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Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand Ski Resort Guide

Le Grand Bornand, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length56 miles
Highest Lift6,890ft
Resort Height3,117ft
 Nearest AirportsAnnecy and Geneva
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Le Grand Bornand

The French ski resort of Le Grand Bornand is in the French Alps at an altitude of 3,117ft, with 56 miles of marked runs.


Le Grand Bornand is part of the Annecy Mountains ski area with access to 152 miles of downhill skiing, with 173 marked pistes, served by a total of 150 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Le Grand Bornand itself (56 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Annecy Mountains ski resorts of La Clusaz, La Sambuy / Seythenex, Manigod and Saint Jean de Sixt.

With ski lifts as high as 6,890ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Le Grand Bornand offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Le Grand Bornand offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Le Grand Bornand.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Lachat'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Le Grand Bornand?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 1 December, with around 6in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Le Grand Bornand Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1416 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1516 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
1018 miles
Total Length
56 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Annecy Mountains Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
152 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Le Grand Bornand Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,890ft
Lowest Trail3,281ft
Resort Altitude (Le Grand Bornand)3,117ft
Max Vertical3,773ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Le Grand Bornand
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Le Grand Bornand

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Ski Lessons in Le Grand Bornand

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Le Grand Bornand Ski Schools and Le Grand Bornand Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Le Grand Bornand?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Lake Annecy Ski Resorts, Haute-Savoie.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Le Grand Bornand is Annecy, 37 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Sion, Saint-Étienne, Berne and Dole–Jura airports are all within three hours drive.

Annecy and Geneva are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 39 ski lifts are able to uplift 36,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 11 miles of ski runs, with 100 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Le Grand Bornand open?

 Open from : December 11, 2021.

 Closes : April 18, 2022.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April (Closing date determined in season due to snow cover.).

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Le Grand Bornand, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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