Les Houches Holiday Rentals - a paradise for ski enthusiasts everywhere
Whether summer or winter, this corner of the French Alps provides great value for money for ski enthusiasts and a truly memorable skiing experience visitors will treasure forever. Les Houches is situated just six kilometres from Chamonix, and provides some of the finest skiing facilities in the French Alps. The main focus of the resort is skiing. Visitors to Les Houches holiday rentals have a great range of facilities to explore when it comes to winter sports. With a ski area which rises from an altitude of 950 metres to 1900 metres, the pistes generally have long, steady descents through pleasant woodlands. These pine woods are also an advantage when the snow is falling or there are 'white-out' conditions forecast. Not only do the trees help shelter skiers, but they also help to define the routes when conditions are tricky and visibility is poor.
Les Houches Ski Accommodation - don't miss out on the best skiing experience the French Alps have to offer!
The risk of avalanches is relatively low here, and visitors to Les Houches chalet rentals will often find that the resort’s slopes are open even when other places nearby are not. The lifts also tend to stay open when high winds have closed them in other nearby resorts. The snow cannon coverage of the resorts lower slopes is excellent. This means that those enjoying a stay in Les Houches holiday rentals can head back down the slopes via the ski-out rather then the gondola, which simplifies things somewhat. The area also serves as a practice area for the French national ski-ing team, and there is a major competition, the Kandahar World Downhill Ski Championships, held in the resort every year.
Les Houches Chalets - test your strength and stamina on the powdery slopes of Les Houches
Summer visitors to Les Houches holiday lettings will also find plenty to keep them busy during their stay. The superb scenery makes the region a paradise for hikers, while younger visitors may want to test out their physical strength, stamina and fitness at some of the local adventure parks. Les Gorges de la Diosaz is a superb location for anyone who loves mountain valleys and waterfalls. The rivers in the area also offer some great opportunities for anyone staying in Les Houches holiday rentals who enjoys water sports. Canoeing and rafting in the gorges and valleys is exciting, while the rivers also have plenty of fish in them, meaning that those who favour something a little more sedentary can also find something to keep them busy. Regardless of the season or weather, a stay in Les Houches holiday rentals is well worthwhile. With great mountain scenery to explore when the sun is at its peak, and superb skiing facilities for the darker days of winter, many visitors may want to stay all year. Another area of outstanding natural beauty in which to practise exciting outdoor sports that may interest you is Hordaland Holiday Cottages.