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Unlimited skiing thanks to a season skipass at reduced rates

Unlimited skiing thanks to a season skipass


Take to the slopes of the 90km Val d’Arly ski area from Saturday 23 December 2023 to Friday 05 April 2024. Looking for powder or a family outing all winter long? The Season Skipass is for you.

Take advantage of a host of benefits:

Carte SKI +: 6 free ski outings in the ski areas of the Labellemontagne Group* for the winter period 2023/2024. These 6 days can be used in a single resort or in several resorts, day by day or 6 consecutive days according to your choice.

Free waxing and sharpening of your skis

1 V.I.P. day during the season. You will be informed of the date and place by e-mail.

Your 2023-2024 winter season pass also valid for the 2024 summer season on the Notre Dame de Bellecombe, Flumet and Praz-sur-Arly chairlifts.

DISCOVERY SKI Pass for Haute-Savoie resorts 3 days free skiing for Espace Diamant season pass holders only.

*Manigod, Saint-François Longchamp, Risoul, La Bresse Hohneck, Bardonecchia.
Have you kept your hands-free card from the previous season? ? Reload your season ticket online, using your web support number.

Rates for Val d’Arly Season Skipass 2023/2024


Take advantage until 31 October of the special rate for the Val d’Arly season skipass at 456€ (Adult) instead of 659 €!

Season
Adult
Junior / Golden Age
Reduction for 5-14 years & 75 years +
Senior / Student
13 to 74 ans
Rate till 31/10 inclusive 456 € 365 € 411 €
Rate from 01/11 to 30/11 502 € 402 € 452 €

When you buy the Season pass, you can benefit from the “Student -25 years” rate:

Tick the “Junior 15-24 years” rate, which will show an ADULT rate and will change to the reduced SENIOR/STUDENT rate once the proof has been inserted.

Val d’Arly Season Skipass
From 1 December 2023, the Val d’Arly season skipass will still be available throughout the winter.
Season
Adult
Junior / Golden Age
5 to 12 years
Senior / Student
13 to 74 years
Val d’Arly 659 € 528 € 594 €

Espace Diamant Season Skipass 2023/2024


Take advantage until 30 September of the special rate for the Espace Diamant season skipass at 502€ (Adult) instead of 772 €!

 

Season
Adult
Junior / Golden Age
Reduction for 5-14 years & 75 years +
Senior / Student
13 to 74 ans
Rate till 30/09/2023 inclusive 502 € 402 € 452 €
Rate from 01/10 to 12/11 inclusive 556 € 445 € 501 €

When you buy the Season pass, you can benefit from the “Student -25 years” rate:

Tick the “Junior 15-24 years” rate, which will show an ADULT rate and will change to the reduced SENIOR/STUDENT rate once the proof has been inserted.

Espace Diamant Season Skipass
From 13 November, you can still buy the Espace Diamant Season skipass:
Season
Adult
Junior / Golden Age
5 to 12 years
Senior / Student
13 to 74 years
Espace Diamant 772 € 618 € 696 €

“PETITS ASTICOTS” FESTIVAL – “Ce matin-LÀ” Show – Friday 27 October in Praz sur Arly

Hoist the sails…

The “Petits Asticots” are thinking big again this year, from 21 to 27 October! Theatre, circus, music, puppetry… We’re giving children and the whole family a real window on the world and the performing arts, with shows and artists from all over the world.

We’ll be riding the ocean waves aboard the Pen Duick, landing on the ice floes in the land of the Inuits and polar bears, and returning to the mountains not far from here with musical tales from the Alps… While the show is about travel and the great outdoors, the artists also tackle themes from a child’s point of view: relationships, speaking out, home and hearth (after the trip!). All, of course, with great tenderness, sensitivity and humour.

