassure (The Break)", the "Rocher Blanc (White Rock)", the "Goulet", and the "Schuss Battendier". No visit to Les Houches would be complete for any budding intermediate to expert skier without trying it out!

Elevation

  • 6233ft
    Summit
  • 2952ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3280ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 5
  • 0
  • 10
  • 19
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    17%

  • Intermediate Runs

    25%

  • Advanced Runs

    50%

  • Expert Runs

    8%

  • Runs

    24

  • KM Pistes

    34 MILES

  • Longest Run

    2 MILES

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/20/2014
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/19/2015

Les Houches Reviews

  • chrisleeks


    • 3
    17th January 2010

    Full review

      We have just returned from Les Houches with a mixed ability group. Our beginners liked the safe training area at the top...
     
  • zinstia2008


    • 3
    25th September 2009

    Full review

      Was my first trip to the Alps. Great little mountain with easy access to Chamonix. Skiiing was great although the excessive fog...
     
?

Been to Les Houches?

Let other users know what you think by submitting a review!

Tourist Office

Common Misspellings

  • houche, houches, Les Hoches, Les Hocheys, Les Hochez, Les Hochies, Les Hoochis, Les Houchies, Les Houshes, Les Huchas, Les Huches

Advertisement

Powder alert in Les Houches

0 INCHES
Past 24 Hours
Never miss another Powder Alert! Sign up now!

Advertisement

Advertisement