Skiing in La Clusaz

Dream holidays accessible to all

2022-2023 season

  • Last season, the ski lifts were open from 14 December to 1 May.

Ski in La Clusaz with Emerald Stay

The ski domain

Linked to the Aravis ski area, the ski resort of La Clusaz is a prime destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Choose the Aravis ski pass to extend your enjoyment throughout your stay.

Ski in La Clusaz with Emerald Stay

The Aravis: 4 exceptional resorts to discover

The Aravis ski area offers a wide variety of slopes that allow everyone to enjoy the pleasures of skiing, whatever their level is.

It is this wide choice that makes it so attractive to skiers from all over the world. In fact, it includes 4 unbeatable resorts, spread over 11 sectors, which attract millions of tourists every year. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between :

  • Grand-Bornand ;

  • La Clusaz ;

  • Manigod and

  • Saint-Jean-de-Sixt.

Labelled "Top of the French Alps", the resorts of La Clusaz and Grand-Bornand in particular cultivate the pleasure of skiing, but also excellence in the range of services offered. 

Located between Lake Annecy and the Arve Valley, the Aravis ski area benefits from exceptional snow conditions - making it an excellent choice for winter holidays. See it in numbers :

  • 145 downhill ski runs totalling 220 km (located between 930 and 2480 m altitude);

  • 48 cross-country ski trails;

  • 74 ski lifts.

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La Clusaz : an infinite number of possibilities

La Clusaz is one of the liveliest ski resorts in the French Alps. This is not only due to its thousand-year history, but also to the strength of its offer.

Despite its small surface area of less than 41 km², the ski area has succeeded in developing an international clientele. It also benefits from its privileged geographical location, 40 minutes from Annecy and 1 hour from Geneva airport.

La Clusaz is therefore ideal for a quiet weekend with your partner or a week with friends to recharge your batteries. Especially as it is still relatively quieter than other resorts such as Meribel or Chamonix.

Of course, the village is also very popular for its slopes which are varied in terms of length, gradient and difficulty. Moreover, each massif that makes up the resort of La Clusaz has its own asset. Discover among others :

  • Beauregard and its playground accessible to all;

  • Manigod and its tree-lined courses;

  • L'Étale with its beautiful, challenging runs;

  • L'Aiguille and its long, wide, smooth runs;

  • Balme and its large off-piste area.

Want to extend your stay? Consider the ski passes that will cover the entire Aravis ski area.

A resort designed for families

La Clusaz has been awarded the "Famille Plus" label and is the perfect place to spend your holidays with your children.

A multitude of services is offered to parents so that young and old alike can find what they are looking for. If the day nurseries and children's clubs allow for various recreational activities, you also have the possibility of taking your child on the ski slopes.

There are many options here.

  • For example, join the Beauregard plateau and its two green runs for a gentle introduction.

  • Let them progress at their own pace on the gentle blue slope of l'Envers.

  • For an intermediate skier on the other hand, why not opt for the blue run of Regine Cavagnoud?

  • Would you rather have fun in a family atmosphere? This time, go to the Croix-Fry and Merdassier (Manigod) passes which offer fun runs.

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A haven of paradise for all snow sports enthusiasts

In La Clusaz, you can enjoy the snow as you please.

Discover this magnificent village with its many facets.

  • Take advantage of La Clusaz's 3 toboggan runs (Champ Giguet, plateau des Confins and Nant) for a safe descent.

  • Snowshoeing is also a unique nature sports experience with the Belier tour.

  • In the company of sled dogs, push your limits as far as La Roche-sur-Foron (near Annecy).

  • Similarly, try an original activity such as skijoring with a professional instructor.

In addition, the resort has a snowpark, called "LCZ Park", which is a real treat for riders. A play area and a freestyle zone are at your disposal and turn the ski area into a phenomenal playground for the best freestylers. 

For apres-ski, you can enjoy Savoyard cuisine in one of the 70+ restaurants in the village.

A true freeskiing paradise with outstanding slopes

During your stay in the mountains, La Clusaz offers a particularly varied area for freeskiing. It is not for nothing that the resort attracts so many "avant-garde" sportsmen.

Enjoy the freedom of your favourite discipline. Freestyle in the Mini Loup sector, freeride in the wilderness of the Combe de Borderan, backcountry skiing on the signposted slopes of Beauregard and l'Étale, night skiing in the direction of the Belle Montee... you are spoilt for choice.

Moreover, La Clusaz is home to most of the best off-piste spots in the Aravis area. Your next holiday in this unique village will allow you to ski on exceptional itineraries. In the Aiguille, Balme or Étale massif, discover among others the unmissable sectors like :

  • La forêt des Encarnes ;

  • La Vraille ;

  • La combe de Bellachat ;

  • L’Épaule de l’Étale ;

  • La Creuse ;

  • Le couloir des Croix, etc.

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One of the best cross-country skiing spots

An excellent alternative to downhill skiing, cross-country skiing also attracts many sportsmen during the winter in La Clusaz. The resort is one of the largest in Haute-Savoie for this activity.

In the heart of the wilderness, experience a new sensation of skiing in complete tranquillity. In particular, discover the 2 plateaus of the domain which are renowned for their authenticity.

For unique Nordic experiences, the Confins sector is the first choice. Here, 63 km of trails of all levels are available for you to enjoy your contemplative, sporting or recreational practice. Accessible since 2018, the longest of them offers 13 km of magnificent landscapes on a varied profile. At your own pace, you can also discover the Tour du Danay loop itinerary (which links the villages of Saint-Jean-de-Sixt and Grand-Bornand).

Secondly, the Beauregard plateau offers you its Nordic area nestled in the middle of nature so that you can ski on exceptional groomed slopes. In this case, you will not only have to take advantage of the 36 km of skiing, spread over 8 slopes supervised daily. The Beauregard plateau also rewards you with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Aravis mountain range and Mont Blanc.

The most prestigious rentals in La Clusaz

Exceptional flat or chalet in La Clusaz: find your ideal accommodation among our top-of-the-range rentals located within the village. Our selection gathers the best accommodation in the Alps to ensure you have a pleasant stay. In addition, you have at your disposal tailor-made concierge services that will certainly contribute to a unique holiday experience.

Simplified rental management for homeowners

Allow tourists visiting La Clusaz to enjoy the authentic charm and luxury of a chalet for rent in the resort. At the same time, take advantage of a considerable time saving by entrusting your exceptional property to an expert team in seasonal rental management. This solution is specifically designed for owners who wish to be free of the constraints associated with this task.