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Le Grand Bornand – Perfect for Short Break Ski Holidays

Le Grand Bornand is a picturesque ski village in the heart of the Aravis mountains, easily accessible from Geneva airport just an hour away. A charming resort with great snow, quiet pistes and lovely views make it an ideal ski resort for a short ski break.

Friendly, accommodating locals, great on-piste value, plus an easily accessible and varied ski terrain, are leading to more and more UK based skiers discovering the charm of this traditionally French ski resort.

With its conveniently located beginners area, 16 green runs, 13 blue, 14 red and 3 black runs, along with a large free-ride area, challenging off piste and a renowned snow park, this resort really does have something for everyone.


Le Grand Bornand – Key Facts:

  • 90 km of excellent, varied skiing & snowboarding (220km on Aravis lift pass)
  • Just 1 hour airport transfer from Geneva
  • Ski area covering 1000 – 2100m altitude
  • Laid back, traditional atmosphere
  • Great value mountain restaurants

Traditional Alpine Charm only an hour from Geneva Airport

Grand Bornand’s picturesque village is steeped in history and full of traditional alpine charm, yet despite being only an hour from Geneva airport it enjoys amazingly quiet pistes, particularly mid-week!

With its dependable snow record and modern lift system, the skiable terrain accommodates all level of skiers, from beginners through to advanced free riders. The area has a particularly good beginner’s area, making the area an ideal resort for family skiing.

With skiing up to 2100m, extensive snow cannon coverage and mainly north-facing slopes, you can ski Le Grand Bornand each year from mid December until the end of April.

Coupled with the sister resort of La Clusaz (10 minutes by ski bus), skiing in the Aravis offers an extensive 220km of piste – all our holidays include a lift pass for the full Aravis ski region.

Le Grand Bornand – Ski Resort Information – The Skiing, Piste Map, Resort Details

The Skiing

  • Picturesque traditional setting
  • Fabulous on piste value
  • Great Snow Record
  • Ideal for mixed-ability groups

Ski Area & Piste Map

  • Aravis Ski Region
  • La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
  • 220km of Pistes
  • Altitude 1000m-2500m

The Resort

  • Laid back, traditional village
  • Skiing right back to resort
  • Family friendly atmosphere
  • Reasonable prices

If you have any questions about skiing or snowboarding in Le Grand Bornand, the Aravis ski region or any other aspect of a short ski break in the French Alps, we have 20+ years of local knowledge to share and are here to provide all the information you need.

Contact us via the website or call us on +44 (0) 845 557 5983.

Le Grand Bornand – Our Accommodation Options

All holiday prices include catered accommodation, full Aravis region ski pass & very short airport transfers from Geneva

The Aravis Lodge and Annexe

Located in St Jean de Sixt – Stay here for our classic catered chalet experience. Our home base and longest-running location, the Aravis Lodge is a sociable chalet-hotel with everything tailored to give you the most skiing with the least hassle.

If offers great food, on-site ski hire and a high level of personal service from our resident ski team. Click here for full details>>>

Hotel la Pointe Percée **

A traditional Sayoyard hotel right in the heart of the charming village of Le Grand Bornand village, Hotel la Point Percée is a 20 bedroom hotel conveniently located for easy access to the village, slopes and everything the resort has to offer.

Situated close to the ski-bus stop, you can easily access both resorts of Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz on your short ski break. Click here for full details>>>

Hotel les Ecureuils ***

The ideal location to ensure you have maximum time on the slopes, Les Ecureuils is a cosy hotel in a quiet spot close to the foot of the slopes in Le Grand Bornand, which offers renowned food, a spa with outdoor hot tub and friendly service.

The lounge with its open fire is the perfect place to meet other skiers, and discuss the best runs of the day over a vin chaud or local beer.  Click here for full details >>>

Looking for a Ski Holiday in Le Grand Bornand?

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