The Famille Plus label

Les Houches

Les Houches resort awarded the Famille Plus label

Three attributes that justify the resort’s Famille Plus label:

  • Its situation: a village resort in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley, looking over at the Mont Blanc Massif.
  • The array of sporting and recreational activities on offer in a Valley ripe for adventure!
  • Entertainment for all and holiday clubs for children

Whatever the season, Les Houches resort pulls out all the stops to welcome families and children. Summer or winter, kids can enjoy a fantastic holiday as they discover a range of activities and take their first steps on the slopes.
The “Famille Plus” label is a national initiative and is awarded to French tourist resorts that undertake to offer a personal welcome, activities and entertainment for all ages and at a price everyone can afford, while encouraging professionals to adopt a family-friendly approach. 

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À savoir

La station des Houches soutient l'Association Petits Princes dans le cadre de l'opération "Famille Plus, la montagne solidaire", et en accueillant un rêve !

En vivant ses passions et en réalisant ses rêves, l’enfant trouve une énergie supplémentaire pour se battre contre la maladie.

Je soutiens la collecte !


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Les Houches, a family-friendly village in the Valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc!

Come and sample the mountain culture!
Les Houches is a village resort in the midst of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley and benefits from an outstanding environment looking over to the Mont Blanc Massif, not far from Switzerland and Italy.

In winter, its reasonable altitude of 1,900 metres makes it accessible to all types of skiers, with a beginners' area highly appreciated by those just starting out on the slopes!

Whatever the season, the landscapes and local heritage offer an unbeatable learning experience for children.

The village has long been keen to offer families an array of specially adapted activities, entertainment and accommodation. With the special facilities of offer, there is everything a family needs for an unforgettable stay in summer or in winter.

So bring your little ones and give them their first taste of adventure and of the thrills to be had on the slopes of Les Houches village resort!

In winter…

What can you do in Les Houches when you’re little, not so little, or quite grown up?
You can slide down the snowy slopes on a toboggan or skis, or take to the ice rink on skates – perhaps holding on to a cute little penguin if you need help keeping your balance – or you can try your hand at skijoëring, pulled along by a friendly horse.
You can have a snowball fight, try snow-tubing, zip-lining, or have fun with the family at the camper village at the top of the slopes.
You can spot animal footprints in the snow in the unspoilt natural surroundings or look out for the sled dogs.
You can join in the fun activities, shows and games on offer throughout the season.
Or why not sample a slice of blueberry tart or a honey-drizzled crêpe with a delicious cup of hot chocolate for the kids, or a tasty glass of mulled wine for mum and dad?

There’s always something to do in the mountains – you’ll just love it!

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Retrouvez toutes les activités de la vallée pour vous et vos enfants pendant les saisons d'hiver !

Children's daycare - winter 2023-2024

Crèche Halte-garderie :
For children aged 3 months to 3 years, subject to availability.
Opening periods :
- From 24/12/2023 to 05/01/2024 - Closed from 7 January to 10 February 2024.
- From 11/02 to 08/03/2024
- From 10/03 to 29/03/2024
Open Monday to Friday, half-day from 9am to 1pm or from 1pm to 5pm or full day.
Please register before the Friday before your arrival in the resort.
For further information and bookings, please contact the tourist nursery:
Contact: From 24 December 2023:

Garderie Touristique Enfants des Chavants from 3 to 11 years old - 240, allée des Diligences, Les Houches. Tel: +33(0)4 50 54 43 33

Download the Winter 2023-2024 brochure here

Download the compulsory registration form

Download the information form

Download the rules and regulations


Special offers - Winter 2023-2024

To make a difference, book your full-day ski pass in advance ! From 30 € the day. 

Book online now !

Pass 1 Day Les Houches - St Gervais

Pass 6 Days Les Houches - St Gervais


50% off the public rate, only available at the ESF office in Prarion or on the
on the ESF Les Houches website. Special packages for beginners
cover a restricted area: Prarion gondola, School chairlift, Mélèzes chairlift
Mélèzes chairlift, conveyor belt.
More information


18€ 1 half day at the Tourchet ski area (Grand Tourchet), on the day of purchase + 1 entry to the ice skate rink (to be used within the week of purchase - skate rental included)

Ski in Les Houches

The ski area of ​​Les Houches / Saint Gervais extends from 1000m to 1900m high. An exceptional 360 ° panorama of the Mont Blanc massif is offered from the top of the domain. Tracks in the forest allow you to discover the pleasures of skiing.

Prices, timetables and practical information

For beginners, the Tourchet slopes in the center of the village are perfect for learning to ski!

