Established in 1972 the French ski resort Praz de Lys-Sommand lies at 1500 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2000m the area is not snow sure. Over 25 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 6km of trails, which equates to around 10 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Praz de Lys-Sommand is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 45km or approximately 75 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Traditional but little known resort with attractive wood-clad buildings above Taninges, ski area linked to Sommand. Extensive cross country ski area. Lift pass prices are generally half that of internationally better known French resorts.
5 runs 0.93km
17 runs 20.6km
14 runs 16.2km
5 runs 6.2km
View our detailed Praz de Lys-Sommand snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Praz de Lys-Sommand snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€143 - €143|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2021|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2022|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Praz de Lys-Sommand trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||6km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Praz de Lys-Sommand area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Praz de Lys-Sommand ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 800m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 12% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 15% intermediate, 70% advanced slopes and 15% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.5km La Combe Perret run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Praz de Lys-Sommand after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
The French resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Praz de Lys-Sommand 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. Praz de Lys-Sommand has slopes facing N-E.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Praz de Lys-Sommand ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ecole du ski Français Praz de Lys and has ? teachers teaching in English, French, German and taking students from a minimum age of firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pro.wanadoo.fr/esf.prazdelys 343368
Praz de Lys-Sommand for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Praz de Lys-Sommand for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Praz de Lys-Sommand for expert skiers gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Praz de Lys-Sommand for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Praz de Lys-Sommand snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Praz de Lys-Sommand: 60km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 12km Intermediate XC Trails: 16km Difficult XC Trails: 29km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 4 Paragliding schools: 2
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Praz de Lys-Sommand snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 2
Praz de Lys-Sommand non skiing facilities also include Market held every Thursday afternoon.