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Ski Area
Alpine skiing and snowboard

FANTASTIC SKIING IN A UNIQUE SITE - 90 kilometres of ski runs, 37 ski lifts
Around Mont Lachat you will find 90 kilometres of downhill ski runs, serviced by 37 ski lifts. This fully linked ski area is spread out between 1000 and 2100 metres of altitude, starting from Grand-Bornand Village or Grand-Bornand Chinaillon.

Fantastic skiing in wonderful scenery between forests of epicea firs and small mountain granaries, offering ski-lovers both the Joyere sector, ideal for beginners, the open spaces of Maroly and the more difficult descents of the Lachat.

GREAT SKIING IN FULL VIEW OF THE ARAVIS RANGE
Thanks to the nearness of the Aravis range, which catches passing cloud formations,  snowfalls are particularly abundant in this region, while the North/South orientation of the ski area also provides high sunshine hours.

It’s real picture postcard scenery, Le Grand-Bornand ski area, with its chalets and small mountain restaurants….

From the famously steep black run of Lachat to the delightful downhill runs of the Col des Annes, not forgetting such highlights as the slopes of La Floria, Outalays and La Tolar: all skiers, whatever their level will be enchanted.

AMONG THE IMPORTANT ONES !
• 43 ski runs: 3 black, 14 red, 16 blue, 10 green
• 90 km of slopes on 360 hectares, a snowpark, 3 competition areas and 3 beginner areas
• 37 ski lifts: 2 cable cars, 13 chair lifts and 22drag lifts
• Artificial snow on 60 hectares (18 km)
• Hourly flow: 39 700 skiers/hour

ENJOY WHOLE SKI RUNS OF THE ARAVIS RESORTS
The Aravis ski pass, valid on Le Grand-Bornand, La Clusaz, Saint-Jean-de-Sixt and Manigod offers you 220 km ski runs. Skibus connections, every half hour, are free between resorts (6 km) with this ski pass.

THE SNOWPARK
WONDERFUL LOCATION

Located at the top of the Maroly sector, the Snowparkgb is a really special site overlooking the ski area, with:
•  an unbeatable view of the Aravis range
• plenty of good-quality snow (this sector is open longer than any other in the area, from the beginning of December to the end of April, depending on the year)
•  a very open valley with hours of sunshine
•  easy access thanks to two chair lifts (including a six-seater) and three drag lifts.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
• Sector : at the top of the Maroly
• Area Height at top : 1800 metres
• Descent : 150 metres
• Length :  800 metres
vWidth :  400 metres
vQuick and easy connections thanks to the two Prarian drag lifts
• Daily maintainance by 2 shapers
Modules:
• snowcross
• beginner and advanced areas
• a pipe 120 metres long
• a cool zone with chalet, tables, chairs, barbecue, permanent sound system, adjustment check-point,...

Cross-country skiing

IN THE HEART OF A SECRET VALLEY, THE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING ...
60 km of varied and well kept runs are yours.
Cross-country skiing in Le Grand-Bornand, it's a second nature!
In the Bouchet valley, along torrent and forest, typical hamlets and farms, a whole area is reserved to cross-country skiing, linked with La Clusaz area by the Frasses run.
At Chinaillon, several beautiful itineraries also start from the Vieux Village.
A way to enjoy the local life style in the marvellous Grand-Bornand landscapes.

VILLAGE CIRCUITS
From the Village in direction of the Bouchet valley, laid out for classic and skating:
2 green circuits, 9 km
1 blue circuit, 10 km
1 red circuit, 10 km
2 black circuits, 19 km (12 km + link circuit with La Clusaz (Confins area) of 7 km)
Biathlon stadium (cross country and shooting) in the Bouchet valley.

CHINAILLON CIRCUITS
2, 5, 8 and 12 km circuits from the Vieux Village, only for classic.
TO DISCOVER!

The Evo Nordic Park
A circuit designed for cross-country skiing open to everybody, so that you can try it out, (descents, turns, bumps...) with somebody constantly standing on the site (with cross-country ski pass).

