Southeast of Geneva and west of Chamonix near Annecy, the Les Clusaz ski domaine has 72 runs served by 47 lifts accessing a maximum vertical drop of 1,500m. There are 990 acres spread over 5 interconnected massifs at Les Clusaz. Most of the 130km of pistes are known to be ideal for intermediate snowboarding.
For the best off-piste snowboarding challenge, check out the north-facing Balme massif area but beware of avalanche conditions.
After a morning of shreddding, some good on-mountain dining can be found at Le Bercail on the Massif de L'Aiguille.
While there isn't much nightlife in La Clusaz, you can try checking out L'Ecluse.
The town of Les Clusaz is a traditional French village framed by the Aravis Mountains. There is no train service, but the Annecy SNCF train station is only 20 miles away. The Annecy Airport is about 30 miles away. Fly into Annecy or Geneva and take shuttle service.
If you plan to drive, use the A40 (white highway) to Exit #16 for Bonneville. Then, follow the Stations des Aravis at 12 miles. In winter, roads are correctly cleared from snow however plan to have specific equipment (snow tires or chains). TIP: There are ski shuttle buses from La Clusaz to the nearby Grand-Bornand ski area and the Saint-Jean de Sixt ski area.
Overall, La Clusaz is the 9th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 42 snowboarding resorts in France.