Courchevel 1300 Le Praz
Check out our guide to Courchevel 1300 Le Praz in France and discover how you can access the massive slopes of Les Trois Vallées, one of the world's biggest ski areas. Courcheval 1300 however still has the charm of a small mountain village. There's great skiing and snowboarding in France - so why wait?
With our guide you can ski Courchevel 1300 Le Praz and enjoy some of the best skiing in Europe. Courchevel, along with Meribel and Val Thorens, comprises the three main ski resorts of Les Trois Vallèes, one of the largest ski areas in the world. Access is easy via the airports at Chambéry, Lyon or Geneva.
On the Slopes
As it's part of a massive ski area, ski holidays in Courchevel 1300 Le Praz offer an unlimited variety of skiing. From the village there's good access to Courchevel 1850 and the rest of the Three Valley ski area via a gondola that goes directly up into 1850. You can ski right into the village, but the low altitude means that snow conditions on these slopes are often poor. Snowboarders will find good options including a terrain park.
If you Ski Courchevel 1300 Le Praz you are also in the ski region of Les Trois Vallèes.
Off the Slopes
The Courchevel ski resort is set amidst wooded slopes in the traditional village of Le Praz. It is ideal for a family holiday, with good accommodation, and some of the best restaurants in the area. Après-ski can be somewhat quiet, and centres around the local bars in Le Praz. There are some shops, but for non-skiers there's little to do. However, with both ski schools and crèche operating out of the village, families will find plenty to keep the children busy.
Who's It Best For?
Extensive local terrain will suit all levels of skier and boarder. It is however cheaper to stay here than elsewhere in Courcheval so a good option if you don't want to break the bank.
For Courchevel 1300 le Praz ski holidays let GoSki.co.uk help you with leading operators and packages with some great discounts. Skiing and snowboarding holidays in the Trois Vallèes are excellent for all the family.
So whether you are looking for a great package or are travelling independently we can help. With apartments and chalets you can review all listings and then book direct with the owner.
Why Choose Courcheval 1300 le Praz?
1. Terrain to suit every level of skier and boarder.
2. The whole of the incredible Three valleys ski area on your doorstep.
3. Courcheval 1300 still retains its charm and accommodation is cheaper here than elsewhere in Courcheval.
4. Modern lift system and infrastructure.
Not Sure if Its for You?
If you are sure that Courcheval 1300 le Praz is for you then check out the holidays we have with leading ski tour operators. From Kuoni, Crystal Ski or Thomas Cook to Neilson or Club Med, Courchevel 1300 ski holidays come at all levels from £399 per person. If however you are still unsure why not let our Courchevel 1300 tailormade ski holidays service help you.
Chalets are for many the epitome of a ski holiday. The traditional alpine ski chalet nestled in the mountains with ski in ski out convenience is what many of us dream of. Chalets can however come in all shapes and sizes with catered and uncatered options and large interconnecting chalets that sleep 20+ people to smaller more cozy 1 bedroom affairs.
The main downside of staying in Courcheval is simply the price. For many since the Russians took over it is simply too expensive. So unless you have a limitless budget head down the mountain for more reasonable prices. Le Praz at 1300 is certainly more reasonable than 1850.
Where Should I Look For A Ski Chalet in Courcheval 1300?
You will find Courcheval 1300 more reasonable than 1850 but that it is still more expensive here than outside the Three Valleys. That said if you want to ski here it is certainly the cheapest option you have. You will find a good choice of chalets in 1300 and lots of tour operators are based here.
The main word of warning staying in 1300 is that its low altitude means that snow isn't always as good here. So if you stay here you will need to accept that its a long ride up by gondola to the ski area that will give the best skiing.
Apartments can be a great choice on a ski holiday. They are often much cheaper than a chalet and many of the newer apartments offer facilities that would rival any hotel.
The main problem you will find if you want an apartment in Courcheval 1300 is that there aren't many here! Those that exist are usually chalet style apartments. If you are still keen to stay in an apartment then check out Mountain Heaven or Cimalpes who have some apartments on offer here.
Are Apartments Really Such a Good Idea?
Well they can work out cheaper than a chalet and many come as catered options so offer very good value. As we have said many of the newer complexes that companies like MGM are building come complete with swimming pools, underground car parks, saunas ands spas. So they are certainly a world away from the horrid concrete blocks of the 1960's.
They are also a great idea for families travelling together or large groups. If you book within the same apartment complex you are still together yet you have more independence and space than in a traditional chalet.,
Book a Courchevel 1300 le Praz hotel online now thanks to GoSki.co.uk. If you plan your winter break early, ski hotels in Courchevel 1300 le Praz are available at all prices and in most locations in the village, Book online and get confirmation within minutes thanks to our hotel partner in Courcheval. So, whether it's a budget or luxury hotel you'll be nestled in the heart of the Trois Vallèes ski area with a range of Courchevel 1300 le Praz hotels at your fingertips.
Hotel accommodation in Courcheval is relatively easy as there are so many of them.In fact Courcheval has over 40 hotels to choose from and they suit most budgets although do beware the word 'budget' in Courcheval doesn't have the same meaning as in other resorts!
Where to Look For a Hotel in Courcheval 1300
Le Praz has one big advantage, that is the wonderful Hotel les Peupliers a 3* hotel set in the heart of le Praz. This is still a wonderful family hotel.You may also want to check out Hotel Montana in the nearby resort of La Tania which offers ski in ski out and its own spa.
Another good 3* hotel to check out in le Praz is the Hotel Lodge Nogentil a comfortable hotel with good size rooms. Le Praz is not where you will find the famous luxury hotels that you get in 1850 but there are some good 3* hotels to keep you happy and they wont break the bank.
The best airport for Courcheval is Chambery which takes about 1 1/4 hours. The next best options are Grenoble, 2 hours,Lyon, 2 hours or Geneva which is 3 hours away. Whilst Chambery is the closest it isn't always the most reliable so don't discount Geneva as it has great links to the Courcheval ski area.
Private Minibus to Courcheval
Whichever airport you decide to fly into hiring a private minibus can be a great way to get to Courcheval. Most are 8 seater cars and you can get great discounts if you book online before you leave home. If you aren't travelling with 7 others then check out the shared service deals. You will be travelling with strangers but it keeps the cost down!
Average prices on a private minibus from the different airports are as follows: from Geneva a one way shared transfer to Courcheval will cost 59 Euros, from Chambery 50 Euros, 60 Euros from Lyon and finally 60 Euros from Grenoble.
There is no train station in Courcheval but you could catch a train to Moutiers station which is about an hours drive from Courcheval. Plenty of buses run from Moutiers to Courcheval or you could order a taxi from the station.
Look for Courchevel 1300 ski schools online and when in Le Praz have ski lessons tailored to your needs. GoSki.co.uk enables you to book your week's ski or snowboard lessons before you even leave home whether you need private, group, beginner or advanced ski or snowboard lessons.
Courchevel 1300 ski schools
If you want to improve your ski or snowboard technique, then finding Courchevel 1300 ski schools online will help you get organised before you arrive. With professionals able to help with a range of ski lessons, boost your confidence as well as learn some new tricks. Courchevel 1300 ski lessons (and snowboard lessons) are available from a number of providers :
» Courchevel 1650 (3km)
» Courchevel 1850 (4km)
» Courchevel 1550 (7km)
» La Tania (10km)
» Meribel (21km)
» Brides Les Bains (22km)
» Mottaret (23km)
» St Martin de Belleville (28km)
» La Plagne (31km)
» Les Menuires (33km)
» Valmorel (35km)
» Val Thorens (45km)