The Alpine resort of La Clusaz and neighbouring Le Grand Bornand are often considered some of the finest in the French Alps. It’s not hard to see why. With over 220 kilometres of piste supplied by 53 lifts, snowboarding holidays in La Clusaz give all levels of boarder snowboarders plenty of room for exploration and exciting riding.
Of course, as anyone who has been snowboarding can testify, it’s not just what happens on the slopes that counts. The best snowboarding holidays are those that deliver the whole package. Which is why Chalet Hirondelle snowboarding holidays come highly recommended.
This vast, four-storey ski chalet by run by Absolutely Snow is one of the finest examples of traditional ski accommodation in the French Alps. Sleeping up to 26 people with three sitting rooms and luxurious extras including a hot tub, sauna and massage rooms, this is the ideal place to be before and after hitting the slopes. Which, thanks to a complementary bus service running from the chalet door to the lifts each day between 8am and 11pm, couldn’t be easier.
The oak floors, lush carpets, recently renovated sleeping areas and nine-seat Jacuzzi are what you expect from only the top end of Alpine accommodation and Chalet Hirondelle definitely doesn’t disappoint. The open plan kitchen, in-house bar and sun terrace further emphasise the fact this is a place with everything you need.
Head out early and enjoy the slopes of La Clusaz on your board, or even catch the bus to le Grand Bornard for a different riding experience. With snowboarding classes for beginners, and plenty to keep the intermediate and advanced boarders happy, snowboarding holidays in La Clusaz are unsurprisingly very much in demand.
Advanced boarders can take on the challenges of Beaugard, La Noire and Champ Giguet. Or take the lift up to Belvedere to sample the steep black runs that link it to the Alguille sector. With plenty of red and blue routes across the mountains, there’s lots for the not so bold to enjoy too.
After a hard day on the slopes, enjoying excellent high level snow conditions (90 cannons are on standby in case the conditions drop even slightly beyond sublime), catch the bus back to Absolute Snow’s Chalet Hirondelle and jump straight into the waiting hot tub to soothe your muscles. Or, if you’ve planned ahead, you can even enjoy a massage or other therapy provided in the specialist treatment rooms. Now that’s how to snowboard in style.
The traditional Alpine charm of La Clusaz is very rare these days, having been lost in so many other resorts, so this is a place that really stands out. With top conditions, a picture book location and one of the finest examples of alpine lodges in Europe to stay in, the Chalet Hirondelle experience really does provide some of the best snowboarding holidays in La Clusaz, or anywhere else in the French Alps for that matter.
And with prices from as low as £445 per person for seven nights, or £9,790 for the whole chalet for a week, luxury doesn’t always have to cost a fortune. Contact Absolutely Snow to make a booking.