 


“Ce matin-LÀ” Show – FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 2023 AT 9.30, 11.00 AND 16.00


Chouette il pleut! Company
Clown

“Ce matin-LÀ” is a journey of self-discovery and discovery. A joyful mix of curiosity, surprise and courage set against a backdrop of paper, paint and Vivaldi. When our little character wakes up that morning, it’s not going to be his usual routine, where everything is clean, smooth and tidy… No, this morning it’s a series of disasters where everything gets creased, torn and stained. At first, this shattered routine seems worrying, but as he overcomes his fears, he opens up to the world and discovers an explosion of possibilities! A fabulous journey, full of stains, colours, folds, noises, creases and music.

 

Age: From 1 year
Duration:  35 mins
Cost: 5 €

Tickets: http://www.les-petits-asticots.com/programme/

This summer discover a fun new Hiking trail and a new comic book “La Thonnaz ne sonne plus!”

 


A fun new hiking trail!


Following on from the success of the Smugglers’ Trail, the commune of Praz-sur-Arly is opening a fun new hiking trail on 1 July, this time on the south-facing slope in the direction of the Plan de l’Aar refuge. It includes a treasure hunt with clues in a new comic book set during the French Revolution.

In order to diversify the tourist offer and promote the region’s cultural and architectural heritage, the “Communauté de communes Pays du Mont-Blanc” (CCPMB) and the communes of Combloux, Contamines, Cordon, Passy, Praz-sur-Arly and Saint-Gervais have created “The little baroque circuits”: six fun and immersive routes to discover the wealth of this heritage.

The one in Praz-sur-Arly, entitled “La Thonnaz ne sonne plus!”, is based on the world of the Adventures of Quentin and Louis, and – more specifically – on the third comic book in the series which will be published at the end of June.

The comic book evokes the period of the French Revolution and the destruction of the Tonnaz and Bonne Fontaine chapels. Myriam Bouima is the artist and Yann Jaccaz, the Mayor of Praz sur Arly, is the scriptwriter. They will present the comic book on 30 June at 17.30 in the Praz Library (see our article for more information).


Your equipment


To venture out on this new trail, solve the riddles along the way and find the hidden treasure, you’ll need water, a snack, good walking shoes… but also the comic book and its game kit, sold at the Praz Tourist Office for 6€.

You can also eat and sleep at the  Refuge du Plan de l’Aar if you want to extend your mountain experience and enjoy the great outdoors.

Bonus: if you manage to collect all the clues, you’ll get a gift… which can be combined with gifts from other towns to create a board game!

 


 Access / Parking


Leave the car in Praz, TAKE THE NEW SUMMER SHUTTLE BUS FREE!

To avoid parking problems in the hamlet of La Tonnaz, which has a car park with only 10 spaces, the Town Hall has decided to introduce a free shuttle bus service during the summer school holidays, which will make the following stops every 20 minutes: Parking des Varins – Belles – Village – Tonnaz. Anyone interested can use the Pysae mobile application to locate the shuttle in real time.

New swimming lake, Aquapark and Accrobranch Course

 

 


New swimming lake (free access)

 

Discover a fabulous new swimming area in Praz sur Arly, facing the Mont Charvin… an exceptional site for a refreshing summer break! A swimming lake supervised by lifeguards with free access for all, isn’t that just heaven? A lake created with two different swimming areas to satisfy all your desires!

 

ZONE 1: A supervised public swimming area with a surface area larger than an Olympic-size swimming pool! Graduated depths from 0.30cm to 2.50m to satisfy both young and older swimmers… fantastic!
ZONE 2: AND IN ADDITION! An area reserved for water sports activities, where you can enjoy our giant Aquaparc and paddles for hire. A large public beach beside the swimming area, ideal for sunbathing between swims! Life is great at Praz Lac Aventures!

Access to the swimming lake: The main access to the swimming lake is from the Belles Leisure Park via a footbridge over the Arly River.

Thanks to a footpath created right around the lake, accessible to people with reduced mobility from Les Belles or the Cassioz road, users will be able to reach the beach and the reception building in which sanitary facilities, a lifeguard’s room, a storage room, a snack bar and a reception office are planned. They will also be able to reach the Accrobranch tree climbing course on the banks of the Arly.

