10 good reasons to come to La Clusaz

Publication date 7 October 2019,
The resort of La Clusaz is the ideal destination to discover the beautiful French Alps. Long recognised as one of the leading alpine destinations, it has succeeded in developing a multi-faceted appeal by embracing modernity while staying close to its traditional roots. It has also developed a dynamic sporting programme while maintaining its atmosphere of calm and tranquillity. 

1. A historic alpine village

La Clusaz is the perfect place for togetherness, to relax in a cosy and chic atmosphere. The preserved, authentic, alpine architecture dictates the way of life in the resort, combining contemporary luxury with the traditional lines of its chalets. The accommodation on offer is varied and provides the perfect opportunity to snuggle up, relax and feel good.

What you will like:

  • The city square

  • The church bell

  • The typical chalets

  • The view on the Aravis mountain range


2. The winter news

Every winter, La Clusaz has a few surprises in store for you! New places to live beautiful memories, facilities to improve your experiences, a collaboration with FACTION to fly down the slopes wearing the colours of La Clusaz.... To discover the new products, it's here!


3. A mythical and famous ski area

With 5 interlinked massifs, each with their own character, La Clusaz is one giant playground. You can vary the fun as you follow the line of the sun from the Etale massif to the Balme massif. The area peaks at 2600m altitude and has one of the biggest vertical drops of over 1500m descent with the added bonus of outstanding views! Over the 85 slopes there are 125kms of descent all linked by a top-class ski lift network to allow you to easily access the centre of the village on skis.

The Instagram spots of the ski area:

  • The giant sofa in the shape of a ram

  • The giant « LA CLUSAZ » letters

  • The « Passerelle de Balme »

  • The Étale viewpoint


4. The rich and varied events

As every winter, La Clusaz thinks of you and will delight young and old, mountain lovers as well as lovers of good music or families...

  • Santa Claus' Pestacles: to open the season with family

  • The Bélier Blanc trail or the Balme Derby: for an outdoor challenge

  • LCZ Freestyle show: to share a freestyle show with all the athletes of the resort

  • The Radiomeuh Circus Festival: to fill up with music

  • Good Vibes Week: to fill up with energy and good vibes

  • The Défi Foly: for an event that is always more crazy


5. The après-ski culture

After all this effort on the slopes, you deserve some relaxation! Aprèsski is an essential part of life in La Clusaz whether it’s on the several terraces on the mountain overlooking the village or at the bottom of the slopes that lead straight to the centre of the village. The resort is lively and dynamic and well known for its warm and festive atmosphere where the party goes on well into the wee small hours. The nightlife is full of surprises!

5 great spots for nightlife:

  • The best for cocktails : La Scierie

  • The must-go pubs : Les Caves de Paccaly / Le S Pub

  • The most lively : Le Bal

  • The cosiest : Le Bar in St Alban Hôtel & Spa

  • The most local : Le Lion d’Or


6.The station's equipment and the diversity of activities

In winter, there is no shortage of activities in La Clusaz! Whether you like outdoor activities, looking for wellness breaks or want to discover the culture of the village... there is something to satisfy all desires!

Our selection of activities:
  • Unusual: escape game and bowling
  • Wellness: massage and spa
  • Contemplative: Aravis aqua park
  • Close to nature: ski joëring and sled dog
  • Discovery: visit the « Hameau des Alpes »

7. The gastronomy & local produce

The restaurants in La Clusaz are committed to offering the finest in dining experiences using the best local ingredients. Discover delectable and mouth-watering traditional or exotic dishes in cosy and inspired surroundings. Take a voyage of discovery and dine in such eclectic surroundings as a converted family saw mill with a stylish, contemporary feel or in one of the oldest chalets in the Confins.


Farmers in La Clusaz are still proud to maintain the tradition of local cheese making, producing cheese every day of the year. Make sure you stop off at one of the farms along your way to taste the delicious cheese surrounded by some of the most impressive views in the region.


8.Its inhabitants and local figures

Over the centuries, the history of La Clusaz has developed through the lives of the men and women that have lived here, each in their own unique way. Today the people of La Clusaz are proud to uphold the tradition of a warm welcome and maintain their unique way of life.

The local portraits:  

9. The shopping experience

There is no shortage of good addresses in the village! Many shops offer you the opportunity to find unique souvenirs. It is also an opportunity to meet the craftsmen and discover the know-how of each one. From the concept store to the decoration store, via a candle shop or a crystal shop, you will certainly not leave empty-handed...


10. The proximity with Annecy and Geneva

Thanks to its proximity with the international airports of Geneva and Lyon, La Clusaz is only few hours from the European capital. La Clusaz is close to major cities which facilitates transport to the resort. It is also a great opportunity to discover the neighbouring cities during your stay.


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