The Plus Montagne label

Patinoire des 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. 

Logo Label Famille Plus


Les houches, a family-friendly village in chamonix-mont-blanc-valley!

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 skijoring, 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 St Bernards or 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!


Activities for your children – winter 2021

Creche, from 3 months to 3 years – 60 Allée des sorbiers Les Houches - Tél : 06 86 31 78 83 –

Open Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays):

  • 09:00-13:00 (half-day with meal)
  • 13:00-17:00 (half-day without meal)
  • 09:00-17:00 (full day with meal, except for babies under 13 months)

Rates (subject to modification):

  • 1/2 day: without meal €38/with meal: €44
  • Full day: without meal: €53/with meal: €59.


Les Enfants des Chavants tourist club +33 (0)6 86 32 56 42 ou +33 (0)4 50 54 43 33 / +33 (0)7 86 48 47 57
Les Chavants holiday club - 240, allée des Diligences
School holiday opening hours: 08:30-17:30
Outside school holidays (January): 11:30-17:00


Indoor and outdoor activities: snow games, sledging, handicrafts and activities. French-English bilingual club leaders.
Enrol by phone or email:


Childminders and babysitters : List available from the Tourist Office.


Ideas for your kids! Winter 2021 deals!

Ski team rider teenage special

Freestyle and freeride initiation! Minimum level required: Bronze star. Minimum age: 10 years. Helmet and back protection required. Twin-tip skis preferable.

  • 6 afternoon lessons: €163


Try night-time skiing at les houches!

On the slopes of Le Tourchet. Book for lessons between 17:30 and 19:00! This winter, we’re offering night-time skiing on 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 February! The ESF school in Les Houches offers skiing, snowboarding and telemark lessons with special deals available:

  • 1-2 people: 1 hour: €44/1 hr 30: €66.50
  • 3-5 people: 1 hour: €56/1 hr 30: €84.50

The wild side of the mountain – cie des guides de la vallée de chamonix-mont-blanc

CHAM KID: Multi-activity programme for 8-12 year-olds.Trapper and animal track outings, tubes, sled dogs, teatime in a mountain refuge, survival instinct, alti-games at La Flégère, biathlon, igloo-building, funny ropes, apprentice rock-climbers and more!

  • Rates: 1/2 day: €48 – Full day: €98 – Meal (optional): €13.

Special offer: beginners’ rates

Special rate only for learners enrolled at the ESF in Le Houches! Area covered: Le Prarion gondola lift, Ecole chair lift, Les Mélèzes chair lift and moving walkway.

In summer…

Feel the freedom!
Enjoy a wonderful hike with the family or with a mountain guide: there’s something for everyone, with regular hiking, natural sites to visit, the gorges, alpine meadows and more!
Go cycling, climbing, fishing, or swimming in the pool in Chamonix.
You can take the cable cars, gondola lifts or the rack-and-pinion railway to reach the peaks and explore the glaciers and high mountain areas.
You can get up close to all sorts of mountain animals, such as chamois, ibex, stags, llamas and marmots, in the Merlet animal park. Or you can go horse-riding at the Mont Blanc equestrian centre, visit the St Bernard kennels or take a closer look at our herds of black cattle.
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! 


Activities for your children – summer 2021

Creche, from 3 months to 18 months – 60 Allée des sorbiers Les Houches - Tél : 06 86 31 78 83 –

Open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.

  • 09:00-13:00 (1/2 day with or without meal) €44 – €38.
  • 13:00-17:00 (1/2 day without meal).

Full day with meal €59 – without meal €53


Les Chavants holiday club, from 6 to 10 years – 201 rue du Mont Blanc – Les Houches – Tel. 06 08 17 61 16 / 07 86 48 47 57 from 08:00-18:30 Monday to Friday

Rate, full day with meal: €35.05.

Per week: €166.10.


Accueil de Loisirs de l’école de 6 à 10 ans – 201 rue du Mont-blanc Les Houches - Tél : 06 08 17 61 16 / 07 86 48 47 57 du lundi au vendredi de 8h à 18h30

Rate, full day with meal : 35,05 €.
Per week : 166,10 €.

Information and preregistration:


Childminders and babysitters

List available from the Tourist Office.


Ideas for your kids! Summer 2021 deals!

Parc de Merlet

A wonderful mountain animal park, open from 1 May to 30 September – Coupeau, Les Houches.A 32-page guide book, including fun activities, interesting info on the park, its history, animals and what goes on behind the scenes, is available for visitors at the entrance. For a fun way to discover the park, try the “word chase” as you follow the path around the park: there’s a prize for whoever discovers the mystery word!

Contact : / 07 67 22 82 69


La Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix offers an array of activities for youngsters aged 4-17, with a programme adapted to each age group.

There is the “Piou-Piou” club for 4-7 year-olds, the “Kids” club for 8-12 year-olds, and the “Ados” club for 13-17 year-olds. All welcome youngsters for a high-energy summer programme that includes climbing, Accro’Park, mountain-biking, hiking, treasure hunts, canyoning, via ferrata, hiking with huskies, a trail with the donkeys, and more! A free lanyard or cap for every child enrolled for 3 days or more.

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Koalagrimpe - Let your kids (aged 4 and over) try climbing!

Climbing adapted for every level and every age, outdoors on the rock faces of the Chamonix Valley. A vertical treasure hunt is organised to make learning even more fun!

Contact : /  06 88 96 78 73


Musée Montagnard

Here, you’ll find 200 years of history of the Arve upper valley, a vast collection of objects representing life of yesteryear, and fun visits for all the family (age 4 and up):
Explore every corner of the museum with our scavenger hunt.
Join in the “Panic at the Museum” activity to sharpen your skills as you lead the investigation.
Have fun with the board games created by children from Les Houches.
Museum open every day from 14:30 to 18:00 (closed Tuesdays)

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Les Houches media library

Become an expert upcycler! Cut out, stick, scratch or pile up bits and pieces to create your own eco-design objects! In liaison with the Recycl’Art exhibition at Les Houches media library.

Workshops on Tuesdays from 14:00-16:00 for children aged 7 and over. Free admission, registration required.

Contact : /

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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Your contact

Patricia Lepère
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