This weekend and next month skiers can party under the Super Blue Moon!
Celebrating it’s 15th Year – The Full Moon Party in La Clusaz in Annecy Mountains kicks off with Djs and bands playing in the bars and restaurants of La Clusaz in the Crêt du Merle and Beauregard sectors. The resort stays open both Saturdays, 3rd February and 3rd March from 9pm to 1am.
The 4 locations on the le Crêt du Merle area hosting parties are: Chez Arthur; Chalet des Praz, La Ferme and le Salto.
La Clusaz split my skiing life. Heading west from the centre of La Clusaz, up Cret du Merle, down through fresh snow on black Lapiaz, and over to ‘Balme’, I was back to how I skied BC (before children). Skiing off piste as much as possible, and as fast as possible. I headed down the linking pistes to get to the 2477m viewing point at the top of the Col de Balme chair, the spot that a local told us on a chair lift en route has one of the best views of Mont Blanc.
Happy Birthday to Lake Annecy Ski Resorts – One Year Old!
Four resorts, one wintersports area – Winter 2012-13
Last year, La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Manigod and Saint-Jean de Sixt, four charming French ski resorts, combined to create the area ‘Lake Annecy Ski Resorts’ – www.lakeannecy-skiresorts.com .
These four resorts, in the Aravis mountain range in the Northern French Alps, touch the edge of Lake Annecy, and are just under an hour away from Geneva airport. They each have traditional farming communities at their heart and offer an authentic Alpine experience.
What’s NEW for winter from Lake Annecy Ski Resorts:
New in Le Grand Bornand, ski biking is offered for the first time on a dedicated piste. If you have any energy left after skiing, Le Grand Bornand offers adrenalin junkies the chance to try their skills on these new ski bikes. Anyone 10yrs+ can ride the bikes that include a braking system to make them really safe on snow. 36 Euros per session via www.esf-grand-bo.com
NEW in Manigod the world’s only dedicated piste opens for ‘Paret’ – a traditional wooden sledge children originally used for getting to school. A 300 metre piste is available for free with seven gates to test your steering skills. www.manigod.com
The area plans to open for the winter season on 22 December 2012 with two new lifts in La Clusaz : a detachable 6 seater chairlift on the Cret du Loup and a fixed 4 seater on the Mini Loup which will be known as ”P’tit Loup”. All ensuring Lake Annecy Ski Resorts maintains a modern and convenient ski system evolving from the attractive village base.
So much happening this winter: a taste of Lake Annecy Ski Resorts key events
Lake Annecy Ski Resorts are under an hour from Geneva airport making a weekend wintersports holiday a pleasure!
Stay at the gorgeous and romantic Chalet Hotel La Croix Fry, at 1400m with stunning views over the valley below from E270 per day half board (2 people) or stay in one of the chalets for two people for just E750 (reduced from E950) from 5-12 January 2013. Enjoy their private location, wonderful restaurant that has just received its 3rd Gault-Millau star rating, serving exquisite local food. Private shuttles whisk skiers to the nearby slopes.
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Tour Operators: Crystal Ski, Erna Low, Peak Retreats, Ski Weekends, Ski Famille