Résidence MGM les Chalets de Joy

Just 50 metres away from the ski lift, you will find the luxury apartments of Résidence MGM les Chalets de Joy. Built in 2022, this apartment complex has a prime location in Le Grand Bornand, with several bars, restaurants, and shops in the area. The location is perfect for an unforgettable ski trip.

 

The apartments are spacious and beautifully decorated. In the open kitchen, you can easily make breakfast in the morning before hitting the slopes. After an active day, you can relax in the wellness centre, where you will find a heated indoor pool, a sauna, a Turkish bath, and a fitness room.

  • Luxury apartments
  • At the ski lift and on the slopes in no time
  • Relax in the wellness centre

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Location and surroundings

Le Grand Bornand

The traditional ski village of Le Grand Bornand is situated at the foot of the Mont Lachat. Le Grand Bornand is a peaceful and atmospheric ski village with a traditional village centre where stables and wooden farm houses stand as a pleasant contrast to the modern accommodations in the area.

the village is subdivided over two levels: Le Grand Bornand Village (1000 m) and Le Chinaillon (1300 m). This is not the place for high rise construction. Instead, quaint wooden chalets dominate the landscape.

For snowboarders there is a halfpipe and a boardercross. Cross country skiers can enjoy approximately 55 kilometers of diverse cross country skiing tracks. There are plenty of options for hikers in the area as well.

After skiing or snowboarding you can relax in one the lovely restaurants, have a drink in a bar or try your luck at ice skating or sleighing.

The modern ski village of La Clusaz is located approximately 6 kilometers down the road from the village of Grand Bornand Village.
You could venture onto the pistes from here as well for a change.

Le Grand Bornand

  • Located at the foot of Mont Lachat
  • Authentic and nostalgic Alpine atmosphere
  • Recommended: sleigh ride by horse

Massif des Aravis

Massif des Aravis is a ski area in the Northern Alps and due to its harsh winters, there is always excellent snow cover. With approximately 220 km (137 ml) of predominantly blue and red pistes, this resort has a great snow record. The ski resorts of Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz offer very diverse descents from 2600 (8,500 ft) to 1000 meters (3,300 ft) in altitude. The two longest descents are the red descent of La Combe de L'Etale to La Clusaz of approximately 10 km (6 ml) and the red and black descent of Envers to Le Grand Bornand.

Snowboarders can get their adrenaline racing on the mugel pistes, in the snow park of L’Étale mountain range and on the free ride piste on the Balme mountain range.

For the cross country skiers there is a diverse range of 74 km of cross country skiing tracks. There is even a cross country skiing track between the villages of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand so that you can make your route even longer. Massif des Aravis is an ideal ski area for both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Massif des Aravis

  • Excellent snow security
  • Something for every skier
  • Two 10 km long slopes: La Combe de L'Etale and Envers

Location and surroundings

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Lift pass, lessons and ski/board hire

A Le Grand Bornand ski pass is included in the tour price.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child or senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .

Ski passes for children up to and including 4 years old are free. Children from 5 - 14 years old, and seniors from 65 years old, will receive a discount on their ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting your ski pass.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem your ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of your ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further in the booking process. A discount for “no ski pass” can also be found during the booking process.

You cannot book ski equipment in advance. You can arrange this yourself onsite.
You cannot book lessons in advance. You can arrange this yourself onsite.

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