Les Houches is a pleasant ski village that sits in the shade of the grand Mont Blanc. It is a ski resort that caters to skiers of all levels, but it is probably beginners and intermediate skiers that will want to take advantage of the slopes here. Its ski area has the largest number of prepared runs in the whole of Chamonix Valley which are not to be missed.
Low-cost holidays to the French Alps can be found leaving from most major airports in the UK and since the route is so popular, there is bound to be flights leaving that suit you. By far the best way to get to Les Houches is to fly to Geneva airport, with the resort being located just 1-hour away from there. Check the Cheekytrip comparison site for our full selection of bargains to the French Alps. Direct flight to Geneva will usually take 1 and a half to 2 hours, depending on where in the UK you are flying from.
The busiest and arguably best time to visit Les Houches is during the winter months when ski season is at its peak. In good weather, the slopes tend to remain quiet but it is worth noting that snow cover on the lower runs is not always reliable. Although staying in the hamlets of the village is possible all-year-round, there isn’t much to do here outside of the ski season so we definitely recommend a visit when it is in full flow.
Les Houches is all about skiing and beginners and intermediates will have a fantastic time at this resort. Nice open and gentle blue runs can be found at the top of main lifts which is ideal for finding your feet in the snow! Because of its stunning location, it is also a great place to stay and then to drive and discover nearby resorts. The evening entertainment in Les Houches is fairly quiet, so a quick drive to a livelier resort might just be want you want on some nights.
The accommodation in Les Houches is quite limited but provides enough for its steady income of tourists during the ski season. There are 4 main chalets to choose from if you are travelling in a larger group as well as smaller scale hotels if you are seeking something self-catered and exclusive to your party. In terms of dining out, there are a number of smaller restaurants dotted around the resort in the form of rustic mountain huts and contemporary restaurants. For a larger selection though, it is advisable to travel to one of the larger neighbouring resorts.
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