Le Praz boasts a good selection of lively bars, mouth-watering creperies and fine restaurants including “Le Bistrot du Praz”, one of the most famous restaurants in the 3 Valleys. There is also the Darbello and the S Courch Sports bar that serves excellent pizzas and have a host of live bands playing and show all the major sporting events in English. The S Courch is 50 metres from the Chalet Chardon Blanc. Le Praz has a selection of local supermarkets and shops less than 50 metres from the chalet.
Courchevel Le Praz is excellently situated with two telecabine lifts, the Praz and Foret ski lifts are located less than 200 metres from Chalet Chardon Blanc. Courchevel Le Praz, truly Savoyard in character, is definitely the prettiest of the four Courchevel villages. A quaint village square, rustic chalets and narrow cobbled streets create a traditional French village ambience.
The Praz telecabine lift takes you directly into the centre of Courchevel 1850 in less than 10 mins. The Foret telecabine lift takes you up towards the summit of “La Loze” at 2196m, giving easy access to the wonderful skiing of Courchevel / La Tania or the Meribel valley and Val Thoren valleys.
le prazSkiing to Le Praz is a breathtaking experience in itself. The tree lined pistes down into Le Praz are some of the prettiest runs in the three valleys ski area . The jockey’s black run into Le Praz is one of the famous runs in Europe.
The traditionally good snow, north facing slopes and extensive network of snow cannons enable you to ski back to the village throughout the season.
Of course for those wishing to stay behind for an après ski drink in one of the sophisticated bars of 1850, a free ski bus service operates (until 1:00am every night)
There is free ski bus, which you can use with your lift pass, which runs every hour and links Le Praz to its neighbouring Courchevel stations. These are La Tania, Courchevel 1550, 1650 and 1850 (takes about 15 mins to 1850). This runs all day until around 10pm at night – see timetable here.
Courchevel Village Information
3 Valleys Ski Area
The Courchevel Valley pass gives you access to all the lifts in 1850, 1650, 1550, Le Praz and La Tania – its a huge area to ski and will is ample for any beginners or level one skiers. It is possible to buy 1 day extensions to make it a 3V pass and this may be an option if you only intend to head over to the Méribel Valley side once during your week.
The Three Valley Pass lets you use any of the 200 lifts and is recommended for most skiers and boarders who want to explore the entire 600km of pistes throughout Courchevel 1850, 1650, 1550, Le Praz, La Tania, Méribel, Mottaret, Méribel Village, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville and Brides Les Bains. If you buy a 6 day or more Three Valleys pass you can ski for 1 day in one of the following areas (subject to all areas being open, snow conditions etc): Tignes / Val d’Isère (Espace de Killy), La Plagne / Les Arcs / Peisey Vallandry (the new Paradiski linked area), Pralognan La Vanoise and Les Saisies.
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