Les Contamines – ski weekends in the shadow of Mont Blanc
Les Contamines-Montjoie – to give the resort its proper name – is a quiet, traditional mountain village nestled right at the base of Mont Blanc, with a super ski domain easily accessed from the village, and with an impressive snow record.
Somewhat of an Alpine secret, those in the know love the snow conditions, quiet slopes and off-piste runs. So much so, that mountain guides from Chamonix often come to ski here for a more authentic alternative!
The relatively undiscovered, traditional village lies in a quiet end-of-valley location, only 1hr 10 mins from Geneva airport.
The old village centre is small and compact, yet accesses 120km of great skiing between 1100m and 2500m.
Snow conditions are very reliable given its proximity to Mont Blanc, making this area a great choice for an accessible short ski break anytime between mid-December and April.
Les Contamines Ski Resort – Key Facts:
- 120km of fabulous skiing & snowboarding
- Just 1hr 10mins transfer from Geneva
- Ski area covering 1100-2500m altitude
- Quiet, unspoiled Alpine village
- Quiet slopes, fast lifts, few queues
Quiet slopes in an unspoilt setting – perfect for short break skiing
Les Contamines, a small village in the Haute-Savoie, has been largely untouched by the UK ski scene, despite easy access to it from Geneva and its reliable snow record.
It lies at the head of a valley at the base of Mont Blanc, with very impressive scenery.
This appealingly authentic village has been welcoming visitors since the early 1900s, and retains its traditional ‘chalet’ feel.
Les Contamines will appeal to the confident skier looking for a ‘back to nature’ mountain environment, with a dramatic setting, for their short break ski experience.
Les Contamines – Ski Resort Information – The Skiing, Piste Map, Resort Details
- Quiet pistes
- Dramatic scenery
- Excellent Snow Record
- Great for experienced skiers
Ski Area & Piste Map
- Les Contamines-Montjoie
- Les Contamines & Hauteluce
- 120km of Pistes
- Altitude 1100m-2500m
- Traditional Alpine village
- Snow sure resort
- Laid-back nightlife
- Reasonable prices
If you have any questions about skiing or snowboarding in Les Contamines or any other aspect of a short ski break in the French Alps, we have 15 years of local knowledge to share and are here to provide all the information you need.
Contact us via the website or call us on +44 (0) 845 557 5983.
Les Contamines – Our Accommodation Options
All holiday prices include catered accommodation, Les Contamines ski pass & short airport transfers from Geneva
Hotel La Chemenaz ****
Located just 50m from the ski lifts giving easy access to the vast skiable area of Contamines-Hauteluce – La Chemenaz offers you spacious, prestige 4-star hotel accommodation with a real emphasis on service. You’ll love the open space of the bar and dining room – complete with feature open fire.
This chalet-styled hotel has 40 bedrooms, all with spectacular views, and features ski hire on site. Click here for full details >>>