The ski resort of Combloux is nicknamed “the Pearl of Mont Blanc”. Its ski area, which is part of the Évasion Mont-Blanc domain, is immense. The village of Combloux is very typical of the Haute-Savoie style.
Combloux, a charming resort facing the Mont-Blanc
Originally, the resort of Combloux was intended for a wealthy clientele. A palace and five regional villas were built at the beginning of the 20th century.
During your stroll through the heart of the village, you can discover: the bread oven, the baroque church of Saint-Nicolas and the granite basin. A biotope pool allows you to swim in summer. This swimming pool is entirely natural and is located opposite Mont Blanc. But remember to book your ticket, as the number of places is limited.
If you don’t know the resort, a free map can be given to you at the Tourist Office. It will allow you to follow the discovery itinerary of the village of Combloux.
The ski area of Combloux
Combloux offers a unique view of Mont Blanc from its ski area. The resort offers a snowboard area and a boardercross. The snowpark of La Giettaz is also nearby.
Two ski areas can be used by holidaymakers and locals:
- The “Portes du Mont-Blanc” area, which includes the slopes of Combloux, Megève-Le Jaillet, La Giettaz and Cordon. In total 100 km of slopes and an altitude varying between 1 100 and 1 930 m.
- The “Évasion Mont Blanc” domain, with the resorts of Portes du Mont-Blanc, Megève, Saint-Gervais, Les Contamines and Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce. This represents a total of 445 km of pistes.
The best rated hotels
Between hotels and rental flats, there are many options for accommodation in Combloux during a ski holiday.
Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels in Combloux. They offer excellent value for money and have very good customer reviews:
Aux Ducs de Savoie
100 metres from the Bouchet ski lifts, the 4-star hotel has a sauna, a swimming pool open in season and a whirlpool. The restaurant serves local and gourmet cuisine. The rooms are spacious. Private parking is free of charge.
From € 165 per night.
Chalet Alpen Valley, Mont-Blanc
All rooms have a private balcony with a breathtaking view of the mountains. The decoration is a mix of contemporary and Savoyard style. Facilities include a gym, sauna, lounge and private parking.
From € 185 per night.
Le Coin Savoyard
A beautiful establishment in the centre of the resort, with a heated swimming pool open in summer, a traditional mountain restaurant and a magnificent view of the massif. A free shuttle service takes you from the hotel to the slopes.
From € 103 per night.
Hotel Les Granits
A family-run establishment conveniently located 5 minutes from the village centre, with a boules pitch. There is a leisure centre 500 metres away with an ecological swimming pool. The ski-bus passes twice a day in front of the hotel to easily reach the Combloux ski area.
From € 78 per night.
Résidence & Spa La Grande Cordée
The hotel is well located and has many facilities to enhance your stay, such as the indoor swimming pool which is open in season. The sauna, spa and hammam are available at an additional cost. The centre of the resort is a 13-minute walk away.From €60 per night.
The most beautiful chalets
For an unforgettable holiday in the mountains, we offer three chalets for rent in Combloux. They have received excellent reviews from guests:
Les Ours de Combloux
This beautiful 90 m² chalet has a terrace, panoramic mountain views, a garden and free private parking. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower and a kitchen. You can buy your ski passes and use the ski room. The ski lift is 900 m away.
This large chalet of 175 m² offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, flat-screen satellite TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony. There is a Turkish bath and a sauna.
Les Belles Cimes
This large 120 m² chalet offers all the necessary comfort with 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine and a sauna. The Garettes ski lift and the Brons ski lift are only 350 m away.
Many activities are offered in winter in the resort of Combloux. They will allow you to end the day in style, after having skied the rest of the time.
The hiking breakaway. You will discover ski touring at night, on the Crève-Coeur route. You will be supervised by ESF instructors. The activity takes place every Tuesday during the school holidays. The meeting point is at 5pm at the Cry car park.
The night under an igloo. It is never unpleasant to make new discoveries, especially during the holidays. So why not let yourself be tempted by a night in an igloo? You will start the evening with a walk under the stars, accompanied by your guide. Before sleeping in your igloo, you can enjoy a fondue.
The resort’s athletes
Kenza Lacheb is a member of the French ski team. She put on her first skis as a child in Les Houches, before joining the Combloux ski club. In 2013, she joined the Mont Blanc Ski Committee and began competing with the FIS. In 2021, she will join the European Cup and will even take part in some World Cup stages.
Baptiste Chassagne is originally from Lyon. He discovered the trail after his 20th birthday, when his parents invested in a flat in Combloux and he did an internship at Dynastar. Today, Baptiste Chassagne evolves at the highest level. In 2019, he will finish 3rd in the French Long Trail Championships.
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The must-see events in Combloux
The Mont Blanc Country Baroque Festival
Baroque is a great movement for classical music lovers which developed from the 17th to the 18th century. The Baroque Festival of the Mont Blanc region takes place every year at the beginning of July over a period of ten days in the churches around Combloux. The varied programme offers twelve concerts. There are also open-air performances in the afternoon. These are free. The paid concerts at the end of the day are free for children under 15 years old accompanied by an adult, in order to encourage initiation to this musical form.
