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Les Contamines Montjoie, situated at 1,200m, is a charming and traditional ski resort that forms part of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area. This high-altitude resort boasts 120km of pisted terrain and is recognised for its typically consistent snowfall, making it a popular choice for skiers of all levels. The resort’s highest point reaches up to 2,500m, offering breathtaking vistas over the Mont Blanc Massif.

With an effective lift system and connection to neighbouring resorts such as Saint-Gervais and Megève, there is a vast terrain to traverse. Les Contamines Montjoie is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers, offering a variety of runs and excellent off-piste skiing opportunities.

Les Contamines Montjoie Ski Area

The ski area in Les Contamines Montjoie is divided into two main sectors; Signal and Aiguille Croche, both of which offer stunning views of Mont Blanc. The ski area comprises 46 runs, including 11 green, 15 blue, 16 red and 4 black.

Beginner Skiing in Les Contamines Montjoie

Les Contamines Montjoie is a great choice for beginners, thanks to its ample green slopes and wide, gentle blue runs. The excellent snow conditions are perfect for novices, with two primary beginner areas in the village and at the top of the Montjoie gondola. Once you’ve mastered the basics, progress to the designated beginner areas such as Les Loyers and La Roselette.

Intermediate Skiing in Les Contamines Montjoie

Les Contamines Montjoie is a fantastic resort for intermediate skiers seeking to improve their skills. With lots of blue and red runs to explore, intermediate skiers will have plenty to keep them occupied. The Signal sector is perfect for lower-intermediate skiers, offering a selection of gentle blues and challenging reds. More advanced intermediate skiers should try the Aiguille Croche sector, where a variety of exciting red runs await. One of our favourite red runs is the Aig Croche, which offers stunning views of Mont Blanc as you ski down.

Advanced Skiing in Les Contamines Montjoie

With 20% of the slopes designated as red and black, Les Contamines Montjoie offers plenty of challenging terrain for advanced skiers. The black run, Le Col, is a must-try for those seeking an adrenaline rush. The steep descent and challenging moguls will test your skills to the limit. For those seeking a more off-piste experience, the La Ruelle run is a thrilling black run offering a combination of steep sections and moguls.

Off-piste Skiing in Les Contamines Montjoie

Les Contamines Montjoie is an off-piste paradise, offering a variety of exhilarating off-piste opportunities. From challenging chutes, to tree-lined descents, there is plenty of terrain to explore. For experienced skiers, the Tierces sector is a popular off-piste area, offering a thrilling descent with incredible views of Mont Blanc. Always remember, when venturing off-piste, to hire a professional guide or instructor familiar with the area.


Regardless of your skiing level, Les Contamines Montjoie has something to offer everyone. To truly enjoy your skiing holiday, hire an instructor who can guide you through the best runs that suit your skills and enhance your skiing experience.

Book an expert ski instructor/guide in Les Contamines Montjoie today!