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Praz de Lys-Sommand, France

Praz de Lys-Sommand ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 5 runs 0.93km
12%  Intermediate Trails
 17 runs 20.6km
15% 
Advanced Trails
 14 runs 16.2km
70%  Expert Trails
 5 runs 6.2km
15% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €143 - €143
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 60km
total length of Praz de Lys-Sommand trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 6km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N-E
direction Praz de Lys-Sommand area faces
Top Altitude 2000m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1200m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1500m
centre of Praz de Lys-Sommand ski resort
Vertical Drop 800m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 800m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Praz de Lys-Sommand web cams
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Skiing in Praz de Lys-Sommand

41 pistes and trails means approximately 60km of runs. 24 Praz de Lys-Sommand lifts have capacity to transport ? per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 6km.

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    

Snowboarding in Praz de Lys-Sommand

Of the 24 ski lifts, 16 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Praz de Lys-Sommand 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 1 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Praz de Lys-Sommand Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

22 apres ski bars 25 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Market held every Thursday afternoon.

Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

"Praz de Lys-Sommand" by any other name

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    

Main Ski School in Praz de Lys-Sommand

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 4.esf-praz-de-lys@wanadoo.fr 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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Praz de Lys-Sommand

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Praz de Lys-Sommand

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.


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