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February 10, 2016 by snowypockets

Your Stay in Hauteluce

Central to the Beaufort Region and the Mont Blanc Region, there is so much to do.


Ski Area Lift Opening Dates
December 17, 2017 to April 22, 2018:Hauteluce, Les Saisies & Les Contamines
Les Saisies Nordic (Albertville Olympics 1992): Now open from the first snow until April 21, 2017.

Ski Hire 1km from Chalet Very Joly


Chalet Very Joly is central to a closely connected ski region:-


Hauteluce: 4km

Les Saisies: 4km via Hauteluce Chairlift, or 11km by road – free ski bus or self-drive – free parking – family friendly.

Èspace Diamant: 4km

Les Contamines: 1km

Ski Pass Mont Blanc Ski Area: 1km

Summer Family Activities
 on our doorstep: 
Tennis, playground, walking, biking, fishing lake, local produce.
Hiking: Hauteluce is central to the Hiking Tour de Beaufortain and the Tour de Mont Blanc – plenty of hiking trails for all ages and fitness levels.

Hauteluce (4km): Tennis, playground
Hauteluce Summer Events
Beaufort (11km): Beaufort is the local Market Town embracing it’s Cooperative Dairy success,  selling it’s delicious cheese much cheaper than in the supermarkets. Year round, the thriving Beaufort Dairy Cooperative is an inspiring visit for adults and children alike, where agriculture and tourism complement each other.
An attractive choice for a day visit, there is an outdoor heated swimming pool, climbing wall and children courses, tennis courts, mountain biking, horse riding, bike park, market town, and a weekly programme for adults and children.
Les Saisies (11km): Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding. Rope Park, Trampolines, Mountain Twister, Indoor Pool, climbing wall & Bowling. Restaurants, Via Ferrata, Paragliding, mountainboard, mountaineering.
The popular French resort  has an ideal terrain for mountain biking. Facing Mont Blanc, at 1650 meters altitude.
Located between Beaufortain and Val d’Arly, the field is a vast playground, perfect for all mountain bikers (from beginners to seasoned practitioner) and all disciplines (downhill, enduro, cross country, free ride …). Many mountain bike trails of all levels are available between pastures and forests in the heart of scenery breathtaking.
Thirteen downhill mountain biking trails for all levels, three Enduro mountain biking, 160 km of cross-country routes labeled FFC, an edutainment park, a pump track, a wood area, here in numbers the options provided by the bike park Saisies .
Les Saisies Summer Events
Megeve: 20km.  Olympic size open air pool
Col de Roselind (20km):
 Road biking, Sailing in August.
Albertville (30km)Wakeboarding.
Road Cycling:Cycle  (or walk directly up on a mountain trail) to the Col du Joly for spectacular view of Mont Blanc, or off road to Col de Very and onto Megeve, or to Beaufort, or to Les Saisies or even Lake Annecy.  For experts, you have Col de Roselind, Chain d’Aravis, the Chicken, Col de Madelaine and more.
Mountain Biking: I love the circuit from the chalet – it took me 4 hours door to door, and had a bit of everything (15km ascent by road & track,  to Col de Very, and trail down.  Last time I went, it wasn’t marked black trail 24!)  Imagine the lively young scene at the bottom of a bike lift  I passed, with great food at the barbeque grill restaurant – love it.
Beaufortain side, enduro to the village of Beaufort and also to Albertville is accessible from the station with shuttle returns.
Espace Diamant, cradle of cross-country, you browse XC FFC tracks through its five stations.
A detailed map of cross-country trails and downhill slopes is on sale at the Tourist Office at 3.50 €.
Find on the website GPS tracks in GPX format of all cross-country mountain bike trails and mountain bike enduro.
E-mountain bike.  Kids and mum’s, 90 year olds – they all pass me, chatting with each other heading up steep terrain.  It gets everyone out and about together, so all good.  I want one!