La Clusaz ski holidays
Established in 1925 the French ski resort La Clusaz lies at 1100 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2600m the area is snow sure. Over 103 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 2km of trails, which equates to around 1.5 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to La Clusaz is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 50km or approximately 60 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
27 runs 23km
28 runs 68km
23 runs 30km
7 runs 7km
Skiing in La Clusaz
84 pistes and trails means approximately 132km of runs. 55 La Clusaz lifts have capacity to transport 53000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 4km.
The mountain has 32% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 33% intermediate, 27% advanced slopes and 8% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 3.9km Levraille run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski La Clusaz after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in La Clusaz
Of the 55 ski lifts, 36 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good La Clusaz is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 2 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 100 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
La Clusaz Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
12 apres ski bars 68 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 3 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 3 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 2 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Canadian Hikes, Climbing Wall, Farm Visits, Heritage Tours, Carriage Rides, Ice Climbing, Weekly Market (Monday), Microlights, Mountain Biking on Snow, Orienteering, Snowcat Tours, Survival Days, Winter Camping.
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"La Clusaz" by any other name
The French resort is also known as La Clusaz and has common misspellings: Laclusaz, Laclusaze, Lacluza, Lacluzas
The direction which the various La Clusaz slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. La Clusaz has slopes facing N NW E.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
La Clusaz reviews, 4.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.