Skiing in Les Houches

Country: France

In a nutshell: A quiet resort in the Chamonix valley with relaxed skiing in a gorgeous setting

We like:

  • The pretty traditional village
  • The resort organises lots of events for families throughout the season
  • Easy access to the rest of the Chamonix valley for skiers wanting to explore more and find more challenging skiing
  • Stunning mountain scenery and views of Mont Blanc
  • Short transfer from Geneva means it’s a great option for ski weekends

We don’t like:

  • Low altitude can mean unreliable snow cover in a bad snow year
  • Limited challenges for advanced skier, but the extreme skiing Mecca of Chamonix is on the doorstep
  • Apres-ski is quiet and low key. Party animals are better suited to Chamonix

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,000m
  • Highest lift: 1,900m
  • Lowest piste: 1,000m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Geneva – 1h
  • Number of lifts:
    • Les Houches 18
    • Chamonix-Mont Blanc: 72
  • Number of runs
    • Les Houches
      • Green: 2
      • Blue: 6
      • Red: 12
      • Black: 2
    • Chamonix Mont-Blanc
      • Easy: 51
      • Intermediate: 190
      • Difficult: 21

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Family friendly
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for non-skiers

RESORT DESCRIPTION

A Les Houches ski holiday is a laid-back and relaxed affair, especially when compared to its more famous neighbor of Chamonix further up the valley. However it has access to the same extensive skiing for skiers who purchase the full Chamonix-Mont Blanc ski pass.

The skiing in Les Houches is all below the treeline, so has the best skiing in the valley when the weather closes in. The skiing in Les Houches best suited to beginners and intermediates, with the relaxed atmosphere in the village and high quality ski schools making it a great place to learn to ski. Intermediates will love the the cruisy treelined runs, and options to explore more skiing further up the valley.

There is some challenging skiing for advanced skiers, such as the world cup Kandahar run, but a Les Houches ski holiday for experts will appeal to those wanting to explore the world-famous extreme skiing in Chamonix from a quiet and relaxed village base.

The pretty resort is a year-round living village, so a very different experience to the purpose build ski resorts elsewhere in France. There are a number of shops, bars and restaurants, but skiers wanting lively apres-ski are better off staying in Chamonix

CGH Résidences & Spas Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche

Les Houches, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for non-skiers

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Maeva Particuliers Les Houches Balcons d'Anaïte

Les Houches, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for non-skiers

Accommodation highlights

    Les Granges d'en Haut

    Les Houches, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Family friendly
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for non-skiers

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Hot tub
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    RockyPop Hotel (Portes de Chamonix)

    Les Houches, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Family friendly
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for non-skiers

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar

    Hotel Du Bois

    Les Houches, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Family friendly
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for non-skiers

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Sauna

    Chalet Hotel Les Campanules

    Les Houches, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Family friendly
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for non-skiers

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Spa & wellness
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Hôtel Chris-tal

    Les Houches, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Family friendly
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for non-skiers

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Sauna

    Les Chalets du Bonheur

    Les Houches, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Family friendly
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for non-skiers

    Accommodation highlights

      Chalet Heron

      Les Houches, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Family friendly
      • Traditional charm
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for non-skiers

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi

      Chalet Aristide

      Les Houches, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Family friendly
      • Traditional charm
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for non-skiers

      Accommodation highlights

        Chalet Emile

        Les Houches, France

        nights
        Room Only
        FROM£0 per person

        Resort highlights

        • Family friendly
        • Traditional charm
        • Great for beginners
        • Great for intermediates
        • Great for non-skiers

        Accommodation highlights

          Chambres d'Hôtes A L'Orée du Bois

          Les Houches, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • Traditional charm
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for non-skiers

          Accommodation highlights

            Chalet 4C

            Les Houches, France

            nights
            Room Only
            FROM£0 per person

            Resort highlights

            • Family friendly
            • Traditional charm
            • Great for beginners
            • Great for intermediates
            • Great for non-skiers

            Accommodation highlights

            • Free WiFi
            • Hot tub

            Les Chalets Elena

            Les Houches, France

            nights
            Room Only
            FROM£0 per person

            Resort highlights

            • Family friendly
            • Traditional charm
            • Great for beginners
            • Great for intermediates
            • Great for non-skiers

            Accommodation highlights

            • Free WiFi
            • Swimming pool
            • Spa & wellness
            • Hot tub
            • Sauna
            • Steam room

            Hôtel Les Mélèzes

            Les Houches, France

            nights
            Room Only
            FROM£0 per person

            Resort highlights

            • Family friendly
            • Traditional charm
            • Great for beginners
            • Great for intermediates
            • Great for non-skiers

            Accommodation highlights

            • Free WiFi

            Le Saint Antoine

            Les Houches, France

            nights
            Room Only
            FROM£0 per person

            Resort highlights

            • Family friendly
            • Traditional charm
            • Great for beginners
            • Great for intermediates
            • Great for non-skiers

            Accommodation highlights

            • Free WiFi
            • Spa & wellness
            • Restaurant
            • Hot tub
            • Bar
            • Sauna
            • Steam room
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