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LES HOUCHES SKI RESORT

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Discover the ski area of Les Houches…

Skiing in Les Houches offers picturesque surroundings with 360-degree views of the majestic Mont Blanc.  Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy plentiful tree-lined ski runs ranging from beginner to advanced.

Intermediates are well catered for with a large number of blue and red runs, whilst advanced skiers will enjoy tackling the famous Kandahar International World Cup slope along with the abundant untouched off-piste terrain.

There are 2 short, gentle beginner slopes at the top of both the Prarion and the Bellevue cable cars.  The more gentle and longer of these two green runs is situated at the top of Bellevue lift and only minutes from Cold Fusion Chalet Bellevue.

The Les Houches ski area benefits from being well-sheltered and with so many tree-lined runs, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy fantastic conditions and visibility whatever the weather.

There are many piste-side restaurants and bars to be enjoyed during a well-deserved break from skiing, offering lots of charm and tasty food and drinks. The descent can also be made on the St Gervais side to a mountain restaurant “La Tanniere” or to St Gervais town itself where you can get the train back up the top of the Les Houches mountain.

GALLERY
RESORT INFO

Les Houches:

Resort Altitude: 950m – 1900m

Highest Ski Lift: Crozat, Col de Voza & Kandhaha 1900m

Green Runs: 4 runs in Les Houches

Blue Runs: 6 runs in Les Houches

Red Runs: 12 runs in Les Houches

Black Runs: 2 runs including the international world cup slope in Les Houches

Total KM of Slopes: 55km in Les Houches

KM from Geneva Airport: 93km

Opening and closing dates:  6th December – 19th April

Click here to view the Les Houches – Mont Blanc Video

Other mountains accessible from Les Houches:

  • The Grands Montets (1235 m – 3300 m)

The Grands Montets is primarily an advanced mountain with wide, open spaces, long vertical and exhilarating steep terrain. The pistes are spread over three mountainsides; the Argentiere glacier, Lognan and the Pendant. This north-facing mountain offers excellent skiing conditions throughout the season from November until May. The ski runs adjacent to the glacier are truly spectacular and not to be missed. For freestyle skiers and snowboarders, there is a snowpark and bordercross, while fans of the off-piste will be in their element. It is possible to ski back to resort on the Pierre a Ric piste.

Click here for Grands Montets Video 

  • Brévent / Flégère (1030 m – 2525 m)

56 km of pistes
32 pistes including: 7 black pistes, 7 red, 13 blue and 1 green

Only 300m from the Cold Fusion Chalets, the ski area of Brevent-Flegere offers panoramic skiing for all abilities. Linked by a cable-car since 1997, these two ski areas offer south-facing slopes with a large variety of pistes overlooking the Mont Blanc Massif. Skiers can top up their tans in one of the many outdoor cafés, all boasting one of the most outstanding panoramas in the Alps. In good conditions, it is possible to ski back to resort from either mountain.

Click here for Brevent & Flegere Video 

  • Le Domaine de Balme / Le Tour (1453 m – 2270 m)

29 km of pistes
20 pistes including: 8 red and 11 blue

Le Domaine de Balme is the best mountain for intermediate and beginner skiers and snowboarders. On the Charamillon side of the mountain, there is an abundance of wide open, gentle slopes overlooking the full length of the Chamonix valley. On the Vallorcine side of the mountain on the border of Switzerland, skiers can enjoy beautiful tree-lined pistes of varying difficulty. It is possible to ski back to resort from either side of the mountain. At the foot of the mountain, the sunny La Vormaine pistes are perfect for beginners with 3 drag lifts for different abilities.

Click here for Le Domaine de Balme Video.

Montenvers Train – Chamonix – Video

PISTE MAP

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SKI PASSES

Les Houches Ski Pass Prices – (Covers Les Houches ski area only):

Recommended Ski passes for mini-break:
3 days £115.00

4 days £150.00

5 days £184.00

Recommended Ski passes week long breaks:
6 days £204.00

7 days £237.00

8 Days £268.00

Recommended Ski passes for 2 week breaks:
13 days £428.00

14 days £460.00

15 days £492.00

Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass Prices – (Covers all 5 mountains including Les Houches, 4 mountains in the Chamonix valley and the famous Aiguille du Midi):

Recommended Ski passes for mini-break:
3 days £176.00

4 days £216.00

5 days £264.00

Recommended Ski passes week long breaks:
6 days £287.00

7 days £320.00

8 Days £352.00

Recommended Ski passes for 2 week breaks:
13 days £516.00

14 days £549.00

15 days £582.00

What’s Included – Ski Passes

* All the above prices include the additional 3 euro charge for the hands free badge.

