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Les Houches

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Entertainment for all the family...

Two lifts to reach the St Gervais - Les Houches area. Many easy walking paths and mountain biking trails in a very nice mountain landscape.

For mountaineers, the Mont-Blanc’s royal traverse and the approach to the north face of Bionnassay glacier run through Bellevue.

History

1936 : Opening of the Bellevue cable car, the village of Les Houches becomes an offical winter sports resort. The cable is renovated in both 1962 and 1992.
1937 : Opening of the ski lifts on the Col de Voza that links the Col de Voza (TMB stop) and the Prarion plateau. Later dismantled in 2006 following the construction of the new Col de Voza chairlift.
January 1937 : 1st Downhill Ski World Championships on the Les Houches slopes.
1956 : Opening of the Chamois ski lift on the Prarion plateau.
1971 : Opening of the Prarion gondola.
1948 to 1980 : 7 editions of the legendary Kandahar on the «Verte des Houches», running continuously for 14 years.
1986 : Opening of the 4-seater Maisonneuve chairlift.
1994 : Opening of Kandahar and Crozat 4-seater Lifts.
199 5: 65 snow cannons are installed over the area for the production of artificial snow. Various extensions to the network from 2002 to 2013.
2006 : Renovation of Prarion gondola with 8 seater detachable cabins.
2007 : Opening of the 4 seater Shuss des Dames & Col de Voza charilifts.
2009 : Replacement of the Ecole ski lift with a new 4 seater chairlift on the Prarion plateau and addition of a magic carpet.
From 1980 to 2012 : various editions of the Kanadahar, the 17th held in 2011-2012.
2013 : creation of the Mountain bike trail.

Some figures

  • 1 gondola
  • 1 cable car
  • 7 chairlifts (in winter)
  • 6 skilifts (in winter)
  • 1 magic carpet (in winter)
  • 1 télécorde (in winter)
  • 990 m departure
  • 1900 m top of the area
  • 680 000 passages per year

Winter :

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Skiing for Sporting families !

Below the Mont-Blanc, trails through the forest guarantee authentic skiing fun for all - from beginners in a specially equipped space at the top of the Prarion gondola car to freestyle buffs in the snowpark near the Scuss des dames chairlift and the world's best skiers who come to the mythical Verte des Houches for the World cups!


You will find it all at Les Houches: Alpine skiing, cross country, snowboarding, freestyle, telemark, speed-riding...


Activities

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Salomon Snow park

Snowpark, boardercross and stopwatch speed slope.
Sector chairlift Schuss des Dames.

Free entry.


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Snow Grooming

Every Friday during the school holidays you can drive a snow grooming machine with a professional.

Meeting place : Top of the Prarion gondola at the Pisten Bully circuit 10 minutes before the session.
30 minute sessions available at 14h, 14h30, 15h, 15h30.

Rates : 60.00€/adult and 30.00€/child (16-18 years)

Sign up at the Prarion Cash desks.


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EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION!
Win a ride on a snow grooming machine at dusk!

Team up with a snow grooming professional for 1 hour each Friday evening.

Drawing of lots every Thursday during the school holidays (February). Competition open to holders of a MONT-BLANC Unlimited pass or a Les Houches 4 days or more pass.

Terms of how to enter and more information available at the Prarion cash desks.


Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday get into the grease mechanics of how the lifts work with the patrolmen, the snow levelers and the lift operators.

Free - by appointment - sign up at the Prarion cash desks.


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Discover the domain

Discover the ski domain with a monitor from the French School of Skiing (Ecole de ski français) and a patrolman ('pisteur') every Sunday during the school holidays.

Free - by appointment - at the top of the Prarion gondola.


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Snow Shoes

On the Prarion plateau several walking and hiking circuits are open to the public.
  • Chamonix Mont-Blanc
  • Dynastar
  • Helly Hansen
  • Suunto
  • Salomon
  • Scott
  • Dynastar
  • Recco
  • Lapierre
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