Ski Holidays in Les Praz De Chamonix, France
Le Praz de Chamonix is a small picturesque satellite village with its hallmark of the church.The resort is located on the outskirts of Chamonix.
Included in the Mont Blanc region are the resorts of the Chamonix valley as well as the resorts of Les Contamines, St Gervais, Megève, Praz sur Arly and Nôtre Dame de Bellecombe; the latter not included on the Mont Blanc ski pass. This area’s popularity stems from the massive amount of skiing for all abilities and its easy accessibility from Geneva and into Chamonix resort via a 10 minute bus ride.
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Skiing in Le Praz de Chamonix
Le Praz de Chamonix and Chamonix are connected by the Brevent-Flégère area of Chamonix valley which is accessible by the Flégère lift. The Flégère area above the village mainly caters for intermediates but is also the perfect spot to catch some sun, as the sunniest spot in the valley due to its south facing position.
The Plan Praz and Le Trappe areas are best for beginners and first time skiers, whilst more experienced skiers will enjoy the un-pisted black run from Flégère that runs into Les Praz village.
The Chamonix valley has a reputation, which is well deserved, for some of the best skiing in the Alps. As the marketing literature says, “Chamonix skiers are not quite the same as others.” Chamonix does not really offer doorstep skiing, but each area provides more than enough to keep everyone happy for at least a day, so once you have arrived at your chosen spot there is no need to do anything but ski.
Chamonix has skiing for all abilities, particularly advanced skiers who are looking for a challenge but intermediates are more than adequately looked after and Les Houches and Le Tour provide ideal pistes for beginners, with plenty of opportunities to progress.
Snow conditions in Le Praz de Chamonix
Chamonix has a great record of snow despite its low altitude village compared to other French resorts. Its runs higher up offer superb snow conditions.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Le Praz de Chamonix
The village’s amenities include a village shop, as well as ski and snowboard shops, newsagent and post office. Its restaurants include pizzerias to alpine dishes such as at La Cabane. But apres ski is very limited in the village with only a few bars around which have regular live music.
Activities in the resort include snowshoeing and a 6km cross country ski area. A wider range of activities are available in Chamonix resort.
Transfer times to Le Praz de Chamonix
Geneva (GVA) - 1hr 7mins