Les Contamines resort information:
1164 - 2500 metres.
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Originally a small farming village, Les Contamines
has developed into a significant spa and sport resort in the last few years,
without having lost any of its charm. It is situated in a tributary valley
of the Chamonix valley, 13 km south of St-Gervais. Numerous restaurants
and bars, as well as a cinema are available.
Access: The nearest
airport is Geneva, 60km (38 miles) away. Other options are Lyon and the smaller
airports at Annecy and Chambery. Rail access takes you to St Gervais-Le Fayet
station 12 km (7.5 miles) from the resort with direct TGV service from Paris every
weekend in the winter. Coach, minibus and taxi links to the station are available.
Drivers from the north should take the A6 autoroute to Macon Nord, then A40 towards
Geneva, then the A43 Autoroute Blanche to the Passy exit, an easy 12 km from the
resort, although chains should be carried in case of heavy snowfall.
Les Contamines in summer
Les Contamines has an interesting array of activities:
8 tennis courts, minigolf, riding centre. Hiking in the nature reserve of the Vallee
du Bonnant, mountaineering tours and alpine tours. The cable cabins of Signal and
Gorge take you up to numerous other hikes.
Les Contamines in winter
This sunny, snow-covered skiing region, lies on the
Col du Joly. 120 km of downhill runs in the linked Evasion ski area, which can be
mastered by the average skier without problem, linked by 24 mountain lifts with
a capacity of 24'000 pers./hr. Ski school with 50 instructors, children's
ski school for over 4's, kindergarten for children of 18 months to 7 years,
baby-club for babies of 3 - 18 months, 25 km of cross country ski trail, natural
ice rink, "half pipe" run. Torchlight descents by the ski instructors.
Dog drawn sleigh rides.
- Evasion ski area runs: Green 27, blue 47, red 67,
- Lifts: Cable cars 4, Gondolas 10, Chairs 37, Drags
- Cross country skiing: 26 km
- Snow cannons: 260
- Lift pass Evasion/Mont Blanc: 151.205 euro.
Going out / Aprs ski :
Restaurants : 28, Bars : 6, Cinema
Sport & Fitness all year :Thermal
Cross country skiing, Toboggan, Ice rink, Curling, Dog sleigh, Snow scooter
Ski school :
Ski and Snowboard school : 2, Instructors : 80, Group ski lessons
Childcare service, Ski kindergarten, Baby sitter, Children's ski piste with
Other activities : Torch lit descents.
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