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About Les HouchesLes Houches is one of the most scenic resorts in the Chamonix Valley.
What is the skiing like in Les Houches for beginners?
Les Houches is very well suited for beginners with several gentle slopes and beginner zones down in the town and at the top of the Bellevue cable car. Tree-lined pistes provide added shelter during snowy or windy days, making it a great resort to learn in, even in varied weather conditions.
What is the skiing like in Les Houches for intermediate?
Intermediate skiers will find a great mix of blue and red runs in Les Houches. The pistes are diverse, ranging from wide open slopes to narrower tree-lined trails. The resort's placement in the Chamonix valley means skiers can also easily explore nearby areas for more terrain.
What is the skiing like in Les Houches for experts?
While Les Houches might not be as challenging as some of the higher altitude resorts, it still offers a few thrilling black runs and off-piste areas for the more experienced. The resort is also home to the famous La Verte World Cup downhill run, which offers a unique challenge for expert skiers wanting to test their skills.
When is the best time to ski in Les Houches?
Les Houches is generally open from mid December till early April. Despite the low altitude, the resort's tree-lined runs can retain snow well, even in warmer conditions. Visiting in late January or early March provides a good balance of great snow conditions and fewer crowds.