La Clusaz in France Resort Guide
Picturesque La Clusaz has largely stayed true to its origins as an easily accessed French ski resort which dates back to the early 1930s, despite growing to a reasonable size now and becoming increasingly popular with snow sports visitors from the rest of Europe. The skiing is excellent and off piste possibilities are plentiful. It is now quite a well spread out town with a smaller satellite of Les Etages at the base of the L'Etale and Aigulle cableways. Freestylers, speed skiers, and cross country skiers (it has some 75km of scenic tracks in the immediate area, including 20km or so on the Beauregard plateau) are among the regular clientele. The ski area is well suited to everyone from starters to good intermediates and embraces five linked areas - the Balme sector (2490m) , Massif de la Croix FryCol de Merdassier (1480-1500m), Massif de L'Etale (2000m) and the Massif d L'Aiguille (2400m), and the Beauregard (1690m),so it is not especially high and can suffer accordingly in a poor season or when it beomes milder on the lower runs, however many of the runs are West and North West facing and do stand up well even in the spring sunshine. There is a good choice of skiing for less able skiers on the higher runs anyway.
Accomodation & Après Ski
The main resort offers around 40 hotels and pensions, and a good complement of chalet and self catering apartment accommodation. La Clusaz is a lovely chilled place to relax in the evening. Although not renowned for its après ski, there are plenty of rustic mountain bars and restaurants in and around the quaint village.
When it comes to food, there are plenty of sumptuous restaurants to visit offering everything from regional home cooking to delightful pizzas and great wine. Visit Chalet des Praz, built in 1792 and its traditional French authenticity or visit La Scierie for excellent food and wine.
|RESORT HEIGHT||2600||VERTICAL DESCENT||1500||OPENS||December-April|
|TOP STATION||2600||DRAG LIFTS||27||EXPERT RATING||6|
|BOTTOM STATION||1100||CHAIR LIFTS||12||INTERMEDIATE RATING||8|
|GONDOLAS/CABLE CARS||6||BEGINNER RATING||10|
Lift Pass Prices From
- Adult One Day Pass : €39.80
- Adult Six Day Pass : €209
- Child One Day Pass : €30.80
- Child Six Day Pass : €154