Established in 1948 the French ski resort Thollon les Memises lies at 1600 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2000m the area is not snow sure. Over 10 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 50km of trails, which equates to around 100 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Thollon les Memises is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 50km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to March.
Year-round destination resort in a lovely position overlooking Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). Close to the famous town of Evian and within easy access of Italy, Switzerland and other major ski resorts, this is the only skiing area from which you can see the whole of Lake Geneva.
4 runs 5km
2 runs 12km
8 runs 32km
1 runs 0km
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|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€123 - €123|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2021|
|Resort Closes||Mar 2022|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Thollon les Memises trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Thollon les Memises area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Thollon les Memises ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 400m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 25% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 33% intermediate, 67% advanced slopes and 0% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Les Vieilles Cases run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Thollon les Memises after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The French resort is also known as Le Balcon du Leman Mémises and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Thollon les Memises 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. Thollon les Memises has slopes facing N.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Thollon les Memises ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Français and has 25 teachers teaching in English, French and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? www.esfthollon.com/ 709171
Thollon les Memises for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Thollon les Memises for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Thollon les Memises for expert skiers gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Thollon les Memises for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Thollon les Memises snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Thollon les Memises: 5.5km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 5.5km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.2km
Thollon les Memises snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.2km Paragliding schools: 1
Thollon les Memises non skiing facilities also include Casino, ce Diving, Library, Torchlit Descents, Vineyard Visit.