Ski Le Grand Bornand and you will enjoy a traditional French Alpine experience in Haute-Savoie in the heart of the Massif des Aravis ski region. With over 40 pistes, it's perfect for families and intermediates so read our review.
Ski Le Grand Bornand and you'll start by finding out that it's one of the most convenient ski resorts around - just 50km from Geneva and 60km from Chambéry. It's perfect for a full holiday or just a weekend break. There are 44 pistes covering an area of around 90kms, though beginners and intermediates will find most to occupy them. You can also ski at La Clusaz, only 6km away.
On the slopes
If you choose to ski Le Grand Bornand, beginners and intermediates will find most to enjoy, thanks to the 30 lifts serving over 40 pistes. Of these runs more than 50% are green and blue which means beginners and intermediates are well looked after here. In fact it's great for families thanks to the facilites and good ski instructors on hand.
As an advanced or expert skier or boarder you have not been forgotten - 3 pistes are graded difficult. You may need to go off piste for more interest and remember your lift pass also gives you access to neighbouring La Clusaz, a 6km drive away, which opens up a much wider range of possibilities.
If you Ski Le Grand Bornand you are also in the ski region of Les Aravis.
Off the slopes
An ancient farming village, the Le Grand Bornand ski resort has managed to retain its rustic charm - you can visit the weekly farmers' market where you'll find locally produced cheese for sale. Accommodation is wonderful, with over 500 traditional chalets with their distinctive wooden exteriors and balconies. There are plenty of good restaurants, 35 bars, and two nightclubs, so you'll have plenty to do in the evening. In addition the village boasts a gymnasium, an ice-skating rink, cinema, a library, and a museum.