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Les Houches

Les Houches Ski Resort Guide

Les Houches, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Les Houches Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders.
Total Piste Length55km34 miles
Highest Lift1,900m6,234ft
Resort Height1,010m3,314ft
 Nearest AirportsGeneva and Annecy
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Les Houches

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.

Les Houches Summary

The French ski resort of Les Houches is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,010m3,314ft, with 55km34 miles of marked runs.

Les Houches is part of the Ski Pass Mont Blanc area with access to 952km592 miles of downhill skiing, with 507 marked pistes, served by a total of 248 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Les Houches itself (55km34 miles 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.

Skiing in Les Houches

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

Snowboarding in Les Houches

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

Les Houches Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Les Houches?

The next notable snow forecast for Les Houches is 28cm11in, expected on 25 September.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Les Houches

Ski Area Stats

Les Houches Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Les Houches
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
55km34 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
7km4 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Ski Pass Mont Blanc Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Ski Pass Mont Blanc
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
952km592 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Les Houches Altitudes

Les Houches Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Les Houches
Highest Lift1,900m6,234ft
Resort Altitude (Les Houches)1,010m3,314ft
Lowest Piste950m3,117ft
Max Vertical950m3,117ft

Les Houches Rated

Ratings for Les Houches
Intermediate Skiers

Les Houches Overview

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

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'La Verte', which is 3km2 miles in length.

Location and Map

Where is Les Houches?

Les Houches is in the French Alps in Ski Pass Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France.

Map of Les Houches

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How to get to Les Houches

 By Air

The nearest airports to Les Houches are Geneva, Annecy and Sion. There are 10 airports 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 of Les Houches are able to uplift 16,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Les Houches is able to make snow, on 12km7 miles of ski runs, with 110 snow cannons.

Les Houches Season Dates

When is Les Houches open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Les Houches.

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

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Les Houches.

Les Houches 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 may include any or all of the following :-

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

Visit the Les Houches Tourist Office for the latest.

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