Les Houches is a charming alpine village that lies at the foot of
Mont Blanc, offering an exceptional panorama of the Mont Blanc
massif. The village has a relaxed atmosphere and is a great base for
In the summer there are a huge number of activities - mountain
biking, hiking, climbing, an animal park and even a tree top
adventure park to name but a few.
In winter Les Houches has a very pretty ski area with night skiing.
Its sheltered, tree-lined pistes are often open when other areas are
shut through bad weather. It has a variety of slopes, for beginners
through to advanced skiers and snowboarders, who can try the
famous "Piste Verte" which is used for the men's World cup downhill
and slalom skiing events. This year the World Cup men's downhill
and slalom events are being held on 20-21 January. There are also
cross country and snowshoeing trails from Les Houches.
Les Houches has an excellent range of bars and restaurants and with
Chamonix only a few minutes away by bus or car, you will find
something to entertain you, if you have any energy left in the