As well as our selection of best things to do in La Clusaz, there is a range of activities that aren’t typical in most ski resorts.
There’s pony-drawn sledge rides on the snow for small kids, ski joering for grown-up kids, and dog sledging for all ages. Some might prefer paintballing on the snowy Danay peak. Families will love one of the Alps’ largest Christmas festivals, spanning the full Christmas week, with free entertainment and fun for kids every day and evening. Don’t miss the outdoor heated pool which has breathtaking views across the peaks of La Clusaz: it’s open in winter as well as summer. For a slower pace, visit the goat farm in Les Confins to pat the goats and buy some cheese.
On non-skiing days, you might consider a trip to the nearby medieval lakeshore town of Annecy.
Weekly evening activities include ice skating on the open-air ice rink (with a DJ during school holidays) and night skiing, with the option of free one-hour hire of the local paret sledge to try (book well in advance). When there’s a full moon, La Clusaz opens some runs for full-moon skiing — an ambient night with live music, an ice bar, a party atmosphere and free night lamps for all participants. In 2018, celebrate 15 years of full moon skiing in La Clusaz on two dates — 3rd February and 3rd March.
Of course, La Clusaz is also a fantastic place to go off-piste skiing, as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, with magnificent views of the chocolate-box village and plenty of trails to choose from. Fat bikes and other alternatives to skis are available for hire.
More information: en.laclusaz.com/hiver/all-upcoming-events