La Clusaz – France
La Clusaz has been attracting skiers since the early 1900’s and nowadays is more popular than ever as people flock here for spectacular scenery, reliable skiing on five well-connected mountains, and plenty to see and do off the slopes. At just one hour from Geneva la Clusaz (La clue-sa) is also rapidly becoming a popular short break destination, and the resort has kept pace with demand through constant improvements of its infrastructure. The Beauregard gondola that opened in 2003 is the most significant of these, improving uplift capacity to 53,000 people per hour.
The village itself is centered around a traditional church and market square, and has plenty of excellent bars and restaurants as well as three streets lined with shops. Non-skiers will find more to do here than in many other resorts and parents will find it easier to amuse younger visitors with an excellent aqua park in resort. A day trip to the nearby lakeside town of Annecy is another good option.
- Take an aerial view with a tandem paraglide.
- Swimming in the outdoor pools with views overlooking La Clusaz and the Cret du Merle Piste.
- Go skiing behind horses - otherwise known as ski joering.
- Cross-country skiing over some of the 70km of pistes on the Beauregard and Confins plateaus.
- Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains.
La Clusaz blogs
Posted by Vanessa Fisher on 17th February 2014
La Clusaz split my skiing life. Heading west from the centre of La Clusaz, up Cret du Merle, down through fresh snow on black Lapiaz, and over to ‘Balme’, I was back to how I skied BC (before children). Skiing off piste as much as possible, and as fast as possible. I headed down the linking pistes to get to the 2477m viewing point at the top of the Col de Balme chair, the spot that a local told us on a chair lift en route has one of the best views of Mont Blanc.
Posted by Wendy Hollands on 3rd February 2014
Spending a lot of time in a ski resort leads to getting to know the local shop owners and staff. This can result in free ski and snowboard waxing, complimentary food and drink, and preferential treatment. I managed to blag my way into the snowboard test for professionals, right here in La Clusaz, and then the ski test in Méribel a week later. It was a semi-legitimate blag: I work for the shop every now and again.
At a glance
|Resort altitude||1110 m|
|Highest lift||2477 m|
|Lowest lift||1110 m|
|km of piste||128|
|Number of lifts||45|
|Lift pass price||€184.50 / 6 days|
Find it quick
- Get news!
- Get prizes!
- Sign up here!