Les Houches

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The ski resort of Les Houches is situated in the Mont-Blanc area of the Haute-Savoie department in the Northern Alps region. It is gradually becoming part of the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc ski domain, being partially owned by two independent (and feuding) families and partially owned by the Compagnie du Mont Blanc. In 2006/07 the Les Houches lift passes are now included on the Chamonix Mont Blanc lift passes.

The lift served area extends from 1000 metres to 1900 metres. There are 55 km of lift served runs. There are 15 km of cross country trails.

The Les Houches Prarion gondola lift, dating from the 1970s, has been replaced for the 2006/7 winter season. It is run by the THP (Télécabine Les Houches Prarion) which has recently changed its name to LHSG (Les Houches Saint Gervais) the other lift operator is the SEPP. The new lift is specially designed to transport handicapped people, the basement has secure, heated lockers for skis and boots. The resort has also extended its snow making. In a project costing 460 000 € the Aillouds blue on the north of the ski area which is heavily used by intermediate skiers and one of the nicest runs in the domain will have 13 extra snow canons.


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Off Piste Routes

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Nearest Airport(s): Geneva airport - 90km





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