Les Contamines Montjoie

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  1. History
  2. Off Piste Routes
  3. Travel
  4. Accomodation
  5. Restaurants and Bars
  6. Shopping
  7. Guides and Instructors
  8. Useful Information


The ski resort of Les Contamines Montjoie is situated on the Col du Joly in the Beaufortain area of the Haute-Savoie. It is part of the Skipass Mt-Blanc ski domain. The lift served area extends from 1164 metres to 2450 metres. There are 120 km of lift served runs served by 24 ski lifts with a capacity of 24,000 people per hour. The slopes are covered by 260 snow canons. There are 26 km of cross country trails. The resort features a snowpark with half-pipe.


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Off Piste Routes

The resort of Les Contamines Montjoie offers some some excellent off-pistes, in particular some between the pistes skiing ideal for people making their first tracks off the open and secured runs. It is recommended that you go either with a specialist ski school group or a guide. There are itineraries on the Contamines and Hauteluce side of the mountain. These are open, ideal for snow boarders with tree lined runs further down the mountain although respect wildlife in wooded areas.

l'Aiguille de Roselette

From the Aiguille de Roselette you ski down to Hauteluce. Superb views and gentle slopes but not without danger of slab avalanches below the Aiguille. Make sure you are equipped with a beacon, probe and shovel and ask the piste patrollers for advice or take a guide. From the top of the Bûche Croisée chair cross to the other side of the mountain and traverse to your left for around 100 meters under the Aiguille de Roselette before turning your skis or board downill to Hauteluce. The itinerary is relativel flat at the end.

The Signal

Gentle Descent from the Signal to the bottom of the Bûche Croisée chair. The slopes normally stabilize quite quickly.

There are other runs in the Aiguille Croche/Verelay sector and under the Nant Rouge chair. These slopes are avalanche prone.


Nearest Airport: Geneva Cointrin 55km (0h40), Chambéry 95km (1h05), Lyon Saint-Exupery 175km (1h45)

Road: From the Autoroute Blanche (Geneva<->Chamonix) take exit 21 (Passy). Les Contamines-Montjoie is 12km by road.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Saint-Gervais Les Bains Le Fayetat at 12 km. There are direct high speed trains to Paris and other trains from Lyon, Nice and Marseille. SAT bus services provide a navette to the resort.

http://www.sat-montblanc.com /



Les Contamines has a variety of accommodation from family run hotels, self catering apartments and chalets to the luxury catered chalet. Visit www.montblanc-retreats.com to view over range of property.

Restaurants and Bars

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Guides and Instructors

The ski school has 50 instructors. There is a children's ski school for over 4's, a kindergarten for children of 18 months to 7 years, baby-club for babies of 3 - 18 months.



Useful Information


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