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Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand-Bornand Village view at night

Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand-Bornand is a picturesque resort located in the Northern Alps in the Aravis ski area. Split into two different places; Le Grand Bornand Village and Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon. Le Grand-Bornand Village has a rustic charm about it and is where most facilities and local amenities can be found, whereas up the road in Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon it is a quaint little hamlet. Though it is smaller, there is still plenty there to keep you busy! Both are linked together by a bus service which you can use for the week at just 10 Euros or for 2 Euros each time you use it – this bus also goes to La Clusaz.

Just an hour away from Geneva, Le Grand-Bornand is set in the perfect location for a couple’s ski weekend or a quick trip away with the family or with friends. Whilst in the area you should try some of the specialities to the Haute-Savoie region such as the Reblochon cheese with local charcuterie and then wash it down, some brandy with gentian flower which is traditionally distilled in the Aravis Mountains.

This is a family-friendly ski area and resort which boasts fantastic childcare facilities for if the adults want to get some serious skiing in! But for those more interested in the party scene, then be sure to try out some of the great après ski in Le Grand Bornand!

Ski Area Overview

The Aravis ski area, which is also home to La Clusaz, is where you’ll find the charming Le Grand-Bornand ski resort. With over 83 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes and 44 different runs, there is plenty on offer for all abilities of skiers and snowboarders. Le Grand-Bornand has 3 different beginner areas and 13 green runs which makes it a great place for first timers or nervous snowsports students!

For the intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders in your group, there are 14 blues, 14 reds and 3 black runs to have a play on, and that doesn’t even include the rest of the skiing available on the Aravis lift pass! The Grand-Bornand ski area can be accessed from the village using one of the two gondolas, and for those based up at Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon, the slopes can be accessed from right down in the village with a choice of chairlifts or draglifts to whisk you away.

There are 30 lifts in the area enabling you to travel around Grand-Bornand area with ease. It is fair to say that there is a lot of variety in this area, which makes it such a great place to go on a ski holiday to France for all ability levels!

Le Grand-Bornand ski area viewsLe Grand-Bornand Skiing

To find out more about ski holidays in France, feel free to call one of our friendly ski experts on 023 8020 6971 or email