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Related Regions: Espace Lumière, Southern Alps, France, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Europe Overall, Ubaye

Overview

Pra Loup is one of the major ski areas in the Southern Alps with a friendly, laid back reputation and excellent lift systems. Lively, sunny, purpose built centre with two bases - the larger Pra Loup 1600 and the smaller Molanes at 1500m.

Strong emphasis on family facilities and an excellent lift system linked to La Foux d'Allos in 'La Liberté de l'Espace'. The Pra Loup gondola is ideal for boarders and beginners as it goes straight up from the village at 1600 to sunny nursery slopes with nearby restaurant and stunning views.

The easy green clappe run down from the gondola is fitted with permanent snow cannons ensuring snow cover at early and late season. Intermediates can easily get around the area on the numerous blue and red runs. Developing skiers will particularly enjoy this resort with its long open runs and lack of queues which makes it so much easier to ski non-stop and put miles under the skis.

The off-piste is easily accessible and because the area is so huge compared to the tourist capacity theres often untracked powder which stays light and dry much longer on the north-facing slopes. Freeriders will love Pra Loup too - plenty of wide open fast runs with the occasional tricky stretch to hold your attention.

Reputed to have some of the best snowmaking facilities in France, most of the runs back to the village have snow cannons which are used early season to provide a good base and then late season to keep access open.

Purpose-built in 1961 the resort was named after the previous inhabitants of this spectacular site - the mountain wolves. Pra Loup is made up of 2 villages, Molanes at 1500m (Pra Loup 1500) and Pra Loup 1600m - the larger of the two - with most of its shops, café's and bars within easy reach of the slopes.

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Elevation

  • 8202ft
    Summit
  • 3281ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4921ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 12
  • 18
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    22%

  • Intermediate Runs

    27%

  • Advanced Runs

    48%

  • Expert Runs

    3%

  • Runs

    49

  • mi Pistes

    55.9 mi

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • MI Night Skiing

    0.9 mi

  • Longest Run

    3.9 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    346 ac

  • Snow Making

    161 ac

  • mi Snow Making

    29.8 mi

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/15/201804/14/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    106
  • Projected Days Open
    120
  • Years Open
    57

Best Praloup Hotels

Piscine
Pra Loup 1600 Pra Loup, 4400
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Piscine couverte
Hameau Les Blancs Les Molanes Pra Loup, 4400
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Front de pistes Pra Loup, 4400
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Praloup Reviews

Sally Black
23rd January 20094
Pra Loup has quite a big ski area which is lift linked to the neighbouring resort of La Foux. Pra Loup itself...Full review
tom on the top
24th February 20085
great good snow very friendly theres a great snow park + the snow really is amazing veiws at the top are too#...Full review
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