5 reasons to discover Courchevel Le Praz

Chalet Igloo Le Praz

Here are 5 reasons to make Courchevel Le Praz your next ski holiday destination:

Courchevel Le Praz has a loyal fan-base of snowboarders and skiers who love the chic French vibe and the picturesque forested slopes. Here are 5 reasons to make it the next choice for your ski holiday…

  1. Serious about skiing:Skiing Courchevel Le Praz Located off the beaten track, well away from the glitz, glam and high prices that you may associate with Courchevel, you can often ski down the reds and blacks into the village of Le Praz without crossing paths another soul. We can’t help but think that the many ski instructors who are based here are onto a good thing when they have ‘Jockeys’ as their home run! It’s an ideal resort for intermediates and experts as there’s such a huge area to experience in the Three Valleys.
  2. Chalets Courchevel Le PrazPretty forest setting: The tree-lined runs of Le Praz are an ideal place to play in snowy weather, the trees allowing greater visibility than higher up on more exposed pistes. Being amongst the trees is also great for secret powder stashes which don’t get tracked out so quickly as more popular haunts. (Shhh, don’t tell everyone!) The chalets and village are on a plateau beneath the slopes and have incredible views across to the other side of the valley and the mountains of the Vanoise National Park.
  3. Courchevel Le PrazA picturesque village: With strictly low-rise chalets and apartments, you really feel as though you’re part of a real French ski resort when you stay here – Le Praz is very popular with French skiers who have holiday homes in the village and very few British skiers have cottoned on to this authentic mountain village resort, despite the towering ski jumps which were built for the 1992 Albertville Olympics and are Le Praz’s famous landmark. You can often spot daredevils training on the jumps from the Murettes piste. Click here to see pictures of the summer Courchevel World Cup…
  4. So many restaurants: Courchevel Le Praz RestaurantsWith Michelin star dining, atmospheric vaulted wine bars, posh burgers and chic hotel restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice on your chalet night off. Meander the winding streets and your tummy will be rumbling as you read the restaurant menus… Prices are often more reasonable for a lunchtime menu than the mountain restaurants, so it’s possible to try out several during the week. For après-ski, try a vin chaud or two in the sunshine outside the Table de Mon Grand-Père (Ski Magic’s director claims it to be the best in Courchevel!) or dance to one of the live bands in L’Elephant.
  5. Try something new:Cross Country Skiing Courchevel Le Praz Take a couple of hours away from the ski lifts and try Cross Country (Nordic) skiing. If you hire equipment from the local ski shop you can start from the track opposite the bottom of the ski jumps and enjoy a peaceful couple of hours discovering this graceful sport, seeing the scenic village and surrounding mountains from a viewpoint that not many visitors experience! Ask us if you’d like more information on how to get started…

All in all, Courchevel Le Praz is a fantastic way to experience the enormous ski area of the Three Valleys, with plenty of activities, lovely walking trails for non-skiers, a friendly village atmosphere and scenic views…

At Ski Magic we have two Courchevel Le Praz chalets to choose from, both in our flagship range which include swimming pools which make them perfect for 3G family ski trips.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about Courchevel Le Praz or our catered chalets, we’re always happy to help!

 

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