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1 of 7 Le Grand Bornand Ski Village ©(Monique Lucchesi)
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3 of 7 Le Grand Bornand at Night ©(G-Lansard)
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5 of 7 Overlooking Le Grand Bornand Ski Village
6 of 7 Skiing in Le Grand Bornand
7 of 7 Le Grand Bornand Ski Slopes ©(Christian Haase)

Le Grand Bornand

Thinking of skiing in Le Grand Bornand? This Savoyard village is amongst the best preserved and most beautiful, as well as enjoying an ideal situation between Mont Blanc, Lake Annecy and Switzerland.

Why Le Grand Bornand?

  • Situated less than an hour from Geneva
  • The traditional villages have an authentic atmosphere
  • Only 40 minutes from Annecy and La Clusaz ski resort is just down the road
  • It’s part of the wonderful Aravis ski area

Read Simon Miller's review of Le Grand Bornand on City A.M.!

Le Grand Bornand Resort Information

The local community has carefully worked to fulfil visitors’ needs for excellent skiing, whilst at the same time maintaining the area's traditional charm and respecting its Alpine heritage. Le Grand Bornand ski resort (in the Aravis mountains) is famous for its attractive chalets. More than 400 are spread throughout the village, many of them up to 300 years old.

The Grand Bornand is split into the main Grand Bornand village (1000m) and Chinaillon village which is 6km away and 1300m. There are bars and restaurants in Chinaillon as well as shops, but the majority of amenities are in the main village.

The Aravis Mountains’ highest peak is the distinctive Pointe Percée from where green, forested slopes meander down towards the valley, forming the main backdrop to Le Grand Bornand village. This is divided into two parts, with an efficient ski bus circling between them and ski lifts and runs linking them higher up. The original Grand Bornand village is a veritable picture of old France with its shops, church, market square and “grenette” - a traditional Savoyard covered market. Six kilometres up the valley is Le Chinaillon, the other part of the resort, where most of the ski runs begin. Chinaillon is very well preserved, with the older parts dating back to the 17th century. The splendid Bouchet Valley stretches away behind it…a favourite cross country ski area.

Amusingly – and the locals are proud of this - Le Grand Bornand’s inhabitants are outnumbered by its cows! This is the birthplace of the famous Reblochon, an AOC cheese (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) which is made twice a day in village farms during the winter, and in pastures during summer. The first Reblochon market was created in 1795 in Le Grand Bornand, and remains the most important in the whole valley. The traditional Reblochon market is held on Wednesday mornings in Grand Bornand. There are 65 farms in the area and the local cows, called Pie-Rouge Abondance, are almost a red colour, with white tails and hooves.

There are about 30 restaurants in Le Grand Bornand village as well as a supermarket, boulangerie, laundrette, hairdresser, pharmacy, petrol station, bank and post office - so all your holiday needs are covered! If you’re looking for a lively après ski scene there are nearly 40 bars and pubs.  “Les 2 Guides” has a British pub atmosphere whilst “Le Thovet" has a great selection of wines by the glass. Later on the nightclub "Le Baron Noir" at Pont du Venay in Chinaillon (the other part to Le Grand Bornand) comes to life.

Other activities in Le Grand Bornand include horse-drawn sleigh or carriage rides, an ice rink, cinemas, snowshoeing, paragliding and hot air ballooning.

Peak Retreats features 4* apartments in Chinaillon village. This self-catered accommodation provides an ideal base for a Grand Bornand ski holiday.

Journalist Rob Freeman wrote about his experience of Le Grand Bornand that 'exceeded expectations and requirements in every way!' which you can read here

Interested in buying an apartment in Le Grand Bornand? See our Buying in the Alps section.


Le Grand Bornand offers excellent skiing in stunning scenery between forests of epicea firs and small mountain granaries.  Local slopes are divided into three fully-linked sectors.  The largely north and north-westerly facing slopes are of varying grades and suitable for skiers of all abilities.

All together you’ll find 90 kilometres of downhill ski runs (about a quarter of them with snowmaking cover – that’s an amazing 100 snow cannons!) serviced by 31 ski lifts. But if that’s still not enough, the Aravis Pass covers the neighbouring resorts of St Jean de Sixt, Manigod and the biggest ski area in the region at La Clusaz which has 132km of pistes. Le Grand Bornand is linked by regular (every half hour) ski bus – free to Aravis lift pass holders (otherwise it’s €2 for the single fare). Heliskiing over the border in Italy is another exciting possibility and there’s night skiing once a week.

Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page

Le Grand Bornand only- 84km of pistes, 29 lifts, 46 slopes:

Green slopes: 16
Blue slopes: 13
Red slopes: 14
Black slopes: 3

La Clusaz only - 125km of pistes, 49 lifts, 84 slopes:

Green slopes: 18
Blue slopes: 30
Red slopes: 29
Black slopes: 7



For the 2016/17 season, a new beginners area opened on the Rosay plateau, at the top of the Rosay telecabine. Over 1.5 hectares of easy skiing centred on a wide covered conveyor belt that is 1m20 wide and a record-breaking 201 metres long (longest indoor conveyor belt in the world).

The site, which also features a 10% slope, has a 2600m² sledding track and open access to the ski area, with reworked connections to the various slopes and ski lifts from the centre of Le Grand-Bornand. 


The open spaces of Maroly above the Le Grand Bornand-Chinaillon ski area include numerous red and blue runs served by four and six-seater chairs - a great area for intermediates!


Advanced skiers will be drawn to a third sector, around the highest slopes at Mont Lachat (2100m). Looking out across the landscape, these also provide some of the best views in the Alps. Here a freeride area accessed by the Le Lachat chairlift has been created – an exciting place for expert skiers where the terrain is not marked or groomed and with no ski patrol…although there is, of course, mountain rescue!


If you’re trying snowboarding for the first time, the area at the top of the Rosay lift has some nice wide and flatish runs. Generally, thanks to its wide runs, the Le Grand Bornand ski area is suitable for beginners and low intermediates. Experts should stick to the two peaks of La Floria and Le Lachat, where most of the runs are ungroomed and quite steep.


Thanks to recent improvement in the deployment of snow cannons, you can now ski back to Le Grand Bornand village via a red run under the Rosay gondola as well as taking the gondola itself down. At Le Grand Bornand Chinaillon there are plenty of resort runs - choose from easy greens to reds.

Grand Bornand Ski Hire (Pre-bookable)

Pre-book your Le Grand Bornand ski hire with Peak Retreats.

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Grand Bornand 2018/19

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6. Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.

Find out more about Peak Retreats ski hire

Grand Bornand Ski Passes (Pre-bookable)

Pre-book your Le Grand Bornand lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Grand Bornand 2018/19

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Le Grand Bornand – 90km of pistes
Aravis (Le Grand Bornand + La Clusaz) – 220km of pistes linked by bus

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

Mini pass - 2017/18:
Reduced area, ideal for beginners, with 14 ski lifts on the ski resort of Le Grand-Bornand.

Mini ski area: 2 gondolas (Le Rosay and La Joyère), 3 chairlifts (Les Gettiers, Le Châtelet and La Taverne), 7 drag-lifts (Les Raiches, La Côte, Les Combes, La Mulaterie, Les Arces, Le Venay and Le Baby), 1 rope lift (Le Castor) and carpet lift (L’Alpage Express). 

Full day - €29/adult, €21.50-23.30/child

Senior passes also available. Under 5's are free.

Le Grand Bornand ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:

Half day - €30.50-32.70/adult, €22.80-26/child
Full day - €34-36.50/adult, €25.50-29/child

Senior passes also available. Under 5's are free.

Heated ski lockers

Heated ski lockers are available at the bottom of Le Rosay gondola in Le Grand-Bornand Village.
Tel. +33 (0)4 56 49 31 12. Book your locker by e-mail from 01/12:
Rentals by day or week. Prices from €8-60.

Grand Bornand Ski School (Pre-bookable)

Pre-book your Le Grand Bornand ski school with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years, in Grand Bornand, with Peak Retreats. 3-5 year olds will go into the Piou Piou lessons. There is also a creche for babies and non-skiing children (see our childcare tab).

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Grand Bornand 2018/19

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Ski School: Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (22/12-4/1, 9/2-8/3 & 6/4-26/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.

Le Grand Bornand Individual Tuitions (2017/18 prices, not pre-bookable)

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these. Prices per instructor, not per person.

