The Cross-Country Area
In Le Grand Bornand you have almost 60 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails at your disposal. You can start in the villages of Village, Le Plans and Auberge Nordique. In total there are eleven circular trails of all levels of difficulty, ranging in length from 1 to 15.5 km. Nine kilometers of trails can be covered with artificial snow.
Two biathlon stadiums
Le Grand Bornand is also an important biathlon location in France. There are two biathlon stadiums here. The Sylvie Becaert Stadium is located in Village and another one at Les Plans in the Bouchet Valley. The Sylvie Becaert Stadium hosts the Biathlon World Cup in mid-December.
Timed track for everyone
If you also want to get a taste of competition, you can time yourself on the Les Petays trail. Start and finish is Les Plans. Here you get a chip, which is inserted and measures the time via a radio signal. The chip can also be rented at the tourist information office in Le Grand Bornand.
- Le Grand Bornand is the the best rated cross-Country skiing area in France.
- The high point of the cross-Country skiing area is located at an elevation of 3025 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 60 " at summit elevation and 10 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 74 " at summit elevation and 11 " at the base.
- Le Grand Bornand features 28 sunny days on average per season. The average for all cross-Country Skiing Areas in France is 23 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 17 sunny days.