Les Houches Ski Pass:

Whole ski area of Les Houches

Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass:
Beginner ares: La Vormaine, Les Chosalets, Le Savoy, Les Planards
Ski Domains of Le Tour, Les Grands Montets, La Flégère and Le Brévent
Unlimited access to the Aiguille du Midi cable-cars + return from the Vallée Blanche by gondola & Montenvers railway

  • Les Houches (Additional ski area within the Chamonix Valley)
  • Italian ski resort of Courmayeur
  • Swiss ski resort of Verbier (for skipasses of 6 days or longer)

For any further information contact La Compagnie du Mont-Blanc:

Phone: (33) 04 50 53 14 14 Fax: (33) 04 50 53 92 44

EQUIPMENT HIRE
Days 1/2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ski Hire
Standard Skis & Bindings Only 19 23 41 61 78 95 110 110
Standard Skis, Bindings & Boots 24 32 57 79 106 129 150 150
Premium Skis & Bindings Only 23 29 51 75 97 118 137 137
Premium Skis, Bindings & Boots 27 37 66 96 124 150 176 176
Days 1/2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Snowboard Hire
Snowboard & Bindings Only 23 29 51 75 97 118 137 137
Snowboard, Bindings & Boots 27 37 66 96 124 150 176 176

* 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 HOUCHES

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Explore the Les Houches & Chamonix valley 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 Houches 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.

2.5 Hours (morning only 09:30 – 12:00): £114

Half day:  £156

Full Day: £286

Mountain Guides  – Off-piste & Glacier Guiding:

Half Day: £192

Full Day: £320

Group Lessons: Beginner or Intermediates (Monday – Friday)

5 Consecutive Half Day lessons: £133

5 Consecutive Full Day lessons: £207

6 Consecutive Half Day lessons: £140

6 Consecutive Full Day lessons: £235

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)

Advanced Ski & Snowboard Courses

In Conjunction with the ESF ski school in Chamonix, our Les Houches guests can book the below off-piste experiences:

Vallée Blanche (for good to expert skiers and snowboarders)

A must do in Chamonix during the winter season, this is a famous off piste run with breathtaking scenery down glacier terrain.
ARVA and harness provided.

Group Price (maximum of 8 people per group): £90

Private Group Price (1-6 people): £301

Mont Blanc Ski Discovery (for good to expert skiers and snowboarders)

Off-piste skiing just as you have dreamed it!

An exceptional programme to ski the best of the Mont Blanc Massif. Discover the most beautiful off-piste runs in the Chamonix Valley, the Val d’Aosta (Italy) and Valais (Switzerland).

The course consists of a varied programme with an optimal quality of snow depending on the conditions at the time.

You’re a good skier or snowboarder and you want to learn or perfect your off-piste? Enjoy the advice of ESF instructors and follow their guides. Ski: Les Grands Montets, Le Tour, Courmayeur, Glacier Toule … and make tracks in fresh powder.

No more queues! Priority access to the ski lifts, cable cars pre-booked – with this course you will get maximum ski time without any loss of time.

Prices:

1 day (09:00 – 16:30): £86

3 days (09:00 – 16:30): £232

Ski & Snowboard Partner Companies:

Cold Fusion Chalets are the preferred accommodation provider for the following advanced ski & snowboard schools in Chamonix:

Mcnab Snowsports   – Neil McNab is one of the Worlds leading Backcountry Snowboard and Splitboard Guides with over 20 years experience as a Professional Freeride Snowboarder.

StentifordSnowboarding  – James Stentiford is one of the most experienced and successful snowboarders in the UK, offering backcountry and splitboard weeks designed to develop your mountain awareness and inspire your riding.

All Mountain Performance – Off piste ski courses & private lessons with elite ski teacher Mark Gear.

OUR LES HOUCHES CHALET…

CHALET BELLEVUE – LES HOUCHES

CHALET BELLEVUE

SLEEPS 10 – A beautifully renovated French alpine farmhouse with spacious living areas and luxurious bedrooms, a true mountain retreat in a great location.

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