Located in the Chamonix valley , 6 km from the world capital of skiing and mountaineering, Les Houches resort offers an exceptional view of the Chamonix Aiguilles .
This family resort , with its string of hamlets , respects the traditional stay in the mountain picture. Moments are intense sports or contemplative , memories are forged through cravings .
Located in the Chamonix valley , 6 km from the world capital of skiing and mountaineering, Les Houches resort offers an exceptional view of the Chamonix Aiguilles . The Commons Houches and Servoz merge geographically : the villages of La Plaine Saint -Jean Lake belonging to the town of Les Houches benefit from the services of the Municipality of Servoz , closer , like the Post Office , school ... And the Municipality of Servoz easy access to the Gare du Lac on the territory of Les Houches.
The resort village of Les Houches, with its string of hamlets , respects the traditional stay in the mountain picture. Moments are intense sports or contemplative , memories are forged through cravings .
In winter, forest tracks plotted offer all the pleasures of skiing from beginners welcome in the new specially equipped area at the top of the gondola Prarion enthusiasts freestyle snowpark on the new Col de Voza up best skiers in the world coming at the World Cup on the legendary Green Les Houches !
You will practice a varied skiing , downhill skiing , cross country skiing , snowboarding, telemark , freestyle , speed riding .
In summer, the snow gives way to pasture and woodland walks .
They marvel face falling snow , they follow the trail of marmots and they are introduced to the many activities that are offered to them , the children will, in any case, a wonderful holiday in Les Houches / servoz .
The reception is younger , for children and parents alike , ensuring a successful holiday. Actors Houches and Servoz offer , according to the age of your children , coaching and a program full of activities for you to fully enjoy your stay and peacefully .
Les Houches Summer
For an hour or for the day , Les Houches is the starting point for a variety of walks and hikes available to all. In forests or pastures , discover the natural heritage of groomed and marked trails.
A few essentials:
Hiking in the Alpine House: This trail winds among the rhododendrons and heather. You will find sheep, goats , cows and horses and can supply cheese made by the shepherd - one hour to / - Elevation 97 m.
Hiking Bettey / The lanyard Les Houches : Hiking high drop to discover the nature reserve Carlaveyron : a breathtaking view awaits you from the pinnacle of Houches , 360 ° opposite the Mont Blanc massif . - 5:00 to / - Elevation 900 m.
Hiking in Glacier Bionassay : Clinging to the foothills of Mont Blanc, you can just admire the view overlooking the pastures and lesvallées . A unique perspective on the glacier Bionassay - 2:30 to / - Vertical drop 500 m.
People hiking / Arandellys / Bellevue / The Trabets : Hiking in the footsteps of altitude mountaineers since this route is located on the way to the Taste and Aiguille du Mont Blanc to Mont Lachat . Varied trail - 5 pm to / - Elevation 950 m.
All topos and info will find the Tourist Office Les Houches : www.leshouches.com
Adventure Canyoning Climbing www.ace- chamonix.com
Tupilak , www.tupilak.com
Pascal Payot www.lafermeapayot.com
Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix Mont -Blanc , www.chamonix -guides.com
Evolution 2 - www.evolution2 chamonix.com
Robert Mandin www.robertmandin.com
Les Houches , winter
The Les Houches ski area extends from 950 to 1900 m altitude . A 360 ° view of the Mont -Blanc panorama opens from the top 55 km of marked forest trails allow you to discover all the pleasures of skiing.
The resort also has 23 hectares with artificial snow 127 snow guns spread over the field .
Discover: down his legendary " Verte des Houches " downhill World Cup or drag more peacefully on tracks made in the forest.
Domaine Les Houches
Alpine skiing : 2 black track which descends World Cup " Verte des Houches" , 12 red runs, six blue runs and 4 green runs .
Domain: lifts Tourchet
Alpine skiing : For beginners, the village of Les Houches also features tracks Tourchet , located in the village center . An ideal space for learning to ski .
Cross-country skiing : 10 km of cross-country trails .
Skiing background is freely accessible on the website Chavants .
Only the altitude range , accessible by gondola Prarion requires the prior acquisition of a return pedestrians. This altitude range boasts an exceptional 360 ° panoramic view and offers two routes that combine snowfields and passages in the forest.
Other snow activities : Snowshoeing, Skiing Joering , Huskies , Speed Riding , Ski Taxi , Handiski
Www.leshouches - prarion.fr ( online booking of your ski passes, ski map , webcams, openings of slopes and lifts , weather, ... ) : the ski area and ski lifts
The Snowpark : www.airparkbellevue.com
House guides www.chamonix -guides.com
http://www.esf-leshouches.com">French Ski School : http://www.esf-leshouches.com
Ski school, sports and adventure www.evolution2.com
Huskies : www.huskydalen.com
Skijoring : www.skijoeringmontblanc.e -monsite.com
Speed riding : www.esf- leshouches.com , www.lesailesdumontblanc.com , www.absolute - chamonix.com
Taxi ski : www.esf- leshouches.com
Handiski : www.craft - sitting - evasion.com , www.esf- leshouches.com
To see - To do
The Merlet Animal Park : located 1,562 m above sea level, facing Mont Blanc, Merlet Animal Park allows you to experience life on 20 hectares of mountain animals . Bighorn sheep , ibex , chamois, marmots, deer, deer , deer , llamas ... will flow from the happy days! circuitry "easy" accessible for strollers around 1am and a circuit " shape " of about 2 hours . Restaurant and bar open to the same schedule . Souvenirs . Showroom and video projection. Ecological toilets . Orientation tables . Open from 01 /05 to 30/09/2009 - www.parcdemerlet.com
the monumental statue of Christ the King
Church Saint John the Baptist ( 1766 ) Baroque façade , bell tower dating from 1839
Nature Reserve Carlaveyron : Nature Reserve is Carlaveyron floor 1090 m to 2305 m. At the bottom of the gorge Diosaz , popped the "primary" forest untapped . It gives way to heath and rhododendrons and blueberries to dry alpine lawn. The glacial landforms has encouraged the installation of many small lakes : the area of peat and moss carpets . Near these wetlands, it is possible to observe the frog and the Alpine newt . Emblematic species such as ptarmigan and golden eagle , here are the refuge they have lost elsewhere.
Nature reserves are valuable to protect places . Here are some rules:
. do not pick the flowers so that those who come after you can contemplate .
. even dogs on leash are allowed in order to ensure the tranquility of wildlife.
. Stay on the trails , the territory of the man in the middle of the animals.
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LHSG - Prarion lift - www.leshouches - prarion.com
SEPP - Bellevue Cable - www.ski- leshouches.com
All information for traveling in the valley www.viamontblanc.com
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