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Les Contamines

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Les Contamines Ski Resort Guide

Les Contamines, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Intermediates, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length120km
Highest Lift2,500m
Resort Height1,164m
 Nearest AirportsGeneva and Annecy
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Les Contamines

The ski area of Les Contamines is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,164m, with 120km of marked runs.


Les Contamines is part of the Ski Pass Mont Blanc area with access to 952km of downhill skiing, with 507 marked pistes, served by a total of 248 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Les Contamines itself (120km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Pass Mont Blanc ski resorts of Argentière, Chamonix, Combloux, Cordon, Le Tour, Les Houches, Megève, Passy Plaine Joux and St Gervais Mont-Blanc.

With ski lifts as high as 2,500m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Les Contamines offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Les Contamines is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Les Contamines.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Les Contamines is 4km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Les Contamines?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 1 July.

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Snow Forecast by day for Les Contamines

Ski Area Stats

Les Contamines Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Ski Pass Mont Blanc Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Les Contamines Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,500m
Lowest Piste1,164m
Resort Altitude (Les Contamines)1,164m
Max Vertical1,336m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Les Contamines
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Les Contamines

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Ski Lessons in Les Contamines

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Les Contamines Ski Schools and Les Contamines Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Les Contamines?

This ski resort is in the French Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Les Contamines is Geneva, 57 minutes drive away.

Annecy, Chambery, Sion, Lyon St-Exupéry, Grenoble, Lyon Bron, Turin Caselle, Berne and Dole–Jura airports are all within three hours drive.

Annecy and Geneva are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts are able to uplift 33,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km of ski runs, with 200 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Les Contamines open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Les Contamines Piste Map
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