Le Grand Bornand Ski Resort

Le Grand Bornand ski resort is located in the Haute Savoie region of France. Its unique atmosphere offers the charm of a traditional mountain village combined with the amenities of a modern ski resort and superb skiing.

The centre of the village features a quaint square, a beautiful church and a selection of shops, serving as the charming old quarter of the ski resort. A satellite village higher up called Le Grand Bornand Chinaillon is the main area for skiing.

Call our experts to find out more about Le Grand Bornand ski resort.

Le Grand Bornand Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Families
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,300m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,600m
  • Total Ski Area 220km
  • Lifts 81
  • Green Runs 56km
  • Blue Runs 69km
  • Red Runs 71km
  • Black Runs 24km
  • Cross Country 150km

Ski Accommodation in Le Grand Bornand, France

Our collection of Le Grand Bornand ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation

Ski Areas in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand ski resort is part of the Aravis ski area and offers a total of 220km of slopes to get stuck into. The ski area is linked with other ski resorts such as La Clusaz and Manigod. Le Grand Bornand is situated at 1,300m and has lifts going as high as 2,600m so there is usually good snow coverage during the peak season. The ski area has a great variety of challenging and gentle runs to suit every skier. This ski resort is also perfect for cross-country skiers offering 150km of cross-country trails.


Skiing in Le Grand Bornand

The skiing in Le Grand Bornand is great for beginners and intermediates, with plenty of nursery slopes on offer as well as lots of wide cruising blues which are perfect for building up technique. Advanced skiers will not find as much challenging terrain within the main area, but can head over to La Balme for more advanced descents and some great off-piste territory.


Snowboarding in Le Grand Bornand

The main ski area is good for beginners and intermediate boarders, offering wide cruisey runs with little traffic. Advanced snowboarders may have more of a struggle finding more difficult runs however can enjoy use of the freestyle park which is excellent and full of plenty of rails, kickers and a half pipe.


Ski Schools in Le Grand Bornand

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with SkiBro, New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.


Crèches in Le Grand Bornand

Les Grand Bornand has a day-care centre called Les P’tits Maringouins au Village, who will look after children between the ages of three months to six years old. From three years old ESF provides ski instruction for children.


Restaurants in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand and the other ski resorts in Aravis have a lot to offer in great restaurants. Aux Aravis is known for their fantastic burgers and tartiflette. For a fine dining experience try Le Confins Des Sens; by far Grand Bornand’s most luxurious restaurant. On the mountain, La Taverne and Le Panoramic 1800 are two restaurants that are definitely worth spending lunch in once or twice during your stay.


Après Ski in Le Grand Bornand

Much of the nightlife in Le Grand Bornand is subdued, this is mainly a family resort and therefore this resort doesn’t have the bar and après culture of other ski resorts. The Green Monkey is a popular bar with a relaxed atmosphere and normally has music playing after the lifts shut. For a late-night spot, head to the nightclub Lalu.



In a one-hour drive from Le Grand Bornand ski resort you will find the Lac du Bourget, the largest natural lake in France. This spot is the perfect day excursion for those who have a car. In resort, Hiking, snowshoeing, paragliding, hot air ballooning, ice climbing, horse riding, snowmobiling and ice skating are all available throughout the season. You can also discover some of the local culture and see how the famous Reblochon cheese is made on a guided tour of the village and the area.

Map of Le Grand Bornand

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