€840,000 Ski Chalet Pralognan

Michele Jones
For sale: Superb fully detached 5 bedroom chalet in perfect condition with stunning 360° views of the mountains !
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Ski Area
Pralognan la Vanoise  
Ski Resort
Pralognan  
Price / Ref
€840,000 / P257MJF  
Beds / Bath
5 /   3  
Land M2 / Hab M2
500 /   159  

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The property is in a very calm, sunny residential neighbourhood & is only 250 m from the bottom of the ski piste and drag lift. It is an easy walk, approximately 600 m, to the village center where you can discover all the bars, restaurants and shops. The chalet was constructed in 1985 on 717 m2 of private land with quality materials & finishings and has just recently been entirely refreshed. There is an attached garage and plenty of extra outdoor parking. The chalet comes completely furnished, fully equipped ready for you to come home, drop your bags and make a cup of tea.

There is a large formal entrance with a very practical ski room with a large multi boot warmer/dryer plus a very nice sized fully equipped laundry room with easy access to the garden for drying clothes on warm sunny days. There are 2 bedrooms on this level one with an en suite bathroom with sink, bathtub/shower and WC. There is a possibility to turn this level into an independent apartment which you can then use for holiday let's or rent to seasonal workers ski instructors or mountain guides.

Upstairs on the first floor is the living & dining room that share a fireplace which creates a wonderful warm, cozy atmosphere and is extremely heat efficient with integrated aeration to defuse the heat throughout the rooms. The balcony and terrace, approximately 25 m², are large enough for alfresco dining on long warm summer nights and benefit from the most spectacular mountain views. The semi private kitchen is light, airy and spacious and fully equipped. There is an extra bathroom with sink, shower and wc.

On the top floor under the eaves there are 3 large bedrooms and one full bathroom with sink, bathtub/shower and wc. The chalet is south facing with approximately 160 m² livable space and a floor surface of 240 m². There is electric heating and main drains.

Pralognan la Vanoise is a lovely family ski resort offering an intimate and friendly atmosphere. It sits at an altitude of 1410m - 2355m. The ski season runs approximately from mid December to mid April. There are 26 km of ski pistes + 26 km of cross-country skiing not to mention all of the backcountry skiing in the immense wilderness of the French National Park La Vanoise.

Pralognan offers some of the most enjoyable snowshoeing and there is also a swimming center with 2 swim lanes & a waterslide plus an Olympic ice skating rink, bowling, cinema etc. for when the weather outdoors is just too cold. During the summers you can enjoy the hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing and much more. Pralognan is approximately 22.5 kms from Le Praz, Courchevel & the 3 Valleys ski resorts and only 11.5 kms to Champagny / La Plagne Paradiski resorts. The closest airports are Chambery (111 km), Lyon (187 km), and Geneva (190 km). Moutiers is only 27 km where are you will find a TGV/train station with the snow train that runs from London Waterloo overnight to Moutiers during the ski season, a bus station, car hire & taxis service and direct access to & from the auto-route.

Pralognan la Vanoise Ski Area

Pralognan-la-Vanoise is the centre of hiking and mountaineering in Savoie.

In the winter it is a warm and welcoming ski resort village, with wonderful ski slopes that reflect its reputation as a place for those that love the wilderness with a little comfort thrown in.

 

The ski slopes of Pralognan stretch from 2350m to 1400m above sea level and offer a complete range for skiers of all levels. Ski through a natural landscape, home of the chamois and the ibex, a truly magnificent setting to put your best turns in. It lies at the foot of Grande-Casse and in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, a place of outstanding beauty and snow cover is very good thanks to the nearby Vanoise glaciers. In addition, artificial snow cover is maintained by 70 snow guns, from 2350m to the resort. It is a small ski area although the runs are good and varied. I haven’t skied this resort yet and I intend to put that right this season with an off-piste run from Val Thorens.

 

It is very different to the mass marketed resorts such as the Espace Killy and a skier needs to also be interested in other winter sports such as Nordic skiing and raquette walking to make the most of it, and yet it is a commercial success and provides a strong return on rental properties.

 

The resort is surrounded by several summits of over 3000 metres above sea level. At 3855m high, Grande-Casse is the highest peak in the Vanoise massif. Like Chamonix it is also extremely busy in the summer, indeed throughout the year.

 

The resort has many stunning glaciers to explore; Réchasse Point is easily accessible to all, or if you’re an experience mountaineer then try the famous Italian Corridor on Grande-Casse. Discover and perfect rock climbing techniques on different natural sites in the village: Fraîche Rock Face, the Isertan bouldering circuits, Lanches Hollow and Gerlon Bridge, Singe Rock or explore some high mountain sites: Arcelin, Moriond, Grand-Marchet.

 

For the walkers amongst you, once you’ve explored the valleys, forests and high mountain meadows discover glacier walking and enjoy the panoramic views from Polset Dome (3501 m), Grande-Casse Pass (3100 m), Chasseforêt Dome (3586 m). There is a very active Mountain Guides Office who can introduce you to all the most beautiful summits in the Alps both locally and further afield, winter and summer.

 

Other activities include via ferrata, tree-climbing adventure course, canyoning and paragliding or try angling and fly fishing in the Doron-de-Pralognan River lying between 1200m and 2000m above sea level (brown trout and brook trout), or ‘No Kill’ fly fishing at Prioux. There is also well-being, tennis, swimming pool, ice rink and everything you need for a summer holiday in the mountains.

 

This resort has been welcoming tourists for over one hundred years as a place for visitors to pursue all sorts of interesting pastimes. Over the century, the resort has been an innovator in numerous mountain activities and is one of the oldest mountain villages with the most ancient constructions dated from the 12th century – it is quite unique.

 

The village itself has many bars and restaurants, something to suit everyone. There are many events, musical, family, cultural, environmental ......all year and especially during the winter season.

 

Pralognan-la-Vanoise is occupied all year round and tourism has not been allowed to affect its natural appearance. Above all, it has remained an authentic mountain village with enduring traditions. These traditions are kept up year after year thanks to festivals and cultural events taking place during summer and winter.

 

Visitors tend to be interested in more than “just” the skiing experience; they are also cultural experts and enthusiasts for the mountain and natural parkland: just one of the reasons for the exceptional loyalty of the Pralognan clientele.

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