Le Prarion, Les Houches - Photo : Pierre Raphoz

Les Houches

A family resort

About Les Houches

The village resort of Les Houches is under a ten minute drive from Chamonix. Situated at an altitude of 1000 metres and sitting at the foot of Mont-Blanc (4807m), Les Houches offers an exceptional panorama of the peaks surrounding Chamonix. The village is made up of a number of hamlets, with oratories, chapels, farms and good scope for renovation projects. The resort has an expansive ski area with a wide range of tree-lined runs served by 2 main lifts at Bellevue and Prarion. It has a good beginners' area with snow tubing and snowpark, plenty of blues and reds and is home to the legendary Kandahar run. Snow shoeing and cross-country ski-ing are also on offer. Les Houches has a good choice of hotels and restaurants, sports shops, 2 supermarkets, cinema, indoor climbing wall, church, school and its own ice-rink. In summer, there is a lake, outdoor climbing wall, tennis courts and children's playpark. Beautiful walks are accessible both from the village and from the cable cars as is rack and pinion Tramway du Mont Blanc.

The Les Houches ski area extends from an altitude of 1,000m to 1,860m and from the summit you have spectacular 360° views of Mont-Blanc and its nearby summits. The area will suit all abilities especially beginners and intermediates with its meandering pistes through the forests. The more advanced can sample some of the best powder tree skiing in the Chamonix Valley. 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 all have individual charm. Les Houches also boasts the World Cup downhill run Le Kandahar on the area's only black run "La Verte".

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More Information On Les Houches

For further information about the resort please visit www.leshouches.com .

Les Houches at a glance

  • Resort height: 1000m
  • Highest lift: 1860m
  • No. of lifts: 15
  • No. of pistes: 25
  • Total piste length: 55km
  • Snow
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding
  • Off piste
  • Après-ski
  • Non skiers


We currently have 14 apartments available in this resort.
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We currently have 5 chalets available in this resort.
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