1 hour: 1-2 Pers - €43-51, 3-4 pers - €64-77
1 hour 30: 1-2 pers - €64, 3-4 pers - €87
2 hours: 1-2 pers - €84, 3-4 pers - €102

Ski school Grand Bornand contact numbers for private lessons:Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

ESF Le Grand Bornand:

Grand Bornand Child Care

Le Grand Bornand has acquired the Famille Plus & Top of the French Alps label for its childcare facilities. Please view here to view more information on the Famille Plus & Top of the French Alps label.

La Grand Bornand is a great choice for families. The Garderie "Les P'tits Maringouins" at le Chinaillon accepts children aged from eight months to five years. Bring along your child’s vaccination certifications and book ahead as places are limited.


Le Grand Bornand Village

Opposite the ice rink. Bus stop in front of the day-care center. Children (aged 3 to 11 months and 19 months to 5 years-old in winter) are welcomed in spacious, functional and colorful rooms in the heart of the village. Large outdoor area with new wooden games and fitted for snow games in winter.

PLEASE NOTE! In winter, children from 12 to 18 month-old are welcomed only in Chinaillon day-care center. Children aged 18 months and younger are received exclusively in 1/2 day either morning or afternoon (without meals).  

From 26/12/16 to 20/01/17: from 8.30 AM to 1 PM and from 1.30 PM to 5 PM (except from 29/01 to 10/03 closed at 6 PM) for children from 3 to 11 months.
Closed Saturday
From 23/01 to 14/04/17: from 8.30 AM to 1 PM and from 1.30 PM to 5 PM (except from 29/01 to 10/03 closed at 6 PM) for children from 3 to 11 months and from 19 months to 5 years old.
Closed Saturday

Day-care center Les P'tits Maringouins au Village Espace Grand-Bo
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 02 79 05 -

Le Grand Bornand Chinaillon

Level - 4 (elevator) in tourist office building in Chinaillon. Quick access to the slopes (200 m from Floria chairlift). Fun, hands-on indoor activities. Outdoor activities, weather permitting. For children from 12 months to 5 years. 

Tel. +33 (0)4 50 09 60 80

From 18/12/16 to 17/03/17: from 8.30 AM to 1 PM and from 1.30 PM to 5 PM (except from 29/01 to 10/03 closing at 6 PM).
Closed Saturday
From 20 to 31/03/17: from 8.30 AM to 1 PM and from 1.30 PM to 5 PM (except from 29/01 to 10/03 closing at 6 PM).
Closed Saturday

Prices 2016/17:
Booking fees apply: 6 €
For children from 12 to 18 months (only half day and no package):
Morning: 31 € (33 € from 29/01 to 10/03)
Afternoon: 27 € (29 € from 29/01 to 10/03)

Children from 19 months to 5 years-old:
Morning: 31 € (33 € from 29/01 to 10/03)
Afternoon: 27 € (29 € from 29/01 to 10/03)
Day: 45 € (51 € from 29/01 to 10/03)
Package from Sunday to Friday:
6 mornings: 171 € (182 € from 29/01 to 10/03)
6 afternoons: 149 € (160 € from 29/01 to 10/03)
6 days: 247 € (280 € from 29/01 to 10/03)

Meals included.
Tribe reduction on siblings (same service / same day): 10% on the 2nd child and 20% for the 3rd child.
Number of places limited, the reservation is strongly advised before your arrival in the resort.
Reserve and pay online. On site, payment only at the village day-care center.
Vaccination records required (DT Polio).



For children requiring ski lessons with ESF Le Grand Bornand (Ecole du Ski Francais) these can be pre-booked through Peak Retreats. Piou Piou Club takes children from 3-5 years and other group children’s lessons start from 6yrs. See ski school tab.

Grand Bornand Resort Activities

Le Grand Bornand Ice Rink (Grand Bornand Village)

Spend a relaxing moment, in beautiful surroundings, facing Le Grand-Bornand Village and the Aravis Mountains on the 800m2 covered ice skating rink. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Skate rental: sizes 24 to 50. Payable.

The Ice Garden (Grand Bornand Village)

The ice skating rink is reserved for the young ones to enjoy ice pleasure safely with some adapted educational equipment. • Reserved only for children. From 3 to 10 years. Payable.


