Semnoz ski area
– 20mins from Annecy
A small but very family and beginner focussed, Semnoz is above Lake Annecy at 1704m with amazing 360 views towards the Lake and Mont-Blanc.
Lift passes from 7.70€ for 2 hours and €13 for 7 hours. It is a pay as you go system so you only pay for the hours you want to ski.
For downhill, there are 18 slopes (7 Green, 5 Blue, 6 Red), 11 lifts (2 chairlifts, 7 drag lifts, 2 rope lifts). There is a ski school (ESF) and a kindergarten.
There is also 46km of cross country slopes
so pretty big. Three Green (Le djinn 2.5 km, Le lynx 2 km, La panoramique 5 km); Three Blue (Les alouettes 3 km, Le puma 4 km, Les gazelles 8.5 km), Two Red (Les lamas 3.5 km, Les frelons 4.5 km) and One Black (La panthère noire 13 km).
Snowshoeing area, luge area with magic carpet lift for kids plus Swyd.
Contacts for activities in Annecy
Annecy Bureau des Guides – snowshoeing in winter, skitouring, ice-climbing
Tel: 00 33 4 50 46 39 66
Alpina Venture – open December to October. Heliski, off-piste skiing…
Winter: off piste in the 3 Valleys resorts, around Chamonix or in Les Portes du Soleil for example. Ski touring and heliski. Private hiring from 300€/day.
Tel: 0033 6 03 12 32 66
Aeroslide – From December to end of April (La Clusaz), 10am-5pm.
During the winter you will fly with an instructor above the village of La Clusaz: nice flight (with skis) above the village of La Clusaz.
Tel: 0033 6 11 40 07 94
Golf de Giez – Open all year from 8am – 7pm, but closed if snowy! The Belvedere, a 18 hole golf at Giez “Lac d’Annecy” offers 2 levels of game. Its upper level boasts a magnificent view of the lake of Annecy and Mont-Blanc, while on the lower level the fairway wind through oah and poplar forests straddling. The river “Eau Morte”, splendid ornamental lakes adorm the counse and add to the pleasure of game.
Annecy Tourist Office
Annecy Tourist Information
Tel +33 4 50 45 00 33
For regional information:
A fabulous variety of restaurants and bars and nightclubs
: Driving distance from Calais to Annecy 817km (approx 7hrs30)
From Calais follow the A26/E15 in the direction of Lens/Arras and then Reims. Take the exit marked Reims-Tinqueux, Châlons-en-Champagne, Metz, Nancy, Strasbourg & Lyon. Follow the A4/E50, then the E17 towards Châlons-en-Champagne. Take the exit marked Saint-Gibrien, Châlons-en-Champagne, Troyes & Lyon. Continue on the E17 then the A26/E17 towards Troyes. Next take the A40 towards Bourg-en-Bresse/Annecy and take exit 11 to Annecy.
: TGV to Annecy
: Geneva 50km
For further information on car parking, transfers, etc: www.gva.ch/en (then select Transportation in menu)
or Lyon Saint-Exupery 180 km
Cinema, modern and traditional shops