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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
  • 'Famille Plus' resort - good children’s facilities and great for families
  • Only 40 minutes from Annecy and La Clusaz ski resort is just down the road
  • It’s part of the wonderful Aravis ski area
  • Nordic area with 68km of Nordic skiing

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.

Read one of our loyal clients' guest blogs about how they spent a day skiing in Le Grand Bornand.


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 90km of downhill ski runs (about a quarter of them with snowmaking cover) 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 village is linked by a regular (every half hour) ski bus to La Clusaz – free to Aravis lift pass holders (otherwise it’s €2 for the single fare). From Le Chinaillon you'll need to ski to Le Grand Bornand village or take a shuttle there before taking the ski bus to La Clusaz. Heliskiing over the border in Italy is another exciting possibility and there’s night skiing once a week.

270 snow guns help to cover more than 50% of the slopes* of the Grand-Bornand with snow guaranteed to be cultivated without additives, making Grand-Bornand one of the most advanced resorts in the French mountains.

*It takes about 100 hours (with optimal conditions) to cover the slopes covered by snow.

Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page (23/24):

The Aravis lift pass links Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz by shuttle bus. The resorts are not lift-linked.

You can also use a smaller lift pass covering just Le Grand Bornand.

Le Grand Bornand local area - 84km of pistes, 25 lifts (2 gondola, 10 chairlifts, 11 draglifts, 2 carpet), 47 slopes:

Green slopes: 15
Blue slopes: 15
Red slopes: 12
Black slopes: 5



There is a beginners area 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 201m 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!

Try out the 3km non-stop descent of 1100m of altitude difference: these are the dream measurements of the famous Dénivel'Maxx, THE mythical track of the Grand-Bornand.


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! Focused around the black Freeride slope, a whole unpacked but secure area open to the most experienced skiers.


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.

Regularly ranked in the top 10 of the most beautiful French equipment, the SnowparkGB (Snowpark Le Grand-Bornand) democratizes freestyle on nearly 5 hectares of fun and alternative slopes. At the height of everyone, it offers different lines adapted to beginners and freestylers alike.

Le Grand Bornand Ski Touring

In addition to its off-piste, it is possible to try out ski touring along the secure routes set up along the alpine ski slopes. Grand-Bornand offers three signposted routes offering a breathtaking view of the Aravis mountain range. With free access, only one of the routes - "La Joyère / Le Chenu" - requires the use of a transport ticket to access the upper area of the La Joyère cable car, the starting point of this tour.


Thanks to the 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.


Le Grand-Bornand has 68km of Nordic skiing slopes. In the Bouchet Valley and in the upper part of sunny Chinaillon near the old village, cross-country skiing is king. 

The Nordic ski area usually opens from 1st snow until mid-April.

This wild area, populated with snow-covered spruce trees and cozy chalets nestled beneath the snowflakes, offers 58km of perfectly groomed and maintained runs, with three main access points (Village, Les Plans, and Auberge Nordique) that will allow you to discover a wonderful setting that combines the great outdoors, sliding on snow, cultural sites, and local agricultural life.


  • 11 loops, ranging from 1km to 15.5km, from beginner to expert, including the Nordic trail that links with the Les Confins Nordic ski area
  • 70.5 km of groomed trails for classic or skating technique starting in the Village and heading towards the Bouchet Valley
  • New in Les Aravis: Tour du Danay black track (12 km)
  • 2 biathlon stadiums (cross-country skiing and shooting) in Les Plans in the Bouchet Valley and in the Sylvie Becaert stadium in the heart of the Village
  • 3 fun learning areas open to everyone, near the ice-skating rink in Le Grand-Bornand Village, in Les Poches, and at the Auberge Nordique in the Bouchet Valley
  • 9km of artificially snow-covered slopes



  • 4 loops for classic Nordic skiing ranging from 1.4km to 9.4km starting in the old village and through the pastures and forests facing the alpine ski area
  • 1 groomed trail for pedestrians starting from Chinaillon's old village to discover and enjoy the Aravis Mountains

Measure your performances thanks to the timed course on the Nordic area of Les Plans. The principle is simple: get a Timtoo Timing © chip and go skiing, then find your time on the internet. 

Le Grand Bornand ski hire & lift passes (pre-bookable)

Pre-book your 6 day+ Le Grand Bornand ski hire and/or Le Grand Bornand lift pass with Peak Retreats.

