With nearly 50 cm of fresh snowfall over the last few days at 1,000 metres, and more than 140 cm at the top of the pistes, the Espace Diamant ski area is fully open! The cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails are also accessible. Now it’s time for cold and sunny weather for the next few days!
– Themed Hikes (marmots, ibex, glaciers, panorama of Mont Blanc, etc) and supervised half-day, full-day or 2-day hikes with a night in a mountain refuge. Contact Mountain Guides Office: 04 50 21 55 11.
– Initiation flights in a hot air balloon: Contact Alpes Montgolfière: 04 50 55 50 60.
In the area:
– Côte 2000 Aventure in Megève: Tree climbing course (from 5 years old). Open every day by appointment: 06 76 29 71 04.
– Paint Ball Expérience: by appointment, (from 7 years old) contact: 06 09 81 31 17.
From 07/11 to 16/12/2022
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 12 pm and 2 pm and between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. On Wednesday between 12 pm and 9 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed exceptionally on 11 November.
From 07/11 to 10/12/2022 Opening hours on Wednesday between 6 pm and 9 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed exceptionally on 11 November.
From 02/11 to 16/12/2022 Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 am and 9 pm. On Saturday between 9 am and 6 pm. On Sunday between 9 am and 1 pm. Closed exceptionally on 11 November.
Also indoor tennis court, climbing wall, fitness, saunas et media library available in the Sports Centre.
LEISURE AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
In Praz sur Arly:
– Visit of Louis Chabaud’s workshop, painting and sculptures at the Meurets Farm.
– The Belles Leisure Park: From 7 November: open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30 to 18.30. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
In the area:
– The Fairytale House in Notre Dame de Bellecombe, daily from 10.00-19.00. An unusual, unique and original exhibition, imagined and created with the family, for young and old alike, in paper paste and salt paste.
– Val d’Arly Cheese Cooperative: open daily from 8.30 to 19.30.
PRAZ SUR ARLY: Armistice Day ceremony on 11 November at 10.30 in the church square. – Exhibition of Elisabeth Socquet-Meilleret’s watercolours at the Tourist Office.
MEGEVE: Market on Friday mornings –02/11/22 children’s show “The Fanelli Family” from 17.00 to 18.00 – 03/11/22 family cinema at 15.00 in the media centre at the Palais des Sports – 05/11 at 20.00 and 06/11/22 at 17.00 MAGEVA show.
COMBLOUX: Market on Wednesday morning.
LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE: 12/11/22 Ski Club evening: creole dinner and dancing from 19.00 to 2.00.
PASSY: 04/11/22 from 10.30 to 12.00 police enquiry: who does this hair belong to? (treasure hunt) – 05/11/22 Camerata du Mont-Blanc concert from 18.00 to 19.15 – 17/11/22 theatre “Les chatouilles ou la danse de la colère”, play by Andréa Bescond at 20.00.
SALLANCHES: Market on Saturday mornings – 09/11/22 “Nos courses folles” concert from 20.00 to 21.30 – 12/11 from 9.00 to 18.30 and 13/11/22 from 9.00 to 15.30, ski fair – 15/11/22 Nuye Circus from 20.00 to 21.00 – from 19/11 to20/11/22 fluo tennis from 17.00 to 2.00 – 19/11 from 8.30 to 18.00 and 20/11/22 from 10.00 to 13.30 ski fair – 29/11/22 « Inventaire » (dance) from 20.00 to 21.00.
CHAMONIX: 05/11/22 classical music and literature, theatre at 20.30 – 06/11/22 Camerata du Mont-Blanc concert from 18.00 to 19.30 – 17/11/22 theatre “L’Avare” at 20.30.
LA GIETTAZ: From 01/11/22 to 01/06/2023, guided tours of the “La chèvrerie des Aravis” farm.
IN THE AREA:
– MEGEVE: The Calvary Walk: fifteen chapels and oratories representing the Stations of the Cross of Christ. The Upper Val d’Arly Museum (04 50 91 81 00).
– LES HOUCHES : Visit to the St Bernard dog kennels till 15/12/2022. Open Mondays from 14.00 to 17.00. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 11.30 and from 14.00 to 17.00. Closed on Sunday.
– THE VAL D’ARLY AND THE BEAUFORTAIN: Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, Col des Saisies, Hauteluce (Baroque church), Beaufort (cheese factory), Arêches, return via Conflans (medieval city) and Albertville.
– THE ARAVIS PASS: Go through Flumet towards La Clusaz and stop at the Aravis Pass. A change of scenery guaranteed! You can also reach Annecy and its famous lake in less than 1 hour.
– COMBLOUX: Its baroque church with its typical bulb; and the granite path: a 1km walk through the forest where huge glacial erratic rocks, deposited about 15,000 years ago during the retreat of the glacier, still remain.
– CORDON : walk around and discover the village. Exceptional view of the Mont Blanc.
