An attractive and traditional ski resort, La Clusaz is nestled in the Aravis Valley, surrounded by stunning snow-capped peaks and a large ski area. One of our favourite ski destinations in the French Alps, La Clusaz ski resort offers ski village charm and character, steeped in local traditions, and a surprisingly lively atmosphere for a small ski resort in the French Alps. Heritage, gastronomy, great skiing and well-being; it’s these experiences that make La Clusaz a top luxury ski destination in Europe!
The luxury ski resort of La Clusaz sits in the valley at an altitude of 1,040m between the Montagne de Vaunessin on one side and La Grande Balmaz on the other. Known as a winter sports resort since 1969, La Clusaz has a growing reputation for luxury ski holidays and excellent value for luxury. It’s particularly popular for family ski vacations and is one of the best ski resorts near Geneva, situated just over an hour away from the airport.
La Clusaz-Manigod is one of 5 ski areas in the Annecy mountains and offers 125km of skiing across 5 massifs. The ski area offers 84 pistes, served by 49 lifts, and is ideal for a ski holiday with beginners or for intermediate skiers. A luxury ski holiday in La Clusaz offers a great range of skiing and experiences thanks to its diversity of slopes. The pistes lie between 1,100m and 2,600m of altitude, offering a mixture of runs above and below the treeline. Up on the Massif de Balme, higher altitude and more advanced skiing can be found compared to the popular family skiing in La Clusaz on the Beauregard plateau & Manigod Massif, which provide dedicated nursery slopes and many blue and green pistes. Beautiful scenery is a-plenty, with views of Mont Blanc! Freeride skiing in La Clusaz is renowned with outstanding off-piste opportunities for the advanced skier. Balme is the best spot for back-country skiing in La Clusaz; known as the back garden of Candide Thovex (one of the World’s top freestyle skiers) who grew up in La Clusaz.
For further skiing, the Aravis Valley ski pass offers access to La Clusaz-Manigod and the Grand Bornand ski area (just 6km away by road), providing a total of 212km of skiing across 133 pistes! La Clusaz ski holidays aren’t just simply about downhill skiing, it is well known as a top cross-country ski resort with 110km across two well-established Nordic ski areas (Les Confins and Beauregard). Away from the slopes, there are plenty of things to do in La Clusaz for non-skiers and on family ski holidays in La Clusaz. This includes, sledging, snowshoeing, paragliding, dog sledding, horse riding as well as ice skating on the 1,000m² open air rink in the heart of La Clusaz village. The town also offers a good choice of local shops, from those offering traditional delicacies and Savoyard products, to chic boutiques and sports shops with all the latest ski gear.
La Clusaz’s authentic village is a hub of activity with an array of restaurants to suit all tastes, whether looking for a gourmet dining experience, traditional French dinner or a fusion feast. Some of the best restaurants in La Clusaz include, Pur, L’Ecuelle and Le Cinq-Au Coeur du Village. A fondue is a must as La Clusaz is renowned for its production of Reblochon cheese, with 20 farms still in production! Apres-ski in La Clusaz has a strong heartbeat thanks to the influx of visitors on quick ski trips from Geneva. Rustic bars with fun atmospheres and lively terraces typify après ski in La Clusaz, with L’Ecluse nightclub open until late for going out in La Clusaz.
A luxury chalet holiday in La Clusaz is sure to impress all ages. Perfect for luxury family ski holidays in the French Alps or for a ski getaway with friends, there is plenty of accommodation in La Clusaz to host your ski trip to the Haute Savoie. Come and experience a luxury winter holiday in the Alps in one of our best luxury ski chalets in La Clusaz, for a ski holiday filled with unforgettable moments!