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La Clusaz Resort Guide

The La Clusaz resort guide summary is: La Clusaz has 45 lifts within its 399 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1516m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 84 trail at La Clusaz.


Photo credit: Nicolas RollandLa Clusaz Resort Guide

La Clusaz Resort Guide

The La Clusaz resort guide summary is: La Clusaz has 45 lifts within its 399 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1516m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 84 trail at La Clusaz.

Vertical:

Top: 2500m
Arrow
1516m
Bot: 984m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

84
58%
34%
8%

Hectares of Ski:

399
Snowmaking: Yes

La Clusaz Lifts:

  • drag lift icon27
  • ski lift icon14
  • cablecar icon4
Total lifts = 45
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Visiting La Clusaz

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to La Clusaz.

  • Season opens
    19 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    11 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    60 | 14
  • Nearest Airport
    Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station
    Annecy
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +33450326500

La Clusaz Features

The terrain at La Clusaz includes:


What's it like at La Clusaz resort?

La Clusaz is a very French resort (part of the Les Aravis ski area) removed from the hustle and bustle of other resorts in the Alps. Five mountain slopes at La Clusaz offer 125 km of piste that descend from open glades into tree lined pistes. Beginners will revel in the variety, with 58% of the pistes at La Clusaz dedicated to them. More advanced skiers would be recommended to explore the off-piste opportunities along the many Cols of the Aravis range. Off the slopes, La Clusaz offers rustic charm in an unspoiled French mountain town. A good selection of restaurants cater for the weekend skiers, from nearby Annecy, and prices reflect this. Many bars and two clubs provide the nightlife.


Explore La Clusaz Location Map

Interactive La Clusaz trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit La Clusaz?

MarchAverage: 4.1 snow days per week
The snowiest week in La Clusaz is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 53cm of snowfall. Check out the La Clusaz Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of La Clusaz

Overall: 4.2 Based on 24 votes and 22 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.8
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.3
  • Scenery 4.5
  • Apres-Ski 4.2
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Derion from Greece writes:

Actually under the name "La Clusaz" there are five interconnected ski centers with the same ticket: Balme, Aiguille, Etale, Beauregard and Manigod. Last year I visited Beauregard and Manigod. This year I skied Aiguille and Balme. So I am still missing Etale. I stayed in Annecy. It is about 30km far away from La Clusaz and an hour bus drive. I took the offer from Annecy bus station. At 40€ per person a lift ticket and bus transfer are included. Really good price! The bus leaves from Annecy at 09:30 and returns at 17:00. I skied on Friday, 16th February 2018. What a fantastic ski day. I was really worried about rain that had fallen the last day. However, the rain caused no problem. Temperature was at about 6C in the base and around freezing level at the top of the mountains (approximately 2.500m). I rented good ski equipment at 27€/day. I started skiing in Auguille. The only piste in not so good condition was Merle, because there were too many people skiing on it. However, and despite the fact it was French winter school holidays and the ski center was really busy, there were almost no queues at the lifts. Snow coverage was really good: 40 cm at the base and more than 3 meters on the top. Not a single stone in the whole ski center. The weather was very changeable. In the lower slopes, there was little rain. In some slopes there was sun. On the top of the mountains (Aiguille and Balme as well) there was dense fog. On the top of Balme (piste Blanchot) it was snowing heavily. What a weather mixture in one single day and a single ski center! In my opinion, the best mountain is Balme. You do not need to take the gondola from Aiguille. I skied down the red piste La Fernuy. It was written that the piste was not prepared and the snow was heavy. Well, this was not true. Fernuy was pretty nice and the view from there was fantastic. Furthermore, Balme was much quiter than Aiguille and a lot more enjoyable, as the mountain was virtually empty from skiers. The red Blanchot, Torchere and Lachat were really good. Up on the top, in the beginning and the middle of Blanchot, it was snowing heavily. Down further, the weather cleared. I skied the red Lachat, which is a big red piste, totally alone! La Clusaz consists mostly of blue and red pistes. It is the paradise of the interemediate skier. You need at least three full days to visit all the five interconnected ski centers. Overall, it was one the best skiing experiences ever from all the aspects. La Clusaz is totally recommended!

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