To download the ski extras form see 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note that prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Other lift passes are available to buy in the resort such as half or full-day passes (for those who only wish to ski the odd day) or one-use lift passes for pedestrians. Some resorts also offer specific beginner area passes and cross country passes.

Le Grand Bornand group ski school (pre-bookable)

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years in Le Grand Bornand with Peak Retreats. Children can learn to snowboard from 10 years+. We can also book cross country lessons and competition and freeride lessons. Please enquire about childrens ski lessons with nursery and lunch.

To download the ski extras form see 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note that prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Le Grand Bornand private lessons (not pre-bookable)

Private lessons with an instructor can only be arranged directly with the ESF ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these. Private lessons are usually around €40-60 per hour (depending on resort, time of day and period) and becomes cheaper the more hours you take and the more people you have to share the hours with i.e with family members or friends. Some resorts insist on a minimum of 3 sessions to be booked at once.

Contact ESF Le Grand Bornand for private lessons - 0033 4 50 02 79 10

Le Grand Bornand childcare (not pre-bookable)

Childcare from 3 months-5 years (non-skiers)

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

Childcare at Chinaillon:

In the new building at the bottom of the slopes, fun activities, as well as playtime on the secure, semi-snow-covered terrace, are offered. The crèche has moved to a brand new building directly at the bottom of the slopes for greater convenience for families. Open 9am-5pm.

Childcare in the village:

Children are welcomed in spacious, functional and colourful rooms in the heart of the village. Large outdoor area with varied games. Spacious indoor and outdoor playgrounds where your children can express themselves and relax with fun activities: games and playrooms, library, mini-climbing wall, ball pit, trampoline etc. Outdoor area fitted for snow games in winter. Open 9am-5pm, closed weekends.

For children from 3 months to 18 months, half-day care in the morning only. For children from 19 months to 5 years old, full or half day. For children from 3 to 5 years old, possibility (only in the morning) of all-inclusive lessons + Piou-Piou or Ourson skiing + childcare: Môm'en ski Chinaillon.

Please contact the nurseries direct as we cannot pre-book this kids club - 0033 4 50 02 79 05

It is advisable to book before you go and in good time as spaces get filled quickly, especially in Peak times. A childhood vaccination record will be needed. 

Babysitters (not pre-bookable)

A list of babysitters is available from the tourist office.

Top winter activities to experience in Le Grand Bornand

Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable.

Snowsport activities

Night skiing
Ski at night on one of the longest lit up slopes in the Haute-Savoie area! Access by ski, yooner, skibike, "paret", snowscoot, snooc and also but only with a Mountain bike instructor by fatbike.

Extra night bus to Chinaillon: leaving Le Grand-Bornand Village (bus station) at 7.35pm, 8.45pm and 9.45pm. Return to Le Grand-Bornand village: leaving Le Charmieux at 7.54pm, 9.04pm and 10.04pm. Free of charge. Usually held every Saturday between 5pm and 9.30pm and then also during the school holidays on Thursdays (same time), until middle of March. Subject to snow conditions.

Nordic skiing at night
The cross-country ski trails (from Les Plans to Lormay) are open at night. Come with a headlamp. Take this opportunity to try nordic-skiing with ESF instructors! Booking required. Subject to snow conditions. From Dec-end of March, usually every Wednesday between 6pm and 8.30pm. 

E-Biking on snow
The Grand-Bornand is launching the Noct’e-Bike for the 2021/22 season, where you can enjoy an hour and a half of descents on the empty slopes. 

Ski joëring
La Clusaz Skijoring is a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse. It is derived from the Norwegian word skijoring meaning ski driving. From 7 years.

Ski bike, individual lesson
In Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon. Discover the new thrills of a sliding sport that's easy to learn, even for non-skiers. According to ski instructor availability, an English speaking instructor. From 10 years.

Fat bike on slopes
In Le Grand-Bornand Village and Chinaillon. The practice of fat bike (ATV equipped with wheels for snow) is freely available on the path racket/pedestrian No. 30 (in the village), 19 (Les Troncs to Potais) and 25 in the Chinaillon.

Speed riding
In Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon. Skis on the feet and sailing over your head: discover the Speed-Riding in all lightness. From 16 years.

Sledging area at Borne (Grand Bornand Village):
The safe designated Le Borne sledging area is 55 meters long by 50 meters wide. This area for sliding on snow caters to all tastes, with a gradual slope. Helmet recommended for children. From 2 years.
Sledging areas at Dodes (Grand Bornand village):
The safe designated sledging area next to the ice rink. The slope is 70 meters long by 45 meters wide. Lighting for night sledging. Helmet recommended for children. From 2 years.

