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WINTER


The Alpine Retreat is ideally located next to the slopes of Les Houches, one of the most popular ski resorts in the Chamonix valley. Just 50m from the ski slopes and 200m from the 2 cable car stations, you can even ski back to the chalet for lunch! ,

The resort of Les Houches (see images below) is one of only 5 ski stations in the Chamonix valley. Surrounding the Alpine Retreat, the resort has something to offer every standard of skier/snowboarder. It has a large ski domain with over 55kms of pistes including: 4 green, 5 blue, 12 red and one long black run (used each year for the Men's World Cup Downhill race!). These are all serviced by an excellent lift system of 2 cable cars, 16 ski lifts and over 100 snow canons to ensure snow for the whole season. For a detailed plan of the local pistes of Les Houches, click here http://www.leshouches.com/en/ski


Fabulous views of Mont Blanc form the snowy pistes of Les Houches

For those looking to rent skis and boots, huge discounts and an excellent service are available through our local ski shop Cyprien Sports - just click on this link ski hire to order your equipment on-line.

If you would prefer to order your ski kit in the shop, remember to mention that you are staying at the Alpine Retreat to benefit from the discounted prices.


The ski slopes of Les Houches offer skiers the most amazing views of the Mont Blanc range. There are also 9 traditional restaurants on the pistes offering you a fabulous variety of menus. Just click on the images below to enlarge.

amazing views of the Chamonix valley
with slopes facing in all directions, there is no shortage of exceptional views

Over 100 snow canons ensure that you can ski right back to the resort and also extend the length of your skiing season.

snow canons ensure great pistes throughout the season
Les Houches chair lift
miles of wide-open pistes
the resort is great for skiers and snowboarders alike
the ski school has an office close to the Alpine Retreat offering numerous different ski packages
relaxing outside one of 9 restaurants
there are slopes to suit every level of skier