The Aravis ski area includes four resorts: La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, St Jean de Sixt and Manigod. These magical French alpine resorts have recently joined to become Lake Annecy Ski Resorts. While they are not connected physically by ski-able terrain, they are a short drive from one another and benefit from reciprocal lift passes.
A stand-out feature shared by the resorts is their proximity to Geneva (accessible in about an hour's drive) and Annecy, making them incredibly popular with local Swiss and French skiers. As a result, there is a good buzz through the region year-round, helped by a glut level of excellent restaurants, where the focus is on white-table clothes rather than self-service buffets.
Even in the summer, the ski area offers numerous sports activities. Two prestigious golf courses are located at la Clusaz and le Grand Bornand.