Car is not necessary
About Les Contamines
The Evasion ski domain includes St Gervais, Mégève, Les Contamines, Cote 2000, La Giettaz, Jaillet, Combloux and provides a massive 450 km of pistes! Everywhere you look you'll be rewarded with stunning views of Europe's highest and most dramatic peaks, including the Mont Blanc itself.
St Gervais has a fun park and half pipe. Extensive snow making facilities ensure that lower runs stay open late into the season.
Just two minutes up the road from St Gervais is the village and ski resort of Les Contamines, also covered on the Evasion ski domain pass. The ski area here consists of 3 massive bowls linked together to provide a diverse and interesting set of runs. Snowboarders in particular will enjoy the efficient lift system that enables you to access just about everywhere with a chairlift.
Whatever your standard, you'll enjoy skiing the Evasion ski domain and appreciate the short lift queues and empty runs.
From St Gervais it's also possible to access the Les Houches ski area in the Chamonix Valley. And with Chamonix itself being only half an hour away there is also the opportunity to ski the renowned Vallee Blanche down Europe’s longest glacier, the Mer de Glace.
Other winter sports in St Gervais
- Ski touring
- Cross-country skiing on marked trails
- Snow blading
- Snow shoeing on marked trails, making it safe and easy for the first timer. Equipment hire is inexpensive and you don’t need any special tuition.
- Ice skating. St Gervais has an Olympic standard indoor ice rink and ice hockey matches are a regular feature. Les Contamines has a classic outdoor rink.
- Husky Dog sledging
- Winter and ice climbing
Summer in St Gervais and the Alps:
It's the ideal time to sample the many activities on offer.
Mountain Bikers: Local cable cars will take you up the mountains, opening up all sorts of off-road opportunities, from open alpine pastures to single-track through the trees and past glaciers.
Road cyclists: Great rides nearby and classic Tour de France routes such as the Col de Aravis and Col de Colombiere not far away. If you fancy a big day out, then why not ride from St Gervais to Annecy, taking in as many cols as you can handle, safe in the knowledge that you can leap on the train back to St Gervais when your legs pack up!
Walking: From St Gervais or Les Contamines in the heart of the Mt Blanc region you can walk alongside babbling brooks, make your way to alpine pastures, or head out for long and strenuous hikes to summits and ridges. Routes and maps can all be obtained at the tourist office and the cable cars run through the summer months.
Adventure & leisure parks: The tree top parks nearby are ideal for children or adults. You can swing from tree to tree using zip wires and rope bridges. There are also nearby nature reserves and animal mountain parks.
Swimming: St Gervais has an outdoor pool, or there is the lakes at Les Contamines, or the nearby Mont Blanc beach where you can swim, BBQ or hire pedalos with the dramatic Mont-Blanc as your backdrop.
Other summer activities:
- Rock climbing and via ferratta
- Tandem Paragliding (parapente)
- Light aircraft or helicopter flights
- Canyoning and rafting, also here
- Mini golf and golf courses in St Gervais, Megève, Les Contamines and Chamonix.
- Paint balling
- Summer luge
- Quad biking and Go karting
- Horse riding
- Ice rink in St Gervais
- Culture. Visit the beautiful baroque churches as well as the famous Plateau d'Assy church with original Matisse and Chagall, local alpine museums
Activities near Les Contamines
|Local sports activities
Within 15 minutes: Mountain biking, Swimming, Horse riding, Climbing, Fishing, Cycling, Flying, Skiing, Golf, Tennis
|Local leisure activities
Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Restaurant, Shopping
||Walking holiday, Sight-seeing, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays