Le Grand Bornand
Perched in the Aravis massif, the resort of Le Grand Bornand is a family and authentic destination. Close to Lake Annecy, Mont-Blanc and Switzerland, this resort enjoys an ideal tourist situation. In Haute-Savoie, Le Grand Bornand is the very first agricultural commune in Haute-Savoie with around forty farms in operation. Throughout the year, the life of this village of character is punctuated by folk festivals perpetuating centuries-old traditions. Decorated with discreet and authentic habitats, Le Grand Bornand protects its precious heritage and its unique experience in the heart of a timeless nature.
A land of creation, the destination is home to passionate craftsmen and develops contemporary art in all four corners of the resort. At the same time, many gondola lifts have been decorated with original works of art, offering a travelling creation and an open-air art gallery. Facing the Aravis mountain range, discover this resort with an incredible panorama and grandiose landscapes with a unique view. on the French Alps.
Offering nearly 86 km of ski slopes, the Grand Bornand ski area attracts a large number of skiers every year. At an altitude of 1000 m, the Grand Bornand Village extends to welcome you in one of the 400 century-old chalets at the foot of the Aravis mountain range. 6 km higher is the resort of Grand Bornand Chinaillon located at 1300 m altitude on the road to the Col de la Colombière.
On 1100 m of vertical drop, the Dénivel'maxx piste and its 3 km of descent has become mythical. At full speed, you hurtle down this track from the highest point to the village. For freestyle enthusiasts, the SnowparkGB is in the top 10 of the most beautiful in France. With its 5 hectares and its different lines, it will allow you to discover freestyle but also to improve your skills thanks to its different modules.
A large secure freeride area is accessible for the most experienced skiers. This large playground will allow you to hurtle down slopes still untouched by any trace for unique powder sensations.
To discover new snow sports, Le Grand Bornand offers you unique experiences for unforgettable moments with family or friends. Discover speed riding, fatbike or even bike-skiing to fill up with sensations. The resort offers you to ski in front of the sunset from the top of the slopes. You will be able to ski at night on a lit piste.
Every year, the biathlon planet meets at Le Grand Bornand to compete in several World Cup races. Composed of two Nordic ski sites, Le Grand Bornand and its 79.9 km of slopes will take you to discover the snowy forests and authentic chalets of the plateau where nature and sliding are one.
The resort welcomes you in winter and offers you the possibility to reach by bus the resorts of La Clusaz, Manigod and Saint-Jean-De-Sixt in the Aravis ski area. Plunge into the heart of this preserved nature and for ski hire, visit one of our ski shops in Le Grand Bornand and our Precision Ski website.
Situated 30 km from Annecy, the Grand Bornand station is accessible via daily bus lines that provide connections from the SNCF railway station as well as Lyon and Geneva airports. By car, the Aravis Massif is accessible via the A 40 (Autoroute Blanche) and the A 41.