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LES CONTAMINES SKI RESORT

EVASION SKI AREA - LES CONTAMINES

Les Contamines-Montjoie – the jewel in the crown of the Pays du Mont Blanc ski area. If you are tired of the characterless purpose-built ski resort then you will love Les Contamines. This is an ancient farming community with traditional architecture and mountain ways but with the well-oiled infrastructure of a serious ski resort.

Les Contamines has a permanent population of more than 1200 residents and as a result it has a proper community feel and many of the people you will come into contact with during your stay with us will be locals – whether it be the lift operators, ski instructors, shop keepers, or restaurateurs. As a result, like us, they are proud of their village and will want you to have a great holiday.

At an altitude of 1164m and nestled under the Mont-Blanc massif, Les Contamines-Montjoie lies at the end of a secret valley beyond the beautiful spa town of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and only 20 minutes from the A40 motorway.

This vibrant village has 2 beautiful baroque churches which are open to visitors. 5500 hectares of alpine terrain has been designed for Nature Reserve – daily guided walks are available to discover the fauna and flora.

The Tourist Office issues a weekly program of events – available in the chalet – which includes a welcome drink in the village centre as well as details of the many events which the village hosts – World Cup of Ski and Boarding Competitions, Night time cross country skiing, Children’s races and activities for non-skiers

There is a helpful Tourist Office, post office, ATM’s, a couple of small supermarkets, plus souvenir and gift shops.

There is a traditional weekly market and of course a pharmacy and a medial centre which are open daily.

SNOW SURE…..

Whilst many theories abound the smart money is on its close proximity to the Mont Blanc massif which means that the resort has a micro climate giving it lots of snow !

Other reasons include the direction of the pistes themselves as the Les Contamines bowl is predominantly North and East facing. With low winter sun this means that whilst it is often beautifully sunny the angle at which the sun hits the slopes ensure no harm is done.

Another benefit is that much of the ski area is on summer pasture land so there are not many rocks and even a relatively small amount of snow gives a good base.

All in all, including the extensive infrastructure of artificial snow makers combined with considerable piste management, this relatively low resort (1200 to 2500 meters) has a deserved reputation for exceptional snow cover and plenty of sunshine from December to late April.

So, whilst many of larger and better known resorts are struggling in poor snow years, Les Contamines never has this problem.

GALLERY
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RESORT INFO

220 slopes with an extensive snowmaking system with 850 snow guns to guarantee plenty of good-quality snow throughout the season.

With one single pass, you can ride on 6 different resorts: Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, Megève -Rochebrune-Côte 2000, Les Contamines -Hauteluce, Jaillet -Combloux, La Giettaz. The 46 green slopes, 63 blue slopes, 85 red slopes and 33 black slopes which gives you plenty of options whatever your ski level is.

PISTE MAP

SKI PASS

Ski Pass Prices

Les Contamines

Includes: Les Contamines Ski Area Only

Recommended Ski passes for mini-break:
3 days £108

4 days £140

5 days £170

Recommended Ski passes week long breaks:
6 days £195

7 days £220

8 Days £244

Recommended Ski passes for 2 week breaks:
13 days £371

14 days £396

15 days £421

Evasion Ski Pass

Includes: Les Contamines -Hauteluce, Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, Megève -Rochebrune-Côte 2000, Jaillet -Combloux & La Giettaz
Recommended Ski passes for mini-break:
3 days £125

4 days £159

5 days £201

Recommended Ski passes week long breaks:
6 days £225

7 days £256

8 Days £286

Recommended Ski passes for 2 week breaks:
13 days £434

14 days £463

15 days £492

* All the above prices include the additional 2 euro charge for the hands free badge.

EQUIPMENT HIRE
Days 1/2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ski Hire
Standard Skis & Bindings Only 18 24 47 67 86 107 120 120
Standard Skis, Bindings & Boots 22 29 58 84 107 132 148 148
Premium Skis & Bindings Only 21 28 56 81 103 128 139 139
Premium Skis, Bindings & Boots 25 34 67 97 124 153 167 167
Days 1/2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Snowboard Hire
Snowboard & Bindings Only 15 20 39 57 72 89 101 101
Snowboard, Bindings & Boots 19 25 50 73 93 115 129 129

* Standard ski rental is reccommened for guests of a beginner to good intermediate level.

* Premium ski rental is recommended for guests of a good intermediate to advanced level. Off-piste and technical skis are included in this category.

LESSONS

Les Contamines – Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Explore Les Contamines with ski lessons, snowboarding lessons, dog sledging, off piste skiing, Vallee Blanche and many other activities only available in the shadow of Mont Blanc.

In Les Contamines we work with ESF ski school offering private and group ski and snowboard lessons as well as off-piste courses and all winter activities.

ESF Ski & Snowboard School:

Private Lessons

Private lessons offer you the opportunity to tailor your time. You set the objectives and our instructors will help you to achieve them. They are also perfect if you’re not keen on group lessons or maybe you prefer being guided around the mountain whilst getting some technical advice and priority in the lift queues.

1 Hours: £42

2 Hour:  £84

Group Lessons: Beginner or Intermediates

5 Consecutive half-day lessons (mornings): £145

How to choose a course for your ability:
Class 1 – I have never skied.
Class 2 – I have skied more than a week. I do elementary turns.
Class 3 – I am a good skier. I can ski under control on all red pistes.
Class 4 – I am a very good skier. I ski all terrains, different snow conditions, black slopes or off – piste.

PLEASE NOTE – When booking group ski lessons please e-mail us with an idea of your ability / class so we can book you onto the correct course.
(info@coldfusionchalets.co.uk)

OUR CHAMONIX CHALETS…

LES CONTAMINES

THE RETREAT

Sleeps 13

*New for Winter 2019*

Luxury ski chalet located in the extensive ski area of Evasion Mont Blanc. (450km pistes)

Les Contamines -Hauteluce,Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, Megève -Rochebrune-Côte 2000,  Jaillet -Combloux & La Giettaz.

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