Courchevel Le Praz Gallery
Introducing Courchevel Le Praz
Courchevel Le Praz is full of traditional chalet architecture, looking out across the resort on the wooded slopes of Courchevel you see a pleasant scattering of chalets and lodges with welcoming streets in a bustling resort centre. If you’re looking for the ‘Chocolate box’ experience, Le Praz is the Courchevel resort for you. From Le Praz at 1300m you can directly access all the attractions of the Three Valleys one of the worlds largest and most popular ski areas.
Skiing in Courchevel Le Praz
The Foret Chairlift and the Praz Gondola take you out of Le Praz and up the mountain. In normal snow conditions you can ski all the way back to Le Praz with a choice of tree lined pistes to get you home. From the Foret Chairlift you can take on the red, blue and green runs through the trees to La Tania or head on toward and over the top at Col de la Loze to Meribel and beyond. If you take the Praz Gondola out of Le Praz you can ski into the other Courchevel villages and further explore the Courchevel ski area and all it has to offer. There are pistes for all abilities and attractions like the Courchevel Toboggan Run, the Folie Douce and all those hundreds of kilometres of piste.
The ski back to our ski chalets in Le Praz is beautiful; enjoy tree lined pistes down into Le Praz, which are some of the prettiest runs in the Three Valleys ski area. It is generally snow secure with north facing slopes and an extensive network of snow cannons. You can ski back to within 100 metres of the chalets along a winding forest piste - or simply take the Telecabine down if you feel like a more leisurely way back to your chalet.
Chalets in Courchevel Le Praz
Our catered and self catered chalets in Courchevel are located in the delightful, friendly village of Courchevel Le Praz. It is a true Savoyard village and is easily the prettiest of the four Courchevel villages with a quaint village square, traditional chalets and narrow cobbled streets. The ski jumps which were built for the 1992 Olympics dominate the hillside, whilst elsewhere in the village one can find a selection of shops, restaurants and bars to unwind after a day in the mountains.
We have the stunning Jardin D'Angele and Chalet Emilie located down a private driveway very close to the lifts. Jardin D'Angele sleeps 10 people and Emilie sleeps 8 people and both can be combined to sleep 18 people. All are located in superb positions just a minute or so from the lifts. We have two self-catered apartments including Los Roblos that sleeps up to six people and Arrayanes that sleeps up to four people.
Courchevel Le Praz has a great selection of bars inclduing the Cave de Lys, an atmospheric vaulted wine bar that is in a great quiet spot and serves tapas style snacks.
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Things to do in Courchevel Le Praz
Only a short bus ride away from our chalets, includes a 4 lane 25m swimming pool, kept at 27 degrees, a 180m2 recreation Laguna with bubble seats and massage jets, kept at 32 degrees - perfect for relaxing, a diving pool, wild river canyon, a four lane water slide and an outdoor pool which will have a whirlpool, bubble jets and a water current and will be kept at a 34 degrees. There is also a childrens paddling pool and a surf pool.
Bowling and Ice Skating
There is an 8 lane bowling alley and an ice skating rink located in Courchevel 1850 and it's only a bus ride away from our chalets.
Piste Basher Driving and Snow Mobiles
Ever fancied driving a piste basher? Well you can in Courchevel at around €90, in addition you can hire snowmobiles as well see this site for more details www.courchevelaventure.com and www.skivol.com
After a 10 minute training you will be taken up in a plane to and then in tandem with an instructor you will free fall for 45 seconds and then have a 5 minute ride under a canopy before landing this can be book at www.parachutisme.fr
Sightseeing flights over Courchevel
Courchevel has its own airport and you can book flights over the mountain with the following company www.aeroclub-courchevel.com or try a helicopter flight from www.azurhelico.com or how about a hot air balloon flight from www.skivol.com
There is a 2km toboggan run between Courchevel and Courchevel Village and its open until 7.30pm
There are a number of companies offering tandem paragliding in the area.
Snow Shoe Walking
You can hire a guide if you like to walk on many of the trails in the area and snow hiking maps are available at all of the tourist offices but also try this company www.naturelle-rando.com
There are many very good restaurants and bars in Courchevel, including:
- Azimut & Le Bistrot du Praz - two lovely restaurants in the centre of Le Praz
- Le Peupliers has a fantastic restaurant called La Table de Mon Grande - Pere, also a great bar for an apres-ski drink and there is a burger bar opposite that serves very high quality burgers
- La Cave des Lys - a traditional vaulted cellar, serves snacks as well a wine and beer
There are four airports within easy reach of our Courchevel resorts: Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon airports are all approximately 2.5 hours away and Chambery which is approximately 1.5 hours away
These are only guide times and travelling periods are likely to increase during peak periods. All four airports can be reached by a number of airlines, including Easyjet, BA, Swiss and Jet2.com.
Transfers: We work with a number of trusted transfer partners and transfers can be booked direct with them from our Transfer page
Car Hire: For smaller groups, hiring a car is a cost-effective choice for bridging the gap from the airport to Courchevel. If you are arranging your car hire yourself from Geneva Airport, be sure to pick up your vehicle from the Swiss side of the airport as cars hired on that side have the motorway pass already in the car. Snow tyres are mandatory for all cars in Switzerland, unlike in France. Also be sure to pre-book snow chains.
Please note that whilst traveling in the Alps snow chains are mandatory from December to April, you can be fined and denied access to the mountains if you do not have them.
Bus: There are bus services from Geneva Airport to Courchevel, although it is advised to reserve your seats beforehand to avoid disappointment – particularly in the peak periods where booking is essential. For those looking to use the bus, we recommend visiting either Altibus or Bens Bus
Our chalets are approximately 600 miles from Calais. It’s a very easy drive and largely on motorways, providing a real opportunity to enjoy the French countryside along the way. To get across the English Channel there are ferry services, plus Le Shuttle. If you want to take a more leisurely drive, there are plenty of opportunities to stop off in scenic and interesting tourist spots.
You can travel on the combined Eurostar from London and then the TGV service directly from Paris. You can then travel from Moutiers to our chalets by taxi, with taxi ranks available at the train station.