Practical details on the venue.

Rooms are located in chalets. Access to the chalets is controlled by a code, available (together with room assignments) inside Jacassiere, the school's main building. A map of the facilities is available here).


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General information

  • Arrival and departure:
    The workshop will start on Monday Feb. 8th. Participants can arrive as early as Sunday Feb. 7th afternoon. The workshop will end on Friday Feb. 12th after lunch. The school is completely closed on Friday evening.

    If you take a taxi from les Houches SNCF station, be aware that there are very few taxis operating at the station, and that they don't really like working on Sunday evening. You should definitely book in advance by calling one of these numbers: taxi Plus : 06 12 35 30 72, taxi Persault : 04 50 54 41 09, taxi Favre : 06 11 27 23 21, taxi Servoz : 06 84 66 86 73 et taxi Carrier: 06 22 75 19 37.

    If you take your own car, note that the last slope leading to the school's parking lot can be tricky without proper snow equipment.

  • Conference center:
    The workshop will take place in a specialized conference center (with all facilities, see the website). the attendants will be accommodated in single rooms, within the conference center. The meals will be taken in the restaurant of the center (as a side note, the center requires us to respect strictly the hours of the restaurant - lunch at 12:30, and dinner at 19:30).

  • Talks:
    There will be 2 series of talks every day (except Wednesday): one in the morning (8:50am to 11:30am) and one in the afternoon (5:00pm to 6:30pm).

  • Free afternoons:
    Afternoons are free for scientific discussions, possibly on skis.

  • Fees:
    There will be no fee for the workshop. Moreover, the costs of lodging and meals for all the guests will be covered by the organization.

  • Weather:
    The weather is cold and snowy in the Alps at this period of the year, and all participants should have warm clothes and good shoes. People who would like to go skiing should also wear adapted attire.

Where is it ?

The conference center is located in the small ski resort of Les Houches, in the French Alps, on the slopes of the Mont Blanc. It is 10 minutes away from Chamonix and one hour from Geneva. The place is easily accessible (car, taxi, bus, train) from the Geneva international airport. See the schematic map below. More precise information is available on the website of the conference center. If you choose to use a limousine service (sort of shared taxi) from Geneva airport to the Chamonix area: you could notify that you go to the conference, and the limo compagny will group you with others participants.

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