Category Archives: Ski Resorts

Le Grand Bornand

The ski resort of Grand-Bornand is very close to the city of Geneva.

The snow park at the Maroly area of the resort is quite interesting as it has facilities for beginners, intermediates and experts.

The highest point of the Aravis range called “la pointe percée” is part of the Grand Bornand commune.

Ski Resort information: 1000m – 2100m

From Sierre to Crans-Montana Ski Resort, Valais, Switzerland

If you are travelling from the Rhone valley to Crans-Montana by train there are 2 main options: Sierre or Sion. From Sion you can take the bus while us from Sierre, you can instead use a Funicular. I don’t know which one takes longer but that of Sierre with the Funicular  offers the better view.

Crans-Montana offers nice view of the Rhone Valley, right up from its highest peaks. The upmarket resort has a South-facing slope which explains its moniker of “Sun terrace of Switzerland”.

There is a lift that goes up till around 3,000 meters which makes the resort an excellent Spring time Ski resort.

See pictures of the the Funicular trip from Sierre to Crans-Montana as wells as from the slope of Crans-Montana.

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