Traditional Alpine Charm Catherine Hughes, Product Manager

"I love the laid-back style of La Clusaz, which oozes French character and has a varied ski area. Just over an hour’s drive from Geneva, it’s my ideal short break destination! "

La Clusaz Ski Holidays

A picturesque Savoie village that simply oozes French mountain charm, La Clusaz is a largely undiscovered gem amongst British skiers and snowboarders. But if five wonderful ski mountains and as much amazing food and wine as you can handle sounds appealing, it’s time to get to know this unspoilt, family-friendly French beauty.   

Explore the slopes

Set in the Aravis mountains, not far from Lake Annecy, La Clusaz’s ski area connects with the Manigod ski area to create 125km of linked pistes across five beautiful mountains. If that's not enough to whet your appetite, skiers and riders of all abilities can explore the full 210km Aravis ski area thanks to the ski bus linking La Clusaz with the neighbouring resort of Grand Bornand. 

La Clusaz is most suited to beginners and intermediates, although each of the five mountains offers different terrain. The gentle meadow slopes and kids snow gardens of the Beauregard and Manigod massifs are popular among novices and families, while intermediates will find outstanding tree-lined blues and cruisy reds on the massifs of Belvédère and Aiguille.

The Balme massif is the place to go if you want a challenge, with some exhilarating expert runs and stunning freeride terrain amongst the cliffs and snow bowls (to be explored with a qualified guide). It’s little wonder La Clusaz has a reputation for turning out so many French ski champions!

Enjoy the resort

A far cry from the hustle and bustle of the more popular resorts in the Alps, La Clusaz offers an authentic slice of French life. Pretty timber chalets line the streets of this traditional town and the historic central square is packed with lovely restaurants and bars keen to offer a warm welcome. And as a year-round town, the variety of shops – which includes a dangerously mouth-watering chocolate shop – is a complete joy.

Families can dive into a whole host of non-skiing activities, including ice skating, pony sledging and tobogganing. There is also a cinema and an aqua centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and wellness areas.

The après-ski has a festive vibe with a lively selection of bars and events organised throughout the winter. And after a long day in the mountains, you’ll find there’s nowhere better to tuck into the famous French cheese and wine.

Where to stay

From full-service luxury hotels to charming self-catering residences, our selection of 4 and 5-star accommodation in La Clusaz is as inviting as the ambience in this unique French town.

Whilst all of our accommodation choices have a rustic traditional façade, inside you’ll often find contemporary luxury and truly chic surroundings. The multiple lift access points to the slopes mean that the ski area is never far away, even if you choose to base yourself in the centre of the town (close to that tempting chocolate shop…)

Important information
Ski Area La Clusaz-Manigod: 125km
Ski Range 1100-2600m
Green Runs 16
Blue Runs 31
Red Runs 30
Black Runs 8
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Distance from airports
Geneva 1hr10mins