La Clusaz FR

La Clusaz

Read our ski resort guide for La Clusaz. With excellent skiing and snowboarding in France in the Haute Savoie region, you get the delights of a traditional village with awesome terrain - perfect for families too.

Where?

If you ski La Clusaz, you'll be in France's Haute Savoie region - the Les Aravis ski region to be exact. Access one of skiing and snowboarding's best-kept secrets - seriously! Easily accessed from Annecy and Geneva, your Les Aravis ski pass will allow you unlimited skiing and snowboarding in nearby resorts of Le Grand Bornand and St Jean de Sixt, a total of 132km of wonderfully varied piste.

resort ESSENTIALS

2477 m

1377 m

1100 m

RESORT ALTITUDE : 1100 m
TOTAL PISTE : 128 km
LONGEST RUN : 4.0 km
SEASON : December - April

SLOPES

Beginner
3
Easy
45
Intermediate
20
Advanced/Expert
7

WE LIKE

  • Traditional farming village in scenic setting in the French Alps. Pretty village square with old wooden buildings.
  • 5 mountains ensure a good variety of runs for all levels. Extensive, interesting slopes for beginners and intermediates especially.
  • Very short transfer from Geneva(only a 60 minute drive away) and easy to reach by car from the UK. Also only a 10 minute bus journey to Le Grand Bornand.

WE DON'T LIKE

  • Snow conditions unreliable because of low altitude.
  • The Cret du Merle ski run back into the village can get very busy.
  • Crowded at weekends as it is a great short-hop destination for UK and French alike.

SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5

SKIING
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BOARDING
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BEGINNERS
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INTERMEDIATE
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ADVANCED
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FAMILIES
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On the Slopes

La Clusaz is ideal for beginners and intermediates - if you are new to the sport or have children, Beauregard is the perfect place to start. There's some great longer runs on the Cret du Loup, while more experienced skiers will want to sample the off-piste opportunities at La Balme.

Intermediate and advanced boarders will also find plenty of terrain to enjoy. While there is extensive snow-making equipment, the lower slopes can get worn on busy weekends.

Ski Area

If you Ski La Clusaz you are also in the ski region of Les Aravis .

Off the Slopes

La Clusaz ski resort is a typical Savoyard village with a charming church and village square - three main streets fan out from the here, each packed with shops, bars, hotels, and restaurants. It can be quiet at night, but is a great place to go with children, with a child-friendly ice-rink and swimming pool. Accommodation can be somewhat removed from the lifts, so be sure you have access to a car or van, or know the route of the free bus service.

Who's it Best For?

This resort is probably best for beginners and intermediates. The short transfer time also makes it good for families and for short and weekend breaks from the UK.

 

 

 

 

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It's not difficult to see why La Clusaz is so popular. The scenery is beautiful, the skiing is good and it's only one hour from Geneva Airport. The village itself is also really pretty so it's a great destination if you are tired of the concrete, purpose built French resorts.

We can help you find a great ski holiday here, whether you are looking for a cheap, short break package or you want something a little more luxurious. Or maybe you are an independent traveller and are looking to book a  chalet or apartment. Search our accommodation listings, compare prices and facilities and book direct with the owner.

Why Choose La Clusaz in France?

1. Pretty traditional alpine village with village square and old wooden buildings.

2. You can ski on 5 well connected mountains.

3. Good for families with great beginners and intermediate skiing and short transfer.

4. Good off piste activities, the aqua park is especially good!

Is La Clusaz Right for You?

If you are sure La Clusaz is the place for your next skiing break then search our holidays listings to find the right holiday for you. If however you are still unsure let our La Clusaz tailormade ski holidays service help you.

 

 

 

Chalets really do come in all shapes and sizes. They can come catered, complete with chef, to self catering models. They can be huge, sleeping up to 40 people+, or they can be intimate, small affairs. Many are ski in ski out whilst others are situated away from the slopes. Whatever you are looking for we can help you find it.

La Clusaz offers a good range of accommodation to choose from. There are many old wooden chalets alongside newer chalets that have been built in the traditional style. There are plenty of catered and self catered chalets available. Do bear in mind that some chalets may be in the smaller villages around La Clusaz including Manigod, Merdassier,  La Croix Fry and St Jean de Sixt. Some of these will be advertised as La Clusaz so do be careful.