Le Grand Bornand Igloo building (ages 6 and up)

Learn to build an igloo and then enjoy a children's party under a teepee! 
Ecole de Ski de Fond et Raquettes
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 02 78 17 -

Le Grand-Bornand Horse-drawn Carriage

Horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides in Le Grand-Bornand Village and in La Vallée du Bouchet. Free for children under 3. 
Tel. +33 (0)6 87 52 86 62

Le Grand-Bornand Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides

Enjoy the snow-covered landscape, comfortably settled into a traditional horse-drawn sledge. 
Depending on snow conditions. Free for kids under 3. Reservation required. 
Tel. +33 (0)6 87 52 86 62

Horse Trekking (in La Clusaz)

Horse ride supervised by a certified instructor. Options for 1h, 2h, 3h, full day or 2 day long rides. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Reservation required. Weather permitting. 
Tel. +33 (0)6 15 65 11 11 - 

Le Grand Bornand Nordic Walk

A fun way to get in shape, to relax, and to enjoy being in nature. From 12 years.
École de Ski de Fond et Raquette
62 Place de l'église
74450, Le Grand-Bornand 
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 02 78 17 or +33 (0)4 50 02 31 12 -

Le Grand Bornand Sledding Area

1. Sledging areas at Dodes, Le Grand-Bornand Village
The safe designated Les Dodes sledding area is in Le Grand-Bornand Village. Lighting for night sledding. • Helmet recommended for children. From 2 years
From 15/12 to 01/04. Subject to snow conditions. Free access.

2. Sledging area at Borne, Le Grand-Bornand Village
The safe designated Le Borne sledding area is in Le Grand-Bornand. This area for sliding on snow caters to all tastes, with a gradual slope. Helmet recommended for children. From 2 years
From 15/12 to 01/04. Subject to snow conditions. Free access.

3. Sledging area at Venay, Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon
The safe designated Le Venay sledding area in Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon is near the Le Venay beginner ski run. Helmet recommended for children. From 2 years
From 26/12/16 to 21/04/17 every day Free access.

4. NEW for 16/17! Sledding area at Rosay Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon 2600 m2 at the top of the Rosay gondola, at the heart of the beginners' area. Helmet recommended for children. From 2 years
From 26/12/16 to 15/04/17 every day Free of charge.
Access to Le Rosay sledding area via the gondola (lift pass required).

Le Grand Bornand Paragliding

Try paragliding with certified instructors, qualified for tandem flights. The take-off is located at the summit of Mont Lachat, at an altitude of 2100 meters. The landing area during the winter is located at “Le Terret”, 200m from the bottom of Le Rosay gondola. Suitable for ages 6 and up. 
The paragliding school is accredited by the French Federation of Free Flying.
Tel. +33 (0)6 08 33 55 69 or +33 (0)4 50 02 32 62 -

Le Grand Bornand Ice Climbing with a High-Mountain Guide 

Learn to ice climb on frozen streams and short waterfalls. Or take skill improvement lessons on multi-pitch ice climbs. 
La Compagnie des Guides et Accompagnateurs
Tel. +33 (0)6 73 48 47 72 or +33 (0)4 50 02 78 18

Le Grand Bornand Reblochon Market 

Try the Reblochon market in Grand Bornand. Every Wesnesday morning near the weekly market. 

Le Grand Bornand “Gourmet” Walk

Discover Le Grand-Bornand village by foot with a local guide. After the visit, you will enjoy a free tasting of local products at the “Maison du Patrimoine” (Local Heritage House) offered by shopkeepers and farmers of Le Grand-Bornand. Free for children under 6.
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00

Guided Tours of Chinaillon's Old Village

Discover Chinaillon's well-preserved historic village, dating back to 17th century with Savoie Heritage Guides. See centuries old chalets, the historic chapel, and the traditional wood-shingle covered roofs. Free for children under 6.
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00

Le Grand Bornand Ballooning

1 hour flights in the morning and in the late afternoon, all year round, weather permitting.
Tel. +33 (0)6 83 97 53 26 -

Le Grand Bornand Adventure Parc in Forest   

Tyrolean traverses, rope bridges, cable traverses, and catwalks, bike and skate high-wires... more than 50 exciting activities in the trees. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, on the big trail. In spring, according to snow conditions, reservations required. 
La Forêt des Dodes
Tel. +33 (0)6 80 32 12 10 

Grand Bornand Snoeshowing

Every Thursday in season. Night hike followed by a fondue meal in a teepee. Adults and children over the age of 8.

