Winter in La Clusaz
In addition to the 220km of pistes in the Aravis Mountains available for the ski season (which runs from late December to the end of April), there are numerous other activities to be enjoyed in La Clusaz and the surrounding region. Here are a few suggestions:
Espace Aquatique: A superb open air and covered swimming pool complex which is available in the summer and winter seasons enabling you to swim in the open air surrounded by snow covered mountains! (water temperature is maintained at 29decC) There is also a gym in the complex and using this gives you access to the sauna, hammam etc.
Local Market: Every Monday morning, the centre of La Clusaz is transformed into a market where you can purchase quality local produce.
Ice Skating Rink: In the centre of La Clusaz, there is a 100 sqm covered Ice Skating Rink available all year round for you to enjoy. At certain times of the day there family session for the younger members with sit on sledges and various obstacles for you to skate around and under! This is great fun for all the family and a good way to introduce skating to children.
Cross Country Skiing: There are 70km of cross country circuits in the area, 52km at Lac de Confins (1450m) and 18km at the Beauregard Plateau (1650m). All of the circuits are well prepared and clearly marked, ranging from Green to Black in degrees of difficulty. There are two main types of cross country, Traditional (Nordic) or Skating. Ski shops can supply all of the necessary equipment and further information regarding the circuits open at the time of your visit can be obtained from the Tourist office.
Snow-Shoeing: This is very popular in the local area, great exercise for non-skiers and a superb way of exploring the mountains at your own pace. There are designated routes around La Clusaz and le Grand Bornand, many of these are tree-lined, next to the cross country circuits at the Lac de Confins and the Beauregard Plateau.
Probably the best way to enjoy snow-shoeing is the take the cable car to the top of the mountain and walk back down at your own pace, taking in the beautiful views and maybe stop off at a suitable restaurant or two for refreshment! This is a very enjoyable sport and a great alternative to skiing or boarding and makes for a very leisurely day.
Spa Days and Well-Being: For those who choose not to go skiing and take a relaxing day in the mountains, you are well catered for and you are able to go to a number of Spa's for this type of relaxation. Further details can be found from the La Clusaz Tourist Office that would suit your requirements.
Restaurants: After a hard day on the slopes, there are some quality restaurants located within walking distance to Chalet Bleuet for you to enjoy, namely 'La Ferme', a popular eating place for local residents (850m from apartment), and 'Le Vieux Chalet' a 4 Star Restaurant located at the top of the 'Patinoire' Telecabine, (500m from the apartment).
- La présence d'un garage est un plus pour cette location et le casier à ski est assez grand pour 4 ou 5 paires de ski.
- Personnellement nous avons trouvé très pratique le service de bus qui evite de prendre la voiture en 5 min sur les pistes.