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This page will tell you all you need to know about airport transfers to Les Contamines a Ski Resort in Ski Pass Mont Blanc, French Alps with 120km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1164m to 2500m above mean sea level. This resort is part of the Ski Pass Mont Blanc area with access to 490 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Les Contamines itself (120km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Pass Mont Blanc ski resorts of Argentière, Chamonix, Combloux, Cordon, Le Tour, Les Houches, Megève, Passy Plaine Joux and St Gervais Mont-Blanc. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable. Les Contamines - Montjoie's large local ski area is divided in to two sectors, nominally at least, although they are fully interlinked. Above the resort itself is the majority of the skiing and 'boarding in a vast north easterly facing bowl in the Val Montjoie. Over the back is a much smaller and rather steeper area known as Hauteluce - Val Joly. In addition, there are two non-linked drag lifts close to the edge of the village which can be used by beginners.
We have listed the airports in order of distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
Les Contamines-Montjoie is a traditional mountain village nestled right at the base of Mont Blanc. The Les Contamines ski resort has been developed in a way that it lunges almost 5km along the valley, interlinked by footpaths criss-crossing the village and allowing relatively easy access to each of the little hamlets. To reduce car travel, Contamines Montjoie set up a shuttle bus service to get around the village and to also get to the bottom of the ski lifts. If bus travel isn't for you, there are also horse drawn carriages which can take visitors to bottom of the slopes, stopping off for a snack on the way! The ski resort of Les Contamines / Hauteluce enjoys an exceptional amount of sunny weather and natural snow on both sides of its two major valleys, the Val Montjoie and the Beaufortain. The ski slopes meander down through each of the valleys, wide ski runs, surrounded by ancient forests, high altitude cabins and mountain farms. To make sure that the season lasts, there are 175 snow canons in place, toping up the natural snow through the early and late season. The Les Contamines ski area has 120 km of varied ski slopes for all abilities. In the upper part of the resort there are excellent panoramic views, accessible on skis, overlooking the biggest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc.
There are six Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Les Contamines are perfectly feasible. Chambery Airport and Geneva Airport are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.The following airports link Les Contamines Montjoe to other parts of the world:
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.
While some people do use the public transport modes like the trains connecting Les Contamines Montjoie Ski Pass Mont Blanc from Munich and Innsbruck, getting from other airports may be time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from one the several airports where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked and have more ski time at this pristine resort.