The slopes

  • Extent 2 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 1 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 2 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 5 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 1 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Chamonix Valley

Key facts

Resort1010 m
Slopes1035-3840 m
Lifts42
Pistes115 km
Price index105

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Les Houches

France

Houches CG

The upside

  • Pleasant village atmosphere
  • Easy access, excellent for short breaks
  • Stunning views
  • Lots of treelined runs; best place in the valley for poor weather days
  • Varied slopes suit all levels

The downside

  • Many slow, old lifts, queue-prone at times
  • Not covered by the standard Chamonix lift pass
  • Some accommodation distant from the main lifts
  • Nightlife generally quiet

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News – 2016/17

A mile out of Les Houches on the way to Chamonix, the new RockyPop hotel opened, offering ‘a new hotel concept at amazingly low prices; fun, lively decor, lots of games and communal dining’. Up the valley, on the Brévent sector of Chamonix, the slow Parsa quad chair, serving easy blue and green runs at mid-mountain, was replaced by a fast six-pack.

Summary

Les Houches is a quiet, pleasant village at the entrance to the Chamonix valley – well-positioned for exploring the region and great for short breaks. The resort has an old core with a pretty church, but modern developments in chalet style have spread along the road at the foot of the slopes, with the result that some of them are quite a walk from the lifts. The slopes amount to the biggest single area in the valley, with varied treelined runs that make the best place to go when bad weather closes the other areas. A funicular links them with the old spa town of St-Gervais, and beyond to the slopes shared with Mêgeve.

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The slopes

  • Extent 2 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 1 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 2 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 5 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 1 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Chamonix Valley

Key facts

Resort1010 m
Slopes1035-3840 m
Lifts42
Pistes115 km
Price index105

Linked resorts