Praz to get it’s own lake!

Praz-sur-Arly is to join the French-mountain-village-with-a-lake club, with plans to complete the build by late 2022 and open for swimming in Summer 2023.

From the photo above it appears to be located on the other side of the river to the Les Belles games area, with a footbridge to connect it. 

Work started clearing the land in Nov 2021 (photos here).

All the other amazing lakes in the area can be found here.

Best Ski Hire in Praz sur Arly

So, we have tried the rest and always return to the best: Emonet Sports. It changed hands last year from some lovely people to some equally lovely people and so we can thoroughly recommend you pick up your ski and snowboarding equipment here. It really is the best quality and the best service.

Jean-Charles says he can also deliver equipment to the chalet, if you don’t have suitable transport. 

You can book online here – it’s the same discounted prices as Ski Set (maybe a bit cheaper) but all the money goes to the guys running the store. If you forgot to book online ahead of time – don’t worry, grab a flyer from the cabinet drawer next to the sofa in the apartment to get 25% off in store. Or print off this:




2019 Piste Maps for Praz-sur-Arly and Megève


Latest 2018/2019 Piste map covering the Val d’Arly Zone,  incorporating Praz-sur-Arly,  Flumet, Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Crest Volland, and the full Espace Diamante which also include Les Saisies. 


Latest 2018/2019 Piste map covering the full Evasion Mont Blanc zone, which includes Megève, Combloux, St. Gervais and Les Contamines.

Fun, Games and Rosé right on the doorstep

A huge asset right on the doorstep is the Belles Leisure park – or Aire de Jeux – with so much to do for young and old, a lot of it for free! And it’s all just 5 mins walk away.

The facilities include:

  • Extensive children’s playground
  • “Artistic” mini-golf
  • Climbing wall
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Running track
  • Exercise equipment
  • Pétanque court (boule)
  • Skate park
  • BMX track
  • Dragon themed soft-play
  • Giant chess

To top it off there’s the great Les Belles Café, serving a wide range of drinks, ice-creams and snacks – and occasionally a BBQ (the owner is South African)