Les Contamines Ski Resort

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Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Freeride powder at Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Freeride powder at Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France
Les Contamines Hauteluce ski resort France

Les Contamines Ski Resort

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Nearby Ski Resorts

Chamonix
Megeve

     Les Contamines Ski Trail Map
  • Les Contamines Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,179m - 2,485m (1,306m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (25)
    4 Gondolas
    8 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to mid-April
    9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 120km
    Longest run - 5km+
    Advanced - 17%
    Intermediate - 50%
    Beginner - 33%

    Evasion Mont Blanc
    400km
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 21/22
    Les Contamines-Hauteluce only
    Adult – €44.40
    Child – €36.50
    Child u/5yr – Free

    Other lift passes valid in the resort include Evasion Mont Blanc & Mont Blanc Unlimited
     Evasion Mont Blanc Ski Trail Map
  • Evasion Mont Blanc Ski Trail Map

Les Contamines - Hauteluce Ski Resort France

Les Contamines - Hauteluce ski resort straddles the Haute Savoie & Savoie in the heart of a massive French Alps skiing region near Mont Blanc. In a quiet valley between Megeve & Chamonix, Les Contamines has 120km of trails plus a lusty skiable vertical of over 1,300m; enough to pique the interest of any self-respecting powder hound. As well as great value local lift passes, anyone with a valid Evasion Mont Blanc or Mont Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass can ski at Les Contamines-Hauteluce as well.

Whilst we slowly build info on the resort, check the terrain out here on the Les Contamines - Hauteluce ski trail map.

Where is Les Contamines France?

The Les Contamines ski resort has two base areas in vastly different locations spanning the Savoie & Haute Savoie regions of the French Alps. The main Les Contamines-Montjoie base is in the Haute Savoie, 20 minutes by road south of the Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, close to Megeve and Chamonix. The closest international airport is Geneva (GVA), only 94km away by road. The other sector in Hauteluce is a relatively quiet Savoie mountain valley of the Savoie, 120km (2hr drive) southeast of Geneva airport via Megeve. The Les Contamines - Montjoie sector is the busier of the two but provides brilliant accessibility to a huge number of nearby ski areas, many of which are linked on the Evasion Mont Blanc lift pass. For more solitude & quiet, choose to stay in the Hauteluce sector.

The train is the recommended mode of travel to the Les Contamines-Montjoie sector as it avoids the chaotic traffic on the nearby valley roads at peak times and helps to POW (Protect Our Winters). From Geneva Airport, catch a train to the main Geneva train station (also called Cornavin) then a connecting service to Annemasse (on the Swiss/French border) before continuing to St Gervais- Le Fayet. The entire train journey should take around 2⅕hr. From the St Gervais- Le Fayet train station, take the route 84 bus to Les Contamines. Up to 9 services run per day.

Search & book here for train tickets to Les Contamines. Buy the bus ticket from the driver.

For Hauteluce, the best option is a rental car. This provides the best flexibility to get to the ski lifts from the local accommodation or other nearby resorts like the fabulous Areches Beaufort.

Anyone with COVID 19 concerns and an aversion to winter driving or public transport, we recommend looking at a private transfer (particularly if in a group of 3 or more people) to get to the region.

Search & book here for all airport transfers to Les Contamines or Hauteluce.

For hints, tips & warnings about getting to French ski resorts in winter, see our Travel in France page.

Les Contamines - Hauteluce Accommodation

Convenient to one of the French Alps most expansive ski resort regions in the Haute Savoie, but also just a little ‘off the beaten track’, the village of Les Contamines-Montjoie is the livelier staging point to ski Les Contamines-Hauteluce. The main ski lift up the mountain is only a short walk from the centre of town. See the Les Contamines-Montjoie village map.

Search & book here for all Les Contamines-Montjoie ski accommodation.

In winter, Hauteluce, the resort’s opposite village across the range in the Savoie, is a far quieter alternative. The village is quaint but not quite convenient to the ski lifts, still 5½km to the Ruelle ski lift base at Belleville. See the Hauteluce village map.

Search & book here for all Hauteluce ski accommodation.

Down valley from Les Contamines - Mont Joie, is St-Gervais-les-Bains. St Gervais has the important railway station nearby, plus is convenient to the Chamonix resorts, as well as the Evasion Mont Blanc lifts & slopes via the Bettex cable car.

Search & book here for all St Gervais ski accommodation.

Ski Rentals, Lessons, Guiding & Services

Ski rentals are available via our local partners in Les Contamines Montjoie. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Les Contamines Ski & Snowboard Rental page.

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If you need a new ski outfit comprising modern jacket, pants, gloves & goggles, Les Contamines is one of the French ski resorts served by our local partner ski clothing rental company, Ski Chic. Order online & your ski outfit is delivered direct to your accommodation at the resort.

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Review

The Powderhounds will review Les Contamines - Hauteluce next season. More information will follow after our visit. Stay tuned for our sparkling repartee, new photos & insights.

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