Le Grand-Bornand ski station in Massif des Aravis

Le Grand Bornand ski resort in the French Alps

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Le Grand-Bornand village and ski station is located in the heart of the Aravis mountain range in the Haute-Savoie department, French Alps. In specific, it is centrally positioned between Chamonix Mont-Blanc, lake Annecy, and Switzerland.

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Access tips and map

Geneva and its international airport are only 49km away and as a result Le Grand-Bornand remains a very attractive destination for international skiers as well. From Geneva you take the A40/E25 motorway and before Bonnevile you exit towards 16 toward La Clusaz/Le Grand-Bornand.

From the highway, the ski gondola that will take you up to the ski station is only 22 km away but it will take you close or even more than 30 minutes before reaching the parking area as the road is narrow at some points.

Driving distances and time table to Le Grand-Bornand village and ski station

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Exact location to Le Grand-Bornand parking station

45°56’35.8″N 6°26’03.1″E / 45.943271, 6.434198

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Le Grand-Bornand ski station report

The ski domain of Le Grand-Bornand is famous for being the playground of a number of French ski champions in various types of winter sports and skiing. According to the official website in Le Grand-Bornand you will be able to ride a total of 84 km of groomed slopes and have fun on one of the top ten french snow parks. Although it is not a high altitude ski domain, snow machines will most of the times guarantee enough snow although we are not fond of artificial snow no matter where we have skied on it.

Le Grand-Bornand ski resort in French Alps
Le Grand-Bornand ski resort in French Alps

Being a 84 km ski station, Le Grand-Bornand will keep all level skiers happy as it is guaranteed that they’ll find their way in having great skiing and fun on the slopes.

Le Grand-Bornand ski resort is a great option for spending your ski holidays as it is part of the massif des Aravis, the impressive mountain range with the famous Le Clousaz ski resort just a few kilometers away from Le Grand-Bornand.

Valley run

The best way to enjoy your return to the village at 1,050 meters is by experiencing the Dénivel’Maxx, a combination of red, blue, green and red runs that will take you from the top of Mont Lachat (top of Le Lachat chair lift) at around 2,050 meters all the way down to Le Grand-Bornand base. This is a 1,000m vertical drop that will not exhaust you and will remind you the landscape beauty of the Aravis area and its surroundings.

Accommodation in Le Grand-Bornand

Pick your dates and check available accommodation options for your stay at Le Grand-Bornand ski resort.

In Le Grand-Bornand village you will find many top quality accommodation options. Don’t forget that a great alternative and in close proximity are the resorts of La Clusaz and Saint Jean de Sixt so we are certain that you will get the best value for money in the massif des Aravis broader area.


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Review of Le Grand-Bornand ski station


  • A very versatile ski resort, very close to Geneva and its international airport
  • Family ski resort with nice runs for all levels and good lifts
  • Very close to La Clusaz, the largest ski station in the Massif des Aravis ski area


  • Not the highest ski station in terms of altitude
  • The road to the village after leaving the highway is narrow at some points so be extra careful while driving.


The playground of some great French winter sports athletes offers good quality ski runs and modern lift infrastructure that create a pleasant experience for all level skiers/snowboarders. In close distance you may visit the even bigger ski resort of La Clusaz.

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