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Le Grand Bornand, France

Le Grand Bornand is a traditional french resort situated in the Massif des Aravis

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Snow park description:
The snowpark has a halfpipe (4 m high and 100m long) , a freeride area and a Speedriding area. Boardercross - 700m long, 1 big air, 4lines of jumps (3 difficulty levels), tables, quarters, hip, box and other freestyle units. The snowpark is at 1800m on the Maroly side of the mountain and is classed as one of the top 5 in France.
Airport Name:
Geneva - 60km Chambery - 85km Lyon - 150km
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Time Difference from UK:
+ 1 hr
Liftpass information:
There are 2 liftpasses - the local pass covers Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon  and the area pass (called the Aravis pass) also covers La Clusaz, Manigod and St Jean de Sixt.
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Ski Holidays in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand is situated in the Massif des Aravis, a fantastic ski area lesser known to the British market. The next door resort of La Clusaz is perhaps more well known, however the Massif des Aravis has a huge 220km of piste.

With a traditional french village feel, Le Grand Bornand has plenty of activities for the skier and non-skier alike.

There are two distinct ski areas in the Massif des Aravis with 120 pistes and 220km there is plenty to occupy even the most experienced skiers. From Le Grand Bornand you can access the Chinaillion pistes, with over 40 pistes and a variance runs. A short bus ride away you can enjoy the Aravis skiing area from La Clusaz, with buses running every half hour throughout the day.

Doing More in Le Grand Bornand

There are a number of fun activities available in Le Grand Bornand including snowshoeing, paragliding, night and day sledging, ice climbing, ski touring and speed riding. For families there is an a large covered ice rink. You can even rent electric mountain bikes known as 'Fatbike'! Fatbikes are available to rent from the resorts sports shops giving visitors the chance to get around easily and quickly on these bikes with their extra large wheels resulting in an experiance now unlike skiing, an alternatve that is both fun and accessible!

The resort has all the amenities you could need and expect from a town, including supermarkets, cash machines, restaurants and bars. There are of course ski shops, ski schools and a tourist office.

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One of the best restaurants in Le grand Bornand "L'Entracte" is opening a new wine bar offering tapas and a shop "O Vin Coeur".

Accommodation in Le Grand Bornand

Our ski holidays in the Le Grand Bornand ski resort are based on self catering accommodation in the Residence  Le Village de Lessy situated in the Chinaillion area.

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Le Grand Bornand by train

The resort of Le Grand Bornand is easiy reached from Geneva airport but can also be accessed from the train - closest station is Annecy but we can alos offer transfers from Moutiers.

Trains run regularly from London at the weekend - packages can be purchased with all our accommodation.

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Accommodation in Le Grand Bornand


Le Village de Lessy

Situated in the hamlet of Chinaillon, this beautifully designed residence has an indoor pool with a stunning view of the mountains. Read More

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Hotel Les Ecureuils

Les Ecurreuils Hotel in Le Grand Bornand is a charming hotel which is located in the heart of the village of Grand Bornand - just 100 metres from the cable car, this is an ideal hotel for those looking for comfort and location..... Read More

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