 

New: A shuttle service (free) will also give you easy access to the swimming lake : timetable

 

From 8 July to 3 September: Supervised swimming from 11.00 to 18.00. 

From 3 September to 17 September: Supervised swimming on Wednesdays and weekends from 11.00 to 18.00. 
Seasonal closing: as of Sunday 17 September 2023.
The surveillance team reserves the right to close the swimming area in the event of bad weather.

 


Aquapark


Come and discover our giant water playground for up to 60 people! The aquapark for big and small is a series of different inflatable modules:

AIRBAGS, PLATFORMS, UNSTABLE LOGS, SLIDES, TRAMPOLINE, etc.

This sports course allows you to challenge your family and friends in a fun way. If you fall into the water, handles located all along the course allow you to get back up easily. A qualified supervisor is present on the course for the safety of all. Located a few meters from the shore, access to the aquapark is by swimming. It is therefore essential (especially for the youngest) to be at ease in the water and to know how to swim. The obligatory life jackets will be provided by the aquapark team.

 

Opening 2023: from 8 July to 3 September, 11.00-18.00, daily – from 3 September to 17 September 2023, 11.00-18.00, Wednesdays and weekends.
Cost: 11€ per hour.
Conditions: from 5 years and knowing how to swim / children under 10 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult / no reservation required / life jacket obligatory for all.


Accrobranch Park


We have 4 circuits to suit everyone, with a continuous lifeline system for added safety. What is a continuous lifeline system? For you, it means peace of mind: no carabiners to manipulate throughout the route. All you have to do is slide the pulley from one end of the circuit to the other and, above all, think about… having fun!

 

Our 3 courses give you access to 4 circuits in total, each made up of 12 to 15 workshops, for a good dose of fun for all the family! The level of difficulty is established in the same way as for the ski runs: Green, Blue, Red and Red +.

 

KIDS’ COURSE (FROM 4 TO 7 YEARS*)

This is the Green level course for the very youngest, giving them their first taste of heights on a suspended circuit of between 1 and 2 metres, with some great memories in store!
* accompanied by their parents.

 

ADVENTURE COURSE (FROM 7 YEARS)

This is a course just like our ski runs, with levels of difficulty ranging from Blue to Red. The difficulty increases as you go along, preparing you for the Red+ course, the toughest! Just a little more effort and you’re almost there!

 

XTREM COURSE  (PRE-TEENS, TEENS AND ADULTS)

Designed for pre-teens, teens and adults, this course is rated Red+ for maximum thrills! As well as the many workshops on offer along the way, you can try your hand at the 3 zip-lines crossing the Arly and running alongside the lake… an ideal way to see the panorama from a different angle over more than 125 metres! Go for it!

 

Opening: Saturday 24 June 2023

RATES:

KIDS’ COURSE: 10 € (Course level Green).
ADVENTURE COURSE: 15 € (Course level Blue to Red).
XTREM COURSE: 20 € (Course level Blue to Red +).
Each session can last as long as you like but for a maximum of 2.5 hours.

 

Contact and reservation: praz-lac-aventures.com (FR only)

 

 

Dates of main events of summer 2023

JULY 2023


SATURDAY 1 JULY AND SUNDAY 2 JULY: THE MB RACE

Passage and refreshment in the church square of the competitors in 2 of the MB Races: the MB Ultra (up to 170 km and 7,000 metres of altitude difference) and the MB Explore (a single-distance course of 55 km and 2,800 metres of altitude difference). On both days, from 8.20 to 12.30. Come and cheer on the racers, free access.