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Ski pass 

 

LOW SEASON

SEASON

SKI PASS

From 05.01.08 to 08.02.08

From 22.12.07 to 04.01.08

LE GRAND-BORNAND

From 15.03.08 to 26.04.08

From 09.02.08 to 14.03.08

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

£

 

6 days

 

114,80

 

 

121,80

 

6 days child - 15

 

92,40

 

 

101,50

 

6 days senior + 60

 

111,30

 

 

116,60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW SEASON

SEASON

SKI PASS ARAVIS

From 05.01.08 to 08.02.08

From 22.12.07 to 04.01.08

LE GRAND-BORNAND /
LA CLUSAZ

From 15.03.08 to 26.04.08

From 09.02.08 to 14.03.08

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

£

 

6 days

 

146,00

 

 

158,00

 

6 days child - 15

 

116,00

 

 

116,00

 

6 days senior  + 60

 

144,00

 

 

144,00

 

CHILD ski pass  : less than 15 years, born from 1993
SENIOR ski pass  : over 60 years, born in and before 1948

BABY  ski pass (less than 5 years, born from 2003) and VERMEIL ski pass (over 75, born before 1933) available free on proof of age.

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Sporting Activities

Snowshoe
SNOWSHOE & CROSS-COUNTRY SKI SCHOOL
BP 22 - 74450 Le Grand-Bornand
Tel +33 (0)4 50 02 78 17 - Fax +33 (0)4 50 02 36 02 - Email
Out of season : Tel +33 (0)4 50 02 31 12

In Village : Tourist house (open ever day) Tel +33 (0)4 50 02 78 17

In Chinaillon :
• Tourist house (weekends and French holidays). Tel +33 (0)4 50 09 60 66
• Welcome point at the school chalet at the start of the circuit in the Vieux Village

SNOWSHOE WALKS
If you want to take time out to marvel, to learn, to feel alive...

Take some time out to discover the real pleasure of a guided walk with snowshoes in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. See the local way of life, learn the basics of orienteering, getting to know the forest and animal tracks, walks to the top of mountains and at night sleeping in a tepee. Weekly programme planned by the Cross-country ski school.

Prices in £ (winter 2006/2007)

Adults

  Children -16s

Half day (morning or afternoon)

17

14

Monday morning with the Guest Card

14

13

Full day

 30

26

3 half days

46

37

5 half days

 72

 59

Night outing with Savoyard dinner

 35

 

Book a mountain guide for your family or group for a half or full day.

Prices in £ (winter 2006/2007)

Adults

Half day

102

Full day

190

Evening

105


You can also enjoy, alone or with friends, the 46 km of marked out tracks to discover the richness of architectural, cultural and natural heritage of Le Grand-Bornand (map on sale at the Tourist Office).

Ice cascade
From Christmas to Easter
Mountain Guide Centre
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 18 / +33 (0)6 73 48 47 72 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 36 02
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PRICE (winter 2006/2007): half day 95 £ per person

Horse riding
Tel. 06 13 73 70 44
Coaching: registered insctructor.
At the Plans (Bouchet valley),
• Pony hire on prepared track
• Ski joering and sledge joering. Initiation, lessons ans rides in an outstanding landscape.

PRICES:
• Pony hire: 15 mn: 5 £, 30 mn: 10 £
• Ski joering: 30 mn: 16 £
• Sleigh ride: 30 mn: 16 £/pers

Heliski
From Christmas to Easter
Mountain Guide Centre
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 18 / +33 (0)6 73 48 47 72 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 36 02
WebsiteEmail
Helicopter drop in Italy or Switzerland
PRICE (winter 2006/2007): from 230 £ per person

Snowmobile
In winter
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 04 17 / +33 (0)6 08 24 85 25
In Villards-sur-Thones at 15 mn drive. Accompanied tour on a 7 km track.

Paragliding - "ARAVIS PARAPENTE CONCEPT"
Tel: +33 (0)6 80 57 08 03
Website - Email
Realise man’s great dream of flying with the help of a state registered instructor.
Tandem initiation flights.

PRICES (winter 2006/2007) :
• Short flight, descent of 400 m: from 45 £
• Discovery flight, descent of 1100 m: 75 £
• Prestige flight of 45 mn: 115 £

Paragliding - SCHOOL "LES PASSAGERS DU VENT"
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 32 62 / +33 (0)6 75 37 85 93
websiteEmail
Professional school at the bottom of the Rosay cable car with state registered instructors.  Tandem initiation flights.

