Les Houches

Alpine paradise at the foot of Mont Blanc


In the heart of the Chamonix valley, the charming Alpine village of Les Houches offers a picturesque retreat for nature lovers and mountain sports enthusiasts. Boasting breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massif, the village attracts visitors with its traditional chalets, cobbled streets and warm atmosphere. Les Houches is a gateway to alpine adventure, offering endless possibilities for hiking in summer and snow sports in winter. Whether you're exploring the winding trails through verdant forests or hurtling down snow-covered slopes, Les Houches promises an unforgettable escape in the heart of a breathtaking mountain landscape.


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Reception - Chalets Éléna - Les Houches - MGM Hôtels & Résidences Résidence


Chalets Éléna is located in the Chamonix valley, in the family-friendly resort of Les Houches, facing the 3812-metre-high Aiguille du Midi. In perfect harmony with the environment, the architecture blends traditional materials such as wood and local stone. 

Track distance 400 m
Ski school distance 1,2 km
Distance from shops 300 m

The resort’s main activities


Les Houches is a true paradise for nature lovers. The Parc du Merlet is a star attraction, offering the chance to observe alpine fauna in an exceptional natural setting. In winter, snowshoe trekking lets you discover the beauty of the mountains. For thrill-seekers, mountain biking in summer is an unforgettable experience. The resort's ski slopes also offer memorable moments on the slopes. Les Houches has been awarded the "Famille Plus" label, guaranteeing family-friendly vacations. What's more, a visit to the Saint-Bernard farm is a must, not to be missed.



Destination Valmorel - Activité  Ski Rando - MGM Hôtels & Résidences
Sport Winter

Snowshoeing hikes

In need of an escape, nature, breathtaking panoramas and fresh air? Take a snowshoe hike around Les Houches ! Renowned for its skiing and mountaineering, Les Houches is also a great place for discovery and walking. We recommend 3 snowshoe hikes around Les Houches : The 4-hour La Flatière - Chalets de Chailloux loop takes you to the heart of the Carlaveyron nature reserve, a natural area of small bodies of water, and continues along forest paths to a stage before returning to the hamlet of Le Bettey. If you're a family, choose the deer trail and set off early to be sure of catching a glimpse! This 2.5 km loop offers exceptional panoramic views.

Visite d'élevage de Saint-Bernard aux Houches
Leisure All year long

Saint Bernard dogs breeding

There are fewer than 500 short-haired Saint Bernards in France. Les Houches kennel is the largest in the Alps. Originally bred as guard dogs, in the 18th century the monks of the Grand Saint Bernard turned them into search dogs for lost travelers. During a 1-hour guided tour, you will discover the history and exploits of this noble breed of dog with a prestigious past.It's a unique opportunity to learn about the remarkable role these dogs have played in the region's history.

Lama au parc du Merlet
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Parc du Merlet

At an altitude of 1500m above the Chamonix valley, the Merlet mountain pasture offers you the chance to observe mountain animals roaming freely in a magical wildlife park facing Mont-Blanc. During a 2 to 3-hour hike, you'll cross meadows and forests, where ibex, sika deer, llama, mouflon, marmot, chamois and fallow deer will cross your path. On-site parking, picnic tables and a restaurant are available, as are shuttle buses from Chamonix and Les Houches, making it a convenient and enjoyable experience for visitors.

Activité - Chalets Éléna - Les Houches - MGM Hôtels & Résidences
Leisure All year long

Famille Plus Label

Les Houches has been certified the “Famille Plus label”. This quality label is the guarantee of choosing a destination where facilities and activities are clearly focused on welcoming and providing comfort for families. In both summer and winter alike, Les Houches resort has a genuine policy of welcoming families and children. It is committed to offering a personalized services, activities and entertainment adapted to all ages, and to making professionals aware of the expectations of families. In alignment with the resort's policy, the Chalets Elena residence has also been certified the “Famille Plus label” in recognition of its efforts to welcome children and babies, ensuring a family-friendly experience for visitors.

Ski de piste domaine du Grand Massif Flaine
Sport Winter

Alpine skiing

Les Houches is a "Mont-Blanc Natural Resort" nestled in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, offers breathtaking panoramic views of these exceptional mountains. At the foot of Mont Blanc, Les Houches ski area extends over 55 km of pistes, ranging from 950 to 1900 meters altitude. Forest-groomed runs offer all the pleasures of skiing: catering to beginners in the specially equipped area at the top of the Prarion gondola, freestyle enthusiasts in the two snowparks (Airpark Bellevue and Snowpark DC shoes - Area 43), and even the best skiers in the world who come to compete in the World Cup speed events on the legendary Verte des Houches !

Parcours VTT aux Houches
Sport All year long

Mountain biking

Ride the trails through magical views of the Mont Blanc valley on forest trails protected from the sun and heat in summer. Les Houches resort offers a range of downhill and enduro trails, as well as cross-country trails. The bike park has 3 trails ranging from blue to black, which can be reached by the Bellevue or Prarion gondola. Whether you're looking for steep trails, downhill runs in the forest or along the water's edge, your outings will all have one thing in common: the beauty of the scenery!