Resort guide to Courchevel Le Praz - France

Traditional chalet style ski village - a great base for families wanting to explore the 3 Valleys

Courchevel Le Praz resort information - a general overview

This resort guide to Courchevel Le Praz gives an overview of the ski area, the restaurants (both on and off the mountain), the apres ski scene and also the nightlife options available to those that choose to take their ski holiday in this pretty and traditional Three Valleys ski resort.

Courchevel 1300 or, Le Praz as its known by the locals, is a traditional rural village set amid woodland. This is an attractive village that has lost little of its charm, even after the expansion triggered by the 1992 Winter Olympics. It remains quiet, pleasant and a good base for families with children. The lift links to Courchevel 1850 are generally very efficient. However, skiers can also take advantage of the resort's free connecting bus service to the other Courchevel villages. The runs to resort are tree lined and perfect for bad weather days although beginners will need to take the lifts back to the village as the pistes are graded black and red. For gastronomic connoisseurs lunch or dinner at the Bistrot du Praz is highly recommended and reputed to be one of the best eateries in the entire Three Valleys area, especially known for its foie gras chaud.

We have some fantastic chalets in Courchevel Le Praz which offer excellent value for money when compared to similar luxury chalets in the other Courchevel resorts.

Resort stats


1,300m - 3,200m

Level of skiing

Snow sure
Ski area


Charm factor
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value


  • Village atmosphere
  • Some excellent restaurants
  • Child friendly tour operators


  • Late season skiing- too low
  • Limited night life

Courchevel Le Praz Resort Restaurants

If you're looking for top notch food, try the Bistrot du Praz. A long time favourite, this restaurant has got even better under its new ownership with stunning food and reasonable prices. In Le Praz, the Michelin starred Azimut is a great place to experience Michelin fine dining at a much more affordable price, with a 3 course menu for 28 Euros. To sample great local cuisine head to le Cave d'a Cote. At the heart of this traditional village, the hotel Peupliers is located on the edge of the lake. The hotels fine restaurant La Table de Mon Grand Pere serves a range of seafood and authentic local cuisine.The Cave de Lyrs is a cool, vaulted wine bar serving tapas-style snacks if you're looking for something for relaxed.

Courchevel Le Praz Mountain Restaurants

Within the Three Valleys there are plenty of mountain restaurants to indulge in. If you're looking for something close to Le Praz then the best restaurant to visit would be at Praz-Juget. Reach this by taking the Foret lift up and skiing down the blue run; Arolles. From here you can also take the Dou des Lanches chairlift to get to the top the Col de la Loze.

Courchevel Le Praz Apres Ski

Apres ski is limited in Courchevel Le Praz, but there are still about 5 bars to try. A relatively new bar in le Praz called the Dropp Inn bar, has cheap drinks with really friendly staff and pool tables to keep you entertained. Wine Wednesdays are a hit, with all glasses only 3 euros and free nibbles. Very popular with ski instructors and seasonaires this bar has a very cool vibe. L'escourchevel - pizzeria and sports bar - is a great place for weekly live music and drinks. A popular choice here is the Vodka Freeze, a combination of slush puppy and vodka. La Cave des Lys is a stunning wine bar located in a vaulted cellar perfect for sophisticated drinks and nibbles.

Courchevel Le Praz Nightlife

There isn't much nightlife in Le Praz, but L'Escorch-vel stays open until about 2am (over the weekend anyways!).

Courchevel Le Praz Resort Map