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Les 7 Laux Ski Resort
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Les 7 Laux

Thinking of skiing in Les Sept Laux (Sept is 7 in French)? It's a small, typically French resort only 35 mins from Grenoble Airport.

Why Les Sept Laux Ski Resort?

  • Short transfer time being only 35 mins from Grenoble Airport
  • One of the best-rated snowparks in France
  • A decent size Nordic Park - classic, skating and snowshoeing

Les Sept Laux Resort Information

Les Sept Laux is a purpose-built ski resort from the 1970s made up of 3 villages – Prapoutel at 1350m, Le Pleynet at 1450m and Pipay at 1550m. Our residence is located in the larger Prapoutel. All villages are lift-linked.

Les 7 Laux is in the heart of the Massif of Belledonne and is only half an hour away from Grenoble Airport.

LES SEPT LAUX SKI AREA

All 3 villages of Les 7 Laux are lift-linked for easy domain access. Perched on a plateau in the Belledonne mountains, it offers treelined skiing below 2000m. The rest of the mountain is unsheltered by trees and reaches a top height of 2400m. The resort invested to have 90% of their ski lifts updated in the last 10 years.

There is a pretty decent cross-country area and lots of off-piste to be found.

LES SEPT LAUX SKIING

LES SEPT LAUX BEGINNERS

In Prapoutel there are two, small beginners zones. 

LES SEPT LAUX INTERMEDIATES & EXPERTS

There are mainly red and black runs so this is a good intermediate or experts playground. The snow park is one of the best rated in France. There is also a fair amount of off-piste.

SKIING BACK TO THE RESORT

Skiing back to the resort there is every colour of runs to pick from!

LES SEPT LAUX NORDIC SKIING

Prapoutel Nordic zone

It’s a 15-minute walk from the centre of the resort or park at the Nordic domains’ car park on-site. Discover cross country trails (classic or skating), marked and secured snowshoeing trails, pedestrian paths, as well as toboggan runs for young children. All between 150m and 1500m, there are 25km of trails. The is a chalet building at the bottom which acts as a reception by the car park.

Pleynet altitude area

3.5km of tracks at an altitude of 1950m accessible via the chairlift Pincerie. Subject to weather conditions.

Barioz Nordic area

Access by car via the Col du Barioz. Altitude skiing at a height of between 1450m and 1900m with a 360-degree panoramic view. There are 50km of groomed ski trails for classic or skating cross country and secure snowshoeing trails.

Les Sept Laux Ski Hire

Pre-book your ski hire with Peak Retreats.

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6.  Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.

Find out more about Peak Retreats ski hire


Les Sept Laux Lift Passes

Pre-book your Les 7 Laux lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Other lift passes on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

If you wish to book only half day or a day pass, or perhaps a few days consecutive or non-consecutive (Peak Retreats usually only pre-book 6+ days passes), then these can be bought in resort at the lift pass office, in €'s. This may suit those who only ski a few times during the week or who only want to ski the immediate local area rather than the full area (there are usually various lift passes on offer that cover different parts of the ski area). Each resort usually has a beginner's pass too which covers a small area in which to learn, which may be all you need for a few days as a beginner (some areas are even free). Prices can be found on the tourist office website if you need a guide.

Les Sept Laux Ski School

Pre-book your ski school in Les 7 Laux with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school.

To book your ski school, download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient.  For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.


Les Sept Laux private lessons (not pre-bookable, book direct):

Individual tuition can only be purchased directly from the ESF ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these. Private lessons usually start from 2 years old and have no maximum age.

How to book:
You can book online with ESF Les Sept Laux or contact them by phone on 0033 476 08 02 36. It is advisable to book before you go and in good time as instructors get very busy, especially in Peak times.

Prices vary from resort to resort but are around €40-80 per 1 hour lesson for 1 or 2 people (the more people you have the cheaper it usually is so you can split the cost). Most resorts offer a choice of 1 hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hour lessons. These may be in the morning or afternoon and are usually at select times. If you only fancy just one private lesson, this is usually fine. Otherwise, you can book a course of private lessons over as many days (consecutive or non-consecutive) as you'd like. However, it is more cost-effective to book group lessons for the week (which we pre-book).


Les Sept Laux non-skiing childcare (not pre-bookable, book direct)

Garderie La Farandole – Prapoutel
From December to end of March, 9am-5pm. 25 children from 18 months to 6 years.

Heath books needed.

How to book:
Please contact them direct for prices and to book. It is advisable to book before you go and in good time as spaces get filled quickly, especially in Peak times

La Farandole
0033 476 08 71 49
station@les7laux.com

Top winter activities to experience in Les Sept Laux!

Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable

Snowsport activities:

Freestyle – one of the best-rated snow parks in France for Freestyle enthusiasts.

