Les Contamines

Ski resorts in France

Les Contamines Snow forecast

  • Wednesday
    0.2 in rain
    Rain showers
    2 mph
  • Thursday
    0.1 in rain
    Partly cloudy
    2 mph
  • Friday
    1.3 in rain
    Sol och regn
    2 mph

Facts about Les Contamines

Slopes (Total: 0)
Evening skiing:1 number of slopes
Artificial snow:15 number of slopes
Longest slope:11319 ft
Total length of pistes:74.6 miles

Lifts (Total: )
Gondola lift:4
Chair lifts:8
Lift capacity:  35000 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Les Contamines Vertical drop
Mountain high: 8202 ft
Vertical drop: 4383 ft
Mountain low: 3819 ft

Cross country skiing
Tracks:15.5 miles
Lit tracks:1.9 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Childrens area:3
Country: France

Reviews for Les Contamines

What do you think about Les Contamines?
6 reviews
Åsa Wiklund
Åsa Wiklund (Guest)
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Visited Les Contamines in February 2108. Arrived in raining rain and was met by a pistachio of red lights everywhere - I just wanted to cry. Did not think this was possible. The girl in the door informed that it would be the next day ...
... the following day came to the blast from the blast, the sunshine and the green lights!
Traveled in a home-based motorhome and got to park for free behind the cable car, with access for 24 hours a day. Ski in / ski out, budget variants. So, have no idea about the prices of accommodation.
Good, varied skiing, lots of snow, nice people. There are slopes for most, long slopes, many lifts made it never crowded, on the contrary! Expensive food in the hill, but affordable in the village - which is pretty relaxed. A place I would love to return to!

Henrik (Guest)
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A smaller, cozy and cheaper alternative to the major ski resorts in the region. Recommended for average riders and "off-pistons" who value beautiful scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. Stunning views of Mont Blanc and varied terrain, almost magical setting up at the top. In the nice village there are a number of sports shops, grocery stores and more. No nightclubs and a limited selection of restaurants serving mostly traditional food. The accommodation offers most of private apartments rented through the tourist office. We booked an affordable package of accommodation and lift passes and were very pleased with the apartment and the service from the tourist office. For transfers from the airport, a bus that stops outside the tourist office is recommended - about half the price for private transfer. The transfer takes about 1.5 - 2 hours. The lift system and skiing can not be compared to Chamonix, but still okay for the price. A lot of off-piste and a lot of blue slopes, though with elements of steep parties and fast weather cover so I would not describe the resort as especially beginner-friendly. There is no big distance in Les Contamines so you can live almost anywhere and it is quiet in the center of the night. The ski shuttle takes minutes from the village center. If you want to experience more, just go to a nearby town. The bus to Saint-Gervais takes about 20 minutes and the supply is larger. Chamonix is ​​about 1 hour away.

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Were in Les Contamines during the World Cup in Halfpipe and unfortunately, the beep was in Barnbacken, which meant missing the rest of the mountain.
Good if you like to go pipe it's easy to hike and the worst weather usually does not look cool so far down o demolish the pipe :)
But the village is terribly small and bonnig.

Otherwise then ....?

The pipe = World class!

ville horn
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I have lived in Switzerland for 4 years and have already traveled to most ski resorts in the Alps and I think LES CONTAMINNES is a cruel ski resort (considering its size) where you can go untouched for days after new snow, and this short-term piste. This is because all French retirees hang here and do not use the powder. However, there is not much night life and the village is very small.

tobias olsson
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I think it's a good ski resort. but because it was the first time. I do not have much to say about it.

Matts (Guest)
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This is probably a very underrated ski resort located just behind Chamonix / Mont Blanc. Very large areas with varied terrain. In addition, it also gets a lot of snow. Climb 20 min and get closer to 1000 fall height meters good offpiste.

Most popular photo

Rider: Knut Bendik, Björn Mogensen Photo: Filip Jacobson

Trail map

Trail map Les Contamines

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Airports near Les Contamines

Genève Aéroport
Driving time: 1 hour, 19 minutes (62 miles)
Distance: 42 miles
Chambery Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 37 minutes (88 miles)
Distance: 42 miles
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 16 minutes (135 miles)
Distance: 79 miles
Grenoble Alpes-Isère Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 21 minutes (137 miles)
Distance: 74 miles
Torino Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 36 minutes (126 miles)
Distance: 62 miles