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Les Contamines - The Resort Review

Geneva Airport to Les Contamines Transfers

Our Private Chamonix to Les Contamines taxi transfers are €125 each way based on a maximum of 8 people

Our Private Geneva Airport to Les Contamines transfers are €380 return based on a maximum of 8 people

Transfer Times

Our Geneva Airport to Les Contamines transfers take between 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes

Our Chamonix to Les Contamines bus takes around 45 minutes

Les Contamines Ski Resort Review

The ski resort Les Contamines is situated at the foot of the Mont-Blanc. It has an altitude ranging from 1164 and 2890m. The village has managed to keep its historic aspect of baroque churches and old farm buildings. A 5500 ha area has also been classified as a "Nature Reserve" which protects it from further development.

The access to Les Contamines is via a road access from the nearby spa town of Saint Gervais, involving little more than a gentle climb, making it one of the more accessible ski areas in the French Alps.

This resort is also one of the oldest, welcoming its first skiers around 1900. The once-remote farming village still manages to retain its traditional Savoyard appearance, with an attractive skyline of timber chalets and a lovingly restored Baroque church. Development remains unobtrusive and the very few larger (but still not high-rise) apartment structures are sited close to the Montjoie gondola lift. 

Among the many peaks towering impressively over both sides of the valley is the famous Mont-Blanc, beyond which lies Courmayeur and Italy’s Aosta Valley. 

Les Contamines is a friendly and welcoming resort that works hard to ensure that its skiing visitors have a great experience.

For the non skier there is a selection of dedicated signed routes for walkers and snow-shoers to explore the peace and tranquillity of the valley floor and also (with a gondola) higher up the mountain. There is also dog-sledding, horse-drawn sleighrides, ice-climbing and ice-skating available, plus a range of more relaxed pampering treatments.

In order to reduce village traffic in Les Contamines, there is a free shuttle bus service around town and to and from the ski-lifts. There are also other eco-friendly actions which include: recycling waste, treatment of sewage, ski-slope clean-up campaigns, use of organic oil for the slope grooming machines and distribution of pocket ashtrays.

Les Contamines Ski Resort Facts

Altitudes   Slopes For:  
Top station 2500m Beginners 8 (10 km)
Middle Station 1900m Intermediate 11 (50 km)
Base Station 1164m Advanced 19 (40 km)
Village 1164m Expert 8 (20 km)
Vertical Drop 1336m    
    Slopes Total 46 (120 km)