SUNDAY 9 JULY: MOUNTAIN WELL-BEING

On the programme: workshop and initiation with speakers on the theme of nature and well-being: naturopathy, reflexology, occupational therapy, herbalist… Free access. From 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00. Belles Leisure Park. More information (FR only)

THURSDAY 13 JULY: CONCERT “BAROQUE FESTIVAL IN THE PAYS DU MONT-BLANC”

For its 25th anniversary, the Festival will be under the sign of nature – both terrestrial and human. Join us in Praz sur Arly on the banks of the new swimming lake at 18.00 for a concert: “La Volière Magique” with Constance Luzzati and Claire Gonnard. Harp music and an aerial acrobat for a poetic moment at the water’s edge. Free access.

FRIDAY 14 JULY: FRENCH NATIONAL DAY  “TELEPHONE TRIBUTE” CONCERT AND FIREWORKS

At 21.00, free concert in the Town Hall square by the JEAN-LOUIS & CO group: tribute to the greatest French rock group TELEPHONE.  At 23.00: fireworks.

SUNDAY 16 JULY AND WEDNESDAY 19 JULY: PASSAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE

The mythical race will go through the village twice: on the Route de Megève and the Route du Val d’Arly in the 15th and 17th stages of the Tour de France. Entertainment in the village centre during the two stages. Info on road closures (FR only)

THURSDAY 20 JULY and SUNDAY 13 AUGUST: SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL

A hike and a fun way to discover the world of smugglers. A sporty, cultural and playful approach for all the family with Praz Montagne and the company “En visite Simone”. On Thursday 20 July: a new itinerary Summer Smugglers’ Trail “La Thonnaz ne sonne plus!”; and Sunday 13 August, the traditional  “Smugglers’ Trail” via the Crêt du Midi chairlift.

THURSDAY EVENINGS IN PRAZ: 20/27 JULY

This summer, nightfall on Thursday evenings promises to be lively and festive in Praz sur Arly! From 20 July to 24 August, from 19.00 to 23.00, the main road through the village will be closed and accessible to pedestrians. 2 places, 2 different ambiences: at the beginning of the evening from 19.00 to 21.00 in the church square there’ll be an entertainment village for children; and from 19.00 to 23.00, 2 live concerts in the Town Hall square. More information (FR only)

SUNDAY 23 JULY:  PETANQUE TOURNAMENT

Our traditional and fun pétanque tournament with lots of prizes to be won. Inscriptions in pairs on the spot. Drinks stand and snacks available organized by the Praz sur Arly Ski Club. Banks of the River Arly.

SUNDAY 30 JULY: MOUNTAIN PASTURE FESTIVAL

Discover the Plan de l’Are mountain pasture and the work and life of a farmer on this high altitude farm. Picnic lunch with music. La Thonnaz no longer rings! A treasure hunt on this new fun trail with a comic strip as a top-guide to the new fun family trail. From 12:00 to 17:00 at the Plan de l’Are refuge, about 2 hours walk to reach the refuge.

 

 


AUGUST 2023


THURSDAY EVENINGS IN PRAZ : 3/10/17/24 AUGUST

This summer, nightfall on Thursday evenings promises to be lively and festive in Praz sur Arly! From 20 July to 24 August, from 19.00 to 23.00, the main road through the village will be closed and accessible to pedestrians. 2 places, 2 different ambiences: at the beginning of the evening from 19.00 to 21.00 in the church square there’ll be an entertainment village for children; and from 19.00 to 23.00, 2 live concerts in the Town Hall square. More information (FR only)

SUNDAY 6 AUGUST: PRAZ ON A MOTORBIKE

A new event – a gathering of all types of motorbikes. With the presence of the Seigneur Motosports Mont-Blanc team and the motorized Gendarmerie. Exhibition and stands, safety workshops and driving tips. From 10.00 to 16.00 in the centre of the village and the Route du Val d’Arly. Giant raclette at 12.00 and free concert at 14.00 with Rémy Boyer (Le Stou). Free access.

