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La Clusaz is a charming resort with a traditional feel and a friendly atmosphere. Sitting at 1,100m, the resort is part of the Aravis ski area, offering 210km of skiable terrain and often lauded for its dependable snow. La Clusaz also offers a variety of skiing opportunities ranging from gentle beginner-friendly slopes to challenging off-piste descents.

With an efficient lift system linked to the neighbouring resort of Le Grand Bornand, there is a diverse terrain to explore. Best suited for beginners and intermediate skiers, La Clusaz provides numerous enjoyable runs and off-piste skiing options. Discover our comprehensive guide to skiing in La Clusaz.

La Clusaz Ski Area

The ski area in La Clusaz is divided into five sectors; Beauregard, Manigod, Etale, Aiguille and Balme, each offering unique skiing experiences. The ski area consists of 84 runs, of which 17% are green, 30% blue, 45% red and 8% black.

Beginner Skiing in La Clusaz

La Clusaz is a great resort for beginners, with a multitude of green and easy blue runs. The resort offers excellent snow conditions, ideal for learners, with two main nursery slopes, Champ Giguet in the village and Beauregard. Once beginners have mastered the nursery slopes, there are designated beginner areas such as the gentle slopes of Beauregard to explore. It is worth noting that the easier runs tend to be at higher altitudes with the runs becoming more challenging as you ski back down to the resort. Therefore, we advise taking the lifts back down if you are still building confidence.

Intermediate Skiing in La Clusaz

La Clusaz is a dream resort for intermediate skiers who are looking to challenge themselves and enhance their skills. With plenty of blue and red runs to explore, intermediate skiers will have much to discover. The Manigod and Etale areas are ideal for intermediate skiers, with a variety of wide, rolling blue and red runs. More advanced intermediate skiers should head to the Aiguille and Balme areas. The red run down from Torchère to the village is a particular favourite, offering beautiful views of the surrounding peaks.

Advanced Skiing in La Clusaz

While La Clusaz is primarily a resort for beginners and intermediates, it does offer some challenging terrain for advanced skiers. The Balme area is home to the most challenging runs, including the black piste, Le Vraille. With a steep incline and nearly 700m vertical descent, it is sure to get the adrenaline pumping. For mogul enthusiasts, the black run, Tetras, will not disappoint.

Off-piste Skiing in La Clusaz

La Clusaz offers a good selection of off-piste skiing options. The Balme area is popular for its numerous off-piste routes, including the challenging Bellavarde and Lachat descents. In addition, the Combe de Fernuy and Combe de la Balme offer exhilarating off-piste routes. When venturing off-piste, it is vital to hire a local guide or instructor to ensure your safety.

Snowparks in La Clusaz

La Clusaz also offers excellent facilities for freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The snowpark, located in the Beauregard area, features jumps, rails and a halfpipe, suitable for all levels. For advanced riders, the Balme area offers bigger jumps and more challenging features.


La Clusaz is a versatile resort, offering a range of skiing experiences. Whether you are a beginner looking to improve your skills or an advanced skier looking for new challenges, La Clusaz has something for everyone. The traditional charm of the resort and the friendly atmosphere make it a perfect destination for a winter getaway.

Book Ski Lessons in La Clusaz with Maison Sport

To make your skiing experience in La Clusaz even more enjoyable, why not book a lesson with a professional instructor? They can guide you to the best runs for your skill level and help you improve your technique.