As a family

Les Contamines-Montjoie: an ideal resort for all age groups!

Les Contamines-Montjoie boasts the “Famille Plus” label of quality

 The “Famille Plus” label guarantees  a successful family holiday in Les Contamines-Montjoie

All partners of this label are committed to a number of specific points:

  1. A personal welcome for families.
  2. Entertainment  for all age groups.
  3. A price range according to age.
  4. Activities for children and adults, together or separately.
  5. Shops and services within close proximity.
  6. Children pampered by professional staff.

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Recurrent winter entertainment:

  • Torchlight descent during the school holidays on the “Loyers” slope.
  • Children’ shows  in the village hall.
  • Guided visits every Thursday at Notre Dame de la Gorge.
  • Guided nature trails in the Nature Reserve.
  • Sports activities: Nordic walking,  warm-up sessions, orienteering etc.
  • Well-being workshops:  naturopathy, stretching etc.
  • Cultural entertainment.
  • Evening downhill skiing  on the “Loyers” slope.
  • Evening  cross-country and biathlon sessions.
  • Evening ice-skating.

Click here to browse the weekly entertainment programme

Culture & Heritage

  • Local library "Mot à Mot”
  •  Church of the Holy Trinity and Church of Notre Dame de la Gorge.
  • Guided visits of the village.
  • Visit the garden dedicated to the artist Samivel .
  • Visit the Nature Information Centre (Espace Nature au Sommet)

Sports and leisure activities

  • Snowshoe outings with the local mountain guides. ½ day or full day outings from age 5+.
  • Traditional horse drawn sleigh rides to La Collombaz + a snack at the auberge +  a downhill sledge run.
  •  Evening snowshoe outings followed by a fondue meal in a traditional Mongolian yurt.
  •  An introduction to ice climbing.
  • Pedestrian and snowshoe trails.
  • Dog sledding from age 3+.
  • Horsedrawn  sleigh rides.
  • 2  safe  sledging runs.
  • Snakegliss from age 8+.
  • Ice rink

Child care facilities:

  • “La Galipette" nursery  for children age 1 to 6 years
  • "La Galipette" daycare centre for children age  3 to 6 years
  • "La Galipette" daycare centre + ESF (kindergarten + ski lessons)
  • Childminders and baby sitters (list available from the Tourist Office)
  • Baby equipment rental.

Ski Schools:

  • ESF: group classes, private lessons, club piou piou (for children age 3 years +), downhill skiing for children from 4 to 12 years, group snowboard lessons for children age 8+, all-inclusive  (ski + meals) for children from 3 years.
  •  ESI: kids group lessons-  ski and snowboard, private and semi-private lessons.

Downhill skiing:

  • 120 km of slopes (48 runs: 9 green, 11 blue, 19 red and 9 black)
  •  Family ski pass
  • Ski pass for beginners
  • Free for children under 5
  • Card for 10 rides on the lifts
  • Fun zone,  the "Ludoparc" - two fun courses for all the family
  •  2 areas for beginners located at the heart of the village

Cross-country skiing:

  • 25 km of slopes (one  0.5km introductory loop, two  green loops of 1.5 and 3.5 km, one 4.5 km  blue loop, one 8.5 km red loop and  one 9km black loop)
  • Specific passes for children and seniors
  • Free for children under 6  and seniors over 80
  • Evening cross-country skiing and biathlon every Wednesday night
  • Introductory biathlon sessions  with the ESF

Service providers awarded the « Famille Plus » label

  • Restaurants : la Trabla, le Gai Soleil, le Stem, le Chalet du Lac, l’Op Traken, la Bérangère, l’O à la Bouche, le Barattet
  • Mountain sports and leisure equipment rental : Intersport Ronchail (town centre and  le Lay), Alley Oop, Sport 4807-Skimium, Alaska Ski Shop
  • Hotels : La Chemenaz ***, Le Gai Soleil **, Le Christiania **
  • Campsites : Camping Le Pontet ***
  • Holiday Residences : Résidence vacances Nemea
  • Bed & Breakfast : Chez Adalbert
  • Self-catered holiday accommodation : Chalet de l’Alpage, gîte Chez Adalbert, gîte La Lex Blanche, gîte l’Armancette