All year round, Les Houches benefits from an exceptional environment in the heart of the Chamonix valley. By purchasing an apartment in Les Houches, you are treating the whole family to a truly unforgettable experience in a stunning setting at the foot of the Mont-Blanc mountain chain. The resort has achieved the award « Famille Plus Montagne » as it is perfect for families.
An apartment in Les Houches, is to immerse yourself totally in the great outdoors
Whether you are skiers, walkers, climbers or simply passionate about the stunning scenery and lovers of nature, this unique protected site, is all yours. The mountains await you!
Winter in Les Houches
In winter, you are in the paradise that is the "Grand ski", the awesome ski area which is unique and authentic with 360° views opposite the Mont-Blanc range, which sprawls between Les Houches and St. Gervais.
A huge playground for the whole family
An incredible diversity of ski slopes for all levels of skier, with guaranteed snow throughout the whole season. Great moments for all to enjoy!
Expert or novice, adult or child, you will no doubt find your favourite little area which suits best. The legendary ‘Kandahar’ downhill world cup black run, 55 km of slopes cutting through the forest or a play in the skicamp are all possibilities. The skicamp is an alternative activities park with luge runs and snow tubing, curling, zip-wire for kids, biathlon…Les Houches apartments give you access to all these activities and more... you can also have fun on the snow with animals such as deg sledding or the ancient sport of skijoering. The open air ice rink of Les Houches is open all year round and is free and open to all.
Kandahar, the world cup
Les Houches has the honour of hosting the downhill skiing world cup on its famous "Kandahar" slope. The best skiers do battle to try and beat speed records on the black slope called « Verte des Houches ». With your apartment in Les Houches you will be close to the finish line of this internationally acclaimed world cup run.
video credits © O.T. des Houches
Summer in Les Houches
Les Houches is sporty, contemplative and relaxing in summer.
In summer, an endless choice of activities is on offer. The high mountains for the more daring, with the Bellevue cable car taking you to the 'Voie Royale du Mont-Blanc' for serious climbers. The Prarion plateau is the starting point for several memorable hikes and also for mountain bike descents.
Scenery that will take your breath away.
Mountain biking replaces skiing
In Summer, the ski slopes transform into mountain biking slopes. Several routes have been created, from medium level to expert. Starting at 1870 m altitude, you have an awesome view of the Mont Blanc and the famous peaks of Chamonix, then the trails take you from prairie to forest with several challenging runs.
Cenery that will take your breathe away
The Mont-Blanc massif is the ideal terrain to go hiking and take in the breathtaking vistas. A total of more than 7 000 km of marked paths around the lakes, glaciers, forests... With your apartment in Les Houches, you are close to the Bellevue cable car which takes climbers up to the "Voie Royale" to tackle Mont Blanc.
Discover the mountain animals
Perched at 1563 m altitude above Les Houches, the magnificent ‘Parc de Merlet’ allows visitors to discover all the mountain animals in their natural habitat. You can meet a whole host of alpine animals such as marmottes, chamois, mouflons, bouquetins, cerfs sika, lamas...
Owning an apartment in Les Houches will allow you and your family to experience these rich summer sensations.
Every day, an adventure playground for all ages awaits the whole family
At the foot of the Prarion cable car, there is the Chavants leisure centre. In summer, you can walk around the lake, fish for trout, scale the climbing wall, play tennis, the younger kids can also go between the trees on zip wires. In the winter, the same area around the lake is transformed into a cross-country skiing area.
Summer and winter the resort comes alive during school holidays and offers children and adults a fabulous area for events and games: adventure & theme parks, cinemas, spectacles, afternoon games, dog sled rides... for the younger children there is a nursery. Invigorating fun days for all...