Le Grand Bornand is located in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps. It is a charming mountain village with traditional chalets and buildings scattered over the mountainside. But, it also features everything you need from a world-class and modern ski resort.
This gorgeous ski resort is slipt into two villages. The Grand-Bornand village sits at 1,000 meters and is a typically Savoyard with a village square, church, and handful of shops.
When you head up the road to the Vol de la Colombiere, you’ll reach The Grand-Bornand Chinaillon. This village sits at 1,300 meters and is the main access point to the slopes.
Most of the area is made up of rolling meadows and farming pastures, so you can expect lots of easy terrain for skiing and snowboarding. However, if you want something more challenging, the Aravis Mountains or the Mont Lachat have you covered.
Le Grand Bornand’s ski area covers links with La Clusaz, Manigod, and St. Jean de Sixt. Giving you 220 km of terrain varied enough to suit everyone. Beginner and expert skiers and snowboarders alike will be able to have lots of fun around Le Grand Bornand.
If you want to work on your freestyle tricks, head to the Maroly area. Here, you’ll find one of France’s finest snowparks, the Grand-Bo. The features range from beginner to expert, so you can gradually go bigger as you progress.
Le Grand Bornand is a great cross-country skiing destination. Chinaillon is the start of a range of pristine tracks that run all the way to La Clusaz.
The two villages are linked with slopes that are in the sun. They also get plenty of snow, as the Aravis mountains catch the weather systems, filling topping up the snow regularly.
If you fancy a day off the slopes or are travelling with non-skiers, the areas walking and snowshoe paths provide alternatives for exploration and sightseeing. You can also take a hot air balloon over the mountains, ride snowmobiles, ice climb, and go ski joering.
Le Grand Bornand is not considered a party town, but there are more than enough bars for après drinks. You’ll also find many traditional restaurants with roaring log fires and sun drenched terraces.