Prices, timetables and practical information



Every Thursday during the Christmas and February school holidays, Le Tourchet comes alive with
comes alive with snacks, torchlight descents by the ESF and night skiing from
from 5.30pm.
The ESF of Les Houches offers you night skiing lessons on the
Tourchet from 5.30 pm to 7 pm! 


Discover freestyle and freeride!

Experience the pleasures of off-piste skiing, but also learn more about the mountain and its dangers.
Discover how to balance on skis in different types of snow, make your mark in ungroomed snow.
Discovery of the Snowpark, initiation to jumps. Minimum level required: Bronze Star. Helmet and back protection compulsory. Bi-skate skis desired.

Enfants ski aux Houches ©GaëtanHaugeard
Nocturne Tourchet

Events and activities programme - winter

Outdoor and indoor activities: snow games, sledging, creative activities and entertainment. Activity leader speaks French and English.  
Registrations by email :

Family friendly events: many family-friendly events are proposed throughout the winter season.

Click here to discover the full events and activities programme!

En été

C’est la grande liberté !

On peut faire de belles randonnées en famille ou avec un professionnel de la montagne, il y en a pour toutes les envies, rando classique, sites naturels, gorges, alpages etc…

Faire du vélo, de l’escalade, pêcher, se baigner à la piscine de Chamonix …
On peut monter dans les téléphériques, télécabines ou tramway à crémaillère  pour atteindre les sommets, et découvrir les glaciers et la haute montagne.

On peut voir et approcher des tas d’animaux de montagne, chamois, bouquetins, cerfs, lamas, marmottes … dans le magnifique Parc animalier de Merlet, faire du cheval au centre équestre du Mont-Blanc, voir de près les troupeaux de nos belles vaches noires.

On peut s’amuser en participant à pleins d’animations, spectacles et jeux proposés toute la saison, déguster de belles parts de tartes aux myrtilles, ou des crêpes au miel accompagnées d’un bon chocolat chaud pour les enfants et d’un bon vin chaud pour papa et maman …
En montagne, on ne s’ennuie jamais, c’est trop cool ! 

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Children's daycare - Summer 2023

Les Chavants Leisure Centre for 3 to 11 year olds - 230 allée des diligences - Les Houches - Tel : 06 08 17 61 16 from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6.30pm

Download rates and schedules

Download the flyer here


List available at the Tourist Office or by clicking here

Nursery assistants

List available at the reception of Les Houches town hall

Special offers - Summer 2023

The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix offers juniors aged 4 to 17 a host of activities and a program adapted to each age.
The “Piou-Piou” 4-7 year olds, “Kids” 8-12 year old, “Ados” 13-17 year old clubs welcome all your children for a very vitamin-packed summer, with a program of climbing, Accro'Park, mountain biking, hiking, treasure hunts, canyoning, via ferrata, cani-rando, ride with donkeys etc... 

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Koalagrimpe - Introduce climbing to your children from 4 years old! Climbing is suitable for all levels and all ages outdoors on the cliffs of the Chamonix valley. A vertical treasure hunt is offered to make learning even more fun!

Contact : /  +33(0)6 88 96 78 73

Média librairie Les Houches - Creative workshops and readings: July and August 2022. Discover the programme by clicking here. Different workshops are offered this summer to children and their families. Registration required.

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Coronavirus Covid-19 Information – Famille Plus Label

Famille Plus is doing all it can to protect the health and safety of families on holiday

Destinations awarded the Famille Plus label have undertaken to offer the best possible welcome for families, in application of the national recommendations from the French Health Ministry in the current health context. Professionals may offer alternatives where it is not possible for them to comply with all measures.  

For more details, please contact the Tourist Office at your Famille Plus destination.

Our pledges

Famille Plus, the benchmark for happy family holidays, wherever you go! You can be sure of a warm welcome at a Famille Plus destination!

6 pledges for welcoming kids and their families:

  1. A personalised welcome for families
  2. Activities adapted for all ages
  3. From the smallest to the eldest, a special price for everyone
  4. Activities for the young and the not-so-young – for time together, or time apart
  5. Shops and services close by
  6. Your kids pampered by our professionals!

Head for the official Famille Plus Label website !


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To help us improve the services on offer in the village, tell us what you think using the satisfaction questionnaire !

Your contact

Lore Murguet
Office de Tourisme Vallée de Chamonix Mont-Blanc – BP 9, 74310 Les Houches
Tel : +33 (0)4 50 55 51 71 / P : +33 (0)6 07 65 31 51