Pralognan-la-Vanoise: Ski hiking paradise Pralognan (1400-2350 m)

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Located at an altitude between 1410 m and 2355 m, Pralognan is a charming ski resort in the French Alps. As a holder of the "Pearl of the Alps" and "Nordic France 4 Sapins", Pralognan ranks fourth on the list of the most important ski resorts for cross-country skiing and skiing in the Savoy. The ski area spreads over 32 kilometers, with more than 26 kilometers of pistes for cross-country skiing. Thanks to its excellent location between the high peaks and glaciers of the Vanoise massif, the ski resort benefits from optimal snow conditions, supported by more than 70 snow cannons, if required. In Pralognan there are pistes for skiers of all levels, but the 4 black pistes (for experienced skiers) are particularly interesting. The gorge of Pariettes is with its 900 meters of altitude on a steep piste, with gullies and covered in powder snow as the most beautiful black piste in the Alps.

The ski resort also offers a variety of options for cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, deep snow skiing and guided ski tours. Snow or ice climbing over the pistes of the highest peaks of the Vanoise massif (Grande Casse, 3885 m, Le Dôme de Polset, 3497 m, le Grand Bec, 3398 m) are some of the features of Pralognan-la-Vanoise. For lovers of other winter sports, such as ice hockey, curling or freestyle, there are on site specially created facilities and the right equipment.

Ski area Pralognan Detailed information:

Length of ski slopes 32 km
easy 16 km
medium 10 km
difficult 6 km
Number of ski slopes 22 km
Green 8 km
Blue 4 km
Red 6 km
Black 4 km
Ski lifts 12
Ski tows 7
Chairlifts 4
Cable cars 1
Snow cannons 100
Glaciers 0
Halfpipes 0
Snowparks 0
Floodlight slopes 0
Cross-country skiing 26 km
Toboggan runs 0

Further information

The Eldorado for friends of ski hiking

For ski hikers, Pralognan offers no less than 250 kilometers of marked pistes that lead through forests and glaciers. This makes Pralognan the top address for glacier hikes in France. The fully signposted course includes both an introductory route for beginners and a long and challenging route for experienced hikers. The winter sports resort Pralognan is surrounded by more than 30 three-thousanders. The ski-hiking trips are organized as full-day tours to enable skiers to fully enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere of the high mountains.

The visit of the Col de la Vanoise, at an altitude of 2517 meters, at the foot of the Grande Casse (3885 m), the highest summit of the Vanoise, is part of the classic introductory route for ski hikers. Experienced skiers can get to know other mountain landscapes, such as the Épaules de la Rechasse (3045 m), the Col de la Grande Casse (3095 m) and the Col des Glières (3159 m) under the guidance of experienced guides. The ski resort also has 9 well-maintained pistes for snowshoeing and Nordic walking. On numerous pristine pistes, outside the marked zones of the ski area Pralognan, passionate skiers can freely practice..

Ski resorts Pralognan

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