Les Houches ski holidays
Established in 1937 the French ski resort Les Houches lies at 1008 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1860m the area is not snow sure. Over 110 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 12km of trails, which equates to around 20 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Les Houches is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 70km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
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Skiing in Les Houches
25 pistes and trails means approximately 55km of runs. 17 Les Houches lifts have capacity to transport 16000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 3.8km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Les Houches.
The mountain has 16% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 45% intermediate, 50% advanced slopes and 5% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 3km La Verte run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Les Houches
Of the 17 ski lifts, 12 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Les Houches is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Les Houches Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
3 apres ski bars 15 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 2 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 1 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Archery, Mountain Museum, Flights, St Bernard Dog Kennels, Ski Joring, Farm Visits, Torchlit Descents.
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
"Les Houches" by any other name
The French resort is also known as Les Houches Les Houches and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Les Houches slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Les Houches has slopes facing N.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Les Houches reviews, 3.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.