Les Brasses is a popular ski resort area which has over 50 km of slopes for all levels and is ideal for families and beginners. It is perfectly located for accessing other more famous ski resorts such as Sommand and Praz de Lys, Grand Massif, Portes Du Soleil and superb Chamonix. The area is full of small French villages with a few small shops, restaurants and amenities which offer year-round attractions for visitors choosing to stay in holiday homes in the Les Brasses area.
In the winter, Les Brasses comes to life with skiers and other winter sports. Ski hire and lessons are widely available and snowboarding, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling and other snow-based activities abound. In the summer, the area offers swimming, tennis and hundreds of fabulous walks. Other activities in Les Brasses include fishing, climbing, cycling, paragliding, horse riding, canyoning, canoeing and exciting river rafting. There are beaches and other water sports such as sailing and windsurfing on Lake Geneva and Lake Annecy. Road cycling, mountain biking and paragliding are all possible for visitors staying in Les Brasses holiday rentals. Challenging Tour De France climbs nearby are La Clusaz - Col du Aravis (18 km), Le Grand Bornand - Col de la Columbiere (43 km), and Samoens - Joux Plane (29 km)
The four main towns in the Les Brasses area are Onnion, Bogeve, Saint Jeoire and Viuz-en-Sallaz which make up an adventure sports paradise. The town of Onnion provides excellent ski runs and 50 km of Nordic ski tracks which make excellent mountain biking routes when the snow melts. Lake Geneva, the famous spa town of Evian and Annecy are just a short drive or cycle ride away. The larger ski resorts of Morzine (35km), Avoriaz, Flaine (27km) and Chamonix (61km) are also within easy driving distance.
Holiday rental homes in Les Brasses area have sunny summers with average temperatures reaching 24°C (75°F) in July and August. During the summer the area has an average 9 hours of sunshine per day which drops to 5 hours by October. Winters are cold with freezing temperatures overnight and daytime highs averaging 6°C (43°F) in January. It has slightly more rain showers from November to May, which usually fall as snow.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Les Brasses area of the Haute-Savoie is Geneva (GVA) Airport which is about 67 km drive away. There are many budget airlines serving the airport from the UK including Jet2 from Belfast, bmi Baby from Birmingham and Cardiff, and easyJet from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and London Gatwick. The Eurostar passenger train runs direct from London St Pancras to Paris, and from there connections with the fast TGV trains to Geneva are frequent.