Le Grand Bornand
LE GRAND-BORNAND, AN EXCEPTIONAL NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
In the heart of the French Alps, discover a true jewel case of unique and preserved nature. Le Grand-Bornand is an unmissable ski village that harmoniously blends authenticity, Haut-Savoyard charm and arty chic. It is the meeting of a sporting spirit, enduring traditions and a need for snowy adventures. Located in Haute-Savoie, the Grand-Bornand resort is situated on the Aravis mountain range. This pretty mountain village plunges you into an idyllic universe for your holidays.
The oldest chalet of Grand-Bornand was built in 1664 and the first tourist hotels appeared in 1920. If agricultural activity brought the valley to life at the beginning of the 20th century thanks to the breeding and manufacture of reblochon, it was not until 1923 that the first amateur skiers appeared with the creation of the Bornandin skiers' society. In 1945, the resort created the Société Anonyme du téléski du Grand-Bornand to exploit the land and in 1953, Pomagalski opened its first ski lift.
Classified as a winter sports and mountaineering resort since 1968, Le Grand Bornand is a destination with a 2,752-metre-high peak, La Pointe Percée. Combining land rich in history, agro-pastoral activity and mountaineering, the resort has several economic pillars and its tourist vocation has enabled the development of the entire valley.
Known for its cultural spirit, the Grand-Bornand resort invites you to live a truly creative experience from the moment you arrive. Dozens of works of art are exhibited all over the resort to pay tribute to local heritage figures. In addition, many craftsmen and ambassadors of forgotten trades shape the life of the resort. Finally, 55 cabins have been customised to give life to a real travelling art gallery, representing the history of the resort.
LE GRAND BORNAND, FULL OF EXPERIENCES
A true way of life, Nordic skiing is at the heart of life in the resort. With its 68 km of cross-country and skating trails, the Grand Bornand Nordic ski area is known for its secret valleys, its incredible natural environment and its state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, Le Grand Bornand is a resort that has hosted the Biathlon World Cup several times in 2013 and 2017, making it a must for the circuit. In addition, 81 km of marked trails are accessible for snowshoe hikes on sunny plateaus.
LE GRAND BORNAND, A LAND WITHOUT LIMITS
Very sporty, between heaven and earth, Le Grand Bornand ski area invites you to adventure. For all ski touring enthusiasts, Le Grand-Bornand offers a natural area to try your hand at ski touring on totally safe trails. Along the ski slopes, different itineraries allow you to reach the summits to enjoy an exceptional view of the whole Aravis mountain range. The resort also offers you to come and test your biathlon skills with shooting ranges, in the footsteps of Olympic champion Martin Fourcade. Standing up or lying down, try to aim at the target with an air rifle to make your mark.
SKI AREA - A POPULAR PLAYGROUND
Le Grand Bornand ski area and its 86 km of slopes will ensure that you spend an unforgettable skiing holiday with unique skiing experiences. Composed of various unmissable places, the resort plunges you into a universe where skiing rhymes with pleasure. First of all, the Dénivel'Maxx is a 3 km descent covering 1100 metres of vertical drop. It is THE mythical slope of the domain! Then, the secure and ungroomed freeride area guarantees you an experience in the powder fields in areas untouched by any traces. The Alpage Express is a 230-metre covered carpet, the longest in the world. It gives access to the beginners' area and allows you to enjoy the first slides in complete safety. The resort offers you an incredible experience, night skiing. At sunset, hurtle down the lit piste and enjoy an exceptional show from the top of the slopes.
RENT YOUR SKIS AT GRAND BORNAND
To hurtle down the slopes of the Haute-Savoie and plunge into the heart of a preserved natural environment, trust Ski Republic the ski rental specialist. On our website, we propose you several offers to take advantage of attractive prices and exceptional discounts. By choosing your destination and entering your dates of stay, several ranges of equipment are proposed to you, so you can select equipment adapted to your level of skiing and your profile. Our teams are at your disposal to give you 100% personalised advices to make the most of your stay at Le Grand-Bornand. Thanks to ski hire, you can benefit from the biggest outdoor brands specialising in snow sports, such as Rossignol, Salomon, Kästle... You leave on holiday with peace of mind and as soon as you arrive in the resort, your equipment is waiting for you in the shop. Whether you are a beginner, expert or snowboarder, we have equipment for every customer. We have many offers on our site, such as the 4 packs offer which allows you to benefit from an additional 5% discount for the purchase of 4 packs. Then the group offer with an additional 10% discount for groups of 8 people or more. Finally, the 6+1 offer offers you the 7th day of rental.
SKI RENTAL SHOP IN GRAND-BORNAND
Choose your closest ski shop in Le Grand Bornand by using our resort map and then select the dates of your stay. Our Grand Bornand ski rental shops are located in the heart of the resort, close to the ski slopes. In warm and welcoming spaces, our teams of mountain sports enthusiasts share with you their know-how and expertise in the rental and sale of ski and snowboard equipment. You will also find a wide range of textiles and ski accessories to ensure that you enjoy a real sliding experience. Renting your equipment online is very convenient to make sure you have modern, high-performance equipment.
COME TO GRAND-BORNAND
From Lyon-Saint-Exupéry and Geneva airports, bus connections are available to access the Haute-Savoie resorts. The Annecy SNCF railway station is regularly served and shuttles provide a link to Le Grand Bornand. Finally, if you come by car, the Aravis Massif is accessible via the Autoroute Blanche (A40), following the Bonneville exit. Coming from the A41, just take the Annecy exit, then Thônes and finally the Aravis stations.