THURSDAY 20 JULY and SUNDAY 13 AUGUST: SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL

A hike and a fun way to discover the world of smugglers. A sporty, cultural and playful approach for all the family with Praz Montagne and the company “En visite Simone”. Thursday 20 July: a new itinerary from Bellevarde; and Sunday 13 August, the traditional  “Smugglers’ Trail” via the Crêt du Midi chairlift. More information (FR only)

TUESDAY 15 AUGUST: JUMBLE SALE AND FIREWORKS

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. Celtic rock concert by the group Arvester at 14.00 and fireworks at 22.00. More information (FR only)

SUNDAY 20 AUGUST: “RETROMOBILE” VINTAGE CAR RALLY

Gathering of more than 70 vintage cars and rides for the benefit of bone marrow donations with the Sapaudia Association. Musical entertainment, activities for children. 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)

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST: 3rd ESPACE DIAMANT CANITRAIL

A mountain trail race with your dog. Second stage in Praz sur Arly: departure and arrival at the foot of the Crêt du Midi chairlift. Over 80 participants will cover more than 35 km in 3 stages in the Pays du Mont-Blanc. Free access for spectators. More information (FR only)

 

 

What’s on in March

+  Don’t miss these activities


March is here and the school holidays are now over. This is what’s on the programme, including: a welcome drink in the church square on Sunday evenings at 18.00; on Tuesdays there are puzzles to solve and win a reblochon cheese; on Wednesdays you can discover unusual snow equipment at the foot of the slopes. And in the art and culture department, there is the new exhibition PRAZ SUR ARLY, A MOUNTAIN OF INSPIRATION which brings together 12 paintings at the Tourist Office reception and 12 others along the banks of the Arly River.

 

See the full programme (FR only)

The Tourist Office is open from Monday to Sunday from 9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 19.00.

 

-> Snowshoe outings with the Megève Mountain Guides’ Office. Go off and discover our mountains off the beaten track with a mountain guide. Inscriptions at the Tourist Office (Snowshow outing programme).

-> A reblochon cheese to be won on Tuesdays from 14.30 to 15.00. Only 30 minutes, not a minute more! Figure out our puzzles via our Face book stories and Instagram, the first three to find the right answer will win a reblochon cheese!

-> Initiation to Watercolour Painting with Babeth on Thursdays from 14.00 to 17.30. Registration obligatory at the Tourist Office, by Thursday 12.00 pm at the latest. Discover the art of watercolour painting with Elisabeth (Babeth) Socquet-Meilleret, a Praz artist for forty years, who will give you all the advice you need. 15€ per person – material provided.

 

Also don’t miss: 

-> THE TOWN COUNCIL’S CUP: (Cancelled due to bad weather forecast)  The people of Praz, permanent residents or visitors, young or old, are invited to ski a fun giant slalom race for the Town Council’s Cup on SUNDAY 12 MARCH. Fancy dress is strongly advised! By inscription.

 

-> SNOW FOR REFUGEES. Praz sur Arly has a big heart and and invites young refugees in the Haute Savoie region for a discovery day of skiing on THURSDAY 16 MARCH.

 

-> VAL D’ARLY SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL 2023  (Cancelled) An unusual hike following in the footsteps of the smugglers and customs officers of yesteryear. A really fun walk on SUNDAY 2 APRIL.

 


As well as…

 

-> BE A SKI PATROLLER FOR A DAY on Thursdays at 8.40. A unique opportunity! Set off with a ski patroller and make your first tracks before the ski area opens.

 

-> DISCOVER THE TETRAS LYRE on Wednesday 15 March from 9.00 to 16.00: A stand to discover the local fauna.

 

-> CRAZY SNOW SPORTS every Wednesday at the foot of the slopes from 15.00 to 16.00: Free loan of sledges and yooners!

 


+ Ski Area


As of today, 70% of the ski area is open in the Espace Diamant, i.e. 125 pistes out of 167 and 71 ski lifts out of 82. See our full article: Opening of the Ski Area


+ State of the roads


The roads are completely clear.  A reminder: all vehicles must be equipped with snow tyres, all-season tyres or chains from 1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023.

