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Les Praz

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".

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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:

Lift Pass:
Chamonix/Mont Blanc 176/205 euro

Pistes :
144 km: blue: 44 km; red: 70 km; black: 30 km
Halfpipes: 1
Funparks: 1

Lifts/Trains :
Tow lifts:16
Chair lift/s:17
Cable car/s:5
Cable cabin/s:7
Mountain railways:1

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 country skiing

Ski school :
Ski and Snowboard school : 3, Instructors : 150, Group ski lessons

Children :
Ski kindergarten, Baby sitter, Children's ski piste with ski lift

Other activities : Torch lit descents.

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