An advantage of coming in winter to Ifalpes is of course the proximity of Annecy with the surrounding ski resorts.
They are open from December until the end of March and buses leave daily from the bus station to reach them.
Le Semnoz : The nearest ski resort from Annecy. About 40 minutes by bus from the bus station. The Semnoz is a small family resort offering 18 alpine ski slopes with a snow park and 10 Nordic ski slopes. If you do not want to ski for a very long time it is possible to take a pass per hour !
Le Grand Bornand : Located 1 hour by bus from Annecy, this resort offers 46 Nordic ski slopes with a snowpark and 11 Nordic ski slopes. The bus ticket is 8€ per way. You have the choice between half-day pass (4 hours) or full day.
La Clusaz : The biggest ski resort near Annecy ! La Clusaz offers 85 Nordic ski slopes with a snowpark. This is the station where the professional skier Candide THOVEX is from ! Around 1 hour also from Annecy, the bus ticket is 8€.
You do not want to ski? It doesn’t matter, come and enjoy the unique atmosphere of a ski resort. Enjoy the view and the sun while snowshoeing ! Have a hot wine, or eat a fondue on the terrace of a bar or restaurant !
Highly recommended! I spent two months and now I can speak basic conversational french. Instructors really care about students learning to speak french. And they have a lot of extracurricular activities around Annecy. I am going back again this year!
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Great school in a beautiful town! Very good teachers. Will go back!
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