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Les 7 Laux Ski Resort

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The ski resorts in the French Alps definitely eradiate a certain magic that can also be found in Les 7 Laux. The slopes are of a nice mix of different levels of ability and will fit any skiers or...
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Mountain Stats

Elevation1,350 m - 2,400 m
Opening Day15 Dec 2018
Closing Day31 Mar 2019
Capacity 32232 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult €29
1 day child €15
All rates & fees

Lifts

12
9
1
Total 22
Hours09:00 - 16:30

Skiable Terrain

Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Ungroomed
Overall Slope Length 110 km

Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,050 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 867 m. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 2,400 m.
  • Les 7 Laux is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in France.
  • Season starts on 15 Dec and ends on 31 Mar (106 days). Average season duration in France is 120 days.
  • Average snow depth during the season (15 Dec to 31 Mar) is 122 cm at summit elevation and 54 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 141 cm at summit elevation and 61 cm at the base.

The Ski Resort

In the heart of the beautiful winter landscape of the French Belledonne mountains, the 120 kilometres of runs in the Les 7 Laux ski area offer up memorable conditions for winter sports fanatics of all skill levels. From the three villages in the valley – Prapoutel, Pipay and Le Playnet – 22 lifts extend up the mountain up to an altitude of 2,400 meters, opening up access to two mountain sides. Newcomers to Alpine winter sport can practice making their first turns in the designated beginner areas (Zones Débutants) by the valley stations as well as next to the Plan surface lift just up from Prapoutel. If you need help from an expert instructor, then there are a variety of courses to choose from organised by local ski schools. Advanced skiers can explore 40 kilometres of intermediate slopes, while the off-piste powder runs in Haut Du Domain and the steep groomers around the peak offer a real challenge for experts.

Freestyle fans shouldn’t miss the “ho5” terrain park either. This zone can be reached via the Soleil surface lift and features both a wood line and boardercross course. There is also an air bag where you can try some daredevil stunts, and a range of obstacles geared towards both beginners and experts.

The close proximity to Grenoble makes the ski area a popular destination for weekend breaks. As a result, there are sometimes long queues at the lifts on weekends. However, during the week, Les 7 Laux can be savoured in relative peace.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
50%
Snow Making Machines: 200
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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On Mountain Dining

At the valley stations as well as at the “Grand Cerf” chairlift, there are various lodges and restaurants which offer a wide range of food and drink. The focus of the cuisine here is very much culinary specialities from the region.

Must-Ski Runs

The black-marked “Vallons du pra” run serves up outstanding views of the surrounding landscape, though the challenging terrain doesn’t allow much time to savour them! The run starts at the highest point in the ski area at 2,400 meters and leads down to the Le Pleynet valley station. This is a difference of almost 1,000 vertical meters.

If you’d prefer to experience some of the gentler trails in the ski area, following the “Itinéraire de l’Ecureuil” is a good place to start. This roughly two-hour tour leads you through the winter landscape on blue-marked runs.

Activities

If you fancy spending a day away from the slopes, the region also offers plenty of options in this respect. In addition to a network of cross-country routes through the landscape, there is also an excellent web of winter walking paths through the backcountry.

If you want to get into some untouched terrain, snowshoe hikes and dog-pulled sleds are also available. Sled runs and ice rinks are also located close by. If you’d prefer a bird’s eye view of the French Alps, there is surely no better way than with paragliding. And if that sounds like too much adrenaline for you, the spa centre offers a slightly more laid-back option.

Après-Ski and Nightlife

Evening life in Les 7 Laux is a little quieter than in other mountain resorts. There are, however, various bars where you can enjoy a drink or two after a day on the slopes. There is even a disco for anyone who fancies a dance in the early hours. In the “La Gambade” disco in Prapoutel, the party also goes on well into the night.

Dining and Restaurants

Restaurants: 11

Infrastructure & Rental

Ski Rental Shops

Getting here

By car:

Grenoble is only around 35 kilometres from the ski area. The easiest way to reach Les 7 Laux is by taking the A41 north and then heading for Albertville / Brignoud / Froges at exit 24b. From there, you can take the D250 to Les Adrets. After a brief spell on the D280, continue on the D281 to Prapoutel. If you are travelling to Le Pleynet, follow the A41 to Goncelin and you will reach your destination after passing through Allevard, Pinsot and La Ferrière (D525 / D525A). The ski area is also around 50 kilometres away from Chambery. From here, follow motorway A41 south and depending on your destination, take the exit for Goncelin or Froges and follow the signposts. There is plenty of free parking at the valley stations.

Public transportation:

The airport Chambéry-Savoie is around 60 kilometres from the ski area, and there is also an airport in Grenoble, around 90 kilometres away. Unfortunately, there are no direct rail connections to the ski area.

Contact

Office du tourisme des 7 laux
Bâtiment les Cortillets
38190
Prapoutel
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