GET HERE IF YOU CAN.

The first week of the season has been an absolute belter but with all this snow in the forecast it’s about to get even better.

We think you should drop what you’re doing and get here if you can.

Based in the heart of the Three Valleys

Le Praz Transfers have been offering affordable airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery to the Trois Vallees and beyond for the last 16 years, so whether you’re a first timer or returning to your spiritual home, we hope we can welcome you to the mountains we love so much.

To find out more, visit us at www.lepraztransfers.com

5 REASONS TO TAKE AN EARLY SEASON GETAWAY

If you’re thinking about taking an early season getaway here are 5 good reasons why you should:

  1.  Snow Alert!! With this much snow on the ground already and with the snow cannons working overtime it’s shaping up to be an awesome season already.
  2. Avoid the queues. The Trois Vallees lifts are set to open on 7 December and this early in the season it’s a fairly safe bet you’ll have the lifts and pistes (almost) to yourself.
  3. Bargain Hunters. If you love a bargain (and who doesn’t?) there are still some great deals to be had on flights and accommodation across the Trois Vallees and beyond in the weeks leading up to Christmas. But don’t delay they’re filling up fast.
  4. Discounted airport transfers. This is where we come in. Le Praz Transfers are offering discounted rates on all private transfers between 14 – 21 December. That’s 10% off all transfers for up to 8 people and 15% off transfers for 9-16 people, so what are you waiting for?
  5. It doesn’t need to make sense. We think there are plenty of good reasons to take an early season break but let’s be honest: Whatever you’re prefered method, sliding down mountains really makes no good sense at all. Which is precisely why we can’t get enough of it.

Based in the heart of the Three Valleys

Le Praz Transfers have been offering affordable airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery to the Trois Vallees and beyond for the last 16 years, so whether you’re a first timer or returning to your spiritual home, we hope we can welcome you to the mountains we love so much.

To find out more, visit us at www.lepraztransfers.com

SEARCHING FOR A SHARED TRANSFER?

If you’re looking for a shared transfer to the 3 Vallees then check out the link to our shared transfer page. From just €50 per person it’s a great way to travel and, who knows, you might even make some new friends.

We don’t offer a scheduled service but we have shared transfers operating throughout the season on a first come first served basis.  

Based in the heart of the Three Valleys

Le Praz Transfers have been offering affordable airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery to the Trois Vallees and beyond for the last 16 years, so whether you’re a first timer or returning to your spiritual home, we hope we can welcome you to the mountains we love so much.

To find out more, visit us at www.lepraztransfers.com

STORM AMELIE IS ON ITS WAY TO THE TROIS VALLEES

Storm Amelie, which started as a small depression off Ireland, is making it’s way across France and is forecast to bring heavy snowfall to the 3 Vallees.

Meteo France is predicting widespread snowfall with over 80cm in the next 2 days. 

Winter is on it’s way and it’s shaping up to be another good one. Are you ready?

Based in the heart of the Three Valleys

Le Praz Transfers have been offering affordable airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery to the Trois Vallees and beyond for the last 16 years, so whether you’re a first timer or returning to your spiritual home, we hope we can welcome you to the mountains we love so much.

To find out more, visit us at www.lepraztransfers.com

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WINTER’S ON ITS WAY. WHAT’S NEW IN LES TROIS VALLEES?

With winter on its way, here’s what’s new for the world’s largest ski area.

L’Alpinium, the new base station in Courchevel Le Praz

In our home base of Le Praz the snow front has been completely reconfigured with a new €27 million multi-service building, named ‘L’Alpinium.’ This features an all new 10 seater gondola as well as an indoor car park, welcome area, lift pass ticket office, ski lockers, and a play area for children.

New ski lifts

In addition to the new Le Praz gondola, which also has a new top station just below the Croisette in Courchevel 1850, the Saint Martin 1 gondola has been upgraded to increase capacity by 30% and there is a new 4 seat chairlift, Les Grandes Combes, linking Courchevel Village with Courchevel 1850.

New ski runs

2 new red runs, Gypaete and Daguet, open up access to formerly off piste only lines in the Roc de Fer area of Meribel.

In Courchevel, the Creux Noirs sector in now a dedicated Freeride area. Access to the black and red runs, which will be kept safe but not groomed, will require touring skis or a hike.

New ski guiding in Brides-Les-Bains

Brides-Les-Bains have teamed up with ESF Meribel to offer guided tours of the whole ski area every Sunday to help guests get their bearings and show off hidden gems. Book your spot at the Brides-Les-Bains tourist office on Saturday before 5.30pm.