PRICES (winter 2006/2007, lifts not included):
• Short flight, descent of 600 m: from 55 £
• Long flight, descent of 1100 m: 70 £

Paragliding - TANDEM PARAGLIDING "LE VERMONT"
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 36 22 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 39 36
Email
Le Grand Bornand seen from the sky in tandem flight with a state registered instructor.
PRICES (winter 2006/2007, lifts not included):
• Short flight, descent of 600 m: 50 £
• Long flight, descent of 1100 m: 70 £

Adventure Playground in forest
Tel: +33 (0)6 80 32 12 10
Opened on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30 to 6pm
PRICES (winter 2006/2007): 10 £ under 18, 15 £ adults
Night session on Thursday evening from 8:30pm with Zip wire of 150 m long open.
PRICE (winter 2006/2007) : 5 £ (unlimited  runs).

Ice rink
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 23 75 - Email
800 square meters covered.
A relaxing moment in a outstanding surrouding, facing the Village and the Aravis range.

Prices (winter 2006/2007) :
• adult: 3,60 £
• child age under 16: 2,90 £
• skate hire: 3,50 £
• helmet hire: 1,80 £
• skate sharpening: 3,60 £
• 7 entries card: adult 21,60 £, child 17,40 £
• 7 entries card with skate hire: adult 42,60 £, child: 38,40 £
• season card: adult 48 £, child 38 £
• season card with skate hire: adult 94 £, child 85£

Ski touring, Off piste skiing
From Christmas to Easter
Mountain Guide Centre
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 18 / +33 (0)6 73 48 47 72 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 36 02
WebsiteEmail

Get real thrills in perfect safety and admire the views from right up on top! Some prices (winter 2006/2007):
• Vallee Blanche in the Massif du Mont-Blanc between 3800 et 1100 m (red run level)

Price per person: 70 £
• Ski touring - Price per person: 1/2 day 55 £, full day 85 £
• Alpine snowshoes (full day) - Price per person: 40 £

Night skiing
From Christmas to Easter
Ski Lifts Company
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 10 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 11 - Email
Night ski downhills on one of the longest floodlit run of Haute-Savoie!
A run serve by the 3 places chair lift of the Gettiers.
Every Tuesday evening from 8 to 10:30pm (on Wednesday if bad weather)
Prices (winter 2006/2007): adult 10 £, under 15s 6,60 £ (50% reduction with the Guest Card)
Ski bus from LeGrand-Bornand Village (bus station) at 7:45pm. Back at 10:30pm (free with the Guest Card). 

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Relaxing Activities

Four season manual & Creative workshops
All year round
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 79 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 79 01
Email
(Grenette square in Village)

Painting on wood: initiation and improvment.
From Monday to Thursday, every afternoon from 2 to 5pm.
PRICES: adult session 29 £, child session 24 £, course 115 £.

Pottery
Christmas holidays: from 18/12 to 23/12: 2:30 - 5pm
January, March, April:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 2:30 - 5pm
Closed during February French holidays
PRICES: 20 £ the 2 hour 1/2 session (subscription available)
Tel. +33 (0)6 89 83 47 57

Horse-drawn carriage
Tel. +33 (0)6 83 33 86 24
• Ride in the Village (departure in front of the Church).
PRICES (for 4/5 pers.): 15 mn: 10 £ , 30 mn: 20 £

• Horse-drawn carriage ride and "fondue savoyarde" in a restaurant on Thursday evening. Departure at 7pm
Information and booking at the Tourist Office
PRICE: 40 £/pers
• Possibility to do a horse-drawn carriage ride with discovery of the Reblochon making in a farm.

Reblochon market
All year round
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 01
Email
Every Wednesday mornings, the Reblochon Market, created in 1795, take place on the Village place, near the usual market. It is sold the cheese production of the week to wholesalers. A high place of the local life, not to be missed!

Sledge runs
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00 - Email

3 secure and lay out runs: in Village, at Venay in Chinaillon and at the top of the Rosay cable car

Footpaths
All year round
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 01
Email
In winter : 29 km. Itinerary suggestions at the Tourist Office. You can benefit from a special WALKER PASS which gives you unlimited access to the Rosay and La Joyere cable cars serving several footpaths. Price: 6 or 7 consecutive days, 35 £

Stress, emotions and feelings
From 19 to 21/02, from 16 to 18/03, from 19 to 21/03
Tel: +33 (0)6 25 95 65 11
Website -  Email
Other dates on request. To get free from daily stress, favour a life quality, point a greater welfare, get more autonomy, develop its creativity.

