The Contamines-Montjoie resort: from downhill skiing to telemark skiing, an incredibly sweet resort of champions.


On the heights of the “Beaufortain” Massif, in the shadow of the mythical Mont-Blanc, the Contamines-Montjoie village welcomes the visitors with a harmonious mix of ancient traditions, a family friendly atmosphere and the rythm of the victories’ celebrations of the champions born in the resort. Marie Marchand Arvier, 2009 World Championships silver medallist in ski Super-G, or Antoine Bouvier, current Telemark ski World Champion, won’t tell you otherwise: the Contamines-Montjoie is a resort made of mountaineers and champions, where skiing, having fun and sweet living are only but one. Insight.


Telemark skiing on snow of an exceptional quality ©OT Les Contamines-Montjoie/nuts
Telemark skiing on snow of an exceptional quality
©OT Les Contamines-Montjoie/nuts


Since 1937 and its two skilifts of that time, the resort of Les Contamines has grown up. With 120 km of pistes, 2 snowparks including a half pipe, a boardercross and numerous kickers and rails, nordic tracks and everything to make champions, the little resort can easily compare to the biggest ones. Without losing a tiny bit of its charm.


“The resort managed to grow, combining dynamism and a family friendly atmosphere, meanwhile keeping its traditions and authenticity”, explains Roger Mattel, inhabitant of the village and guardian of the mountain farming traditions (extract of Roger Mattel’s interview of the 24th of April 2013 in les Contamines webzine).


An authentic village ©OT Les Contamines-Montjoie/Gilles Lansard
An authentic village
©OT Les Contamines-Montjoie/Gilles Lansard


For the passionates, the resort dedicates its whiteness and snow of exceptional quality, its Telemark Ski World Cup, and a domain allowing to go from panoramic skiing to endless wanders in the forest. Les Contamines offers an endless and versatile playground, where every discipline, from freeride to freestyle, snowboarding, alpine or telemark skiing, finds its right place.


Un domaine au panorama de rêve ©OT Les Contamines-Montjoie/Gilles Lansard
A resort with a dramatic panorama
©OT Les Contamines-Montjoie/Gilles Lansard


But being that perfect place for skiing hasn’t stopped Les Contamines from knowing how to be the perfect hosting resort as well, with its gourmet restaurant “L’Ô à la bouche”, its ice rink or wellness services. e. And its “all inclusive formulas“, including accomodation, ski pass and ski rental, that will save you time and trouble. From the rental of the all-terrain stroller to providing the essential grocery pack, everything was thought for you to be totally stress free.


And above all, it’s said that a very sunny micro-climate seems to reign above there. And with the return of the winter and all that freshly dumped snow, you get the perfect ingredients for an ideal holiday with your family, friends, or special one.

Emily - EN
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