 

 


+ Weather


Chamonix and Mont Blanc Area Weather Forecast in English: chamonix-meteo.com


Dates of Main Events of Winter 2022/23

14 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.

 

 


December 2022


18-31 DECEMBER 2022: CHRISTMAS IN THE PAYS DU MONT-BLANC AND NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

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. More information (FR only)

 


January 2023


SATURDAY 7 – SUNDAY 8 JANUARY 2023: THE INTERNATIONAL MONTGOLFIADES

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).

 

29 JANUARY 2023:  11th PRAZ YOONER CHALLENGE (Cancelled, see revised programme below)

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)

 

 


February 2023


DRAZ’S MARDI GRAS DAYS: TUESDAYS 14-21-28 FEBRUARY 2023: 
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 SNOW AND AIR DAYS: WEDNESDAYS 8-15-22 FEBRUARY 2023:
For just one day, leave aside your skis and discover other new snow sports:  fat bike, yooner, snooc for different fun sensations!

 


MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY – FRIDAY 3 MARCH 2023: 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. More information (FR only)


March 2023


1 and 2 MARCH 2023: 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. Free inscription. More information (FR only)

   

SUNDAY 12 MARCH 2023: THE TOWN COUNCIL’S CUP (Cancelled due to bad weather forecast)

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.  More info (FR only): https://www.mairie-prazsurarly.fr/actualites/journal-ligne/46e-coupe-conseil-12-mars

 

THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2023:  SNOW FOR REFUGEES

A day of discovery of snow sports for the refugees and migrants of Haute-Savoie. Praz sur Arly has a heart and all the actors are mobilized to offer an unforgettable day to its young refugees.

 

SUNDAY 2 APRIL 2023: THE VAL D’ARLY SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL (Cancelled)

On snowshoes or trekking skis, take part in an historic and fun mountain walk! Three different levels of trails are available so that all the family can participate together and then enjoy a Savoyard buffet at the end! More info: https://www.prazsurarly.com/en/18th-smugglers-trail-sunday-22-march-2020/

 


 

 

Opening of the ski area


STATE OF THE PISTES in the Espace Diamant Ski Area


125 pistes out of 167 are open, and 71 ski lifts out of 82 in the Espace Diamant: https://www.espacediamant.com/fr/ouverture-des-pistes-102.html.

 

Liaisons

LES SAISIES  CREST-VOLAND COHENNOZ by the Palette piste -> Open

CREST-VOLAND COHENNOZ  LES SAISIES by the Bâches piste -> Open

NAVETTES CREST-VOLAND COHENNOZ  NOTRE-DAME DE BELLECOMBE -> Open

NOTRE-DAME DE BELLECOMBE  LES SAISIES -> Open

NOTRE-DAME DE BELLECOMBE  PRAZ-SUR-ARLY (by the top) -> Open

PRAZ-SUR-ARLY  NOTRE-DAME DE BELLECOMBE (by the top) -> Open

PRAZ-SUR-ARLY  FLUMET -> Open

 

 



Photos of the ski area



Snow and sunshine on the programme for next few days!

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! 😉


What to see and do in November


LEISURE AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES

In Praz sur Arly:

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 Expérienceby appointment, (from 7 years old) contact: 06 09 81 31 17.

Paragliding: contact Megève Parapente: 06 62 13 27 71. Megève Aventure Parapente: 06 70 07 51 21

Cinéma du Mont Blanc in Sallanches: 04 50 18 39 10.

Saint-Gervais Thermal Baths. Monday and Saturday, from 9.30 to 21.00; Tuesday from 10.00 to 21.00; Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from 9.00 to 21.00; Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00. 04 50 47 54 57

 

The Palais des Sports in Megèvethe largest sports complex in the Alps

– Indoor pools:

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.

– Balneoform:

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.

Gym:

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.

 


EVENTS


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.

PASSY04/11/22 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 to 20/11/22 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.

 

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