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Les Contamines

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

Summary

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.

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

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 6cm, expected on 4 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Les Contamines Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 9 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
19
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
12
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 8 
Downhill
Total Length
120km
Cross Country
Total Length
26km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
24

Ski Pass Mont Blanc Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
66
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
206
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
155
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
54
Downhill
Total Length
952km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
248

Altitudes

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
Freeriders
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Les Contamines

Ski Hire Shops in Les Contamines.

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Location and Map

Where is Les Contamines?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Ski Pass Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie.

Map

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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, Grenoble, Lyon St-Exupéry, 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.

Infrastructure

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?

 Open from : December 18, 2021.

 Closes : April 24, 2022.

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
Les Contamines

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Les Contamines, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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