Courchevel Le Praz Luxury Ski Chalets
A romantic choice with wonderful restaurants, Courchevel Le Praz has quick access into Les 3 Vallées.
Courchevel Le Praz is one of the most beautiful and charming ski resorts in the French Alps. Perched on a plateau above the Bozel valley, this traditional mountain village, with its meandering alleyways and little church will charm you. When it snows here there is nowhere more enchanting.
Skiing in the Courchevel valley and further into the extensive 3 Valleys ski area, the largest in the world, will leave you spoilt for choice. With some of the best-groomed pistes for you to cruise and carve on, to breathtaking off-piste and couloirs as well as freestyle parks and themed children’s ski slopes.
Two modern lifts depart from next to the frozen lake and through the trees to give access to the slopes around Courchevel 1850 in just 6 minutes and then further afield into the extensive 3 Vallées. The tree lined ski slopes here are great during times of poor visibility and the excellent black piste of Jockeys descends right next to the ski jumps built for the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics.
With fantastic British and International ski schools, it is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard or to refine your technique. There are no ski school meeting points in Courchevel Le Praz but you can access all the ski schools in Courchevel 1850 each morning via the fast gondola.
Le Praz is a food lovers delight with the one Michelin starred Azimut providing a relaxed and affordable fine dining experience. With the La Table de Mon Grand-Pere and Bistro du Praz also to try, this is certainly the place for a gourmet ski holiday.
For après ski, the lively La Descente or L’Elephant are the places to head, or for a more sophisticated experience, Le Norby’s Lounge Bar in the village centre has huge comfy sofas and a roaring fire.
There are supermarkets in Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1850, and the village of Saint Bon, which are all accessible by the resort ski bus service from Courchevel Le Praz. Whilst in Le Praz there is a butchers, bakery, and cheese shop.
No description of Courchevel Le Praz is complete without mention of the village’s famous ski jumps, a dominant sight here, which featured in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and continues to host international competition to this day.
Le Praz is also home to some lovely cross-country ski routes with gentle gradients. If you’ve never tried ‘Ski de Fond’ before and would like to take a morning or afternoon to have a go, we’d highly recommend it for the opportunity to appreciate the mountain setting at a more peaceful pace.
Our choice of properties in Courchevel Le Praz provides some of the most beautiful and best value ski chalets in the valley. These luxury chalets mix traditional and rustic mountain style with contemporary design to create a truly special holiday experience. Le Praz is a great option for families and groups looking for an authentic village but with quick access to some of the worlds best skiing.
Courchevel Le Praz
- Resort Altitude: 1300m
- Ski Elevation: 1260m - 3230m
- Ski Domain: Les 3 Vallées
- Pistes: 600km
- 13% Green runs
- 39% Blue runs
- 38% Red runs
- 10% Black runs
- Chambery (CMF): 1h 15m / 102km
- Grenoble (GNB): 1h 40m / 122km
- Geneva (GVA): 2h 20m / 182km
- Lyon (LYS): 2h 20m / 182km
RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE IN COURCHEVEL LE PRAZ
The Luxury Chalet Book guide to the best on-mountain and in-resort restaurants, bars and nightlife in Courchevel Le Praz.
This very popular mountain restaurant is found at the top of the La Tania bubble or reached via the ‘Arolles’ blue piste or ‘Lanches’ red piste. A family run restaurant with a huge terrace that offers stunning panoramic views best enjoyed on sunny days. The very friendly staff serve great Savoyard specialities and dishes made with fresh local produce. The menu caters for all dietary requirements and the service is fast and efficient. During peak times booking is essential.
A great bar located in the centre of Le Praz, it serves good pub food and delicious pizzas. An excellent venue for enjoying live sports with plenty of large screens and there is also live music twice a week. A very popular and lively bar with friendly staff. Booking advisable.
La Descente is also in the heart of Le Praz and is a new tapas bar serving delicious French cuisine and Sushi on a Thursday, when booking is essential. There’s live music as well and keep an eye on their Instagram account for more info on dates / timings.
📍 Le Norby’s Lounge Bar
Situated right in the resort centre in the famous Hotel Les Peupliers, this bar is a wonderful choice for après ski with huge comfy sofas and a roaring fire to sip your vin chaud beside. You can enjoy some cold meats or sweet treats while you discuss the days adventures with your loved ones. A great spot for pre and post dinner drinks too.
A traditional English pub found at the bottom of the slopes over in La Tania. There is very lively après ski along with a happy hour and live music all week. This popular bar also has live sports on their big screens and a great terrace to sunbathe on those sunny days. Food is served throughout the day and includes burgers and their popular fish and chips with mushy peas. Free shuttle buses run regularly throughout the evening back to Le Praz.
Idyllically situated near the side of the lake in La Praz, Le Bistrot serves French cuisine, and some dishes feature Asian fusion flavours. You are welcomed into this cosy restaurant by very friendly staff. Booking is advisable.
A very cosy restaurant located in the resort centre, it serves authentic French cuisine at its finest. Meat is cooked over the wood fired open grill, and traditional Savoyard specialities are available too. The service is friendly and attentive. Booking is essential.
This well-regarded restaurant is in the Hotel Les Peupliers in the resort centre. It has a great sun terrace that you can access directly on your skis and a cosy interior for those colder days and nights. Chef George Luque serves very seasonal local produce to create his traditional menu. Booking is advisable.
📍 Au Burger d’à Côté
Located in the village square opposite Hotel Les Peupliers, this restaurant serves delicious burgers from midday right through to 9:30pm. There is a good variety of homemade burgers, including fish and vegetarian choices, and they are all cooked to your liking. Enjoy them on the sun terrace on a spring afternoon or in the small cosy restaurant in the evening. Booking is advisable.
Azimut is a one Michelin-starred restaurant found in the centre of the village. Chef François Moureaux and his wife Sandrine welcome you into this relaxed gourmet restaurant. Prices are remarkably reasonable, and you are welcome to enjoy a Michelin-starred meal in your ski gear at lunch time. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere in the evenings while indulging in the wonderfully created menu by Chef François. Booking is essential.
Le Farçon is a one Michelin-starred restaurant located in nearby La Tania, just at the bottom of the ski slopes. Chef Julien Machet and his team welcome you into the restaurant to sample his surprise menus. His dishes are made from quality fresh produce and his menu is inspired by the culinary journeys of the Savoyard peddler. Another reasonably priced Michelin-starred restaurant and returning to Le Praz is easily accomplished in just a few minutes by the free resort bus or taxi. Booking essential.
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