Named after the Borne River that runs through it, Le Grand Bornand is a natural masterpiece and spectacular ski resort. Settled in the Aravis Mountains of the French Alps, Le Grand Bornand is a ski heaven. In addition to the scenery and ski, the village is full of other entertainment options to fill up your holiday calendar.
At the base of the mountains, Bouchet Valley is where you’ll find most of the housing and over 2,400 hectares of farmland.
Agriculture is a major component of the Le Grand Bornand’s economy and history. Also, there are 58 kilometres of Nordic ski trails in the valley.
Le Grand Bornand Village is a traditional Savoyard village situated at 1,000 metres with a centre square, shops, historical churches, and restaurants.
Le Grand Bornand Chinaillon is situated at 1,300 metres and holds the main alpine ski area. It culminates at 2,750 kilometres at Point Percée.
Le Grand Bornand was the finishing stage for the Tour de France for multiple years and offers many cycling trails in this area during summer.
Le Grand Bornand is part of the Aravis ski area (along with La Clusaz, Manigod, and Sain-Jean-de-Sixth)
Altogether, the Aravis Ski Area offers 220 kilometres of pistes and 133 runs (10 black, 45 red, 4 blue, 32 green).
On its own Le Grand Bornand has 83 kilometres of pistes and 44 runs (3 black, 14 red, 14 blue, and 13 green).
The resort has a snow park ranked among the top 10 snow parks in France.
Many of the ski schools offer adaptive/handicap ski and tandem ski.
Paraglide high over the snow-covered mountains. AirLinks offers tandem and single person rides, free-flying, and speed-flying.
The resort’s aquatic center is fun for the family including a swimming pool, wave pool, wading pool, slide, and snack bar.
Take to one of the many trails to hike, walk, or mountain bike.
La Boheme serves local Savoyard dishes and is known for pizza and impressive desserts.
Aux Aravis is one of the most popular restaurants in the village. They make a good impression with their friendly service and their delicious mountain food.
La Colombiere des Neiges is a great après-ski lunch stop and a nice place to enjoy a coffee on the large terrace overlooking La Côte.