Ski holidays in Le Grand Bornand
Le Grand Bornand is charming and traditional mountain village with great ski area.
In the heart of the Aravis Mountain range in the Haute Savoie, perfectly located between Mont Blanc, Lake Annecy and Switzerland, Le Grand-Bornand offers the best of the Alps: the charm and soul of a traditional mountain village and the equipment of a foreground resort.
Not only is Le Grand-Bornand a tourist destination in the summer as well as winter, but it is also a truly charming village where Mother Nature has done her very best . The Aravis Mountains, with their summit at 2750 m, form the main backdrop to the village. The range is capped by the distinctive Pointe Percée from where green, forested mountain slopes, open to all, curve down towards the village.
The resort is divided in to two parts: Le Grand-Bornand Village is, at 1000 metres, a typical Savoyard village with its church, square, shops and “grenette”, a traditionally roofed market hall. The splendid Bouchet valley stretches away behind… a favourite cross-country ski area.
Six kilometres further up, at 1300 metres and on the road to Col de la Colombiere, Le Grand-Bornand - Chinaillon is the other part of the resort, where most of the ski runs begin. The old part of Chinaillon, very well preserved, dates back to 17 th century.
Le Grand Bornard is known for an intensive agricultural life, unparalleled chalets and preserving old traditions.
Le Grand-Bornand, a great geographical situation: at 20 km from A40, 32 km from Annecy (SNCF railway station, A41, airport of Meythet), at 50 km from the international airport of Geneva Cointrin (30 km of motorway), at 180 km from the airport Lyon St Exupéry (150 km of motorway), at 580 km from Paris (550 km of motorway).
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Skiing in Le Grand Bornand
Closest railway station: Gare d’Annecy, 32 km
Direct bus from railway station
Direct shuttle from railway station
Details about ski resortAll ski slopes: 90 km
Crosscountry slopes: 60 km
Green: 29 km
Blue: 26 km
Red: 26 km
Black: 6 km