Leaving Geneva airport, you are close to the Lake Annecy ski resorts of: La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Manigod and Saint Jean de Sixt.
These four villages have an enviable position at the foot of the Aravis range overlooking Lake Annecy. Here you’ll find plenty of alpine charm – the pretty streets lined with traditional architecture and the restaurants serving the area's famous Reblochon cheese.
The villages draw year-round appeal with winter sports on the ski slopes and summer sports in the mountains and on the lake. The four villages are also popular with those seeking the ultimate relaxation; its many spas set among the gentle valleys.
La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Manigod and Saint Jean de Sixt are year-round, traditional French villages oozing plenty of alpine charm with
La Clusaz: Skiing and snowboarding for all levels
With five mountains and 1,600 metres of vertical, exceptional natural and artificial snow, La Clusaz is perfect for skiers of all levels.
The alpine area has much to offer: pistes, mogul fields, snowpark, backcountry freestyle or freeride. For Nordic, the two areas (Beauregard and Les Confins) are locations for World Cup cross country skiing in January 2013.
Le Grand Bornand: Modern day heritage
With more than 400 200-year-old chalets, the oldest dating back to 1664, and 50 working farms, Grand Bornand the home of the Reblochon cheese farmer.
A vibrant and busy year-round village, Le Grand Bornand brings together ancestral knowhow and modern facilities in one of the most beautiful French ski resorts under the label ‘Top of the French Alps’.
Manigod: Gastronomic heritage
At Manigod, quality of life and a strong food culture are reflected by an abundance of agriculture. The delicious Reblochon is made everywhere. Marc Veyrat, the famous chef in the black hat, is not the only one to bear the name and requirement; at Chalet La Croix-Fry, the whole family has been involved to obtain their three stars in the Gault and Millaut this year.
Saint Jean de Sixt: A choice for all budgets
With a high quality of life, Saint-Jean has everything: a choice of holidays to suit any budget, unbeatable comfort and the assurance that all ages will enjoy the pleasures of the mountains in a protected environment.