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Les Contamines is a charming ski resort located in the heart of the French Alps. Nestled in the Mont Blanc region, it offers breathtaking panoramic views and a delightful mix of traditional alpine charm and modern amenities.
With a rich history dating back to the 12th century, Les Contamines has evolved into a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts. There are approximately 120 kilometers of groomed pistes, catering to beginners, intermediates, and advanced skiers alike. Additionally, the resort is part of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area, providing access to over 400 kilometers of interconnected slopes - these are a short distance down the valley, the closest access point in St Nicolas de veroce. The Les Contamines area is part of that wider ski pass.
For those seeking a vibrant après-ski scene, Les Contamines offers a more relaxed atmosphere compared to some of the larger, bustling resorts. Visitors can unwind in cozy mountain huts and restaurants, enjoying delicious traditional Savoyard cuisine. There are also a few bars and pubs where skiers can gather for a post-ski drink or two.
While the nightlife may not be as lively as in other resorts, Les Contamines exudes a peaceful ambiance, perfect for those looking to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the mountains.
In summary, Les Contamines is a charming and picturesque ski resort with a rich history and a well-connected ski area. Its relaxed après-ski scene, ski-in/ski-out access, and suitability for families and beginners make it a popular choice for those seeking a more peaceful alpine experience. With its stunning mountain scenery and varied terrain, Les Contamines promises an unforgettable skiing adventure.
(Airports, trains, shared options)
6 day pass
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Train to Sallanches
Chambery - 2.5hrs (1 change)
Grenoble - 3.5hrs (1 change)
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Buses from Geneva airport to Sallanches
Connect to Altibus route
Y84 line - 30min to St Gervais 1hr to Les contamines