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

Praz-sur-Arly

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. 

Megève

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

Ice Skating, whatever the weather

Take a spin on the ice in the centre of Megève or – even in bad weather or Summertime – take to the olympic sized rink in the Palais sports centre.

As with many top ski resorts, Megève has an outdoor rink in the centre of town that’s packed with kids aprés-ski. In Megève it’ is raised in the centre of town with the neighbouring Puck bar making a great escape for parents.

But if the weather is poor or you’re looking for more space, there’s also an enormous indoor rink at the Megève sports centre. Details here>>

Dog sledding in Praz-sur-Arly, Megève

What could be more exhilarating than rushing through the snowy hills on a sleigh behind a pack of huskies? Well you can give that a try on your trip to Praz-sur-Arly, Megève.

See it in action in this YouTuber’s video>>

While there has been an abundance of Winter walking activities – both snowshoe (think tennis rackets on your feet) and telemark (long ski’s with hinges) – a new option for taking in the beautiful local trails opened up a few years ago, with husky sleds. Looking across the piste from the apartment in the Winter ski season and you’ll see the packs running energetically to and fro. And if you’re down near K-Bane when the team is about to set off, you’ll hear the dogs playfully barking in anticipation.

Originally they were operated by 3D Nordic. But these guys relocate the pack to Lapland in the Winter now. So, in 2018 another operator has stepped in to fulfil this popular pastime. Contact Evolution 2 here to book a dog sleigh adventure.

Do you Yooner?

When you’re on the pistes of Megève and Praz-sur-Arly you’re sure to see folk sliding down nearly on their bums – sitting on a tiny seat perched on one short ski. That’s a Yooner – give it a try.

Someone’s always inventing new ways to slide down a mountain. Snowboards gained in popularity until someone came up with the carving ski for more control and fun. They’re still popular of course, but when was the last time you saw someone on Big Foot – two very short skis, no poles? And is anyone still telemarking?

The Yooner, invented in France, is the latest and seems to be popular in the region. You take it up on the ski lift but in regular snow boots – not ski boots. They can be rented at most ski shops in town. Praz-sur-Arly even hosts a Yooner Championship every year.

It looks pretty easy but here’s a handy guide: