The ski resort of Le Grand Bornand is the ultimate half term family ski destination, with superb views, dedicated beginner areas, wide blue pistes and a short transfer time.
Just under an hour from Geneva airport, the traditional Savoyard village of Le Grand Bornand has plenty of activities for skiers and non-skiers during school holidays. Pop into a farm to see how local cheeses such as Reblochon are made, then buy some directly from the farmer to enjoy in your self-catered chalet, or simply enjoy the view of the pretty chocolate-box ski chalets dotted all around with a stunning backdrop of the Aravis range of mountains.
Skiers are spoilt for choice: the Le Grand Bornand ski area boasts a wide variety of terrain to suit all abilities and tastes, including a world-class snow park, a secured, ungroomed freeride area and some very steep blacks for those looking for thrills.
Families can ski together on wide open blue and red pistes, particularly in the Le Grand Bornand-Chinaillon ski area. Why not take advantage of the Aravis lift pass, which also includes access to La Clusaz and Manigod ski resorts, as well as the small ski resort nestled in Saint-Jean-de-Sixt — a great option for little ones who want to start somewhere that isn't crowded with adults.
The French Alps are an excellent choice for half term holidays, but if you want to escape the snow, take a day off and head to Lake Annecy and the old town of Annecy for a refreshing change, with plenty of shops, superb views and restaurants to keep you busy — plus museums, art galleries, theatres and much more! Drop into the tourist office for the latest details of current events.
When you're ready to book a rental property, take a look at our range of chalets in Le Grand Bornand. Our hand-picked ski chalets all come with free WiFi and plenty of modern conveniences so your half term holiday is relaxing and fun. Choose from chalets with en suites (either shower room or beautiful baths — you'll find a wide choice of options), and to keep the whole family happy, look at our Cool for Kids range of chalets.
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