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Le Praz de Lys

Station's Informations: 1250 - 2000 52 11 23 Slopes: 7 27 12 6

Le Praz-de-Lys: the pleasure of skiing with the family

Le Praz-de-Lys is a ski resort located in Haute-Savoie, only 40 minutes from Geneva and 1 hour from Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc. Offering an exceptional panorama of the Aravis mountain range and the Mont-Blanc massifs, the resort is nestled at an altitude of 1500 metres, overlooked by magnificent peaks. 

During your stay at the Praz-de-Lys, the whole family can enjoy a variety of sporting activities. From downhill skiing to dog sledding, the destination is for young and old alike. This winter, discover a mountain of activities to spend an unforgettable week of skiing and share unique moments for your skiing holidays. On the Praz-de-Lys plateau, you will enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic village resort with typical mountain charm. This family resort located in front of the Mont-Blanc offers a large playground with a multitude of nature-type activities. Large white expanses offer themselves to you with exceptional sunshine all year round in a dream setting. 

The resort of Praz-de-Lys Sommand will seduce sports enthusiasts, thrill seekers but also those in search of relaxation and well-being activities. This authentic destination has been developed since 1971 with the construction of the very first ski lift. The ski area evolved in the 80s with two chairlifts linking the plateaux of Praz-de-Lys and Sommand.

Today, the resort is adorned with pretty chalets typical of Haute-Savoie and offers a magical setting for a holiday close to nature. Thanks to the ski rental, discover the resort and its surroundings and enjoy the many activities on offer, whether sporting, cultural or relaxing.


Le Praz-de-Lys Nordic ski area stretches over nearly 60 kilometres through snowy forests, sunny plateaus and unspoilt nature. The resort also offers a biathlon initiation to test your shooting skills, standing or lying down. Recognised as one of the best cross-country skiing sites in Haute-Savoie, you can take advantage of a vast and varied area to travel through mountain pastures. 

In the Praz-de-Lys area, you will have the chance to discover the joys of a dog-sled ride. You can also try out the fat scoot, this unusual new slide where you hurtle down the slopes on an all-terrain scooter. Or the Fat Bike, this mountain bike with wide wheels for thrills at full speed!

3 boardercross courses are accessible from the ski slopes for maximum speed! For young and old, it's in the Canevet area that you can discover these fun courses and have fun with family or friends! 


Le Praz-de-Lys ski area offers nearly 55 km of slopes served by 23 ski lifts. Composed of 120 snow guns, the area enjoys an exceptional quality of snow throughout the winter. Its privileged location makes it an ideal resort to enjoy exceptional sunshine all day long. Facing the Mont-Blanc and the Aravis mountains, you benefit from modern and efficient infrastructures to allow you to reach the top of the peaks. You can go from the Praz de Lys plateau to the Sommand plateau thanks to the numerous slopes that connect them.

For those who love the great outdoors, snowshoe hiking trails are available, either on your own or as part of an accompanied outing. Get off the groomed trails and explore every corner of the ski area on 30 km of slopes to be explored on foot or with snowshoes. Enjoy a wide variety of trails and exceptional panoramas over the Aravis mountain range

Enjoy ski touring in an idyllic setting with no tracks. Reach the summits on safe and marked trails at Praz de Lys Sommand to get a little closer to nature. A true corner of paradise for freeride, the resort offers unique sliding sensations on every descent. 


To take advantage of the Praz-de-Lys off-piste area, you can hire freeride skis to hurtle down the powder fields and leave your mark. For downhill skiing, discover our Performance range which is perfect for carving enthusiasts and committed skiers. Also discover all our online ski rental offers, such as the 4 packs offer which allows you to benefit from an additional 5% discount on your rental as soon as you buy 4 packs. In addition, you also have the group offer with an extra 10% discount if you rent 8 ski packs. Finally, the 6+1 offer gives you the 7th day of rental to enjoy the ski slopes until the last moment!


During your stay at Le Praz-de-Lys, come and collect your ski equipment in one of our Ski Republic Le Praz-de-Lys rental shops. Our teams welcome you all season long in a warm and friendly atmosphere. A wide range of quality equipment and textiles are offered to you with the biggest brands specialising in outdoor activities. We strive to offer you the best value for money to fully enjoy the ski slopes. 


To reach the Praz-de-Lys by car, simply take the Autoroute Blanche (A40) in the direction of Chamonix as far as Cluses and then Taninges. Or via the Vallée Verte in the direction of Samoëns then Sommand. The railway stations of Cluses, Annemasse and Geneva offer shuttle services to Praz-de-Lys. Transfers are also available from Geneva and Annecy airports with shuttles and skibuses.

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