The Louveteau snowpark is a unique destination located in the La Clusaz ski area. A preferential rate ski pass costing just 17 Euros per day has been launched, giving access to the snowpark via le Crêt du Merle chair lift (two journeys maximum per day) and unlimited use of the Louveteau and Loup drag lifts which serve the park.
La Clusaz is one of a very small group of French resorts which are not purpose-built but are, none-the-less, located next to world class ski areas. This traditional Savoyard village is regarded by some as one of the most picturesque in France and has attracted tourists since the beginning of the 20th century.
The chalets sport their hand-cut wooden shingles and the resort has a reputation for its production of the local Reblochon cheese and other farm foods. The large ski area for a single resort of any type covers five lift-linked mountains in the Aravis system. Visitors have additional terrain to explore above neighbouring le Grand Bornand on the Aravis Pass - a total of 200km (125 miles) of trails.
La Clusaz has kept at the forefront of European snowboarding, being one of the first resorts to grant 'boarders access to all areas and introduce terrain features. It was also one of the first Alpine centres to establish a permanent Boarder Cross where four freeriders can race against one another down a course of bumps and banks.
The first two carry forward to the next round in the standard Boarder Cross contest. There is also a Snowpark which incorporates quarter pipes, gaps, tables, fun boxes and whoops. Facilities are locasted on Cret du Loup and Manigod.
The Balme mountain, away from terrain parksis generally regarded as a snowboarding paradise with powder stashes, big craving slopes and plenty of natural hits.