Grand Bornand Skibike

Discover the new thrills of a sliding sport that’s easy to learn, even for people who don’t ski. Suitable for adults and children over the age of 10.

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.

Le Grand Bornand Tourist Office

Le Grand Bornand Village 
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00 or

Chinaillon Tourist Office

Office du Tourisme du Chinaillon 
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 09 60 09

Grand Bornand Ski Activities

Grand Bornand Cross-country

Cross country skiing is very popular in the area and well kept runs concentrated on the Bouchet valley, and running through the forest, passing small hamlets and farms. The whole area is reserved for cross-country skiing with links to La Clusaz area by the Frasses trail. From Chinaillon there are several beautiful itineraries starting from the old Village and there are runs for all ability level from beginners to expert skiing in the classic style or using the skating technique. The Evo Nordic Park is also here, providing a circuit designed for anyone wishing to try out cross-country skiing with all the different terrain features you are likely to find located in one place and permanently supervised.

In Le Grand-Bornand Village - "Vallée du Bouchet"

  • 3 starting points (Village, les Plans, l’Auberge Nordique)
  • 58km of slopes (green, blue, red and black) along the torrent Le Borne, trough fields and forests, in front of the Aravis Mountains
  • Link with La Clusaz thanks to a nordic itinerary of 4.7km
  • Biathlon stadium (nordic ski and shooting gallery) in the "Vallée du Bouchet" and on the Sylvie Becaert stadium in the village
  • 3 fun begginers' areas, open to all, in Le Grand-Bornand Village, Auberge Nordique and at Les Poches
  • Guaranteed artificial snow on 5km

In Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon

  • 4 loops on classic nordic intineraries from 1,4 km to 9,4 km starting from the old part of Le Chinaillon village through high mountain pastures and forest in front of alpine area
  • 1 groomed trail for pedestrians from the old part of Le Chinaillon to discover the Aravis mountain range


Grand Bornand Nordic Park

The Evo Nordic Park: a circuit designed for cross-country skiing open to everybody, so that you can try it out, (descents, turns, bumps...) with somebody constantly standing on the site (with cross-country ski pass).

The Nordic area of Grand-Bornand equipped with ‘’tim-too timing’’ timing points
The fiercest competitors will be able to record their race time on the 9km Peteys red run and try to beat the record speed of Grand Bornand’s Olympic medallist Roddy Darragon of 20’05’’. Hire / sale of timing chips from the Grand-Bornand Tourist Office. 

Grand Bornand Speed Riding with the Ecole de Ski: ESI Starski 

Skis on your feet and a wing over your head! Wing, harness and radio provided. Must be at least an intermediate skier. 

Grand Bornand Ski Joering

Be at one with nature - ski while being pulled by a horse. Ages 7 and up. Reservation required. 
Tel. +33 (0)6 15 65 11 11

Grand Bornand Free-ride Area

Access is by the Le Lachat chairlift – a place for expert skiers. Terrain is not marked, nor groomed, there is no ski patrol but of course there is mountain rescue! Patrolled and secured freeride zone.

Grand Bornand Snowpark

Le Grand Bornand Snowpark is listed amongst the top five in France, with its boarder cross, half pipe, rails, tables, quarters, hip and box, it’s got it all!

Thanks to its unparalleled and extensive choice of modules, it welcomed the nations finest when the resort played host to the French Snowboarding Championships in April 2007. The VideoparkGB, with an airbag to practice new tricks safely. The area has a permanent video recording facility so riders can watch their runs and share on social media.

With jumps to suit all levels, from green to black, and taster sessions at the Kids Academy GB, the Grand Bornand SnowparkGB makes freestyle truly accessible to everyone including beginners. An exciting area dedicated to beginners at the foot of the half pipe, meaning that anyone can have a go and progress to the higher coloured levels.

Night Skiing in Le Grand Bornand

Ski at night on one of the longest illuminated slopes in the Haute-Savoie area! Access by ski, yooners, veloskis, parets, snowscoots, snooc and fatbike.
Tuesday 20/12/2016 from 5pm to 9.30pm.
Tuesday 27/12/2016 from 5pm to 9.30pm.
Thursday 29/12/2016 from 5pm to 9.30pm.
From 03/01 to 31/01/2017, every Tuesday from 5pm to 9.30pm.
From 07/02 to 02/03/2017, every Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm to 9.30pm.
From 07/03 to 21/03/2017, every Tuesday from 5pm to 9.30pm.
Complimentary access for those with a 6-days or longer ski pass. Standard day ski passes do not give access to night skiing and therefore payable. Under 5's and over 75's free. 

