Les Contamines Montjoie
Les Contamines Montjoie : The charm of the mountain
Charming village nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, Les Contamines-Montjoie is a typical and authentic ski resort. A friendly destination, it immerses you in a real alpine cocoon surrounded by wild and preserved nature. With its farms and traditional chalets, it preserves a rich mountain heritage and perpetuates the traditions that have contributed to its fame. A natural reserve of joy and emotions, this family resort located in Haute-Savoie welcomes you in an idyllic setting to spend unforgettable skiing holidays.
The village of Les Contamines-Montjoie takes its name from the arable land that once belonged to the seigniorial reserve. Situated at 1164 metres above sea level, the village is dominated by the domes of Miage (3 673 m), the Aiguille de Bionnassay (4 052 m) and of course the Mont-Blanc. Savoie was attached to the Franc in 1860, at the time of the Alpine conquests. As early as 1911, the first sports club was created in the valley, but it was not until the inter-war period that the first tourists reached les Contamines. If rural life was prosperous, winter tourism was to develop in the 1950s, creating an ideal destination for winter sports.
A protected area on the Mont-Blanc massif, the Contamines nature reserve is the highest in France. A true jewel of biodiversity, it is a large, wild and preserved area that offers itself to you, spread over nearly 5,500 hectares. From 1100 to 3892 metres in altitude, it is a chain of natural environments. Between fauna and flora, large snow-covered forests will allow you to go snowshoeing and ski touring. From the top, you can see the resort of Les Saisies in the Beaufortain.
SKIING ON THE DOMAINE DES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE
The Contamines-Montjoie ski area offers a wide variety of slopes (black, red, blue and green). With its 120 km, you have the choice to descend a wide variety of slopes and vertical drops. This immense playground of Les Contamines Montjoie Hauteluce will delight all types of skiers and all levels. Snow and sunshine guaranteed all season long and a panorama that will amaze you. For young and old alike, this large area will allow you to wind your way through the valleys, chalets and enchanted forests.
On the domain, two beginners' areas are accessible in the centre of the village to learn and gain confidence. In addition, a play area, the Ludo Park, will offer you unforgettable moments with your family; a course with different obstacles, it is accessible by a blue and a red track. In the Mont-Blanc region, you can ski down 455 km of slopes thanks to the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski pass, linking 6 resorts (Megève, Saint-Gervais, Combloux, La Giettaz, ...), a huge ski area is available to you.
The Nordic area of Les Contamines Montjoie is composed of 25 km of marked runs with different loops for all ski levels. This winter, discover Nordic skiing at night with a 2 km cross-country ski run lit and accessible free of charge throughout the season.
THE CONTAMINATIONS: A MOUNTAIN OF EMOTIONS
Combining an authentic village, quality snow cover and magnificent scenery at the foot of Mont-Blanc, Les Contamines-Montjoie is a dream destination to forget everyday life and immerse yourself in a natural setting. During your stay, you will be able to discover new snow sports and experience a whole new range of sensations through new activities. For example, you can test your biathlon skills on an approved stadium and discover Martin Fourcade's favourite discipline. You can also escape to the Far North with a dog-sled ride to discover the profession of musher.
And for the most daring, the resort offers to test the electric mountain bike on snow, the Fat Bike, this mountain bike with wide wheels to venture on snowy trails. You can also be surprised by the Ski Joëring and ski while being pulled by a horse on a grandiose snowy plateau.
At the top of the slopes, you will be able to admire an exceptional panorama of the whole Beaufortain valley and the Aravis mountain range. For all lovers of wide open spaces and powder fields, come and take advantage of a large off-piste skiing area entirely marked out and secured. Various ski touring itineraries are accessible from the resort to reach the summits. Wild escapes, unique descents, come and practice ski touring accompanied by a mountain professional.
YOUR SKI RENTAL SHOP AT LES CONTAMINES
Les Contamines-Montjoie offers, throughout the season, ski rental Les Contamines-Montjoie offers, shopping, dining and other snowsport activities will keep you and your friends or family having fun during the entire visit. Our team of mountain professionals will be happy to help you find the best deals in ski rentals and ski equipment sales. Our Alley Oop shop is conveniently located in the centre of the resort with direct access to the slopes. Perfectly meeting the expectations of every skier, find us in a sporty atmosphere with a large choice of textiles and accessories and the best known brands in the outdoor world.
BOOK YOUR SKI EQUIPMENT WITH SKI REPUBLIC
To make your skiing holiday easier, Ski Republic offers you the possibility to book your ski equipment online. Thanks to our offers, you will benefit from the best quality/price ratio on your equipment. On our website, you can enter your destination, your dates of stay and then select a ski pack that corresponds to your expectations. For Les Contamines Montjoie ski hire, trust a ski hire specialist. You will benefit from exclusive offers on the internet, such as the 4 pack offer or the 6+1 offer with the 7th day of ski hire offered. Our entire team is at your disposal to give you personalised advice at every stage of your booking. And as soon as you arrive in the resort, you can easily collect your equipment in our ski shop.
HOW TO COME TO CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE ?
To get to the resort, take the Autoroute Blanche to Passy then follow the direction of Saint-Gervais. From Lyon, just follow the A42 then the A40 (Autoroute Blanche). From Geneva airport, Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport and Saint-Gervais train stations, coaches are available to take you to the station.