€770,000 Mountain village house Le Grand Bornand

Stéphanie Donoghue
Authentic savoyard chalet to renovate
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Ski Area
Massif des Aravis  
Ski Resort
Le Grand Bornand  
Price / Ref
€770,000 / 60503SD74  
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Traditional Savoyard chalet dating from 1787. Prime location - walking distance to ski slopes.

Former farmhouse to renovate on a plot of 1372m2, quiet area very close to the slopes, sunny spot with panoramic views. The chalet is in excellent condition with potential to create approximately 300m2 of habitable space. Visits are possible with an architect.

The resort of the Grand Bornand is separated into two villages, each at different altitudes : At 1000 metres, the Grand-Bornand village, a typical Savoyard village with its central village square, church and range of shops - 6 km higher up, on the road to the Col de la Colombiere you'll come across Chinaillon, situated at 1300 metres altitude, this 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 - the 90 km of ski runs that cover the area will meet all requirements. There is even an array of walking paths for those who choose not to ski.

Lots of sunshine and abundant snowfall, the weather systems are often caught by the Aravis mountain chain. At the top of the Maroly area of the resort you will find the Grand-Bo snow park (ranked among the best in France) 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 there are 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.

Easy access, less than 1 hour from Geneva airport.

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


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