Grand Bornand Resort News and Events 2018/19

Further details can be found on the tourist office website:

Grand Bornand Après-ski, Bars & Restaurants

31 restaurants in village and Chinaillon, 15 altitude restaurants, 39 bars/pubs in village, chinaillon and surrounding villages.

Restaurants in Le Grand Bornand Village

Restaurant La Table du Chalet 
+33 (0)4 50 02 20 16 
Menu with creative flavours 
Restaurant Auberge du Pré Vieux 
+33 (0)4 50 02 23 66 
Specialities and traditional cuisine in an authentic surroundings. Terrace in front of the Aravis mountain range.  
Restaurant La Bohème 
+33 (0)4 50 02 27 93  
Restaurant Le Reblochon qui fond 
+33 (0)4 50 63 21 12 
Pancakes, Savoyard specialities.   
Brasserie La Croix St Maurice 
+33 (0)4 50 02 20 05 
Friendly and moutain atmosphere. 
Restaurant La Pointe-Percée 
+33 (0)4 50 02 22 80 / +33 (0)6 78 61 62 84 
A warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere in a typical surroundings. Snack in the afternoon.  
Restaurant Les Glaïeuls 
+33 (0)4 50 02 20 23 
Sophisticated and traditional cuisine. In winter, located on departure of ski activities. 
Restaurant Au Bon Vieux Temps 
+33 (0)4 50 02 32 38 
Traditional, recipes of yesteryear revisited. Authentic, bornandine farm, central fireplace.  
Restaurant Crêperie Le Thôvet 
+33 (0)4 50 63 25 90  
Restaurant L'Arpège 
+33 (0)4 50 02 73 93 
Traditional restaurant, Savoyard specialities. Warm and rustic surroundings.  
Restaurant Confins des Sens 
+33 (0)4 50 69 94 25 
Gourmet restaurant, sophisticated cuisine. New terrace overlooking the Aravis mountains, beautiful... 

Restaurant A la Ferme du Pépé 
+33 (0)4 50 02 76 63 
Home products, original regional cuisine. Old stone and wood chalet, intimate room, fireplace. Tearoom. 

Restaurant La Taverne des Deux Guides 
+33 (0)4 50 27 13 32 
Typical Savoyard interior design.  
Restaurant l'Hysope 
+33 (0)4 50 02 29 87 / +33 (0)6 32 34 96 39 
The gastronomic restaurant of your resort welcomes you in a warm surroundings.

Restaurant La Croix St Maurice 
+33 (0)4 50 02 20 05 
Chalet atmosphere, fireplace, outstanding panorama. Varied menus.  
Restaurant Casanova 
+33 (0)4 50 02 20 88 
Family restaurant, specialities. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Take-away.  
Restaurant les Clarines
+33 (0)4 50 02 20 11 
Elaborated cuisine, Savoyard specialities. Snack on lunchtime. Warm surroundings, fireplace. Located on the parking of cable cars. 

Restaurants in Chinaillon

Restaurant Le Jalouvre 
+33 (0)4 50 27 00 94 
Traditional cuisine. Savoyard specialities. Warm and friendly atomosphere. Sunny terrace.  
Restaurant Les Bruyères 
+33 (0)4 50 27 01 52 
Self-service. Large terrace at the bottom of the slopes, panoramic view.  
L'Hôtel l'Alpage 
+33 (0)4 50 27 00 49 
Traditional cuisine. Refined snacks. Friendly atmosphere.  
Restaurant La Crémaillère 
+33 (0)4 50 27 02 33 
Traditional cuisine, Savoyard recipes updated. Family chalet, warm surroundings, facing south and slopes.  
Restaurant Le Chalet Venay 
+33 (0)4 50 27 02 01 
Savoyard specialities. Mountain pasture chalet restored full of charm, in the heights of Chinaillon.  
Restaurant L'Entracte 
+33 (0)4 50 27 05 30  
L’Entracte, one of the best restaurants in Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon, is opening a wine bar for 13/14 and shop by the restaurant. O Vin Coeur is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with some tapas made from local products.

