La Clusaz Ski Area

The main ski area consists of five inter-connecting mountains with a good amount of easily accessible off-piste.

The main ski area at La Clusaz consists of five inter-connecting mountains with a total 132km groomed pistes and a good amount of easily accessible off-piste. Much of the best skiing is found at La Balme, reached by a high speed gondola and served by two chairlifts and a drag lift. These lifts open up a surprisingly large and exciting ski area, much favoured by boarders and free-style skiers. From the summit of the Col de Balme chairlift (2470m) there is a magnificent view of the Mont Blanc massif and from here there are wonderful off-piste opportunities including the spectacular Combe de Bellachat.

La Balme

Take the Fernuy gondola connecting the La Balme area with the skiing at l'Aiguille (2380m) which opens up the Cret du Loup and Cret de Merle pistes. This is the most popular area with pretty runs through forest and meadows dotted with delightful lunch-spots below the mid-station, and wide open red runs above, accessed from the Aiguille 4 man chairlift. From here you can reach the Combe de Borderan, an often neglected good off-piste run.


The Etale mountain is a great choice for busy days as it doesn't seem to attract the crowds. From the summit of the Etale cable car (1957m) enjoy the challenging red run 'Regine Cavagnoud' or black 'Les Tetras'.


The new Beauregard gondola (1648m) gives access to a sunny plateau and the best nursery slopes in La Clusaz. From here you can get back to the village via a long, scenic blue run or try the new black run. These runs should have a longer season thanks to the upgrading of snow-making on this part of the mountain for winter. An easy blue run links the Beauregard area with La Croix Fry and Merdassier, all offering good easy and intermediate skiing. This area in turn links up with the rest of the resort but do note that in order to ski the whole area in one day you have to travel in an anti-clockwise direction, starting at the Beauregard gondola.

By purchasing the 'Aravis' lift pass you gain access to a further 88km of skiing at the neighbouring resort of Le Grand Bornand, cost of ski bus included.

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