Hotel Christiania   La Clusaz , France 4.5 Stars

Our view: Good value accommodation located in the centre of La Clusaz and close to the ski lifts - you couldn't ask for more!

Hotel Christiania is a superbly located 3* hotel in the centre of La Clusaz, offering comfortable accommodation and great value for money. The hotel is situated just 50m from the nearest lift and a few moments walk from the centre of town. The hotel offers 27 en-suite bedrooms and each with satellite TV and free WiFi. The hotel also has a restaurant called "Le Bistro" along with an outside terrace area.

  • In the heart of the village, close to the lifts and slopes
  • Terrace with views of the slopes
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Package Summary
  • Half board
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  • Holiday Ref: 18462
Booking information: Prices are per person and based on maximum occupancy of the lowest-priced room. Room and flight supplements may apply. Special offers and ski deals are subject to availability and may sell out at any time. Terms & Conditions

Hotel Christiania


  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Half board



Located in the centre of La Clusaz, 50m from the nearest lift and a short walk to the shops.


All rooms have en-suite facilities, satellite TV, Wi-fi and telephone.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Wi-fi



Offered on a bed and breakfast basis, your breakfast will include a selection of hot and cold options including cereals, fruit, yogurts, freshly baked breads and pastries, and fresh coffee and tea.

La Clusaz Resort Info

Only 20km from Annecy and its lake, La Clusaz has long been a favourite weekend and holiday retreat of skiers from Annecy and Geneva. Not as well-known among British skiers as some of its neighbours such as Avoriaz, Morzine and indeed Chamonix, it is currently enjoying a much-deserved surge of attention. Spread over five mountains, La Clusaz is a fairly large resort, offering a total of 132km of slopes La Clusaz sits at a comparatively low 1100m, while the highest point is 2600m. But lying at the centre of the Massif des Aravis, it enjoys snowfall that often puts its higher brethren to shame. The Aravis pass which will allow you to ski La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and St Jean de Sixt.

Much of the skiing is best suited to beginners and intermediates, with Beauregard particularly suited to beginners and young children. The longest runs are on the Cret du Loup, where the high slopes are almost guaranteed snow. This is where Edgar “Crazy Eddie” Grospiron (several times Moguls World Cup winner, winner of Olympic Gold in 1992 and Silver 1994) grew up and learned to ski. His favourite mogul run at the top of the Cret du Loup has been called “le Mur Edgar” in his honour. On the lower slopes there is extensive snow-making, but the low altitude and crowds over weekends and holidays can lead to worn patches.

Advanced skiers will want to spend most of their time at La Balme, with its extensive off-piste opportunities. In good conditions the run down from the Torchere to the car park is as good as many classic Alpine routes, and there are plenty of fairly accessible couloirs and bowls you can find on a powder day. The view from the top of the Col du Balme chairlift towards the Mont Blanc is breathtaking on a fine day.

There are decent specialist boarders' facilities to sink your teeth into - hopefully not literally, and plenty of terrain for intermediate and advanced boarders – plenty to jump off (or on).

When it comes to the village, La Clusaz's big pull is its traditional atmosphere, with lots of non-ski activities and some excellent Savoyard restaurants. It is a great place to go with children, with a very child-friendly ice-rink and swimming pool. Christmas and New Year celebrations are typical for a traditional French resort: Christmas quiet and private, and the whole family setting out to make noise on New Year's eve.

There is a free bus service in town, but beware – the village is fairly spread out and some accommodation can be little removed from the lifts. Be sure to ask before you book, or make sure you have access to a car or van.

Nightlife is quiet most of the week, livening up on weekends and holidays as visitors flock in from Geneva and Annecy. The resort is becoming more popular with British and Dutch weekend visitors, which should mean Saturday nights get a little lively.

Overall, La Clusaz is a very well-rounded resort, with a combination of great terrain, good snow record, and traditional village which is rarely found in the Alps outside Switzerland and Austria. Add this to the convenience of its location and you have one of the best resorts in the world for weekends and a fine place to take the family for a longer break.

Plus points? Great terrain on the Balme; traditional village with plenty of chalet-style accommodation; great place to mix family activities with hard-core skiing and riding; convenient access from Geneva and Annecy.

Minus points? Crowds on weekends; poor snow on lower slopes due to low altitude; er, that's it.


More La Clusaz resort information

La Clusaz Snow & Weather

Snow Report - 19 Mar 2018
Last snowed 19-Mar-2018
Fresh snow5 cm
Lower slopes35 cm
Upper slopes360 cm
Piste stateExcellent
Runs to resortGood
Off piste snowBest up high
CommentsHard base, light dusting of fresh snow
Lifts open45
Lifts total49

Snow Overview - France  (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)

Lots of fresh snow was falling all around the French Alps on Thursday 27th April. With a lowering freezing level and heavy snow falls continuing, many French mountain villages are looking very Christmas like. On snow conditions are generally fresh, although the lower slopes are still very spring like. Up top powder conditions are abundant, however, poor visibility and limited lift access is keeping the options restricted. The current snowy and cloudy weather will break for the weekend, presenting an excellent chance to get in one last lift access powder day for the season. Many resorts will be closed next week, but there is still loads of fresh snow in the forecast. With a good knowledge of the avalanche problem, touring conditions will be exceptional well into next weekend.

European Weather Outlook

Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late. Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm. Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.

All snow report information supplied by Ski Club of Great Britain Ski Club of Great Britain