Ski from our Chalet on the piste! “The variety, and amount of runs available in La Clusaz are truly staggering.”
La Clusaz Skiing at a glance…
- 5 Mountains
- 132KM of piste, 220km of skiing in the Aravis
- 190 snow cannons
- 53 Ski lifts
- 84 Runs 7 Black, 24 Red, 30 Blue & 23 Green runs
- Highest point 2600M
- Live web-cams
- 70KM Cross-country trails
- Snow fun-park designed by La Clusaz’s own Freestyle Champion!
The neighbouring ski resort of Le Grand Bornand is only 10 minutes on the local ski bus (free of charge with card provided by Snowlife). Here you can ski another 39 lifts and enjoy plenty of wide-open runs with consistently good snow conditions.
La Clusaz village is situated at 1100m/3608ft, however the skiing extends at its highest point to 2600m/8530ft at the top of La Balme. La Clusaz has invested vast amounts of money in snowmaking machines (103 snow canons) which cover all of the lower slopes in and around the village.
Most of the slopes face North/North East, allowing skiing until May.
Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, sledging and many, many more activities are all catered for in La Clusaz.
The slopes are extensive and suitable for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, with 54 lifts and 130km of piste consisting of 7 black runs, 24 red runs, 30 blue runs, 23 green runs and off piste galore.
It is possible to complete a tour of all the massifs in a day, stopping for lunch in one of the many cosy, renowned mountain restaurants.
Ski lessons with the ‘Ecole de Ski International’
We have worked with the ESI since 1996 and our clients are always delighted with the results! We recommend that you complete the ski lesson form as soon as you book your holiday so that we can request an instructor either for a one-to-one lesson or, if you would prefer, a group lesson. Lisa tries to ensure that all group lessons are appropriately matched for your ability and age with other guests from the chalet. All the instructors speak English or try to! The meeting place for your lessons (either on the piste in front of the chalet or at the boot room) and the instructors name will be given to you on your arrival at the chalet.
Private lessons are for two hours, starting at 08.45 or 0900, 11.00 or 11.15 and 14.00 and the prices are as follows:
- 1 or 2 people €90 (low season) and €110 (high season) for 2 hours. For each additional person add €10.
If you would like to hire a private instructor for a day or for half a day …you can!
HIGH SEASON ~ 5th Feb ~ 3rd March
For children from 4 years old there are three groups that take place on Beauregard mountain (6 children max.). This runs from Sunday to Friday from 08.45-10.45 or 11.00 – 13.00 and costs between €178-€223 per child depending on the level.
For older children (Crystal – Crystal Diamant) there is ski school (max. 8) from Sun – Fri – 11.00 – 13.30 – 6 X 2.5 hours costs €192
Mini groups (max. 5) Sun – Fri – 0845-10.45 – €242 per child
Snowboard school (max.8) for beginners – Int Sun-Fri (14.00 – 17.00pm) and this costs €201.
For further information please take a look at the Ecole de Ski Internationale website here
A ski instructor will come to the chalet on Friday evenings to take payment for the lessons (credit cards are accepted).
Adapted to the practice of freestyle, the snowpark offers a maximum of safety and pleasure.
More varied and more spaced out, magnificent sequences of movements of springboards and rails are available.
The snowpark is composed of 3 big sections, with a slope style with rails accessible to all levels, 2 world cup standard big airs and at the bottom a great one pipe of 80m!
Ski hire at Sport Boutique
Sport Boutique ski shop is in the centre of the village and has superb equipment. Our clients are entitled to a 25% discount. We will return all your equipment for you at the end of the week, you just need to pop in before you leave and pay (credit cards accepted).
Ski hire- 6 days
- Adult skis or snowboard from €49-€132 (DEPENDING ON TYPE)
- Adult ski or snowboard boots €31
- Child skis or snowboard & boots from €39 – €79
- Child snowboard & boots €83
- Helmet €14.50
All the above prices include insurance for 6 days.
Ski passes can be bought online by clicking here – photos are needed unfortunately.
- Adult 6 Day €209
- Child (under fifteen) 6 Day €154
- Child (under eight) 6 Day €139
- Senior (over sixty five) 6 Day €199
- Photo obligatory
This is a great way to ski at both La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand giving you access to more than 120 miles of pistes! A free half-hourly bus service connects the resorts (10 minutes)
- Adult Aravis 6 Day €222
- Child Aravis (under fifteen) 6 Day €177.50
- Child Aravis (under eight) 6 day €156
- Senior Aravis (+60) 6 Day €211
- Photo obligatory
Children under 5 years old have the advantage of ski for free! Proof of age must be provided at the ticket office.
This is available on Thursday evenings from 8.00pm till 10.00pm on the piste outside the chalet.