Les Contamines-Montjoie


2485 route de Notre Dame de la Gorge

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Longitude: 6.721722
Latitude: 45.802772

Aire/Campsite details:

Le Pontet campsite is past the resort and costs €22 per night last year. Its about 35 min walk from resort centre and only about five mins from main gondola. ski storage good showers etc. bread croissants delivered to site. There is cross country skiing just behind the site and lots of walking routes. On a bus route to town and lifts if you don't fancy walking. Cafe in town that sells white vin chaud!

Resort details:

Smallish and very French, usual shops restaurants etc . Possible to buy a non consecutive lift pass for as many days as you want (thus avoiding bad weather days). Les Contamines is also part of a series of resorts including Megeve, St Gervais and others that are on the Chamonix evasion lift pass that can also be bought as a non consecutive (again for the number of days that you want). Very accessible from Geneva so an influx at the weekends although not too bad as there are other resorts closer so not too many venture that far.

Skiing details:

Beautifully maintained pistes and very quiet (we We were there mid March 2010).Full range of runs with some lovely blacks and reds with rolling pistes. Snow in excellent condition although we heard from friends that it deteriorated quickly at the end of the month. Nice mountain restaurants and plenty of picnic stops.

Thanks to Derek Bell for the Info