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Dates of Main events of Winter 2016/2017

Get out your diaries, here are the dates of the main events this winter! Sports, music, magic and lots of fun are on the programme this winter in Praz-sur-Arly. Discover our annual events like the Magic Snow Festival and the International Hot Air Balloon Meeting and find out what’s new!



  • From 19 to 25 December 2016, 7th Magic Snow Festival
  • 31 December 2016, New Year’s Eve Party


  • 14 and 15 January 2017,  27th International Hot Air Balloon Meeting
  • 22 January 2017, Ski and Snow Festival
  • 28 and 29 January 2017, Praz Yooner Challenge


  • 7, 14, 21, 28 February, Mardi Gras
  • From 17 to 19 February, Food Festival
  • 25 and 26 February, 2nd Praz Adrenaline Contest


  • From 6 to 10 March, Mountain Professions Week
  • 18 March, 3rd Snowscoot Open
  • 25 and 26 March, Spring Music & Shopping Festival

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Celebrate Christmas Week in Praz sur Arly!

The week before Christmas, come and celebrate the beginning of the holidays and enjoy the magic of the mountains and the snow! There’ll be daily entertainment in an enchanting decor, with seven different shows and concerts in the streets and village centre.

Monday, 19 December: “Les Tonton’s”. Fun and heart-warming, with a rich and varied repertory to delight young and old!

Tuesday, 20 December: Opoual, the friendly Yeti, will put on a free show for children in the Maison de la Montagne.

Wednesday, 21 December: “The Fairies’ Elves” will be walking around on stilts, juggling and singing fairy songs.

Thursday, 22 December: The French Ski School instructors will dazzle you with their traditional torchlight descent. Hot chocolate and mulled wine served at the foot of the slopes and a Christmas tombola.

Friday, 22 December: “The Acrobats”. Amazing juggling acts, theatre and pyrotechnics.

Saturday, 24 December: Christmas Eve with the “Givrés” will get you straight into the Christmas spirit! Songs and melodies followed by fireworks in the Church Square to welcome Santa in a shower of sweeties!

Sunday, 25 December: The “Tuaz” Group will introduce you to traditional mountain songs.

And every day throughout the week, there’ll be entertainment for the children and all the family! Creative workshops, games, snow sculptures, sports tournament, and Draz the Dragon, Praz sur Arly’s mascot!

Special Offer at Christmas –  Skipass + Furnished Accommodation


Take advantage of our furnished rental+skipass offer on this site:

1.   Choose your rental: chalet, apartment or studio;

2.  Choose your Espace Diamant skipass of 2 to 7 days.

3.  Get a 10% reduction, valid during all the French school holidays (Christmas, New Year and February).

Special Skipass Offer at Christmas

The Val d’Arly resorts are spoiling you this Christmas!  The 6th or 7th ski days are free! The 6 consecutive-day skipass costs the same as the 5 consecutive-day pass, and the 7 consecutive-day pass is the same as the 6-consecutive day pass! Online purchase till 10 December 2016 (offer available exclusively on internet).

Offer subject to general conditions of sale and not cumulative with other promotional offers except the Family Pack.

Take advantage of the offer:

Special Winter 2016/2017 Offers at the Griyotire Hotel

For every one-week stay in low season, one night free!

Offer valid from 8 to 20 January 2017, and from 19 March to 8 April 2017.

Spend a week in our 3* Hotel or 4* Residence and get one free night’s accommodation.

Take advantage of this special offer, book your stay at +33 450 218636 or by email

This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

20% reduction on the room price if you book midweek

From Sunday to Thursday, take advantage of our MIDWEEK reductions…

20% reduction on your accommodation for a four-night stay (outside weekends, i.e. Friday and Saturday) in the 2016-2017 low season.

Reserve your MIDWEEK stay now at or by email.

This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

Are you over 60? Come and enjoy the joys of the mountains in low season…

We offer two pedestrian chairlift passes per person and a 10% reduction on room prices for this all-inclusive week’s stay.

This includes:

– 10% reduction on accommodation
– Half-board
– 2 free pedestrian chairlift passes
– Welcome drink on arrival and gift on departure.

Valid in the low season: from 8 to 20 January 2017 and from 19 March to 8 April 2017
Excluding extras and visitor’s taxes.

One week’s stay: from 706.30€/per person

Reservations at 33.450.21.86.36 or by email

Don’t wait, buy your season ticket now!


Download the ORDER FORM to buy your “2016-2017 SEASON″ skipass

BONUS: Your 2016-2017 winter skipass is also VALID for the 2017 SUMMER season on the VAL D’ARLY chairlifts. (N.B.: Don’t hand back your skipass at the end of the winter season!)

Take advantage of a “SUPER DISCOUNT” rate if you buy your season skipass before 1 November or of a “DISCOUNT” rate if you buy it between 2 November and 1 December.


Up to 30% reduction on your skipass+furnished rental

Take a vacation outside the school holidays: a good tip in Praz-sur-Arly!