– CHAMONIX: a must-see destination, the capital of mountaineering at the foot of the famous Mont Blanc. (1h.30 drive). Aiguille du Midi, closed for works and maintenance from 7 November to 16 December 2022 inclusive. – Montenvers, Mer de Glace closed for works from 7 November to 20 November 2022 inclusive.
For additional information, don’t hesitate to contact the various Tourist Offices in the region.
Our special ski pass offer – Little family weekend, little budget!
This winter, come with the family and enjoy the 90 kms of slopes in the Val d’Arly ski area every Saturday and Sunday of the season. One or two days’ skiing with the added bonus of breathtaking views of the Mont-Blanc and all at a preferential rate.
Conditions of the offer:
– 20% reduction for the simultaneous purchase of a one-day Val d’Arly adult ski pass and a one-day child’s ski pass (under 18 years, or under 25 years on presentation of a valid student ID card).
– Additional children possible.
– Offer valid only on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season (select the weekend from the selecter).
– 1 or 2 consecutive days in the Val d’Arly domain.
– Offer only valid on internet, by recharging, or for a first purchase.
– Freepass for our ski area is obligatory for the recharging.
On Fridays I don’t work, I ski!
Every Friday throughout the season!
“Why go to work when I could be out skiing?”
This winter, every Friday from 17 December 2022 to 10 April 2023, we offer you the possibility to come and ski at a reduced price. With your colleagues (the nicest ones), with friends, or just as a couple, any occasion is good to get on your skis and race down the slopes ALL SHUSSSSS!
20% reduction on one-day “adult” ski passes in the Val d’Arly domain on Fridays throughout the 2022-2023 ski season.
Offer only valid onlinefor the simultaneous purchase of at least two one-day “adult” ski passes in the Val d’Arly domain.
This offer does not include an absence note for your employer
The MB-Ultra (up to 170 km and 7,000 metres of altitude difference) is the most difficult mountain bike race in the world and the end of the race will pass through Praz sur Arly. The MB-Explore is a single-distance course of 55 km and 2,800 metres of altitude difference.
On both days from 9.00 to 13.00: passage and refreshment of the racers in the church square. Come and cheer them on, free access.
+ SUNDAY 10 JULY: MOUNTAIN WELL-BEING ON THE BANKS OF THE ARLY
In partnership with Praz sur Arly’s Taï-chi teacher and other well-being specialists, get advice on how to take care of yourself and find your inner harmony.
+ THURSDAY 14 JULY: ALTITUDE CONCERT BATUCABACH – Baroque Festival
The BatucaBach was born out of the musicians’ love for the melodies of JS Bach, which are in perfect harmony with the Brazilian samba, as demonstrated by a specialist mathematician and illusionist. Concert starts at 2.30 pm. Free access, chairlift ticket: adults (from 17 years old): 6.90€, children (6-16 years old included): 5€.
+ THURSDAY 14 JULY: FIREWORKS and Concert with Arvester and Tribute to Johnny Hallyday
+ SUNDAY 17 JULY: SPORTS FESTIVAL
Discovery and initiation of outdoor sports (rock climbing, cani-rando, archery, biathlon) and discovery of the Belles Leisure Park activities for the benefit of the Petits Princes Association. Free access. From 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00. Belles Leisure Park. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/fete-des-sports-dimanche-17-juillet/
+ SUNDAY 24 JULY: THE ARLY PETANQUE TOURNAMENT
Traditional pétanque competition on the banks of the Arly. Inscription in pairs on the spot. The day will end with a concert by the SUGAR LADY group at 18.00. Free access. Bar and snacks on the spot, organized by the Praz sur Arly Ski Club. Banks of the Arly from 10.00 to 19.00. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/dimanche-24-juillet-tournoi-de-petanque-de-larly/
+ SUNDAY 31 JULY: MOUNTAIN PASTURES FESTIVAL AT THE PLAN DE L’ARE
Discover the Plan de l’Are mountain pasture and the job of a farmer and dairy producer at altitude. Picnic lunch with music. The day is placed under the sign of well-being and conviviality with different nature workshops to discover the riches of our mountains.
+ SUNDAY 14 AUGUST: SUMMER VERSION OF THE SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL (Postponed to Tuesday, 16 August)
A hike and fun discovery of the world of smugglers – a sporty, cultural and amusing approach for the whole family with Praz Montagne and the “En visite Simone” Company. Welcome of participants as of 9.30 on the Varins chairlift parking. 9.45: Ascent with the Crêt du Midi chairlift.
+ MONDAY 15 AUGUST: JUMBLE SALE
From 8.00 to 17.00, shopkeepers’ sale and private individuals’ jumble sale throughout the village which is closed to traffic (Route du Val d’Arly) for the occasion. Free access.
