Praz sur Arly ski resort guide Ski area, apres-Ski, things to see & do in Praz sur Arly

Resort review

Praz sur Arly is a superb little ski resort nestled in the Val d’Arly between the chic resort of Megeve and the village of Le Flumet in the Haute Savoie region. Sitting on the River Arly, surrounded by mountain peaks and pine forests, you can enjoy extensive skiing in winter and relaxing walks in the summer.

The emphasis in Praz sur Arly is definitely on the family, with a laidback atmosphere and lots of facilities for families, especially during school holiday periods, where there are activities and events every day and evening.


There are several local restaurants and bars for early après ski in the village but don't expect a riotous nightlife. However, Megeve is just a few minutes drive away which offers a large selection of bars and restaurants and has a lively and sophisticated night life.

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Key information (whole area)
Altitude 1035m
Top lift 1983m
Piste (km) 185
Longest run 4 km
Off piste
Cross country 146 km
Season Dec - April
Snowboard parks 3
Heli Skiing
Summer skiing
Glacier skiing
Apres ski Relaxed & Informal

Praz sur Arly & Espace Diamant ski area guide

If you're looking for a family friendly ski resort, Praz sur Arly is an ideal choice. The resort is part of the Val d'Arly and the larger Espace Diamant circuit which provides 185km of pistes and includes the resorts of...

  • Notre Dame de Bellecombe
  • Flumet
  • Crest-Voland Cohennoz
  • Les Saisies
  • Hauteluce
photo of the village of praz sur arly

The skiing in Praz sur Arly goes from 1000m to 2070m, so to ensure the snow on the bottom sections, the station has invested in lots of snow canons. To keep you amused there are also three slalom stadiums and three boarder parks in the whole Espace Diamant area.


Overall, the ski area lends itself more to the beginner and intermediate level of skier or boarder, but there is still enough to keep everyone happy.


The recently built Les Trois Coins draglift makes it easy to ski clockwise around the whole of the Espace Diamant area, with access to Notre Dame de Bellecombe much quicker. For the best views of Mont Blanc, we suggest heading up to Banc Rouge summit next to this draglift. At 1983m the panoramic views on a blue sky day will take your breath away.


If you’re keen to try out the black runs, head over to La Legette area and if you want to get some powder skiing in you can, it’s not very steep, so ideal for the first foray into off piste. There are also lots of delightful tree runs where you’ll find yourself swooshing along forest trails lined with pine trees.

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Our view on Praz sur Arly ski resort

Praz sur Arly is a great place to visit with the kids in winter or summer. There is plenty to do and the whole place knows the meaning of the word leisure, so you can have a fun and relaxing holiday. If you like Praz sur Arly then also worth looking are the resorts of Les Contamines and Fugen in the beautiful Ziller Valley in Austria.