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Introduction to Le Grand Bornand

Guide to the ski resort of Grand Bornand

A very picturesque village, Le Grand Bornand is a lively year round resort that retains a special atmosphere. Many people who ski here once become enchanted and return for years to come.

Not surprisingly, as the resort is so close to Geneva and is included on the same ski pass as La Clusaz, it is also a very popular choice for our ski weekends and  short midweek breaks.

Read on to find out more about the village and the best places to ski or snowboard.

Grand Bornand in Summary

Summary of Grand BornandIn short, this is what you can expect on a ski holiday in Grand Bornand:

  • excellent resort for beginners and intermediates as well as plenty of challenging terrain for advanced skiers;
  • good potential for off-piste and extreme skiing;
  • resort full of traditional Savoyard charm;
  • transfer time from Geneva airport of less than an hour;
  • great choice of “non-skiing” activities;
  • lively après-ski but not overwhelmed by Brits;
  • good selection of mountain restaurants, bars and cafes.

The skiing is based around all sides of Mt Lachat, rising up from the centre of the village. Combined with La Clusaz on the same ski pass, the total ski area is 220km and provides a huge range of terrain and styles of sking to suit all levels and interests.

Grand Bornand Village

Grand Bornand VillageLe Grand Bornand is a very family friendly resort.  You will find a number of excellent, good value restaurants in the attractive old centre based around the church. There is not such a buzzing nightlife as in nearby La Clusaz, but there are a few fun spots for an après – ski drink where you will normally find a few locals propping up the bar!

Another point worth highlighting is the quality of slope maintenance. Grand Bornand has one of the most skilful piste grooming and artificial snow management teams in the French Alps who keep runs in exceptional condition even during periods without fresh snowfall. For a more detailed insight on the aspect of this resort have a look at the following article on our blog from last season:

Fancy skiing or snowboarding in Le Grand Bornand?

Ski Weekends
Thursday to Monday
From £495pp
Ski Midweeks
Monday to Thursday
From £295pp
Ski Weeks
Monday or Thursday changeover
From £765
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