+ SUNDAY 21 AUGUST: VINTAGE CAR RALLY
Gathering of more than 50 vintage cars and rides for the benefit of bone marrow donations with the Sapaudia Association. Musical entertainment, mini-cars for children, face painting and old-fashioned waffles… From 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00 in the centre of the village and the Route du Val d’Arly. Free access. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/retromobile-dimanche-21-aout/
+ FRIDAY 26 AUGUST: THE DIAMOND CANITRAIL
First FFST French championship of this new sport: a running race in the mountains with your dog. First stage in Praz sur Arly. On the programme: between 10 and 15km per stage, with 500 to 800m of altitude difference. Registration on the FFST website, free access for spectators.
EVERY THURSDAY EVENING: 21/31 July and 4/11/18 August (cancelled) : ON THE TERRACE THIS EVENING!
This summer, nightfall on Thursdays promises to be festive in Praz sur Arly! From 14 July to 18 August, from 19.00 to 21.00, the main road will be closed and cars will give way to the performers: concerts, visual performances and shows which you can watch from the terraces of the restaurants and bars of the village centre! Free access.
13 events this winter and a programme of activities for the whole family. A new event with all the Espace Diamant resorts: the Diamond Cup. The challenge cup replaces the Pure Diamond Days for season skipass holders. A new solidarity event: the 1st edition of Snow for Refugees.
19-31 DECEMBER 2021: CHRISTMAS IN THE PAYS DU MONT-BLANC AND NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY (NB: CANCELLED!)
During December and January, the 14 villages and resorts of the Mont Blanc region will be offering more than 120 events during the festive period. The programme includes illuminations, street shows, sports activities and, of course, Christmas parades and markets, in the heart of traditional villages and snow-covered landscapes… An exceptional and eclectic programme which should delight young and old and the many holidaymakers present during this festive period. Christmas in the Mont Blanc region is also an opportunity to discover or rediscover the traditions and stories of these 14 villages located at the foot of Europe’s highest peak, to share encounters with the men and women who live there and perpetuate their know-how, a time to simply experience magical moments with family and friends. To find out more, visit the dedicated website:https://noelaupaysdumontblanc.com/.
Benefiting from ideal aerological conditions, the resort of Praz-sur-Arly has become THE spot for mountain hot air ballooning in France. Hot air balloon flights are possible all year round thanks to the Alpes Montgolfière team. But, during one weekend, a real hot air ballooning festival awaits you in this small village! There will be many fun activities for the whole family (creative workshop on the theme of air, games, competitions).
SATURDAY 22 and SUNDAY 23 JANUARY 2022: TSL YOONER CHALLENGE
Come and discover the Yooner, with initiation and tests on Saturday and then challenge your friends and family to a race in the derby on Sunday. Strong sensations and lots of laughs are guaranteed! More information (FR only).
FROM 25 TO 27 JANUARY: MATRA VTT SNOW CROSS TOUR
The Matra Snow Cross returns to Praz sur Arly for a new edition of this fun FAT-BIKE competition. The Matra Snow Cross is an e-FatBike (electric mountain bike) championship, which takes place in several stages. This unique competition is open to all: beginners, amateurs, sportsmen or experienced riders, and will allow you to test your limits on snowy circuits. More information (FR only).
DRAZ’S MARDI GRAS DAYS: TUESDAYS 8-15-22 FEBRUARY and 1 MARCH 2022: Every Tuesday during the February school holidays is devoted to children! Creative workshops, children’s show with Opoual, meetings with Praz-sur-Arly’s gentle dragon mascot, Draz. Lots of activities to create unforgettable memories of our resort.
PRAZ ADRENALINE DAYS: WEDNESDAYS 9-16-23 FEBRUARY and 2 MARCH 2022: NEW SNOW SPORTS DAYS Discover the new snow sports: speed riding, wingjump, fat bike and other freestyle sports for unbelievable sensations!
MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY – FRIDAY 4 MARCH 2022: MOUNTAIN PROFESSIONS WEEK
Come and learn about the mountain professionals who work in extreme conditions. Drivers of snow-grooming machines, ski patrol, ski-tow men… they’ll all be here to show you their jobs.
FRIDAY 18 – SUNDAY 20 MARCH 2022: TASTE FESTIVAL
A fun cooking festival in the mountains with chefs. Workshops and cooking demonstrations, conferences and tastings in the village but also in the ski area. More information (FR only)
SUNDAY 3 APRIL 2022: THE TOWN COUNCIL’S CUP (EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE SALE OF TAKE-AWAY TARTIFLETTE IS MAINTAINED.)
As is done every year, the people of Praz, permanent residents or visitors, young or old, are invited to ski a giant slalom race for the Town Council’s Cup, held either on the Thomas Fanara stadium or the Quezet piste (one run only). A friendly ski race, free of charge, with no sporting stakes, just for the pleasure of getting together at the end of the season. The ESF will propose a pro and non-pro ranking, men and women, by age category and a family ranking (1 child + 1 adult from the same family). Fancy dress is highly recommended and rewarded.