The MB Race
The MB Race is a mountain bike race that takes place every year in Combloux at the end of June or beginning of July. Created in 2010, it has established itself as a major sporting event in the department. Renowned for its demanding courses, the MB Race passes through no less than 12 communes, including Megève, Sallanches and Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, and is the only mountain bike race to offer the 140km distance and 7,000m of positive elevation gain for men. For women, the race is 70 km long, with 3,500 m of climbing. Several races are now organised and children even have their own, the MB Kids.
Poster of the 2022 edition of the MB Race
Several types of ski passes are offered by the resort of Combloux. You just have to choose the one that best suits your needs. For example, the beginner’s pass will allow you to start gently, on a few lifts.
The more experienced skiers will enjoy the Les Portes du Mont-Blanc pass, giving access to 100 kilometres of pistes spread over the areas of Combloux, Megève, Cordon and La Giettaz, or the Évasion Mont-Blanc pass, which allows you to enjoy 400 kilometres of pistes.
Extra info: as the resort of Combloux is well known for its handi-skiing, a 50% reduction is applied on the passes for disabled people and their companions.
To discover nature in a natural way, snowshoeing is suitable for the whole family. Here are some itineraries in Combloux:
Circuit de la Croix de Salles
From the Cry car park, take the path opposite the Alpen Valley hotel and then follow the following directions: Chalet de la Vieille, Beauregard mountain pasture, Plan des Dames, Ravine chairlift and on the right the Croix de Salles. The difference in altitude is 584 m and the climb takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The loop towards the Prapacot mountain pasture
The departure is from the hamlet of Les Intages. Follow the signs for the Prapacot loop to the Plan Genêts crossroads. Turn left, towards Le Bettex, until you reach Barby. Leaving the path on the right, go through the woods to Combafort, following the path to the car park. The level is easy and the excursion lasts 3 hours, with 336 m of ascent.
The “P’tits Loups” hike
An outing dedicated to accompanied children. You have to collect the game book from the Tourist Office. During the walk, you will find explanatory signs with letters, which you must place in the right order to discover the mystery word. The game can be played on both loops. The start is at the Crêt du Four car park.
Duration: 45 minutes for the green loop of 2 km and 1 hour and 15 minutes for the blue loop of 3.5 km.
Ideas for summer activities
Come and enjoy this beautiful Haute-Savoie resort in summer and discover many activities.
The biotope lake
This lake offers swimming in pure, chlorine-free water. This ecological project is very innovative: the water is taken from the drinking water network and is heated to 26°C by the sun. Aquatic plants and a stream ensure the quality of the water is impeccable. The site also includes a wooden solarium, a grassy beach and a bar-restaurant.
Address: chemin de Plan Perret, 74 920 Combloux.
Price: 6 € for adults and 4.50 € for children (free for children under 5).
Supervised mountain bike rides
The Bureau des Guides of the resort organises an introduction to mountain biking. The ski lifts are used to facilitate the routes. You need to bring a helmet and money for the lifts.
Address: Bureau des Guides, 74920 Comloux.
Pump track in Combloux
This 210 m long track is dedicated to slide enthusiasts. Hollows, winding bumps and turns are on the programme. By using the different slopes, multiple combinations are possible. Two circuits are proposed: a red one of 110 m, for improvement and a blue one of 100, for initiation. This equipment can be used with mountain bikes, BMX, scooters and rollerblades.
Address: it is located next to the town hall near the city-stadium and the skate-park.
This summer tobogganing course is open all year round, both solo and duo. It is located on the heights of Le Jaillet, in Megève. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult. It is the latter who drives the machine.
Length uphill: 365 linear metres. Downhill length: 715 linear metres.
Vertical drop: 95 metres Average slope: 13% Maximum speed: 36 km/h Price: 8€ for a descent.
Address: 821 route de la Télécabine, 74120 Megève.
Access and public transport
The ski resort of Combloux is 4 km from Megève and 30 km from Chamonix. Access is easy and the village is respectful of the Savoyard style as it has no large concrete complexes.
To reach Combloux, it will take you: 5 h 30 from Paris, 2 hours from Lyon, 1 hour from Geneva, Aosta or Annecy and 3 h 30 from Milan. Access is direct by TGV from Sallanches station. It is then necessary to make the connection by bus or taxi.
You can use the public transport network to discover the resort and its surroundings:
- The“Montenbus” shuttle is a transport on demand service available in the Pays du Mont-Blanc community of communes. It serves Combloux, Les Contamines Montjoie, Cordon, Demi-Quartier, Domancy, Megève, Praz-sur-Arly, Passy, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Sallanches. The vehicles are adapted for PRM.
- During the summer, from July to August, the“Village” shuttles operate every day. They serve 13 free stops, from the Tourist Office to the Cuchet car park. They run every 15 minutes.
- The“Meg bus” provides a link between Demi-Quartier, Combloux and Megève. Fare: 1,50 €. The service is free for children under 6 years old or on presentation of a ski pass.