Where Should I Look for a Ski Chalet in La Clusaz?

Most of the hotels and apartments are located in the centre of the resort with chalets mostly situated a short distance from the free ski bus stops. The only thing to really be aware of is that some chalets may say La Clusaz when actually they are a village just outside. That isn't to say you shouldn't stay in one of the surrounding villages, as they are beautiful, just be aware that you will need to travel in.

There are some wonderful old chalets to rent in La Clusaz and also a good number of chalet style hotels. Check out The Aravis Lodge and La Ferme, a chalet hotel right on the piste, 30 seconds from the gondola and village centre.

 

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CHALETS

SNOWLIFE -  fantastic, family, ski in ski out, catered chalet  ON THE PISTE!

SNOWLIFE - fantastic, family, ski in ski out, catered chalet ON THE PISTE!

Situated on THE MAIN piste, Chalet Le Panoramic boasts the most prestigious location in La Clusaz. With breath taking panoramic views of the mountain range and the entire village (a pleasant five minutes walk away) the whole family is able to ski...

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Luxury ski in / ski out ski chalet - 5 MIN WALK TO VILLAGE - on the main piste!!

Luxury ski in / ski out ski chalet - 5 MIN WALK TO VILLAGE - on the main piste!!

LODGE LA GRIZZLY - LA CLUSAZ If you want to bring your idea of the most fantastic ski holiday into sharp focus then look no further than luxury ski chalet La Clusaz, Lodge Le Grizzly. The chalet itself is luxuriously appointed, superbly well-equi...

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Beautiful chalet in La Clusaz with great views and free wifi.

Beautiful chalet in La Clusaz with great views and free wifi.

Chalet l'Achouta is a wonderfully homely chalet, enjoying stunning views over the surrounding mountains of La Clusaz. Featuring a fully equipped kitchen, an excellent entertainment system and free WiFi the chalet is a perfect home from home for yo...

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Lovely large chalet, close to pistes, breathtaking views - Free WiFi

Lovely large chalet, close to pistes, breathtaking views - Free WiFi

LES MARTINETS - LA CLUSAZ The most stunning feature of Chalet Les Martinets is the beautiful picture window in the living area, which opens on to a large sunny balcony with the most incredible views over the Manigod valley. In the evening it’s th...

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Luxury mountain chalet, La Clusaz  - ideal for skiing,walking,summer hols

Luxury mountain chalet, La Clusaz - ideal for skiing,walking,summer hols

Chalet Fan La Bise sleeps 12 in superb well appointed spacious accommodation perfect for families and groups. Situated in the picturesque exclusive ski resort of La Clusaz, in the Aravis mountains of the northern Alps. Chalet Fan La Bise is ava...

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Beautiful Chalet Sophia With Outdoor Jacuzzi

Beautiful Chalet Sophia With Outdoor Jacuzzi

Chalet Sophia is 'home away from home'. Creating the perfect place for summer and winter holidays. It is spacious and cozy, being rich in colour and welcoming. It has all the mod-cons and is a delight to return to. With a Large L shaped balcony,...

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Traditional chalet catering for groups of up to 15 people

Traditional chalet catering for groups of up to 15 people

Based in the French Alps, 'Experience La Clusaz' is run by two cousins; former ski instructor Tom Kenward and paragliding enthusiast Emily Lane. Both are young, energetic and passionate about outdoor adventures and this will be reflected in your ...

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5 star luxury ski chalet with spa in La Clusaz sleeps 19, on the pistes

5 star luxury ski chalet with spa in La Clusaz sleeps 19, on the pistes

AUTHENTIC LODGE SPA - LA CLUSAZ You’ll know you’re somewhere special the minute you step through the doors of the Authentic Lodge Spa - stylish interiors which wouldn’t look out of place in a glossy magazine, glorious views, a stunning spa area a...

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Apartments can be a great idea for a ski holiday. Gone are the concrete jungles of the 1960's, now apartments are often wooden clad affairs and resemble airy loft conversions. Many also come with facilities that would rival any hotel with swimming pools, spas and sauna rooms. So don't discount apartments, they are often cheaper than chalets and are great value for money.

