Le Grand Bornand – France

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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.

  1. Take a dog sleigh ride, fun for all the family.
  2. Try some snow walking to get those legs working.
  3. Paraglide from the top of Le Mont du Lachat.
  4. Visit the beautiful medieval town of Annecy.
  5. Spend a night clubing at Le Baron Noire.

Le Grand Bornand blogs

Fun with a practice chairlift in Le Grand Bornand

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.

Olympic celebrations in Le Grand Bornand!

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.

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At a glance

Resort altitude1000 m
Highest lift2100 m
Lowest lift1000 m
km of piste90
Number of lifts39
Beginner pistes68%
Intermediate pistes26%
Advanced pistes6%
Snow parks1
Nearest airportGeneva
(69 km)
Lift pass price€167.5/ 6 days
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