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Nearest Airports

Geneva / Geneve 90mins

Lyon Satolas 240mins

Annecy 120mins

For peak dates, browse the pages with Les Houches ski holidays at Christmas, New Year, Half Term or Easter.


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.

SNO-man says

Small and spread out traditional village at the foot of Mont Blanc. It has a famous World Cup run and is home to 1962 Champion Emile Allais.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 4 runs ?km
16%  Intermediate Trails
 5 runs ?km
45%  Advanced Trails
 12 runs ?km
50%  Expert Trails
 4 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€218 - €218
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2016
Resort ClosesApr 2017
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs55km
total length of Les Houches trails
Longest Lift-Served Run3.8km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationN
direction Les Houches area faces
Top Altitude1860m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1008m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1008m
centre of Les Houches ski resort
Vertical Drop852m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 852m
can include extra hike up above top lift

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.

SNO-man says

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.

SNO-man says

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.

SNO-man says


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.
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