One of the major ski areas in the Southern Alps, this family-centered resort is located in the Alpes-de-Haute Provence in the town of Uvernet-Fours. The ski station has two separate parts 2 km apart called the Molanes at 1,500m and the Pra Loup 1600. The gondola is popular with snow boarders and beginners; it goes to sunny easy slopes and has a nearby restaurant, not to mention stunning views.
There are 5 black runs, 34 red runs, 26 blue runs, and 15 green runs with 165 km of downhill pistes and 6 km of cross-country trails. There are 53 ski lifts and a max vertical of 1,100 with the lowest piste at 1,500m. The highest lift is 2,600 m.
This resort is reported to have the best snowmaking capabilities in France. Pra Loup got its name from the mountain wolves, the previous inhabitants. You can obtain lodging for just about any price you want to pay, from inexpensive to very expensive. In addition to hotels, there are chalets available for rental. Also, many shops offer rental skis and snowboards.
Pra Loup hotels selected by eGuide
|Chalet Hotel Les Blancs
The Chalet Hôtel Les Blancs is located just a few metres from the ski lifts of the Molanes (Pra-Loup 1500). It offers a jacuzzi and a heated indoor swimming pool. The comfortable guest rooms have a bathroom and television, some of them also with Wi-Fi internet access. The Chalet Hôtel Les Blancs also offers a fitness centre and sauna, bar, and free parking. The chalet’s reataurant serves traditional cuisine.
Le Prieuré is located in the village of Molanès (Pra-Loup 1500) 80 metres from the ski lifts and offers views of the Chapeau du Gendarme and Pain de Sucre. Guestrooms at Le Prieuré can accommodate from 2 to 4 guests. Each room has a flat-screen TV with cable (TNT 18 Channels). The restaurant in Le Prieuré offers a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy traditional and original cuisine. In the summer months, meals can be enjoyed on the terrace near the outdoor swimming pool.
|Residences Pra-Loup Vacances
Ideally perched in the Pra Loup 1500 and Pra Loup 1600 ski resorts, Residences Praloup Vacances boasts fully-equipped studios, apartments and cabins. Every apartment, studio and cabin has been decorated in its very own style. They all come with a fully-furnished kitchenette to ensure you maximum comfort. The Pra Loup resorts are renowned among ski lovers for the quality of their equipments and amenities: modern ski lifts, ski school and kindergarten. Pra Loup 1600 also hosts a large shopping centre with many restaurants and shops and discos.
|Hotel Club du Soleil Les Bergers
Hotel Club du Soleil Les-Bergers is located 200 metres from the railway station in Pra-loup. It offers relaxation facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a wave pool and fitness centre. Rooms at Soleil Les Bergers have a private bath and TV. Most floors in the hotel are serviced by a lift. In addition to the mentioned facilities, guests also have access to a sauna, Jacuzzi and a solarium. The restaurant at the Hotel Club du Soleil Les-Bergers serves buffet cuisine. The bar is open daily .
|Le Hameau Du Praroustan
Situated 800 metres from the ski lifts at Pra-Loup, this modern, peaceful residence faces South-East. It features a wellness centre and fully-equipped apartments and luxury chalets with stunning views. After a day on the slopes, guests at the Hameau Du Praroustan can enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool before working up a sweat in the fitness centre or unwinding with a sauna and a hammam. Le Hameau Du Praroustan boasts a quiet location and makes an excellent base for enjoying the Pra-Loup resort. The resort is made up of 2 villages, linked by a shuttle service. A mini-market is located only 800 metres from the residence.