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Les Houches At Its Best - Deep Powder, Mid-Winter

Les Houches is usually at its best, and busiest on the days when the heavy snow shuts down the rest of the Chamonix Valley due to avalanche risk. This often happens a few days each winter - and these days can be some of the best of the season - if you know where to go. Les Houches is a good bet as are the nearby resorts of St. Gervais & Combloux which are a bit lower and less steep.

Superb Open Meadows Of Powder Snow

On the St. Gervais Side of Les Houches, leading down to the long 'Plancerts' Teliski

Lovely Skinning Ascent Back Through The St. Gervais Woodland After An Off Piste Descent From Les Houches

There are various excellent little ski touring journeys that can be made using the lifts of Les Houches to access interesting nearby terrain and thus escape the confines of the lifts, pistes & tracked snow. This skin lead to the hospitable Argentinian cafe of La Tanière. A great pit stop on a powder day!

Great Steep Powder Skiing Off The Prarion Summit At Les Houches

A fun journey back down towards the Plancerts drag lift after an enjoyable and aesthetic ski tour up the Prarion Ridge. Good and improving snow conditions in early Jan 2016.

Lovely Open Powder Meadows Above Bellevue, Les Houches

With the Chamonix Valley Beyond

Steep Entrance Pitches To Bionnassay Valley From Les Houches Ski Area

A fine tour can be completed from Bellevue down in to the Bionnassay Valley with a pleasant 30 mins skin back up to the Col de Voza.

Fun Steep Powder Line On The West Face Of Prarion

Fine off piste line above the Les Houches Ski resort and accessed by a 15 minute skin up the Prarion Ridge. Photo: Jonny Baird.

Dust On Crust! Limited Ski Conditions At Les Houches - But Set To Rapidly Improve

With many lifts still closed and very shallow snow cover for off piste skiing, current conditions at Les Houches & Chamonix in general are limited but set to improve rapidly with big snowfalls leading in to Mid Jan 2017

The Arrival Of The Powder Snow In Chamonix - Mid Jan 2017

Good fun skiing in the trees at Les Houches after the big dump of cold powder snow comes on Friday 13th Jan 2017