** UNDER OFFER ** €975,000 Ski Chalet Les Houches


Lisa O'Neill
Fantastic, architect designed, family chalet with contemporary open-plan living and exceptional views.
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Ski Area
Chamonix-Mont Blanc  
Ski Resort
Les Houches  
Price / Ref
€975,000 / 36207DL74  
agency fees included: 4.350059666829 % TTC to be paid by the buyer (€934,355 without fees)
Beds / Bath
4 /   4  
Land M2 / Hab M2
710 /   220  

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Property Description

A wonderful opportunity to acquire an architect designed chalet with stunning views in Les Houches. This contemporary family home offers bright, spacious open-plan living, within an high specification and exceptional views. The property of approximately 220 sqm is arranged over three floors, with much care given by both owner and the architect to the principal, open-plan living area and bedrooms, ensuring they are bathed in light and get the best from the amazing mountain views to three sides. There is an emphasis on open living (large windows and Veluxes), which gives the chalet a real feeling of space.

Superbly located, just 60 mins from Geneva International Airport, a few minutes’ drive from the slopes of Les Houches and situated in a quiet, residential area of the village yet just a short stroll to its bars and restaurants, this is a rare and excellent opportunity to own a beautiful chalet in a quiet, but stunning location.

The property is comprised as follows:

Lower Ground Floor:

Entrance, en-suite guest bedroom, ski-boot room, laundry, study/gym area, boiler room, storage / bunk room.

Ground Floor (Principal Floor):

Large double-height, vault-ceilinged living/dining room an open plan, fully equipped, American-style kitchen; separate W/C; further family room with south facing views of the Mont Blanc Massif and access to the terrace and garden beyond.

First Floor:

Principal bedroom suite with access to a balcony and views to Mont Blanc; two further en-suite bedrooms (one with balcony access) and family bathroom.


Large deck with hot tub, stepping down onto spacious, flat garden with views towards Les Houches ski area. Additional exterior space to the other side of the chalet with fantastic views towards Mont Blanc Massif.

Les Houches itself is known as the gateway to the Chamonix Valley with its own independent ski area, but being a mere 10 minutes drive into the centre of Chamonix and the plethora of ski areas it has to offer. It is a bustling mountain village, with shops, bakery, bars, restaurants, ski schools and creche facilities easily accessible. With summer activities ranging from road biking to hiking, climbing and mountain biking, there really is something for everyone here whilst being under an hour from Geneva airport.

Chamonix-Mont Blanc Ski Area

Chamonix is not your normal ski resort or ski area. It could not be more different from the standard purpose built French resort. You really need to work hard to earn a variety of turns and unless you are based next to one of the half-dozen separate mountains and stick to it, you have to drive or take a bus each day. There is all sorts of terrain, but the place really makes sense as a destination only for the expert and the adventurous would-be expert.... but hang on there are several areas just for beginners.

No it’s not really ideal - Chamonix is neither convenient nor conventional. The Chamonix valley cuts deeply through Europe’s highest mountains and glaciers. The runs it offers are everything really tough runs should be – not only steep, but high and long. If you like your snow and scenery on the wild side, give Chamonix a try. But it is addictive. You either “get it” or you don’t, it’s as simple as that. And be warned: if you are one of those that do get it .....you may never go home!

Let’s look at the various ski area; The Grands Montets (1235 m - 3300 m). The pistes are spread over 3 mountainsides (the Argentière glacier, Lognan and the Pendant) and offer tremendous on and off-piste possibilities. Ski or board adjacent to the glacier and take advantage of excellent snow conditions right up until early May. For freestyle fans, a new snowpark and boardercross are open at the mid-station of Lognan.

Brévent / Flégère (1030 m - 2525 m). These 2 ski areas have been linked by a cable car since 1997 and offer one of the most outstanding panoramas of the Alps. South-facing slopes with a wonderful variety of pistes and enviable views over the Mont-Blanc Massif. Gently acquire a tan in this idyllic environment whilst enjoying skiing on slopes adapted to all skiing abilities.

Le Domaine de Balme (1453 m - 2270 m) Accessed via the villages of Le Tour and Vallorcine, the snow-covered alpine pastures offer numerous possibilities on two distinct mountain sides. From Charamillon, enjoy the wide open gentle slopes overlooking the entire Chamonix valley and on the Vallorcine side, ski beautiful tree-lined pistes bordering on Switzerland.

Les Houches (950 m - 1900 m). Family resort whcih also caters for all types of snow fun. It has 18 lifts and 55kms of Piste with a world cup run and tree skiing. There are also low valley ski areas aimed very much at beginners and intermediates.

Les Planards (1062 m - 1242 m) Just 2 minutes from the centre of town, large ski area for beginners and intermediate skiers with 4 runs (1 red, 1 blue and 2 greens). 41 snow canons guarantee conditions all winter long. Restaurant, sun terrace and free parking.

La Vormaine (1480 m) Beginners skiing at the foot of Charamillon on the Balme ski area, these sunny slopes are ideal apprentice skiers and snowboarders, as for little ones (ski kindergarten run by the ski school).

Les Chosalets (1230 m) Beginners skiing Situated at the entrance to Argentiere, just 500m from the Lognan/Grands Montets cable car, ideal ski area for beginners and great fun for children.

Le Savoy (1049 m) Beginners skiing In the heart of Chamonix, at the foot of the Brevent, 2 drag lifts and a rolling carpet welcome beginners and children for their first turns. Artificial snow and ski kindergarten

Les Houches Ski Resort

Nestled in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif, the Les Houches village-resort (950 m - 1900 m) offers you an outstanding panoramic view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix; it has 55kms of piste and 18 ski lifts.


One of its attractions is the chance of skiing down its legendary «La Verte des Houches», the World Cup downhill piste, but if you don’t fancy that, then try gliding peacefully along trails opened up through the forest. This is essentially a family resort, and in spite of development is essentially faithful to the traditional image of mountain holidays.


It has its own ski area separate to Chamonix and has gained an international reputation due mainly to the World Cup downhill piste, but the resort is also an ideal terrain for learners. In particular there is a new beginners’ area at the top of the Le Prarion gondola, equipped with a chairlift and «magic carpet».


The slopes amount to the biggest single area in the valley, with varied tree lined runs that make the best place to go when bad weather closes the other areas. But the area is not covered by the standard Chamonix pass (you need a local pass or the Skipass Mont Blanc). The forest trails are a delight for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, as is the Bellevue snowpark for freestyle enthusiasts. It also offers 10 km of Nordic trails in the resort. Les Chavants site offers free access to cross-country skiers.


Les Houches itself is a quiet, pleasant village at the entrance to the Chamonix valley – well-positioned for exploring the region and great for short breaks. The resort has an old core with a pretty church, but modern developments in chalet style have spread along the road at the foot of the slopes, with the result that some of them are quite a walk from the lifts. There are a number of bars and restaurants, though evenings are generally quiet and relaxed.

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