The ten commandments for a great holiday in La Clusaz

Publication date 6 December 2019,
A great holiday only depends on a few key points.  Follow them to the letter and you will not be disappointed.  Feel free to share these wise words with your friends!

1. Freestyle, you shall ski.

Whether you choose freeriding, freestyling or ski touring… La Clusaz is one giant playground. Everyone is free to explore the mountains at their own leisure, from beginners to powder seekers to speed freaks. Freestyling means having the choice between enjoying the alpine slopes or heading off for adventure in the Aravis coombes. Enjoy memorable sessions in the fun zones or the mythical natural snowpark on Balme. No worries, for beginners, the ski school provides lessons to ensure your security.

2. Beautiful photos, you shall take.

Follow the line of the sun as you ski all day.  Warm up on the Beauregard massif before heading to the Etale for stunning views over the Col des Aravis and the Mont Blanc massif.  After lunch, next stop the Aiguille followed by the Balme massif with the obligatory photo on the brand-new suspended bridge.  Each sector has a different perspective over the valley, the Aravis range and Mont Blanc for great photo opportunities to astound your friends and family!


3. Spoil yourself, you shall..

It’s common knowledge that the mountains and gastronomy go together, so after a fun day on skis working up a good appetite, there is no reason to resist the call of our delicious local specialities!  Mouth-watering dishes such as fondue, raclette, tartiflette and reblochonnade are served in many of the welcoming restaurants in La Clusaz.  Enjoy the warm atmosphere in restaurants such as a converted contemporary-style saw mill or in the oldest chalet in the Confins.  Forget about diets this year for your holidays, and indulge in the delicious dining experiences on offer.

4. 4. Wake up to Radio Meuh, you shall.

No need to prepare your playlist to come here! Located in the heart of the village, the web radio Radio Meuh plays great music to get you in to the alpinie-electro atmosphere. If you come from 26th to 29th March 2020, the radio station will be organising the 8th Radio Meuh Circus Festival with a programme full of fringe events throughout the resort and fantastic live music under the circus tent until late into the night! There is a total of 15 events on restaurant terraces on the slopes and in the village for après-ski, before the live concerts of over ten groups and artists under the circus tent!

5. Your swimming costume, you shall bring.

During your stay, a trip to the aqaupark is a « must-do ». Whether just to relax or do some lengths in the exterior pool, heated to 28°, you will be transported by the breath-taking view over the mountains, from the pool. There’s everything you need to relax in the indoor wellness suite, complete with sauna and steam room. You can have the best of both worlds with water and the mountains.


6. Relax, you shall .

Relax and feel the benefits of the calm of the mountains and the pure air as you snuggle up beside a roaring fire. During your stay, escape to one of the many spas and beauty institutes in the resort to really let it all go. Relaxing yoga lessons are organised every week, and from 6th to 10th April, the Good Vibes festival takes place. Experience a variety of different yoga techniques at reduced price workshops as well as meditation and conferences for a maximum of benefit to get ready for spring.

7. On an adventure, you shall go.

You don’t need to ski to enjoy the multitude of experiences the mountains have to offer. A stay with us is the perfect opportunity to try out a number of new activities. Experience a Polar adventure at the Col des Aravis for a dog sledding excursion or at the horse-riding centre to be pulled by a horse on a ski joëring excursion. If adrenalin is what you seek, how about a paragliding flight for fun, where you take off and land on skis for an exhilarating flight over the valley with a qualified pilot?

8. On the slopes and in the village, you shall party.

Discover what après-ski is all about in La Clusaz, well-known for its festive atmosphere. The bars and locals will welcome you with open arms, always ready for a party. From 10th January to the 7th March, discover the resort at night for the famous Full Moon parties, when the slopes stay open by the light of the moon and the stars and the slope side restaurants groove to the sounds of live concerts and DJs, not forgetting the musicians who keep the atmosphere going beside the foot of the ski lifts.

9. Book at the last minute, you shall not!

Great holidays always need a bit of advance planning, so don’t hold back on booking your next trip. For the best choice in cosy lodgings check out our accommodation section! You will find a huge choice from chalets, apartments, residences, hotels and holidays villages for holidays with family or friends.

10. With friends, you shall come.

Happiness is more intense when shared, so share a maximum of happiness and take advantage of your holidays in the mountains with friends and family! This year come together with friends, brothers, sisters, children, grandparents or the mother-in-law and share all the fun! Create memories full of laughter, with endless opportunities on the slopes, at the bowling alley, in the restaurants or in the bars!

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