Les Contamines is a quiet ski resort with just a handful of bars and restaurants. However, with the majority of accommodation in catered chalets, and plenty of mountain restaurants, this doesn’t pose a problem (unless you’re on a stag do!).
Resort restaurants in Les Contamines
If you do want to eat out there are some good restaurant options, as well as a few cosy bars for après-ski and snacks. In the local restaurants you’ll be able to enjoy traditional regional dishes, such as fondue and hearty tartiflette (a kind of potato and cheese pancake) or farcement (a spiced potato loaf). There’s a nice range of eateries, from gourmet restaurants to traditional taverns, as well as more casual pizzerias and bars. For a Michelin Star experience visit Flocons de Selin in nearby Megeve, just 10km away.
Mountain restaurants in Les Contamines
Les Contamines has a compact but good choice of mountain restaurants. Skiers can fuel up on solid mountain fare in traditional lodges and enjoy some excellent views, especially so from the terraces of La Buche Croisee or Auberge de Colombaz. If you have non-skiers in your party, then they can easily join you for some fresh mountain air and a long lunch at the pedestrian accessible La Roslette.
Apres ski in Les Contamines
Although Les Contamines will most likely never be famous for its après-ski, there are several bars to choose between, some of them perfect for a relaxed glass of wine, others a touch more lively. Auberge du Tele is well located at the bottom of the Les Contamines cable car and often has live music on a Thursday evening. The Au Mazot Gourmand is another popular apres-ski destination, with Karaoke on a Wednesday and Jazz on a Thursday. Other good options include Bar Les Rhodes, the oldest bar in Les Contamines, and Le Savoisien if the dancing mood takes you.