There are a good range of apartments in La Clusaz, the real challenge is to make sure you know where you are staying. The main village resort is La Clusaz but a lot of the skiing takes in surrounding villages including Manigod, Merdassier, La Croix Fry and St Jean de Sixt. These villages are lovely but take St Jean de Sixt, it's 1.5 m from the centre of La Clusaz.

Are Apartments Really Such a Good Idea?

Well they can work out cheaper than a chalet. But they also now offer such amazing facilities, that many are more like mini hotels with pools, saunas and saps to thier name. Some even have their own convenience stores. So don't discount apartments because you think they are a poor mans chalet.

Apartments can also be a great idea if you are travelling with other families or a larger mixed group. If you book in the same apartment block you get to be together but also have some independence and space from each other. So overall you might still be speaking at the end of the holiday!

 

 

 

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In the Haute Savoie, book a La Clusaz hotel online for this winter's ski or snowboarding holiday. GoSki.co.uk makes booking your ski hotels in La Clusaz all the simpler by enabling you to compare various places online first. Once you have decided on luxury, mid-range or basic, then you can compare and finally choose the right La Clusaz hotel for you. Enjoy Les Ararvis this winter and go skiing and snowboarding for less thanks to GoSki.co.uk.

Hotels can be a great choice for a ski holiday. Some hotels will come and collect you from the airport and then take you back. In addition, family suites can work out great value and many hotels offer babysitting services and creches. Many hotels will have great facilities like swimming pools, good food and some will organise your ski hire for you.

What Hotels Are Available in La Clusaz?

There are some hotels here in great locations. Check out La Ferme, a chalet hotel right on the piste just 30 seconds from the gondola and village centre. If you love your food then look at Hotel Beauregard a 3* hotel with a reputation for good cuisine. It is served by  a drag lift onto the main Cret du Merle piste. In the centre of the village you will find Hotel Alpen Roc and Hotel Christina, both have good bars.

There are also some lovely farmhouses which have been converted into chalet style hotels. One to consider is Hotel Alpage which has a swimming pool and can sleep up to 32 people. Youy will find it on the piste at Etale, a great location if you want peace and quiet, but not convenient for the centre of La Clusaz.

 

 

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HOTELS

The closest airports to La Clusaz are Geneva (1 1/2 hours), Chambery (1 hour 50) and finally Grenoble which is nearer 2 hours transfer. La Clusaz is only directly accessible by road. Most people fly to Geneva and then hire a car or a minibus.

You can take a train from Paris to Annecy which takes about 3 1/2 hours and costs about 75 Euros. But you will then have to get a bus from Annecy to La Clusaz which costs an additional 60 Euros.

Travelling from Geneva to La Clusaz

There is a bus which goes from Geneva to La Clusaz throughout the day which can work out a good value option, prices are about 60 Euros. For added convenience you may want to hire a private minibus. Most can seat up to 8 so are good if you are travelling in a party that size. Always pre book before you leave home as you get good online discounts. Average prices are about 135 Euros from Geneva to La Clusaz.

Many minibus companies will also pool together people travelling alone to La Clusaz so even if you are not travelling in a group of 8 do enquire. You can of course hire a car from Geneva airport but do think about this carefully. Unless you are staying in a village outside La Clusaz and need to drive in daily, La Clusaz is a small, compact resort where most things are within walking distance.

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Listings for la Clusaz ski schools to help you find companies that allow you to book your ski or snowboard lessons for your winter holiday. GoSki.co.uk features local companies that offer great deals on private, group, beginner or advanced ski lessons.

La Clusaz ski schools

Whether or not you want to improve your ski technique or learn to jib, la Clusaz ski schools are the place to start your search and we have listings of a number ski schools to get you started. Boost your confidence or just learn some new tricks.


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Nearby Resorts

» FRLe Grand-Bornand (7km)
» FRMegève (30km)
» FRSt Gervais (41km)

Nearby Airports

» CH Geneva (0h 59m)
» FR Chambery (1h 12m)
» CH Sion (2h 9m)
» FR Lyon (1h 57m)
» FR Grenoble (2h 2m)

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