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Les Houches is one of the best ski resorts for all ski & snowboard abilities .  It has amazing beginners ski areas at high altitude guaranteeing good snow conditions and amazing views, along with the famous downhill ski run the Kandahar to push anyones abilities.  There is something for everyone in this resort!


The ski area of Les Houches extends from an altitude of 950m to 1900m and from the summit you have a spectacular 360° view of the Mont Blanc massif. There are two main cable cars in the village, Bellevue and the Prarion, taking you up to the pistes at the top. You can see half of the pistes as you descend the valley towards Les Houches, but the other half are over the other side of the mountain, leading down towards Saint Gervais (although you can’t reach the town via the pistes).

Les Houches is lovely for building confidence and advanced skiers will definitely want to try the black Kandahar run! There are green slopes at the top of the Bellevue and Prarion lifts, so that groups of mixed abilities can still head up the mountain together and once you progress to the blues you’ll find that these pistes are usually quieter than other beginners’ areas in the Chamonix valley. A lot of the reds are wide, making them great for improving your technique without feeling too much pressure. There are some marked out snowshoeing and cross-country ski tracks in Les Houches as well, so it’s the perfect destination if there are non-skiers in your group for a day out with something for everyone.

The black Kandahar piste plays host every two years to the World Downhill Ski Championships, which combine downhill and slalom skiing, making the competition one of the most prestigious in the world. Les Houches also hosts free night skiing every Thursday at the Piste du Tourchet on Avenue des Alpages.

Les Houches is also very proud of its privately owned mountain restaurants and refuge huts. They are nearly all family-run so there is excellent variety and as well as serving superb food and wine they all have individual charm.


Click on the resort logos below to find in depth information about each Chamonix ski area.

Click for details about Les Houches Ski Area

Chamonix Valley Ski Areas:

Click for details about Grands Montets Ski Area
Click for details about Brevent Ski Area
Click for details about Flegere Ski Area
Click for details about Balm Ski Area


Click for details about Courmayeur
Click for details about Evasion Ski Area
Click for details about Verbier
Chamonix Piste Map

Chamonix – Ski Pass Prices

Chamonix Ski Pass
Covers 4 mountains in the Chamonix area.

Recommended Ski passes for mini-break:
3 days – £148.00
4 days – £191.00
5 days – £235.00

Recommended Ski passes week long breaks:
6 days – £258.00
7 days – £292.00
8 Days – £326.00

Recommended Ski passes for 2 week breaks:
13 days – £498.00
14 days – £532.00
15 days – £566.00

Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass

Covers all 5 mountains in the Chamonix area including L’Aiguille du Midi

Recommended Ski passes for mini-break:
3 days – £185.00
4 days – £236.00
5 days – £281.00

Recommended Ski passes week long breaks:
6 days – £306.00
7 days – £340.00
8 Days – £375.00

Recommended Ski passes for 2 week breaks:
13 days – £546.00
14 days – £580.00
15 days – £614.00

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

Chamonix – Ski Pass Details

Chamonix Ski Pass
Beginner Ski Areas: La Vormaine, LesChosalets, Le Savoy, Les Planards
Ski Domains of Le Tour, Les Grands Montets (excluding top ticket), La Flégère and Le Brévent,

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

Other ski areas also included on the Mont Blanc Ski Pass:

  • Les Houches (Additional ski area within the Chamonix Valley)
  • Italian ski resort of Courmayeur
  • Evasion Ski Area including Megeve, St Gervais & Les Contamines (for skipasses of 2 days or longer)
  • 50% off Swiss ski resort of Verbier (for skipasses of 6 days or longer)

For any further information contact Compagnie du Mont-Blanc:
Phone: (33) 04 50 53 14 14 Fax: (33) 04 50 53 92 44

Standard Skis & Bindings Only152239587590105119
Standard Skis, Bindings & Boots23336190116139162185
Premium Skis & Bindings Only1927497293112130148
Premium Skis, Bindings & Boots263870104134161187213
Snowboard & Bindings Only152040587691106119
Bindings & Boots

If you wish to book your ski hire directly with the ski hire shop please click the below link to Sanglard for an online quote:

CHAMONIX – Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Explore the 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 Chamonix we work with ESF ski school offering private and group ski and snowboard lessons as well as off-piste courses and all winter activities.


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 Hours: £118
Half day:  £173
Full Day: £334

5 Consecutive half-day lessons (mornings): £172

How to choose a course for your ability:
Beginner Group Lessons – I have never skied.
Class 1 – I have skied more than a week. I do elementary turns.
Class 2 – I am a good skier. I can ski under control on all red pistes.
Class 3 – 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.


VALLEE BLANCHE (for good to expert skiers and snowboarders)
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.

1 day (09:00 – 16:30): £86
3 days (09:00 – 16:30): £232

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.

Chamonix Ski Hire


Our ski chalets are carefully picked to ensure maximum comfort during your stay with Cold Fusion…

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