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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 Length34 miles
Highest Lift6,234ft
Resort Height3,314ft
 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 3,314ft, with 34 miles of marked runs.


Les Houches is part of the Ski Pass Mont Blanc area with access to 592 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 (34 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.


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 2 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Les Houches?

The next notable snow forecast is -, expected on 8 February, with around 1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Les Houches

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
34 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
4 miles
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
592 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Les Houches Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,234ft
Resort Altitude (Les Houches)3,314ft
Lowest Trail3,117ft
Max Vertical3,117ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Les Houches
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Les Houches

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Ski Lessons in Les Houches

Find a Ski Instructor

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

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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 7 miles of ski runs, with 110 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Les Houches open?

 Opened : December 17, 2022.

 Closes : April 23, 2023.

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

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

Trail Map

Les Houches Trail Map
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