Les Houches Cross Country Ski Track

Chamonix

A short but beautiful track which is sometimes not freshly groomed, and all the better for it.

Cross Country Skiing Easy

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
48 m
Descent
48 m
Low Point
1 km
High Point
1 km
Gradient
33˚
VIEW ON MAP
Les Houches Cross Country Ski Track Map

Description

This is a great little track which is relatively brief compared to the Chamonix and Argentière routes but nonetheless provides a lovely journey through peaceful woods.

You can start anywhere on the shore of the Lac des Chavant lake and from here, follow the track past the Les Houches Tennis Club courts and into woods. Where the track splits go right and descend down to the lowest point of the loop and then swing south and climb out of the woods before continuing back to the lake.

Although the motorway that accesses the Chamonix Valley is close by you wouldn't know it; this track is wonderfully peaceful and feels a long way from the hustle and bustle of roads, ski areas and villages. The route is not always well groomed and after fresh snowfall it can feel more like a ski tour than cross country ski track, which only adds to the serenity.

Access is free and the route is rarely busy.

Difficulty

Easy