Pralognan-La-Vanoise, France

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Pralognan-La-Vanoise ski holidays

Established in 1954 the French ski resort Pralognan-La-Vanoise lies at 1410 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2355m the area is not snow sure. Over 5 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 4km of trails, which equates to around 15 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Pralognan-La-Vanoise is Chambery at a distance of 100km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

A traditional, quiet mountain village set among fir and spruce trees at the gate of Vanoise national park, close to Courchevel and La Plagne. Good off-piste on Les Pariettes and right up to the 3855m high Pointe de la Grande Casse from which descents of nearly 2500m are possible. There are cozy mountain restaurants in which to recover.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 8 runs ?km
36%  Intermediate Trails
 4 runs ?km
62.5%  Advanced Trails
 6 runs ?km
23%  Expert Trails
 4 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€117 - €117
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2016
Resort ClosesApr 2017
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs25km
total length of Pralognan-La-Vanoise trails
Longest Lift-Served Run1km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationSW
direction Pralognan-La-Vanoise area faces
Top Altitude2355m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1410m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1410m
centre of Pralognan-La-Vanoise ski resort
Vertical Drop945m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 2445m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Pralognan-La-Vanoise

22 pistes and trails means approximately 25km of runs. 14 Pralognan-La-Vanoise lifts have capacity to transport 12300 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 1km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 36% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 62.5% intermediate, 23% advanced slopes and 14.5% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of 70%. You can ski Pralognan-La-Vanoise after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Pralognan-La-Vanoise

Of the 14 ski lifts, 10 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Pralognan-La-Vanoise is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Pralognan-La-Vanoise Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

15 apres ski bars 20 restaurants 1 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 12 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Billiards, Bowling, Climbing Wall, Curling, Go-Karting.

SNO-man says


Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Pralognan-La-Vanoise" by any other name

The French resort is also known as and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Pralognan-La-Vanoise slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Pralognan-La-Vanoise has slopes facing SW.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Pralognan-La-Vanoise

Pralognan-La-Vanoise ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Français and has 45 teachers teaching in English, French and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 87525

Pralognan-La-Vanoise for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pralognan-La-Vanoise for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pralognan-La-Vanoise for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Pralognan-La-Vanoise for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Pralognan-La-Vanoise

Pralognan-La-Vanoise snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Pralognan-La-Vanoise: 25km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 5km     Intermediate XC Trails: 10km   Difficult XC Trails: 10km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 1     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Pralognan-La-Vanoise

Pralognan-La-Vanoise snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 12 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1

Pralognan-La-Vanoise non skiing facilities also include Billiards, Bowling, Climbing Wall, Curling, Go-Karting.

Pralognan-La-Vanoise reviews, 3.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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