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Le Grand Bornand

The ESF Star system explained

There are a number of different levels to the ESF start system – from the first time ever on snow all the way up to competitive racing. Here we will break down a few of the bigger milestones to help you understand the system.

12 Best non-skiing winter activities in the French Alps

With only one week until the big man in red comes to town, let’s take a look at some fun filled non skiing activities that will keep you busy for the whole week.

In Tartiflette we trust – Tartiflette recipe

So here it is, OVO Network’s resident food blogger Dani’s interpretation of one of the most popular dishes from Haute Savoie.

Ice skating in the French Alps

We’ve looked out the best ice rinks near our properties for you to enjoy on your winter and summer holidays!

A Very Special Children’s Festival

When I moved to the Aravis four years ago I’d never heard of the Bonheur des Momes children’s festival in Le Grand Bornand. Now you can’t keep me and my kids away!

A beginner skier’s guide to the Aravis

Getting on skis for the first time is not always easy. However, your efforts will all be worth while with the great feeling you get skiing in an exceptional natural environment. The Aravis Massif and the Annecy region have several ski stations with all the ingredients you need to make a start. Here are some of our recommended pistes to get you started without any dramas.