resort information: 1050 - 3300 metres.
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Les Praz de
Chamonix is a cosy little village for holidays situated at the valley station
of the cable cabin "La Flegere", 2 km from Chamonix in the direction
of Argentiere. Regular bus service for Chamonix and Argentiere. Railway
station 1 km. Shops and restaurants in the resort.
On the sunny side of the valley, Les Praz enjoys views across
to Mont Blanc and the "Sea of Ice".
The slopes immediately above the village are served by the cable
car up to 1900 metres. 3 chairlifts serve the slopes and a further cable car links
into the large Brevent ski area. Ski buses take you to all the slopes of the valley.
Although Les Praz is quiet at night, you can walk along the well-lit 2 km path by
the river to Chamonix.
Access: Les Praz
is one of the easiest resorts in the Alps to reach; despite its high altitude skiing
the resort itself is not terribly high and is close to the Mont Blanc Tunnel so
there is a four lane road running right up to Chamonix which is always well maintained.
The driving time from Calais is about 8 hours without stops.
The resort also boasts probably the best rail connections of any ski resort outside
Japan, with a TGV high speed link via Saint Gervais travelling at around 170 mph
(270 kph). It's possible to catch the TGV 'Snow Special' in Paris
on a Friday evening and be in the resort at just after 11pm.
There are bus connections from Geneva. Geneva is the closest international
airport, only 96 km (60 miles) north west, a 95 minute drive. Low-cost airlines
fly to Chambery (90 miles) and Lyon (140 miles).
Les Praz in summer:
Golf, cable car, hiking.
Les Praz in winter:
1 cable car, 1 cable cabin and 3 drag lifts at Les
Praz, all the other wintersport facilities of Chamonix in the immediate vicinity.
Combined with the ski region of Chamonix Mont Blanc there are 41 mountain lifts
and 150 km of ski runs.
Information on the ski area Chamonix Mont Blanc:
Chamonix/Mont Blanc 176/205 euro
144 km: blue: 44 km; red: 70 km; black: 30 km
Going out and Aprs ski in Les Praz de Chamonix :
(Most of these facilities are in Chamonix)
Restaurants : 15, Discos : 1
Sport & Fitness:
Sauna/steam room, Fitness centre, Paragliding, Indoor tennis, Squash, Cross
Ski school :
Ski and Snowboard school : 3, Instructors : 150, Group ski lessons
Ski kindergarten, Baby sitter, Children's ski piste with ski lift
Other activities : Torch lit descents.
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