Pra Loup Ski Resort
There's 180km of linked slopes to suit all abilities and a convenient base village in Pra Loup.
A gondola, telemix and two fast 6-seater chairs serve a varied ski area directly above the resort village of Pra Loup. These are nicely tree-lined, so are excellent in bad weather, and snowmaking investment has really improved snow reliability in recent years. From the summit of Le Lac, there's long runs down to Les Angneliers, opening up the rest of the Espace Lumiere and the runs over towards the linked resort of Foux d'Allos. Just be aware that most of the lifts required to get you over there are slow, so on a cold windy day make sure you wrap up warm.
The village itself is well located right at the foot of the slopes, with all accommodation, bars and restaurants forming a horseshoe shape in the trees by the lift stations. This means you're rarely more than a minute or two from the lifts in the morning, making Pra Loup a very family-friendly option. There's also the satellite village of Les Molanes, which offers up some further options, plus lift access via a gondola to the slopes. Getting here does take a while however, with transfers from either Nice or Lyon taking around 4 hours.
Resort website: www.praloup.com