PRICES (winter 2006/2007):
Relaxation therapy: individual session (1h) : 45 £, group (1h30) : 10 £
Coaching : individual session (1h30) : 90 £, group (2h) : 20 £
Course communication techniques, corporal approaches:
2 days and 1 day of mounain sports: 390 £

Ballooning
Ski Vol: Tel: +33 (0)6 83 97 53 26

Take off from the Village in the morning and at the end of the day. Lasts for one hour
Destination: only Aeolus, God of the winds, can decide !
Champagne and flight certificate on landing
FLIGHT PRICE: 250 £ per person.

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Cultural Activities

Watercolour painting
From 12 to 23/02/2007
Tel. + 33(0)6 83 01 12 47
Tuition: Helene GODILLON, watercolour painter, graduate in Plastic Arts.
Session from 9 to 11am, at the Espace Grand-Bo
PRICE: session of 2h, 30 £

Library and DVD Hire
All year round
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 45
Email
In Village. Open on Monday, Friday and Saturday: 5-7pm, Wednesday: 9:30-11:30am
Reading area at the Tourist Office in Chinaillon, only in season. Free access.

Cinemas
Only in season
In Village : Cinema “Les Rhodos” (Espace Grand-Bo)
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 02 20 78
In Chinaillon : Cinema "Le Charmieux" (Tourist House)
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 27 05 60.
In the 2 movie theaters, widescreen, EX digital sound system.
The films change every day, several showings per day.

Visits to chapels and wayside shrines
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 79 18 / +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 39
Email

Far from the parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption, the outlying hamlets would have had little religious life had it not been for their chapels. And taking care of their chapels and keeping them beautiful is dear to the heart of the people of each hamlet.
Witnesses to our past, the wayside shrines, often created by individuals, may seem out of date, but express in their own way our local history.

Many objects to be seen in the chapels or the Church, as well as a very old Greek cross in stone at Lormay dating from 1500, are classified historical monuments. You will find a guide to help you visit these buildings on walks around the resort; it is published by the Bornandin Heritage Association and is for sale at the Tourist Office and the Heritage Centre.

Notre Dame de l’Assomption  Church
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 79 18 / +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 01
Email
19th century
- Classified paintings: The virgin giving the Holy Rosary to St Dominic (18th century); and painting of the Sacred Heart (19th century)
- Pews in walnut
- Classified monument: 18th and 19th century chair
- Organs (made by Giroud) 40 pipes 1988
- Classified baptismal fonts 1829
- 1995 altar (2 scenes of economic life of the parish: tourism and farming)
Guided visit in summer included in village visit on Tuesdays at 10 am

Heritage centre
Only in season
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 79 18 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 39
Email
The Bornandin Heritage Association and the Heritage Guides of Savoie offer you a visit to the Heritage Centre (a restored farm dating from 1830 situated in the village). You will see daily life as it was lived in Le Grand-Bornand at the beginning of the century, and mountain village life and its geographical, historical and architectural development.

GUIDED VISIT
Winter: Tuesday at 5:30pm / Thursday a 10:30am and 5:30pm
Summer: from Tuesday to Saturday at 5.30 pm.
In June and September : more information from the Heritage Centre or the Tourist Office.

UNGUIDED VISIT - Tickets on site
Winter: Friday and Thursday: 3-5:30pm / Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 3-6pm.
Summer: from Tuesday to Saturday : 10-12am / 3-5:30pm, Sunday : 4-7pm.

EXHIBITION
A new exhibition to discover each year
Same schedules as unguided tour
Groups : for visits at any time of the year, information and booking at Heritage Centre

PRICES:
Heritage centre
- guided visit: adults: 4,40 £, age from 6 to 14: 2,70 £
- groups: adults: 3,20 £, age from 6 to 14: 2,40 £
- unguided visit: 2,40 £
- exhibition visit: free
Reductions with the Guest Card (Carte d'hote)

Farm visits
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 78 01
Email
Discover an other facet of Le Grand-Bornand: its important agricultural life.
Each week (on Thursday at 2:15pm), a farm visit is organised: film showing, making, tasting and sale of Reblochon.
Inscriptions at the Tourist Office

PRICES: adults: 3,90 £ / children age under 12: 2,10 £. Free for children age under 5. 

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