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A fantastic, spacious 4 bedroom apartment for a large family or group of friends

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom apartment with mountain views & only 1000m from ski lifts.

This apartment has 2 floors, a large balcony with great panoramic views of the Aravis Mountains and the village below, a lounge with real log fire, a dining area for 8, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a heated cupboard for storing boots and ski wear, a ski locker and free WiFi.

The apartment is in a traditional alpine style chalet building and is only 1000 metres from the cable car and 1200 metres from the picturesque traditional French Alpine village of Le Grand Bornand. The apartment was awarded 3 stars by the French Tourist Authority in 2015.

The ski bus stops immediately outside the apartment and takes only minutes to get to the cable car. Alternatively, there is plenty of parking in the village if you want to use your own vehicle.

It is located only 1 hour from Geneva airport. During the winter Le Grand Bornand is a great centre for downhill skiing and snow boarding with 90 KM of downhill pistes and over 40 runs. For cross country skiers there is an additional 60 KM of ski runs. There is also the option to travel 6km by car or ski bus to ski at La Clusaz which offers a further 128 KM of downhill pistes and 72 runs. There is also an ice skating rink close to the Le Grand Bornand Village centre.

In the summer Le Grand Bornand is great for mountain walks, cycling and paragliding and also padding and swimming in the outdoor village pools, village stream or nearby lakes. There is even a golf course on the mountain.

The living area is spacious and comfortable, with seating for up to 8 people and is equipped with satellite TV with access to all major UK and French channels and with DVD player. There is a dining area with a table for six that extends so that 8 people can dine comfortably.

The kitchen is fully equipped with hob, oven, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer compartment and dishwasher.

As well as a ski locker located in the basement, there is also a heated cupboard located in the apartment for storing your boots and ski wear.

The balcony is equipped with a table and seating for 6 and is a great area to sit and relax and admire the views after a hard day on the slopes, Deck chairs are also available for those that want to soak up the sun during the day.

The bedrooms comprise of:

1st bedroom: double room on ground floor

2nd bedroom: twin bedded room on ground floor

3rd bedroom: double room on 1st floor

4th bedroom: twin bedded room located on a 1st floor mezzanine

On the ground floor there is a bathroom which has a bath with shower and separate WC and on the 1st floor there is a shower room with WC.

There is also free private parking

Guests need to provide their own bed linen and towels and must also clean the apartment at the end of their stay - ( a cleaning service may be available at an additional cost during some weeks- please enquire)

In the summer, the apartment is a great base for mountain hiking, archery, trampolineing, biking, paragliding, climbing and water sports on Lake Annecy. There are also 2 communal pools in the village and sunbathing areas by the stream that runs through the village.

More Details

Paul Challis
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2018

About Paul Challis

We purchased the property in 2014. We have 4 children and we are all keen skiers and have visited many ski areas in the last 10 years in Switzerland, France and Italy. We visited Le Grand Bornand for the first time in 2014 and fell in love with the traditional French village and the great skiing.

We live in the south of England and travel to Le Grand Bornand either by car or via Geneva airport.

Paul Challis purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Paul Challis chose Le Grand-Bornand

We chose to buy this property as it was a great size for a family of six and also had room for any additional friends that we or the children wanted to invite. We had previously stayed in many expensive small apartments with sofa beds or bunk beds but in Apartment Snow Fall there is plenty of room and everybody gets their own proper bed. The skiing is great for all the family and there are a number great family restaurants to visit apres ski.

Le Grand Bornand is also only 1 hours drive from Geneva airport and also is one of the nearest ski resorts to northern France.

What makes this apartment unique

It has fantastic views from the balcony across to the mountains and down towards the village and it is only a short walk to the village centre or the ski lifts.

If you want to get the ski bus it stops regularly just outside the apartment block.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Le Grand-Bornand in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Toilet is in a separate room.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer in Bathroom 1
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , On mezzanine
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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A fantastic, spacious 4 bedroom apartment for a large family or group of friends
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

The apartment and resort lived up to the description

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as expected even the walk up the hill to the apartment was fairly described. Would happily book again for another skiing holiday. Paul, the owner, could not have been more helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Great family skiing

  • 5 of 5

3rd time I've been now, this time with my son and two friends, and we had a great time again. As it was just the 4 of us we obviously had plenty of space in the apartment. We even cocked a few evenings and found everything we needed in the kitchen and there was plenty of wood for the fireplace. A small issue with the toilet flush was fixed immediately after getting in touch with the owner and athough there was limited fresh snow the sunshine made up for it. We all had a great skiing experience and would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property , perfectly situated for a ski trip

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained and equipped. Perfect for a group / family ski trip. Amazing views from the balcony . It's well located / connected to the village of Grand Bornard and the ski areas - will be back !

