La Clusaz is a real hidden gem. It is a beautiful pretty little village with a real feel of classic alpine charm which is focused around a lovely 200-year-old church that can be found right in the heart of the resort. It is not exactly the most bustling of resorts but there is still a good array of shops and as we all know, when a ski resort is not overly busy in the village that only means one thing on the slopes....a real lack of queues! Another huge bonus of La Clusaz is that it is only about an hour's transfer to and from Genvea.
In the local area, you will find roughly 130km of piste and the terrain is ideal for beginners and intermediates. Expert skiers might find that the local area is a bit small for then but once you factor in the amount of off-piste that is on offer and the additional 90km of piste that can be accessed in Grand Bonard, then there should be plenty to keep everyone in your ski party happy. The skiing in La Clusaz and Grand Bonard can be accessed on the full area lift pass if you want to pay for the upgrade.
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Beginners are well looked after in La Clusaz. There are plenty of green and blue runs for you to gain your ski legs on as you build up your confidence and the nursery slopes are very easily accessed and serviced by the Beauregard gondola.
La Clusaz is an intermediate skiers paradise. There are five mountains to cover just within the local 130km of piste. For those who are a bit more adventures, the extra 90km of piste in Grand Bernard is well worth checking out.
Advanced skiers will definitely want to make use of the full area lift pass that covers both La Clusaz and Grand Bernard (the Aravis Ski Area). It is just a short ride on the bus from La Clusaz to Grand Barnard and it gets you an extra 90km of piste to explore. There is also an abundance of off piste skiing to be found and on a powder day you get find fresh lines all day long!
La Clusaz is not the sort of resort that people head to if they want a week of partying until the early hours but there are plenty of bars to choose from if you fancy a few apres-ski drinks. You can also carry the night on in a section of late-night bars with DJ's such as Les Caves du Paccaly and after that you can head to a discotheque should you choose to do so.
There is a good selection of restaurants to choose from who serve a range of different styles of food. On average a meal, out will cost about €30-€40.
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