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Les Houches

Les Houches Ski Resort Guide

Les Houches, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length55km
Highest Lift1,900m
Resort Height1,010m
 Nearest AirportsGeneva and Annecy
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Les Houches

The French ski resort of Les Houches is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,010m, with 55km of marked runs.


Les Houches 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 Houches itself (55km 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 Contamines, Megève, Passy Plaine Joux and St Gervais Mont-Blanc.


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


Les Houches offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Les Houches.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'La Verte', which is 3km in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Les Houches?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Les Houches.

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Ski Area Stats

Les Houches 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


Les Houches Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,900m
Resort Altitude (Les Houches)1,010m
Lowest Piste950m
Max Vertical950m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Les Houches
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Les Houches

Ski Hire Shops in Les Houches.

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Location and Map

Where is Les Houches?

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


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Les Houches is Geneva, 51 minutes drive away.

Annecy, Sion, Chambery, Grenoble, Turin Caselle, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Berne and Milan Malpensa 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 17 ski lifts are able to uplift 16,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 12km of ski runs, with 110 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Les Houches 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 Houches Piste Map
Les Houches

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Les Houches, 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.

Visit the Les Houches Tourist Office for the latest.

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