• Icon snowing  color

Les Contamines Resort Guide

The Les Contamines resort guide summary is: Les Contamines has 24 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1311m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 46 trail at Les Contamines.


Photo credit: Sally StaveleyLes Contamines Resort Guide

Les Contamines Resort Guide

The Les Contamines resort guide summary is: Les Contamines has 24 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1311m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 46 trail at Les Contamines.

Vertical:

Top: 2487m
Arrow
1311m
Bot: 1176m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

46
40%
40%
20%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: 40%

Les Contamines Lifts:

  • drag lift icon12
  • ski lift icon8
  • cablecar icon4
Total lifts = 24
Live in resort, and can update this information? Become a resort manager

Visiting Les Contamines

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Les Contamines.


Les Contamines Features

The terrain at Les Contamines includes:


What's it like at Les Contamines resort?

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.


Explore Les Contamines Location Map

Interactive Les Contamines trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Les Contamines?

MarchAverage: 4.6 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Les Contamines is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.6 snowy days during this week with 65cm of snowfall. Check out the Les Contamines Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Les Contamines

Overall: 4.2 Based on 22 votes and 21 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.7
  • Variety of pistes 4.2
  • Off-piste 4.2
  • Scenery 4.6
  • Apres-Ski 3.3
  • Vote

Scott Mountifield from United Kingdom writes:

Having owned a place in Les Contamines for several years, we were fortunate enough to have ridden this place quite a lot. It may not be the most extensive area to visit but what it has packs a pleasant punch. The terrain is great, the slopes are always very well maintained and if you're lucky enough to have had a snowfall before, or during your stay, the off-piste opportunities are plenty (between pistes and further afield) and remain reasonable untracked for several days...

I would say, for me as an intermediate/advanced rider, Les Contamines is a 2/3 day max ski, but 5 mins down the road you can enter the rest of the EMB via St Nicolas de Veroce (Chatrix lift) or a bit further and hit St Gervais/Megeve for those tree lined motorway runs. There is a tiny ludopark, with a couple of green level jumps, but nothing of note here, so if a park is what you're after, this area is not for you...

The village is great, however, split into two sections. By the lifts is 'Hameaux du Lay', largely blocks of apartments with a couple of shops, bar and restaurant. Stay here if being on top of the lifts and a run home is important to you. The actual village is a 1 minute drive (10 minute walk) down the road. Here you'll find all the 'stuff' you would want form a ski resort: charm, restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets etc. The main village is beautifully looking, dominated by chalets with the odd hotel.

Overall, I cannot rate Les Contamines highly enough. I love the place for all of the above (park aside) and that it's always so quiet on the slopes. Great place to visit!

Read 20 more reviews of Les Contamines or submit your own