The skiing at La Clusaz is spread across 5 peaks – Beauregard, La Croix Fry-Manigod-Merdassier, L'Etale, L'Aiguille and Balme – with 125km of groomed runs.
Between the 5 sectors, there is a wide variety of slopes – from flattering tree-lined pistes to steeper stuff both above and below the treeline. The nature of the terrain means a modest covering of snow is enough for skiing to be possible. Much of the off-piste can be reached easily from the top lift stations, with very little strenuous climbing involved.
La Balme, furthest from the village and reached by gondola and served by 2 chairlifts and a drag, has much of the best skiing and is particularly popular with boarders and free-riders. Some good off-piste runs start from here. The Fernuy gondola connects La Balme with some excellent slopes at l’Aiguille.
Beauregard is nearest to the village, and has some good cruising as well as decent tree skiing. Behind Beauregard are the Croix-Fry Manigod Merdassier slopes – mostly gentle blue runs with a couple of modest reds – ideal for families and novices looking for the next challenge. Closely connected, however, are the considerably more testing and exposed slopes of l'Etale. The Aravis lift pass also covers the 88km of slopes at neighbouring Le Grand Bornand.