School Ski Trip | School Skiing Trip to Les Contamines, France
click on images to enlarge
Les Contamines is in the shadow of Mt Blanc and enjoys its own special micro-climate of reliable snowcover from mid December to end of April. The snow sure slopes, friendly town and excellent navigation on the mountain makes this resort one of the best in Europe for safeguarding.
Les Contamines is divided into two areas which are fully interlinked: Val Montjoie and Hauteluce - Val Joly. The former is best for beginners and intermediates, whilst the Hauteluce - Val Joly is geared more towards the advanced. This set up allows for effective progressve learning on our school ski trips to Les Contamines.
North facing, the 8 person chairlift whisks pupils up to the first level, Etape, and a further mid-section, Le Signal, from which the ski school and further lifts take you to different areas of the ski areas. It is also possible to ski direct back to the village.
The local 120km ski pass allows skiing in Les Contamines from mid December to late April which most schools find entirely appropriate for the week, but for a supplement it is possible to access a further 490 pistes as part of the colossal Mont Blanc ski pass.
Technical skiers are rewarded with four snowparks and steep slopes in Val Joly on their Les Contamines school ski trip.
Les Contamines is a great choice for all Key Stages.
Les Contamines is right for your school ski trip if you're looking for...
At a Glance: Les Contamines
Snow-sure slopes ideal for February and April
Great variety of slopes
Best for: Broad range
Snow coverage: 100%
Swimming Pool: Yes
Ice Skating: Yes
An example of 321ski accommodation:
L'Aveniere: *Doorstep skiing*
Beds: 102 (all rooms ensuite)
Rooms: 2/3/suites of 6
TV and Video Room
Large communal rooms
Ski storage room
In house disco and bar
La Cite Montjoie
Beds: (all rooms ensuite)
Slopes: 5 mins skishuttle
TV and Video Room
Better for older groups
Large disco/games room
Great location in town
Make the most of resort entertainment