Le Grand Bornand, France

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Nearest Airports

Geneva / Geneve 80mins

Lyon (St. Exupery) ?mins

Annecy-Meythet ?mins


Le Grand Bornand ski holidays

Established in ? the French ski resort Le Grand Bornand lies at 1000 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2100m the area is not snow sure. Over 100 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 18km of trails, which equates to around 20 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Le Grand Bornand is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 50km or approximately 80 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Large, traditional French village 6km from La Clusaz with which it shares the Aravis Lift Pass. Apres ski is wide ranging with a discothèque and a large selection of eateries. The higher part of the resort is known as Chinaillon, located at 1300m and where most of the skiing starts. It is a "station" in its own right with loads of apartments and a few hotels. There are many shops and restaurants, bars and a discoteque. A bus links with the village of Le Grand Bornand. You can only ski down to Grand Bornand itself in very good snow conditions.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 10 runs 29km
23%  Intermediate Trails
 15 runs 26km
65%  Advanced Trails
 14 runs 26km
30%  Expert Trails
 3 runs 6km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)? - ?
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2016
Resort ClosesApr 2017
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs90km
total length of Le Grand Bornand trails
Longest Lift-Served Run2.2km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationN - SW
direction Le Grand Bornand area faces
Top Altitude2100m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1000m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1000m
centre of Le Grand Bornand ski resort
Vertical Drop1100m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 1100m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Le Grand Bornand

42 pistes and trails means approximately 90km of runs. 39 Le Grand Bornand lifts have capacity to transport 38900 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 2.2km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 23% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 65% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 5% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 0.8km Lachat run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Le Grand Bornand after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Le Grand Bornand

Of the 39 ski lifts, 15 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Le Grand Bornand is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 120 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Le Grand Bornand Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

37 apres ski bars 37 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 2 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 40 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.

SNO-man says


Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Le Grand Bornand" by any other name

The French resort is also known as Les Aravis and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Le Grand Bornand 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. Le Grand Bornand has slopes facing N - SW.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Le Grand Bornand, France

Le Grand Bornand day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Creche facilities are available in the village for babies from 3 months up to 8 years old and for 8 months to 6 years at Chinaillon. The Ski School have special parks called Fantaski filled with cartoon characterr statuettes, mini drag lifts and reception areas. Ski instructors are specially trained to teach children and each week during the French school holidays they have the opportunity to take part in the Kiddies OIympics with snow games, competitions and entertainment. Children under 4 years old ski free of charge and under 6's ski free during "Semaines Privilege" or promotional weeks. There are also special rates for under 8's and under 16's.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called École du ski Français and has 100 teachers teaching in Dutrh, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.reservation@esf-grand.bo.com www.legrandbornand.com/ 27910

Le Grand Bornand for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Le Grand Bornand for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Le Grand Bornand for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Le Grand Bornand for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Le Grand Bornand: 60km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 11km     Intermediate XC Trails: 26km   Difficult XC Trails: 23km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 2      Paragliding schools: 3

Snow mobile Rental: 1     Toboggan Run Length: 1km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 40 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 1km Paragliding schools: 3

Le Grand Bornand non skiing facilities also include ?.

Le Grand Bornand reviews, 3.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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