France Ski Resort Guide for Les Contamines

Les Contamines Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

This resort, although it has a compact centre tends to sprawl out widely with chalets scattered over a large area. Is a pretty and unspoiled French village with old churches and a weekly market in the village square close to Mont Blanc.

About the Mountains near Les Contamines

Most of the slopes are above the tree line and there are some great views. The resort has a good reputation for snow reliability late into the season. The steep western section has some black runs but nearly all the runs are suitable for the intermedate skier except the more timid might find some of the blue runs a bit tricky. The village nursery area is adequate for beginners.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Les Contamines

There are quite a few lovely rustic mountain restaurants not all marked on the piste map. There are a number of creperies in town. The apres ski is fairly quiet but there are several bars to enjoy with weekly events organised. You could take part in a number of non ski activities such as snow shoeing and dog sledding.

Les Contamines Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability4 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 26
Resort HeightResort Height 1160 m
3810 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 1160-2485 m
3810-8150 ft
QueuesQueues 3 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 16%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 23%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 40%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 21%

Local Tourist Office Information

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Telephone: 0450 470 158