Cross-country skiing: Nordic area of Pontet
Mountaineering: Domes of Miage, Tré la Tête needle, Royal Crossing (Miage / Bionnassay / Mont Blanc)
Hiking: GR5 - Tour du Mont Blanc, Mont Joly, Jovet lakes,...
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THE WINTER IN LES CONTAMINES
For a more detailed list of activities to do in the local area (ice climbing, snow shoeing and ski touring etc....) http://www.camptocamp.org/huts/215929/fr/chalet-caf-des-contamines-montjoie
For information for the opening hours of the ski area
For the weather forecast, snow conditions and avalanche risks click on the following link
For the cross country ski conditions:
*If you need to hire skis or snowshoes, Mermoud Sports (Au Virage) is at the bend 100 metres from the chalet.
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*From the cable car "Notre Dame de la Gorge" ticket office, you can buy a lift ticket "randonneur" which lets you go up on the lift to the summit of the Buche Croisée, enabling you to access the Col de la Fenêtre, Col de la Cicle, Col des Chasseurs or to the Rochers d'Enclave.
couloir de chaborgne (ski de rando au depart du chalet)
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From the chalet, we can also recommend:
*The Mont Truc via la Frasse (shuttle possible)
*The Armancette Lake
*The Baroque Pathway ( Notre Dame de la Gorges or Saint Gervais)
*The chalet is situated on the itinerary of the Tour du Mont Blanc, a fantastic hike which can be done between 7 and 10 days..
To organize your TMB trek, click on the link below:
*The GR5 also comes through here, in fact from Les Houches the itinerary is the same as the Tour du Mont Blanc to the refuge CAF at the Col du Bonhomme.
*To organise your GR5 follow the link
To enjoy the Tour du Mont Blanc without the heavy bags:
The chalet is also an ideal starting point to do some high mountain ski tours like Dômes de Miage, Mont Tondu, Aiguilles de Tre la Tête...
The CAF refuge "des Conscrits" is accessible in 5 hours starting from the chalet. The new path allows reaching the refuge without walking on the glacier. So, the walkers will be able to discover this exceptional site and meet Christine, the hut warden.