Courchevel Le Praz (formerly Courchevel 1300) is the lowest of the four main Courchevel resorts. It does however have fantatysic uplift by way of a double stage cablecar to Courchevel 1850 in 7 minutes.
The village is an all year round town and has the feel of a proper town rather than a prupose built resort and we strongly reccommend Le Praz for families as exploring the narrow cobbled streets is a lovely afternoon activity. This is also the location for the 1992 Winter Olympics ski jumping and the village is overlooked by the two ski jumps which are still in use today.
SO what is it like to ski there? Well, directly above Courchevel Le Praz are reds and blacks – like many Alpine valleys, the steepest runs are often lower down. Intermediates will enjoy returning home along the tree-lined pistes but beginners will be happier returning by bus or cable car after sessions on the nursery slopes or the good selection of green runs at Courchevel (1850) or Courchevel Moriond (1650).
Experts will no doubt want to explore the full Three Valleys area, taking in Meribel and Val Thorens as well as the extensive off-piste.
Le Praz is a traditional village set amidst the woodland and due to this quiet setting is ideal for a family holiday. Nightlife is quiet and consists of only a few local bars.
Hotel les Peupliers, Courchevel Le Praz, France
The family run Hotel les Peupliers has a lovely homely atmosphere. More