Think of La Clusaz as a bite-size Val D’Isère - it may not have the same caché, but the resort is full of charm, the skiing sporty and tree-lined, and the apres-ski tempting enough to warrant a few late starts. Located between 1,100m and 2,600m in the middle of the Aravis Massif, between Anency Lake, Genève and Megève, the village is filled with boutiques, restaurants and bars.
Combining lovely beginners’ slopes with a variety of interesting red-runs and some great off-piste options through the trees, the terrain is as suited to beginners as to intermediate-advanced skiers. La Clusaz is a resort that is much loved by the French, so you can expect the level of cooking across the many local restaurants to be par excellence. Don’t miss the traditional farmer’s market, held on Monday mornings in the central square.
While the winter months attracts ski and freestyle skiing enthusiasts, the summer season sees an influx of mountain climbers, bikers and individuals seeking a break from city-life.