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Le Grand Bornand

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Le Grand Bornand review: 44 facts and highlights

Le Grand Bornand
Le Grand Bornand

Why is Le Grand Bornand better than the average?

  • Restaurants
    47vs30.51
  • Distance from airport
    70.3kmvs107.39km
  • Ski pass daily
    43.85$vs61.36$
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    16vs6.25
  • Trails (difficult)
    17vs16.98
  • Snowfall december
    42.5inchesvs40.47inches
  • Snowfall march
    92.1inchesvs72.62inches
  • Ski lifts total capacity
    39700vs29204.7

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Key facts and figures

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General info

1.mountain height

1100meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

70.3km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

1000meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

2100meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.has smoking ban in public places
Le Grand Bornand

Source: city's official website, 2018.

6.Is child friendly
Le Grand Bornand

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

44

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Le Grand Bornand

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.

3.skiable area

90km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Le Grand Bornand

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Le Grand Bornand

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

43.85$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

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Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.restaurants

47

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Le Grand Bornand

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

For example

Alyeska

3.restaurants on the slopes

16

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

4.Has an ice rink
Le Grand Bornand

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

5.Has a bobsled track
Le Grand Bornand

This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

For example

Kirkwood

6.Has a golf course
Le Grand Bornand

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

12

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
Le Grand Bornand

Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

3.number of kindergartens

3

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Les Arcs

6

4.chalets

14

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Best

Big White

269

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Snowfall

1.snowfall december

42.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

2.snowfall march

92.1inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall april

55.1inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

4.snowfall january

77.1inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

5.snowfall february

98.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

6.snowfall november

0inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

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