Oakley 7 Laux snowpark – situated at an altitude of 1900m and has a dedicated lift (TK du Soleil) with fast rotations to allow you to achieve a maximum number of runs. Anyone can try this area, it is suitable for all levels (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL). There is a wide variety of modules and courses. There are modules designed by the Oakley brand and also lots of jumps, rails etc. There is also a big airbag and a boardercross attached to the snowpark consisting of banked turns and woops.

Other areas:

  • Zone ludique Freestyle de Cret Grainier on the piste with the same name. Suitable for any level but ideal for XS and S. Located next to Pleynet and giving access to the lift TS de Pincerie.
  • You will find whoops on the blue piste Coulemelle.
  • A new ludique Zone Taupe in an artistic school theme

Snakeglisse
December to end of March, every day. In Le Pleynet.
Bureau Montagne Belledonne
Le Pleynet
randoallevard@free.fr
0033 608 09 33 23

Other activities:

Luge
Wize luge mountain coaster, next to the chairlift Pincerie in Le Pleynet.
semt7l@les7laux.com
0033 476 08 72 21

Paragliding
All year, every day. In Prapoutel.
Air Alpin
Prapoutel
air-alpin@air-alpin.com
0033 684 55 23 34

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.

Office de Tourisme des Sept Laux
Centre des Cortillets
38190 PRAPOUTEL / Les 7 Laux
0033 476 08 17 86
station@les7laux.com

Les Sept Laux Resort News & Events 21/22

Resort news:

  • This season, Les 7 Laux are putting on a whole host of events to mark the celebration of the 50th Anniversary. 

Events:

  • 50th Anniversary 29th December 2021 - Celebrate the resorts 50th anniversary with an extravadance evening! With a DJ set and dancefloor on the foot of the slopes, you can dance the night away and conclude the evening by watching the superb fireworks display. 
  • Open Freestyle Contest 8th January 2022 The open Freestyle contest RFT - Riders first tour - will take place at the 7 Laux snowpark for skiers and snowboarders.
    Snack and prizes. 
  • FIS Cit International Race 15th-16th January 2022 International Grand Prize of the city of Grenoble - Georges Joubert Memorial. International Grand Prize of the Isère Departmental Council.
  • The White Trail '50 years of Les 7 Laux' 29th January 2022 The Pontcharra athletic club is once again teaming up with the resort to organize the 1st 7 Laux white trail!
  • La Belle Etoile 20th Edition 28th-30th January 2022 This is the 20th edition of this race in the 50th anniversary of the 7 Laux resort. La Belle Étoile is a ski mountaineering race with a total elevation gain of around 5,000m.
  • SkiFloor February 5th 2022-March 6th 2022 One of a kind: night skiing / Dance Floor is a mix of downhill skiing and dancing, a sound and light show !!
  • Multisport Challenge 6th February 2022 For the 50 years of the 7 Laux, participate in a multisport day in Pipay. 
  • Glissathlon Alpine Skiing 14th February 2022 The Alpine Skiing section of the 7 Laux club is organizing its show and invites you to test your ski on parallels and other timed après ski descents, all to music with a DJ set!
  • The Night of Haut Bréda 16th February 2022 Better known in summer, the nights of Haut Bréda invite themselves this winter to the festivities of the 50 years of the resort, to impress you and your ears!
  • Glissathlon Nordic Skiing 21st February 2022 Test Nordic skiing in a family relay or laser rifle shooting, all accompanied by a friendly aperitif and a DJ set!
  • Carnival 1st March 2022 Experience a carnival on the 3 slopes of the resort where fun rhymes with disguise. 

More information can be found on the tourist office website: http://www.les7laux.com

Les Sept Laux Après-Ski, Bars & Restaurants

A handful of restaurants are located near to our residence in Les 7 Laux (Prapoutel) including traditional alpine Savoyarde food, pizzeria, crepes and ice creams, snack bar etc.

There are also 2 mountain restaurants:
- At Le Pleynet called Le Chalet de Pincerie which is open during the winter season. It is situated at 1900m and is at the arrival of the chairlift Pincerie. Meals to takeaway or eat in. You can start snowshoe hikes and walks from here.
- At Prapoutel called Le Chalet des Cortillets, situated at the arrival of the chairlift Bouquetins on the piste du Plan. Pedestrian and snowshoe access. Beautiful panoramic terrace.


Les Sept Laux Amenities

Sherpa – Prapoutel ‘Market 7’
Local produce, cheese, boulangerie

Sherpa Supertte – Le Pleynet
Local produce, cheese, boulangerie, rotisserie

Pharmacy in Prapoutel

Getting to Les Sept Laux, France 

By Road: 

Driving distance from Calais: 570 miles (8hrs 50)

Airports:

Grenoble Airport is 33km from Samoëns (35 mins)
grenoble-airport.com

Lyon to Samoëns is 138km (1.5 hours)
lyonaeroports.com

Public shuttle bus transfers from airport:

Les Sept Laux Airport Transfer

For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here

Les Sept Laux Opening Dates

The ski area is open from 18/12/21 - 03/04/22

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