Chalet L'Espagnole in Les Contamines Montjoie French version English version

Winter in Les Contamines

Ski shuttle buses now FREE during the winter season

Relatively unknown to British tourists until a few years ago, the ski resort of Les Contamines has always been appreciated by the French for its traditional, family welcome. The village has retained all its Haute Savoyard character and still has a very authentic feel. This hasn't however, stopped the resort from modernising and the
ski area of 120 kilometres has a redeveloped lift system and 162 snow canons. Fortunately the latter are used as a top-up to the very reliable snow cover which Les Contamines owes to its privileged position facing Mont Blanc and its therefore unique climate.

Cross country skiing is also a very popular activity in Les Contamines. The 26 kilometres of cross country runs at Notre Dame de la Gorge are suitable for both classic and skating styles and pass through pine forests and over mountain streams.

Although the skiing is great family fun, there is still plenty to do if you prefer not to take to the slopes. There are many enjoyable walks around the village and putting on a pair of snowshoes and hiring a guide will enable you to discover some otherwise inaccessible parts of the surrounding countryside. Horse drawn or husky dog rides are also on offer as is a natural ice rink and 2 slopes dedicated to sledging.

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"We found your chalet to be one of the best we have rented and the Contamines ski area to be better than any other French resort that we have stayed in."

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