|ski area:||Chamonix Valley|
|height at summit:||1900m (les houches)
|marked runs:||55km (les houches)
|rail:||station in les houches|
Just 6km from Chamonix town lies the pretty village of Les Houches and its hamlets. In the heart of the Mont Blanc region, Les Houches is an excellent base for a winter or summer stay in the Chamonix Valley - close enough to the action, but with a traditional village atmosphere.
Views and scenery are stunning.
Les Houches has two gondolas which access the local ski area - the Prarion and the Bellevue. The ski area extends from an altitude of 950m to 1900m. From the summit one has a spectacular 360° view of the Mont-Blanc massif. And with 55 km of slopes meandering through the forests, you will discover the real pleasures of skiing.
Les Houches is a regular venue on the FIS World Cup circuit.
The Les Houches ski area is also one of the areas covered by the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass, allowing you to ski pretty much everywhere in the Chamonix Valley, and also Courmayeur and Verbier.
A great summer holiday destination with a great choice of things to do and see.
Visitors from all over the world come to take in the spectacular views and scenery, and to try the wealth of activities available. It is a good base from which to explore the area - places worth a visit include Annecy (the principal town of Haute Savoie), Geneva, Yvoire and Evian on Lake Geneva.
Winter activities include:
Summer activities include:
|Eating out:||excellent choice of eating places in the whole valley. Typical savoyard menus, chinese, mexican, indian, the choice is endless.|
|Apres ski:||good choice of bars, with tempting happy hour prices.|
|Non skiers:||Chamonix is one of the most visited towns in France - both winter and summer.|