Read our ski resort guide for La Clusaz. With excellent skiing and snowboarding in France in the Haute Savoie region, you get the delights of a traditional village with awesome terrain - perfect for families too.
If you ski La Clusaz, you'll be in France's Haute Savoie region - the Les Aravis ski region to be exact. Access one of skiing and snowboarding's best-kept secrets - seriously! Easily accessed from Annecy and Geneva, your Les Aravis ski pass will allow you unlimited skiing and snowboarding in nearby resorts of Le Grand Bornand and St Jean de Sixt, a total of 132km of wonderfully varied piste.
Traditional farming village in scenic setting in the French Alps. Pretty village square with old wooden buildings.
5 mountains ensure a good variety of runs for all levels. Extensive, interesting slopes for beginners and intermediates especially.
Very short transfer from Geneva(only a 60 minute drive away) and easy to reach by car from the UK. Also only a 10 minute bus journey to Le Grand Bornand.
WE DON'T LIKE
Snow conditions unreliable because of low altitude.
The Cret du Merle ski run back into the village can get very busy.
Crowded at weekends as it is a great short-hop destination for UK and French alike.
SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5
On the Slopes
La Clusaz is ideal for beginners and intermediates - if you are new to the sport or have children, Beauregard is the perfect place to start. There's some great longer runs on the Cret du Loup, while more experienced skiers will want to sample the off-piste opportunities at La Balme.
Intermediate and advanced boarders will also find plenty of terrain to enjoy. While there is extensive snow-making equipment, the lower slopes can get worn on busy weekends.
If you Ski La Clusaz you are also in the ski region of Les Aravis .
Off the Slopes
La Clusaz ski resort is a typical Savoyard village with a charming church and village square - three main streets fan out from the here, each packed with shops, bars, hotels, and restaurants. It can be quiet at night, but is a great place to go with children, with a child-friendly ice-rink and swimming pool. Accommodation can be somewhat removed from the lifts, so be sure you have access to a car or van, or know the route of the free bus service.
Who's it Best For?
This resort is probably best for beginners and intermediates. The short transfer time also makes it good for families and for short and weekend breaks from the UK.