Skiing in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand is a traditional french resort situated in the Massif des Aravis

There are two distinct ski areas in the Massif des Aravis - with 120 pistes and 220km there is plenty to occupy even the most experienced skiers. From Le Grand Bornand you can access the Chinaillion pistes, with over 40 pistes and a wide range of runs.

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The resort of Le Grand Bornand is easiy reached from Geneva airport but can also be accessed from the train - closest station is Annecy but we can also offer transfers from Moutiers.

If you need details on driving directions, transfer options or train times - send us your dates and transport preferences from here

Skiing in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand is situated in the Massif des Aravis, a fantastic ski area lesser known to the British market. The next door resort of La Clusaz is perhaps more well known, however the Massif des Aravis has a huge 220km of piste.

Skiing & Boarding in Le Grand Bornand

With a traditional french village feel, Le Grand Bornand has plenty of activities for the skier and non-skier alike.

There are two distinct ski areas in the Massif des Aravis with 120 pistes and 220km there is plenty to occupy even the most experienced skiers. From Le Grand Bornand you can access the Chinaillion pistes, with over 40 pistes and a variance runs. A short bus ride away you can enjoy the Aravis skiing area from La Clusaz, with buses running every half hour throughout the day.

The snowpark has a halfpipe (4 m high and 100m long) , a freeride area and a Speedriding area. Boardercross - 700m long, 1 big air, 4lines of jumps (3 difficulty levels), tables, quarters, hip, box and other freestyle units. The snowpark is at 1800m on the Maroly side of the mountain and is classed as one of the top 5 in France.

Staying in Le Grand Bornand

We offer a range of hotels and apartments

Doing more in Le Grand Bornand

There are a number of fun activities available in Le Grand Bornand including snowshoeing, paragliding, night and day sledging, ice climbing, ski touring and speed riding.

For families there is an a large covered ice rink. You can even rent electric mountain bikes known as 'Fatbike'! Fatbikes are available to rent from the resorts sports shops giving visitors the chance to get around easily and quickly on these bikes with their extra large wheels resulting in an experience now unlike skiing, an alternatve that is both fun and accessible!

The resort has all the amenities you could need and expect from a town, including supermarkets, cash machines, restaurants and bars. There are of course ski shops, ski schools and a tourist office.

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, sledging, "fatbikes", ski climbing and ski touring

Getting here:

The resort of Le Grand Bornand is easily reached from Geneva airport but can also be accessed from the train - closest station is Annecy but we can alos offer transfers from Moutiers.

Trains run regularly from London at the weekend - packages can be purchased with all our accommodation.

Email us for train times and prices - enquire

For train bookings of 4 or more, we will include transfers from the railstation as standard.


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

- see the accommodation

- see other French ski resorts

 

 

Ski area

No of km skiing (full area): 220

Snow cannons: 

No of lifts: 30

Snowboard park: 1

No of km of cross country routes: 60

Mountain restaurants: 8

Green Runs:
Blue Runs: 14
Red runs: 
Black Runs: 3
Altitude (min): 1000
Altitude (max): 2100
Key info:
Currency: €
Time difference from UK: +1 hr

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What we like

  • Good varied ski area
  • Good links if flying or taking the train

Ski Clothing Hire

Ski Chic

The best place for ski clothing and accessories hire online. Choose and book your all-inclusive ski outfit (jacket, trousers, goggles, gloves) and it will be delivered free of charge to your accommodation the day of your arrival in resort.

Ski Chic offer items for men, women, and children. 

  • Le Village de Lessy

    £170- £593

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS FOR 4 - 10 PEOPLE ONE FREE WIFI ACCESS PER APARTMENT WELLNESS FACILITIES SELF CATERING

    Situated in the hamlet of Chinaillon, this beautifully designed residence has an indoor pool with a stunning view of the mountains.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

     

     

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  • Le Roc des Tours

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    LEISURE FACILITIES 39 APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 8 PEOPLE SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION PETS WELCOME AT A SUPPLEMENT WIFI AVAILABLE

    Located right next to the slopes of Le Grand Bornand Chinaillon ski area, "Le Roc des Tours" offers a unique location and apartments with comfort and authenticity that can welcome from 2 to 8 people.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Hotel les Ecureuils

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    POOL, SAUNA & JACUZZI FREE WIFI 17 ROOMS FREE PARKING PETS ARE PERMITTED

    Les Ecureuils Hotel in Le Grand Bornand is a charming hotel which is located in the heart of the village just 100 metres from the cable car. This is an ideal hotel for those looking for comfort and location.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a bed and breakfast basis and includes airport transfers (prefer half board or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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