With all reservations of furnished rental accommodation made through our Reservation Centre, take advantage of up to 30% reductions on our Espace Diamant rental-skipass package. This offer is only valid  for an online rental and for an Espace Diamant skipass for 2 and up to 7 days.


The sale and online payment of all-inclusive packages (furnished rental+skipass) can be made on this site:

1.   Choose your rental: chalet, apartment or studio;

2.  Choose your ski pass. Take advantage of a reduction on the Espace Diamant skipasses of 2 to 7 days.

  • 10% reduction (during all the French school holidays (Christmas, New Year, February)).
  • 20% reduction (from 31 December 2016 to 6 January 2017; from 28 January to 3 February 2017; and from 4 to 17 March 2017).
  • 30% reduction (from 7 to 27 January 2017 and from 18 March to 15 April 2017).

This offer is only valid for an all-inclusive accommodation+skipass reservation made through our Reservation Centre.

Good tip: you have until 10.00 a.m. on the first non-used ski day to be reimbursed if you change your mind and without giving a reason! Not bad, eh?

The Pratz Medieval Festival

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On the occasion of the Pratz Medieval Festival on 6 and 7 August 2016, Praz-sur-Arly becomes a real medieval village where knights, minstrels and other troubadours offer amazing shows and entertainment for all the family. And if you really want to get into the spirit of it, you can rent medieval costumes!


What’s new this year:


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Historical reconstruction: Savoyard mountain life in the Middle Ages

Reconstruction of a house, work in the fields, farm animals, presentation of the food: milk and cheese, woodworking: basins, roofs, pit sawyer, plants and medicinal techniques, religion and superstition, animal trials, relationship with the feudal lord.

Demonstration of the profession of iron/bell-founder with Eric Klee

Demonstration all day long of the profession of bell-founder in the Middle Ages with the manufacture of either a bell or object related to the Middle Ages (bucket, figurines, etc.). Explanations about the profession of an iron/bell-founder through the ages (from antiquity to today); decoration and tools from the Middle Ages. Free workshops for children.






Medieval tales with Sire Pascal of the Pestaculaire Company

Half storyteller, half actor, Sire Pascal moves from one character to another while telling the story. Example of a tale: The dragon of the Fire Island or how Enguerrand the Brave became Enguerrand the First Knight, powerful and full of self-confidence. The young Enguerrand de Hautecimeveut conquers the title of First Knight of the Realm by bringing back to the King the head of the dragon that was terrorizing the inhabitants of the Fire Island. During his quest, he learns that it is not always easy to distinguish between friend and foe, and that sometimes one has to choose between one’s ambitions and one’s knightly values.

Cooperage with the “Art and Tonneaux” Company

In a medieval stall, Cyrilles Dumoutier reconstructs a workshop for the manufacture of barrels. You will discover all the stages and secrets of the manufacture of barrels, buckets, etc. This interactive and educational activity allows everyone to try out their skill at assembling a barrel and delicately placing the bases.

Demonstration of the profession of surgeon with Arthus

The desire to cure your loved ones is overwhelming… Medical schools are a long way away and inaccessible. The solution? Become a surgeon!

The programme of the Medieval Festival:

-> Download the full programme (FR only)

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Click here to see the full page of the Medieval Festival (FR only)


New Activities in Summer 2016

We have lots of new activities for you in Praz sur Arly this summer! Sports, art, discovery workshops, just make your choice and start preparing your summer holidays!

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The 103rd edition of the Tour de France will pass through Praz-sur-Arly twice:

  • 22 July: the Albertville-Saint-Gervais stage
  • 23 July: the Megève-Morzine stage.

The Pays du Mont-Blanc will also host the 17 km uphill time trial between Sallanches and Megève on 21 July.

More information


Praz-sur-Arly’s mascot was born at the beginning of the year. He’s a friendly dragon whose name is Draz, in reference to the village legend about the Tirecorde dragon.

Draz is the hero of the second volume of the adventures of Quentin and Louis:  “Le secret de la Pierre des Ceutrons” (The Secret of the Ceutrons Stone), a comic strip created by Yann Jaccaz and Myriam Bouima.

On sale at the Tourist Office and in some shops.


In 2 or 3 days, do the Val d’Arly Tour on an electric mountain bike. You can either use the chairlifts that are open or not to do the Praz, Flumet, La Giettaz, Les Saisies and Crest-Voland circuit. Electrical outlets to recharge your bike are foreseen on the route.

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Discover our mountain bike circuits


These sculptures are striking in their beauty and simple modern lines. The 12 sculptures of Charles Stratos represent love and symbolize the family and the couple. Free access until 15 September.


The group of volunteers and the inhabitants of Praz and their neighbours set up a temporary exhibition along the river that runs through the village.

The sea and fish will have pride of place this summer.


54 Route du Val d'Arly, 74120 Praz-sur-Arly, Haute-Savoie, France
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