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Related Regions: Les Aravis, Haute Savoie, Northern Alps, France, Europe, Europe Overall, The Aravis

Overview

Despite being a major French ski resort, La Clusaz has not lost it small-village charm. The ski scene has grown up around this traditional mountain village complete with a pretty square and Savoyard church. An outdoor market sells local produce every Monday in La Place de l’Eglise. Busy streets fan out from the square, each lined with tasteful shops, bars and hotels. 

The 132km of ski slopes are particularly well suited to intermediates, but the resort is also fast becoming one of the big names on the freeriding scene.

Geneva Airport is an hour’s drive, offering a good alternative to Chamonix. The TGV rail station at Annecy is 20 miles.

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Elevation

  • 8202ft
    Summit
  • 4921ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3412ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 5
  • 0
  • 4
  • 0
  • 7
  • 1
  • 4
  • 28
  • 49
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    9%

  • Intermediate Runs

    49%

  • Advanced Runs

    33%

  • Expert Runs

    10%

  • Runs

    84

  • mi Pistes

    51.4 mi

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    1.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    654 ac

  • Snow Making

    217 ac

  • mi Snow Making

    28.6 mi

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The small, scenic village of La Clusaz (1100m) offers access to a surprisingly large ski area straddling five mountains. Its 132km of primarily intermediate slopes are set both above and below the treeline (1000-2600m), making it both interesting and varied.

There’s something to occupy all abilities, from nursery slopes to awesome freeriding (which makes up for the lack of advanced/expert slopes). In fact, La Clusaz is fast becoming one of the big names on the European freeriding scene. Its five interlinked sectors make for wide-ranging skiing with engaging off-piste sections set against the dramatic backdrops of the Massif de Balme and Massif de L’Aiguille.

The ski resort has one of the biggest vertical drops: from the summit of Balme to the village there is more than 1500m of altitude to ski. A shuttle bus service also links La Clusaz to Le Grand Bornand and with a Massif des Aravis ski pass, you can access an impressive 220km of slopes. While La Clusaz still has a few slow, old chairs and drags it is however home to the world’s first Telemix lift, combining chairs and gondolas.

La Clusaz is often reached by car on the Col de Aravis road which offers amazing scenery but is also prone to rock falls. Don’t leave La Clusaz without tasting the traditional Reblochon cheese. Non-skiing opportunities include winter walks, sledging, an ice-skating rink and an aqua centre with indoor and outdoor heated pools.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/22/201804/28/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    128
  • Projected Days Open
    128
  • Years Open
    63
  • Average Snowfall
    98"
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La Clusaz Reviews

Milos
21st February 20152
Bad snow conditions. Hard-packed and with ice crust at some places. Is the snow there ratracked at all? Not sure.Full review
timea
1st January 20151
the conditions are awful! Lot of slopes are open but not much snowing on them, full of rocks. it was a nice...Full review
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Contact Info

  • La Clusaz

    161, place de l'Eglise - BP 07

    74220 LA CLUSAZ

    France


    Phone: +33 (0)4 50 32 65 00

    infos@laclusaz.com

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