Introduction to ski touring in Grand-Bornand

Ski touring: Le Grand-Bornand

Le Grand-Bornand is the village resort par excellence which retains its charm and especially its friendly and authentic setting in the middle of the Aravis. An ideal place to discover ski touring with family or friends starting at the foot of the resort thanks to magnificent marked routes that will allow you to gently learn the techniques to progress in ski touring like a real Savoyard of yesteryear or as a future ski mountaineer.
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Introduction to ski touring in Grand-Bornand

Initiation au ski de rando au Grand-Bornand

A day off or a ski trip planned? Take advantage of your next stop in the Aravis to learn about ski touring! The Annecy Office guides offer you the opportunity to discover ski touring in the heart of the Grand Bornand ski area on marked itineraries where the difference in altitude is reasonable and accessible to the greatest number.

The ski area has two itineraries dedicated to ski touring, accessible from the start of the slopes, from the Chinaillon snow front and from Grand Bornand village.

The first itinerary starts at the Joyére arrival station in Grand Bornand: this itinerary will take you not far from the Roc des Arces, under the Mont Lachat de Châtillon, passing through a magnificent pine forest. The view of the Aravis mountain range will leave you with a beautiful memory!

The second itinerary leaves from La Mulaterie in Chinaillon. There is not much forest on this itinerary which will take you under the Pointe d'Almet with the view of the Pointe Percée as a reward at the top. If the view of the highest point of the Aravis is really worth the diversions, the only drawback of this itinerary is the proximity of the ski lifts, which can sometimes be a bit noisy.

In both cases, these ski touring itineraries will allow you to familiarize yourself with the technical equipment, which is different from that of alpine skiing (skis, skins, boots and avalanche rescue equipment). This outing is particularly well suited to beginner ski touring skiers who want to try out new skiing sensations in complete safety. Your guide is a specialist in the area and will give you valuable advice on how to maximize your energy in conversions and other specific ski touring basics.

Once you have completed this stage, we encourage you to improve your skills and discover wilder routes far from the resorts, where ski touring makes sense:

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Ski touring: Le Grand-Bornand

The price includes
Supervision by a high mountain guide
The eventual loan of avalanche safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)
The price doesn't include
Transport and parking
Personal insurance
Food and beverages
Ski equipment
Everything that is not included in the "price includes"
Confirmed outing only from 4 people booked per session. Maximum 6 people/guide.
Time and meeting point
Meeting point at 9:00 am to the Chinaillon starting ski lift.
The guide can adapt the meeting point and time according to the weather conditions.
Required gear
Complete ski touring equipment: skis, ski boots, poles, skins
Backpack for your personal belongings
A shovel and probe if you have them.
Water and snacks
Warm clothing and sunglasses and/or ski mask
Important note
If you need to hire your ski touring equipment, make sure that the equipment is available BEFORE you make your booking (risk of unavailability during busy periods at weekends and during school holidays)

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Meeting place
La Mulaterie-Le Chinaillon
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