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
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Great apartment with plenty to do!

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a lovely area, this apartment includes a spacious modern open plan kitchen and the bedrooms are extremely comfortable. There are wonderful views from the balcony and the weather was hot (30 degrees) all week. The village offers a range of activities, including archery, paragliding, swimming and parcours as well as a good selection of bars and restaurants. Close by is the city of Annecy with its beautiful lake which is definitely worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great skiing resort for all levels

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location (ski bus stop just outside), excellent views on the sorounding mountains, very spacious and offered all we needed to feel home from home. I stayed with a few friends, all at different skiing levels, and we couldn't have picked a better resort. Great, well prepared slopes for all skiing levels (during the 4 days we skied we rarely used the same slopes) and the weather was superb. I'd definitely take the family there as well. The town offers several good restaurants and is in short walking distance from the property. Can't wait to go again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huge apartment close to all the action!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best ski apartment I have ever stayed in. First off, it's massive - there were only four of us (big men) but each had our own proper double room, and two bedrooms. You could easily accommodate 10 if two don't mind sleeping on the comfy sofas. Then, the sitting and dining areas are plenty big enough and very comfortable and there's UK and Euro TV so you don't need to miss any of your favourite programmes! The kitchen is also a good size and very practical, so if you want you can cook (dishwasher too!).

The Apartment is about 10mins walk to the town and gondola, but of you don't want to walk, the ski bus stops outside, so the location couldn't be better really. The town itself is very good - lots of little shops, supermarkets and restaurants - not too pricey (e.g. pizza about 10 Euro).

If you want to look around further afield, I suggest a trip to Annecy which has a lovely lake and medieval buildings - definitely worth an afternoon as it's only about 40mins drive, I didn't go, but I think Chamoinix is about the same distance too.

This a great place - and the host is lovely to deal with too - book it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
0.1 Kilometres
Le Rosay
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Lake Annecy
Car: not necessary

Apartment Snowfall is located in the traditional mountain village of Le Grand-Bornand. With its authentic natural beauty, traditional architecture and wonderful culture, this small community is comfortably nestled in the heart of the Aravis Massif. The friendly local community of Le Grand Bornand work together well to meet every visitors's needs, as well as maintaining the area's traditional beauty and alpine heritage.

The original village is the picture of traditional France with the imposing architecture of its formidable church, the quaint market square and majestic town hall. Local shops are welcoming and friendly, whilst an abundance of restaurants offer a range of food, including regional favourites such as fondue Savoyarde.

As well as its charm and tradition, this village offers holidaymakers a modern and well equipped resort with a range of activities for each season, for example down hill skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing and ice skating in winter and mountain bike riding, hiking, paragliding, tennis and outdoor swimming in the summer.

The charming traditional village of Le Grand Bornand is nestled in the heart of the Aravis mountain range in the Haute Savoie region. It is perfectly positioned between Mont Blanc, Lake Annecy and Switzerland which makes it an ideal tourist destination all year round. Considered as one of the most beautiful Savoyard villages, Le Grand Bornand offers the best of the Alps.

In winter, the small valley is surrounded by lofty peaks, where snow clouds gather and serve to provide the ski runs of Aravis with plenty of snow, whilst in spring and summer, the sun shines brightly and warms the mountainside allowing nature to grow in its beauty. Whatever the season, there is plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed by all and stunning views over woodlands, mountain peaks, valley slopes, rustic chalets and quaint mountain restaurants are in abundance. Against such a backdrop, it's hard not relax, indulge and enjoy that wonderful holiday feeling.

Set in a backdrop of stunning mountain peaks is the city of Annecy. A visit to this beautiful city is a must. Only 30 minutes drive away, you will discover its gorgeous turquoise lake, which is considered to be one of Europe's most romantic lakes. A quaint and charming city, Annecy is often referred to as 'the Venice of the Alps', where its old quarters offer a vast array of restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment.

Just under an hour away is the cosmopolitan city of Geneva. This jewel of a city is a thrilling international hub of activity set on the stunning shores of Europe's largest alpine lake.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.5

Bed linen, towels and cleaning at the end of your stay are available as an optional extra. Prices are available on request.

If you do not wish to use the cleaning service, we ask guests to clean the apartment at the end of their stay,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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