New food and drink spots

Jack’s Bar returns to Meribel this season in a new location near the Parc Olympique. Val Thorens welcomes ‘Red Square,’ an organic delicatessen, ‘Galerie Peclet’s’, a pancake house and ‘Wild & Savage’ a bar and streetwear store.

A new 4 Star Ski in/Ski out Hotel in Courchevel

Courchevel has a new 4 star ski in/ski out hotel, L’Ecrin Blanc located between Courchevel Moriond and Courchevel Village. As well as a dedicated chair lift and a new piste to the front door, residents will also have inclusive access to Aquamotion.

Based in the heart of the Three Valleys

Le Praz Transfers have been offering affordable airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery to the Trois Vallees and beyond for the last 16 years, so whether you’re a first timer or returning to your spiritual home, we hope we can welcome you to the mountains we love so much.

To find out more, visit us at www.lepraztransfers.com

IS YOUR BODY SLOPE READY?

If you’re planning on joining us in the Alps this season then it’s a good idea to start getting your body slope ready too.

Skiing uses muscles that rarely get a work out so a little pre-preparation will ensure that you ski to the best of your ability, reduce the risk of injury and minimise any aches and pains.

Dial ‘ski fit’ into your internet search engine of choice and you’ll find any number of ski specific training programmes and exercise routines to follow but with the nights drawing in and the thermometer plummeting you don’t even need to leave your bathroom to get yourself in great shape for the slopes.

Here are four of our favourite tips that will turn every trip to the bathroom into a morale boosting mini ski break and ensure you get the most out of the 19/20 ski season.

#1: Clean your teeth

Dental hygiene is essential for good health all year round but in the weeks leading up to your ski holiday try cleaning your teeth while standing on one leg. Good balance (proprioception) is essential for both skiing and boarding and you can train yourself to get better at it. If cleaning your teeth on one leg is too easy then try doing it with your eyes closed.

#2: Don’t sit down when you need to go

There’s a reason this tip is #2 on our list. The ‘hover’ is an essential life skill for those moments when we really don’t want to sit down but it’s also an excellent way to hone your ski posture that will hugely benefit your performance on the slopes.

#3: Admire yourself in the mirror

Every ski fit programme will tell you that you need to perform squats to prepare your legs for the beating they’re going to get on the slopes – and they’re right. But many fail to mention that your stance is critical to performing this correctly. Stand in front of the bathroom mirror in your ski position (knees slightly bent, feet under your hips). As you go into your squat make sure your feet are perfectly parallel (so your imaginary ski tips and tails don’t cross) and use your mirror to track the centre of your kneecaps stay in line with the space between your big toe and second toe. Dial up the difficulty with jump squats making sure you nail the landing with feet perfectly parallel and hip width apart.

#4: Get Horizontal

A strong core is key to most sports and skiing and boarding are no exceptions. Fortunately, all you need to build killer abs is a bathroom mat. Before you hop into the bath or shower, lie on your front on the bathroom floor with your toes tucked under and your forearms resting on the bathroom mat (for a little padding). Push your body up so it’s parallel to the floor supported by your forearms and feet. Try and hold this position for up to one minute. For more extreme planks try leg raises, shoulder taps or bird dogs.

Based in the heart of the Three Valleys

Le Praz Transfers have been offering affordable airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery to the Trois Vallees and beyond for the last 16 years, so whether you’re a first timer or returning to your spiritual home, we hope we can welcome you to the mountains we love so much.

To find out more, visit us at www.lepraztransfers.com

THE FIRST SNOW HAS FALLEN

The first snow has fallen in Courchevel this week and the season is fast approaching. Are you ready? We can’t wait.

Based in the heart of the Three Valleys, Le Praz Transfers have been offering affordable airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery to the Trois Vallees and beyond for the last 16 years, so whether you’re returning to your spiritual home or testing the water (or should I say snow) for the first time, we hope that we can welcome you to the mountains we love so much.

To find out more, visit us at www.lepraztransfers.com

THE COWS ARE HEADING HOME

The summer holidays are well and truly over and the cows are heading home to their winter quarters. Which can only mean one thing: It’s time to dust off your ski gear and start planning your next winter holiday. Naturally we’re biased but we think that if you need snow covered mountains in your life (as much as we do) there’s nowhere better than the Trois Vallees, the world’s largest ski domain.

Based in the heart of the Three Valleys, Le Praz Transfers have been offering affordable airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery to the Trois Vallees and beyond for the last 16 years, so whether you’re returning to your spiritual home or testing the water (or should I say snow) for the first time, we hope that we can welcome you to the mountains we love so much.

To find out more, visit us at www.lepraztransfers.com