PRA LOUP, FRANCE
Ski holidays in Pra Loup
Pra Loup resort, offers a relaxed feel in the Southern Alps. South facing and purpose built, it has two resort bases - Pra Loup 1600 and Molanes 1500m which form about 180km of pistes.
- Off piste
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Skiing in Pra Loup
The resort prioritises family facilities, with its French Label Kid award, and efficient lift systems that link to the La Foux d’Allos in the Espace Lumiere ski domain. It is best for beginner and intermediate skiers.
Beginners will have easy access to the nursery slopes by taking the gondola lift from the 1600 village. In addition, getting back down into resort is just as easy via a green run which is also covered by snow canons.
There are a selection of blue and red runs for all levels of intermediates. A lot of its runs are wide and long, plus the lack of lift queues makes for a more relaxed and stress free ski holiday. For more confident intermediate and advanced skiers, you can explore La Foux d’Allos 1800 for a day which consists of skiing down a red run from Le Lac leading into a black run in order to get there. There are a small collection of restaurants which provide for a nice change of scene and you can also take the gondola to the Observatory where you have a red and black run to choose from.
Off piste is of abundance and easily accessible with untracked powder being a common feature that stays throughout the season due to its north facing slopes.
Snow conditions in Pra Loup
The resort’s north facing slopes and altitude means for a long ski season. During the peak season (January and February) it receives about 2 metres of snow. Plus, the majority of Pra Loup’s runs back into the centre have snow making capabilities for the early and late season.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Pra Loup
Most of Pra Loup’s shops, bars and restaurants are located in the larger village of Pra Loup 1600. Its restaurants’ range from French and Italian and are family friendly. Pra Loup 1600 also has the lively apres ski as it centres around bars and restaurants and well as three nightclubs.
Other apres ski activities you can try out are snowmobiling, bowling and ice skating or play some tennis in an indoor centre or watch a film at the cinema.
Transfer times to Pra Loup
Nice (NCE) - 3 hrs 12 mins
Grenoble (GNB) - 3 hrs 25 mins
Turin (TRN) - 3 hrs 25 mins
Chambery (CMF) - 3 hrs 40 mins
Ski Hire in Pra Loup
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Pra Loup. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Pra Loup:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£72||£58|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£104||£72|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£125|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£135|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Pra Loup here