€402,800 Land Le Grand Bornand
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- Ski Area
- Massif des Aravis
- Ski Resort
- Le Grand Bornand
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agency fees included: 6 % TTC to be paid by the buyer (€380,000 without fees)
- Land M2 /
- 1482 /
- In ski resort
Prime position - opportunity to buy and build your own 220m2 chalet Can't find your dream home? build your own on this very desirable building plot, 1482m2, close to the village, exclusive area with fabulous views and easy access, with the possibility to build a 220m2 chalet. English speaking architect available for your project. Situated between Annecy, Chamonix and Geneva, The Grand-Bornand has all the charm of a traditional mountain village and all the modern amenities of a world class ski resort. The Grand-Bornand has preserved its mountain soul while developing a quality reception that makes people come back year after year.
The resort of the Grand Bornand is separated in to two villages, each at different altitudes: - At 1000 metres, the Grand-Bornand village, a typical Savoyard village with its central village square, its' church and range of shops. - Six kilometres higher up, on the road to the Col de la Colombiere you'll come across The Grand-Bornand Chinaillon situated at 1300 metres above sea level; it is the main departure for the ski slopes. The easy, welcoming snow covered pastures make up a large percentage of the ski area in the Grand Bornand, however the slopes of the Aravis Mountains or the Mont Lachat offer harder skiing for those more experienced. Beginner or pro, newbies to winter sports or old timers, the 90 km of ski runs that cover the area will meet the requirements of everyone.
There is even an array of walking paths for those who choose not to ski. The 90 kilometres of connected skiing accessible from the Grand-Bornand Village (1000 m) or Grand-Bornand Chinaillon (1300 m), extend in a North / South format guaranteeing lots of sunshine and abundant snowfall, with the weather systems are often caught by the Aravis mountain chain. At the top of the Maroly area of the resort, the Grand-Bo snow park (ranked among the best in France) has something for everyone: small and big, young and old, beginner to experienced professional. In the Bouchet valley and up at the top of Chinaillon near the old village, cross country skiing has a stronghold. The huge snow covered spruce trees cover the snug little chalets nestled in the middle of this winter wilderness. 60km of perfectly groomed tracks lead all the way to La Clusaz, which is home to the tough, black rated Frasses track.
For non-skiers, the Grand Bornand offers a range of sporting, leisure and cultural activities - hiking or snowshoeing, paragliding, hot air ballooning. Ice climbing, horse riding (skijoring), snowmobiling and ice skating are all available throughout the season. For those in need of time to relax, there is a Library and and two cinemas. For culture lovers, discover how the locals make their famous Reblochon cheese, enjoy a guided tour of the local area and explore the local heritage centre. After a good day of skiing or walking, take the time to share a bit of time with the kids in the “Espace P'tits Montagnards” (Little Mountaineers) area, which is specially adapted for families and situated in the centre of town.
Massif des Aravis Ski Area
In the Haute-Savoie, between Annecy and the Mont Blanc Massif is the beautiful Massif des Aravis. Tucked away here you’ll find a less well known ski area named after the mountain range. It is very beautiful, interesting and traditional.
It brings together the 4 ski resorts of La Clusaz, Le Grand-Bornand, Manigod et Saint-Jean de Sixt which offer Alpine skiing (downhill)and Nordique skiing alongside a whole host of other activities. There are 220kms of piste across the 4 resorts, 2 snow-parks, 1 half pipe of 130m. There are also 150kms of nordic skiing including the Confins plateau, which is an official site for the World Cup. Plus 26 routes for racket walking (snow shoes). At Le Grand-Bornand you’ll find the GB snow-park which is classed among the five best in France. In addition there are 2 ice rinks and an aqua centre.
Each of the four resorts have charm and retain their traditions with original architecture and a village feel, these are after all villages turned ski resort and not purpose built. There is agriculture in the area which works alongside the ski resorts retaining a very authentic feel and they work hard to preserve the mountain nature of all the resorts.
This is also a hugely popular destination for summer. All four resorts aim themselves firmly at the family market and succeed very well with this, but over the last few years a new trend has developed aimed at the rich and famous who value privacy and peace above glamour and glitz on their ski holiday this is most noticeable at La Clusaz and Grand Bornard who are member of “Top of the French Alps” a group aiming for excellence.
Le Grand Bornand Ski Resort
Le Grand Bornand is a large resort with 38 lifts offering 494 acres of terrain over 47 pistes and 1100 metres of vertical descent. Le Grand Bornand is best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for both expert and intermediates.
There are 58km of cross country ski trails and for snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. A small proportion of the pistes at Le Grand Bornand are covered by snowmaking.
DPE : This property does not have a fixed heating system