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Le Grand Bornand

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Le Grand Bornand, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Le Grand Bornand Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length90km56 miles
Highest Lift2,100m6,890ft
Resort Height950m3,117ft
 Nearest AirportsAnnecy and Geneva
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Le Grand Bornand at a glance

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.

 When will it snow in Le Grand Bornand?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Le Grand Bornand.

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Le Grand Bornand Facts, Stats and Ratings

Le Grand Bornand Rated

Ratings for Le Grand Bornand
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Le Grand Bornand?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Le Grand Bornand
Highest Lift2,100m6,890ft
Lowest Piste1,000m3,281ft
Resort Altitude (Le Grand Bornand)950m3,117ft
Max Vertical1,150m3,773ft

Le Grand Bornand Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Le Grand Bornand
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 6km4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1426km16 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1526km16 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
1029km18 miles
Total Length
90km56 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
60km37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Annecy Mountains Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Annecy Mountains
Number of runs
Total Length
245km152 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Le Grand Bornand Summary

The French Ski Resort of Le Grand Bornand is part of the Annecy Mountains ski area with access to 245km152 miles of downhill skiing, with 173 marked pistes, served by a total of 150 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Le Grand Bornand itself (90km56 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Annecy Mountains ski resorts of La Clusaz, La Sambuy / Seythenex, Manigod and Saint Jean de Sixt.

With ski lifts as high as 2,100m6,890ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Le Grand Bornand Overview

In the heart of the Aravis Massif between Annecy and Chamonix, Le Grand Bornand is a traditional Savoyard village. Most of its development as a ski resort has gone on up the road in neighbouring Le Grand Bornand Chinaillon while Le Grand Bornand itself has retained its character as a mountain farming community.

Life revolves around the traditional mid-week farmers market, alongside the Reblochon Market, first held in 1795. Situated at the entrance to the Bouchet valley, the ski area is accessed from the village via two gondolas.

On the Mountain

The most difficult run is the 'Lachat'.

 Skiing in Le Grand Bornand

The skiing is spread over 4 linked sectors: La Joyère, Le Chinaillon-Lachat, Le Maroly and La Duche-Les Annes

which can all be accessed from the Village or from Chinaillon. La Joyère ski area is just a short gondola ride from the village and its gentle south-facing slopes are the perfect place to start. Chinaillon's north and north-westerly facing slopes are of varying grades and suitable for skiers of all abilities while further along the valley the Maroly area is vast and undulating with long blue and red runs - ideal for family skiing. Le Lachat, the high point of the ski resort at 2100m has exposed north and south-west facing slopes. Reserved for good to better skiers it has two reds and a black run.

Le Grand Bornand offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

 Snowboarding in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Le Grand Bornand.

When is Le Grand Bornand open?

 Opened : December 14, 2019.

 Closed : March 15, 2020.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April (Closing date determined in season due to snow cover.).

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Le Grand Bornand.

Snow Making

Le Grand Bornand is able to make snow, on 18km11 miles of ski runs, with 100 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 39 ski lifts of Le Grand Bornand are able to uplift 36,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Le Grand Bornand?

Le Grand Bornand is in the French Alps in Lake Annecy Ski Resorts, Haute-Savoie, France.

How can I get to Le Grand Bornand?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Le Grand Bornand are Annecy, Geneva and Chambery. There are 10 airports within three hours drive. Annecy and Geneva are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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