Horse-drawn sleigh ride
During your stay in Le Grand-Bornand Village, enjoy the snow-covered landscape, comfortably settled into a traditional horse-drawn sledge. Depending on snow conditions. From the end of December to the middle of March, subject to the snow cover of the track.

Ice skating rink
In Le Grand-Bornand Village. An 800 m² covered ice skating rink. Spend a relaxing moment, in beautiful surroundings, facing Le Grand-Bornand Village and the Aravis Mountains. Evacuation of the runway 15 min before closing. Depending on the animations on the ice, some sessions may end earlier (enquire in advance). Possible interruption of session of 30 'on Monday, Tuesday and Friday for surfacing of the ice. From 3 years.

The ice garden
In Le 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.

Alpine touring, off-piste skiing and heli-skiing
Le Grand-Bornand Village Alpine touring, off-piste skiing and heli-skiing, the Local Guide Company employ all means necessary to ensure that you will experience the thrills of untracked snow.

The most adventurous visitors are free to get off the beaten track and go up in the world along the 81km of snowshoe trails and 18km of marked-out hiking trails.

Other activities

Cinema Le Charmieux (Grand Bornand Chinaillon):
Giant screen, digital sound EX. Different movies every day with several shows daily and programming exclusivity. Booster seats for young children available. From 3 years.
Cinema Les Rhodos Grand Bornand village:
Giant screen, digital sound EX. Different movies every day with several shows daily and on exclusive programmation. Booster seats for young children available. From 3 years.

Horse-drawn carriage
Horse-drawn carriage in Le Grand-Bornand Village and in la vallée du Bouchet.

Take off area at Le Lachat - the take-off is located at the summit of Mont Lachat, at an altitude of 2100 meters. All year-round. The landing area during the winter is located 200m from the bottom of the gondola, at a place called "Le Terret".

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 activities will be 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 Resort News and Events 


  • Spend time with the professionals and learn how to build your very own igloo, a perfect way to spend the afternoon with the children! 
  • Christmas in Le Grand Bornand - 20th-24th December - Illuminations, street performances, a live nativity scene and even a photobooth with Santa! A magical week for all!
  • New Year's Eve party - 31st December 2022 - A snowy night in the mountains, with a DJ, food and drink, and fireworks to round off the night - a lovely way to bring in the new year!


  • Biathlon World Cup - 12th to 18th December 2022 located in the Sylvie Becaert stadium in Le Grand-Bornand, watch this 4-day annual Nordic Skiing event, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. For information about this event visit Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand will also host this event in 2024 and 2025, making it an essential addition on the international circuit
  • Christmas in Le Grand Bornand - 17th - 25th December 2022 during one week. Illuminations, street performances, concerts, live nativity scene, photo booth with Santa Claus, giant wooden and musical games, creative workshops, etc... Refreshments and Christmas snacks on site, for the benefit of the association "les Puits du désert", from 4pm. 
  • Cow art! - permanent or temporary exhibitions of different works on the theme of the cow, all year round in different places in Le Grand-Bornand. Enjoy a walk in the heart of Le Grand-Bornand Village and Chinaillon to discover the "Cow Art" Tour. Imagined in 2000, this tour shows various artworks. Metal and wooden sculptures, as well as mural paintings, compose a giant and unexpected herd. The "Cow Art" Tour is a real open-air art gallery! Map available at the information visitor centre
  • Torchlight descent with the French ski school instructors - open to children from level 2nd star. Meeting at the bottom of the chairlift 30 minutes before the indicated time of the torchlight descent:
    Saturday 17th December 2022 to Friday 6th January 2023 at 5.30pm Wednesdays.
    Saturday 4th February 2023 to Friday 17th February 2023 at 6:30pm Wednesdays.
    Saturday 18th February 2023 to Friday 10th March 2023 at 7pm Wednesdays.
    Subject to favourable weather.
  • Glisse en Coeur 24th - 26th March 2023 24 hours of skiing and concerts, a snow marathon to raise money for a charity organisation helping children.

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 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 10/12/22 - 14/04/23

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

Accommodation in Le Grand Bornand

What our clients say

A small friendly traditional French village. Recommended places to eat La Crep’rit and Le Derapage. Everyone without exception friendly, welcoming and most helpful. Our third time to this area.

Mrs C March 2023
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