Ski Holidays in Pragelato
Once the principal town in the Chisone Valley, Pragelato is a paradise for anyone who loves glorious surroundings, secluded and classic accommodation, or who has a penchant for skiing cross country in an unspoiled natural setting.
Visitors will find traditional old houses built in a rustically chic and unique style, discover mountains and valleys with their superb flora and fauna, as well as the interesting traces of the old mines at Bet, now long abandoned.
Located on the floor of the Sestriere valley, Pragelato has access to over 400km of slopes in the Milky Way ski area and links with the neighbouring resorts of Sauze d’Oulx, Sestriere, Claviere, Sansicario and Montgenevre.
- Off piste
Skiing in Pragelato
Its long ski trails take skiers through the stunningly beautiful country of the Val Tronchea National Park, and a brand new dedicated cable car takes guests right into the heart of the Milky Way ski region. This relatively new resort was the venue for the Cross Country Ski and the Combined events during the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
The local area has 50km of slopes, so it is limited for intermediate and advanced skiers who would be able to ski its runs in a day. But with the Milky Way on the doorstep, there is so much to explore in the wider area of which its terrain is predominantly intermediate level.
Beginners will enjoy the number of easy slopes in the village before progressing with the ski school and heading up to the ski area above the village or into the Milky Way ski area. The nursery slopes are located in the centre of the resort outside the ski school which forms as a great meeting point.
Pragelato has a reputation for excellent guided off-piste terrain thanks to its superb powder conditions. Due to it hosting the Nordic events as well as ski jumping in the 2006 Winter Olympics, Pragelato has 30km of cross country ski trails of which is the 10km long Olympic track and there is also a cross country ski school specifically for beginners.
Snow conditions in Pragelato
Pragelato sits at 1524m, has a great snow record and its slopes are well tended.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Pragelato
Pragelato has excellent facilities for tourists and for both winter and summer sports activities, while managing to find a balance between tourist development and protection of the environment.
The Club Med Pragelato actually takes up most of the village but there are some traditional restaurants and bars. Although some of its restaurants in the evenings get lively, apres ski in the resort is very quiet. Apres ski in the area is located in Sestriere which is a 10 minute drive from Pragelato village with its most famous spot, Tabata, providing fun on the dancefloor right into the night.
For the sweet-toothed, these Alps also produce delicious natural honey, sweets flavoured with honey and fruits, as well as classic herb-based liqueurs like genepy. The cuisine of the Piedmont region is some of Italy’s finest, and can be superbly enjoyed at the wonderful Pragelato Ski Resort.
There aren’t many activities in the resort for non skiers beside husky rides. For non skiers, it is recommended to stay in the Club Med Pragelato resort as they have a number of non skiing activities to get involved in.
Transfer times to Pragelato
Turin (TRN) - 1 hr 50 mins
Chambery (CMF) - 2 hrs 10 mins