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La Clusaz Overview

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The small, scenic village of La Clusaz (1100m) offers access to a surprisingly large ski area straddling five mountains. Its 132km of primarily intermediate slopes are set both above and below the treeline (1000-2600m), making it both interesting and varied.

The 132km of ski slopes are particularly well suited to intermediates, but the resort is also fast becoming one of the big names on the freeriding scene.

There’s something to occupy all abilities, from nursery slopes to awesome freeriding (which makes up for the lack of advanced/expert slopes). In fact, La Clusaz is fast becoming one of the big names on the European freeriding scene. Its five interlinked sectors make for wide-ranging skiing with engaging off-piste sections set against the dramatic backdrops of the Massif de Balme and Massif de L’Aiguille.

The ski resort has one of the biggest vertical drops: from the summit of Balme to the village there is more than 1500m of altitude to ski. A shuttle bus service also links La Clusaz to Le Grand Bornand and with a Massif des Aravis ski pass, you can access an impressive 220km of slopes. While La Clusaz still has a few slow, old chairs and drags it is however home to the world’s first Telemix lift, combining chairs and gondolas.

The ski scene has grown up around this traditional mountain village complete with a pretty square and Savoyard church. An outdoor market sells local produce every Monday in La Place de l’Eglise. Busy streets fan out from the square, each lined with tasteful shops, bars and hotels. 

Geneva Airport is an hour’s drive, offering a good alternative to Chamonix. The TGV rail station at Annecy is 20 miles.

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Terrain Overview

19%
Beginners Runs
36%
Intermediate Runs
36%
Advanced Runs
10%
Expert Runs
84
Runs in Total
82.7 km
Runs in Total
2 km
Longest Run
82.7 km
Skiable Terrain
88 ha
Snow Making
46 km
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 49

5
Gondolas & Trams
4
High Speed Sixes
7
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
4
Double Chairs
28
Surface Lifts

Elevation

2500m
Summit
1500m
Vertical Drop
1040m
Base

Important Dates

December 04, 20212021/12/04

Projected Opening

May 01, 20222022/05/01

Projected Closing

138

Projected Days Open

128

Days Open Last Year

66

Years Open

250cm

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