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 Wendy Hollands on 2nd March 2015
Ski touring is one of those sports I never thought I’d try. As a teenager, I remember looking from a chairlift at the crazy people walking up the hill with skis on. Why would they do that when they could get a lift up and enjoy the buzz of skiing? Even now, when I ski past someone walking up a piste, I giggle on the inside, picturing that scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles where the people in one car are yelling to another car: “You’re going the wrong way”.
But then… I went the wrong way.
Posted by Wendy Hollands on 22nd January 2015
Skiing fans have no doubt already seen the latest video from freestyle and freeride skiing champion, Candide Thovex. His previous video, “One of those days”, ended with him jumping on skis over a police car, then releasing his bindings and running while the police chase him. It was difficult to imagine him topping those scenes, yet his latest video, “One of those days 2”, does just that.
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||€188 / 6 days|
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