Restaurant La Floria Café Givré 
+33 (0)4 50 27 08 50 
Snack-Bar-Pub. Torchlit descents with mulled wine, karaoké party. Dance floor. Savoyard specialities and "la clarine flambée" to discover. Family atmosphere....  
Restaurant L'Igloo 
+33 (0)4 50 27 02 67 
Sunny terrace at the bottom of the Châtelet chair lift.  
Restaurant Le Solaret 
+33 (0)4 50 27 00 05 
Family and traditional cuisne. Choice à la carte. Chalet of the 19th century. Terrace facing south, easily accessible for pedestrians, cars and skiers....  
Restaurant La Bonne Gamelle 
+33 (0)4 50 51 07 38 / +33 (0)6 85 82 36 62 
Fast food, snack bar, take-away food, sandwich shop. Indoor room, sunny covered terrace with a perfect view. Access by ski or foot.  
Restaurant La Bouillotte 
+33 (0)4 50 27 04 22 / +33 (0)6 20 73 68 55 
Traditional cuisine. Specialities with a touch of originality. Warm and friendly surroundings. Cosy fireplace.  
Restaurant Le Chamois 
+33 (0)4 50 27 63 26 
Traditional, Savoyard specialities. Warm surroundings, friendly and cool 

Restaurant La Bournerie 
+33 (0)4 50 27 00 28 
Savoyard specialities, local products. Old mountain pasture farm of 1805.  
Restaurant Chez Manue 
+33 (0)4 50 52 86 20 / +33 (0)6 25 46 67 04 
Traditional and Savoyard cuisine. Friendly atmosphere.  

Night-club Lalu - the night rendez-vous of Le Grand-Bornand. Many theme nights organised. Formal dress required.

Both the staff and directors recommend 'Le Chalet Venay' for its superb views and quality Alpine food.

Grand Bornand Amenities

Le Grand Bornand is served by a range of amenities including: supermarket, boulangerie, laundrette, hairdresser, pharmacy, petrol station, bank, post office.

Self service internet terminals or WIFI at the tourist offices.

Getting to Le Grand Bornand, France

By Road:

Driving distance from Calais to Le Grand Bornand: 536 miles (approx 7hr30).

The Massif des Aravis is easily reachable:
- Motorway A 40 (Autoroute Blanche) ; exit N° 16 Bonneville, direction Stations des Aravis at 20 km 
- Motorway A 41 exit Annecy Nord direction Thônes / Stations des Aravis at 30 km

By Rail: 

SNCF station of Annecy at 30km
Réservation: 0033 8 92 35 35 35 
Daily link by bus – Voyages Crolard: +33 (0)4 50 02 20 58


Annecy-Meythet airport at 33 km (30 mins) 

Geneva airport at 65km from Grand Bornand (1 hour)

Chambery Airport is 75km from Grand Bornand (1 ¼ hours)

Lyon - Saint Exupéry airport at 141km (1 ¾ hours)

Grenoble Airport is 165km from Grand Bornand (1 ¾ hours)

Public Shuttle Bus Transfers

Lyon Airport - Grand Bornand via Annecy (

Geneva Airport - Grand Bornand (

Le Grand Bornand Airport Transfer

For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here

Getting Around the Resort

Ski buses serve the various hamlets in the resort to take you to the resort centre or bottom of the ski runs. In particular it links the Le Grand Bornand Village and Grand Bornand Chinaillon village. This runs to about 8pm in the evening.

Aravis ski bus connection service to the resorts of La Clusaz and Saint Jean de Sixt (10 mins). Departures every 30mins from Parking Télécabine du Rosay, Gare Routière, Route du Villaret. Inter-resort shuttle buses are free for holders of an Aravis pass. From Le Grand Bornand to La Clusaz takes 10 mins.

Ski Lockers

For clients staying in Grand Bornand village at Les Saytels hotel, although there are ski lockers at the hotel, there are also payable ski lockers and heated boot option at the bottom of the Rosay gondola. 

Grand Bornand resort season dates

Grand Bornand ski area is open from 21st December 2018 - 22nd April 2019

Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras

Accommodation in Le Grand Bornand

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