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Les Contamines Ski Resort Guide

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Les Contamines Ski Resort Guide

Up the mountain early!, Les Contamines photo

Les Contamines

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Aiguille, Les Contamines photo

Les Contamines

Photo credit: Sally Staveley

Aiguille, Les Contamines photo

Les Contamines

Photo credit: Sally Staveley

Les Contamines photo

Les Contamines

Photo credit: Sally Staveley

Slope Stats

  • 2487m

  • 1311m

  • 1176m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:46
  • Snowmaking:40%
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:23.5 km
  • beginner40%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced20%

In the heart of Mont-Blanc area, discover Les Contamines; an authentic village resort of Haute-Savoie. Nestled in a majestic setting, this charming village has become an active tourist attraction through the establishment of a vast and diverse area that offers skiing activities, while conserving its welcoming architecture. Les Contamines is immensely joyful for mountain lovers and board-sport addicts, who are finally united. There are 120 kms of piste at Les Contamines with 24 lifts to service 46 groomed trails. Les Contamines has a snow record on a par with conditions in the higher altitude resorts due to a favourable weather corridor. There are also 2 terrain parks (halfpipe, boardercross, bigairs, rails, tables...) and good slopeside facilities. The Nordic ski area in Les Contamines covers 23.5 kilometres of marked and groomed trails, situated in beautiful alpine surroundings. The area opens at the first sign of snow. An initiation area is reserved for beginners. For those looking to improve their skills and have some fun, head to the Nordic Cross Zone or the Biathlon Zone. The nearest airport to Les Contamines is Geneva.

Travel

  •   15
  •   10

Lifts

  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:24 (4 gondolas, 8 chair lifts, 12 surface lifts)
  •   4
  •   8
  •   12

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Information supplied 6 Feb 2014

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  • Issued:10 Dec
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Today’s Weather (1832 m)view full snow forecast

AM
clear
0 S0
8 °CF-Level
3600m
PM
clear
0 NNE0
8 °CF-Level
3550m
night
clear
5 SW5
8 °CF-Level
3450m

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Visitor Reviews of Les Contamines

Roger F from United Kingdom writes:

Spent the last 14 years going to Les Contamines on and off. Last 3 years with a family (2 adults 2 boys ages 10 - 13 now). We love it. Quiet resort and easily accessible. Half-term holidays: very short queues. Virtually snow sure too. Add to that, from St Gervais (10 minute drive) you can get the little train up the mountain to Les Houche in the Chamonix valley and ski there too (125euro for a family of four including the skiing).

Wide open skiing on mainly reds. Enough easy slopes for beginners; not a huge amount of blacks but a lot of off-piste/open bowl fun can be had if you know where to go. I was finding powder with none there 6 days after the last fall of snow!

Accommodation is cheap/reasonable (it is a ski holiday!). We love going back year after year. Some nice bars and eateries. 3 supermarkets in town for self catering.

We drive from Lancashire each year; well worth the trip. Driving also gives you options for going to Chamonix valley or Les Gets/Morzine/Avoriaz; all about 1hr ish away.

Add to that free night skiing on Tuesday and Wednesday and for your intermediate/family skiers its all great!

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