Le Grand Bornand – France
It is a mystery why Le Grand Bornand isn’t better known when you consider the ease of access at under an hour’s drive from Geneva. The resort itself is far from being a purpose built monstrosity, quite the opposite. This typical French market town is steeped in history and full of traditional alpine charm, with regular markets and bustling shops that make it a lively summer destination too. The ski season runs from December until April and the resort is just a few kilometres from La Clusaz, a more extensive ski area that is covered on the same Aravis ski pass.
On the downside the altitude at just 1000m makes Le Grand Bornand (Le grand bor-non) one of the lower resorts in the French Alps, but the traditional 17th Century farming of Chinaillon 6km away sits higher at 1300m and is the start point for a lot of the best skiing. A bus service links the two and skiing back to Le Grand Bornand itself is not always possible.
Le Grand Bornand blogs
Posted by Wendy Hollands on 25th March 2014
Le Grand Bornand have installed a brand new chairlift, but this one has just one chair and no cable. It’s a chairlift for new skiers to learn how to get onto chairlifts correctly.
Posted by Vanessa Fisher on 27th February 2014
Le Grand Bornand is recovering from a huge party this week as it celebrated the homecoming of three Olympic Medallists, this from a tiny French alpine village that supposedly has more cows than people.
At a glance
|Resort altitude||1000 m|
|Highest lift||2100 m|
|Lowest lift||1000 m|
|km of piste||90|
|Number of lifts||39|
|Lift pass price||€167.5/ 6 days|
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