Local facilities 3
(i.e. Restaurants, hire shops)
Slope conditions 4
Lift system 4
Skiing / boarding experience
Apres ski 3
Le Grand Bornand is about 6 kilometres from La Clusaz. There is a ski bus that runs between the two or obviously it's very accessible by car through St Jean de Sixt (where there is also a very small ski area for beginners).
Having skied La Clusaz and been quite frustrated by the inefficient and extremely crowded lift system, the slopes around Le Grand Bornand were still busy but much more efficient and seemed to cope much better with the number of skiers. It is still a very busy resort in terms of traffic but if you get to the car parks before 9.00 approx you can probably park right at the bottom of one of the lifts and it's free too.
There aren't as many shops and restaurants as La Clusaz so if you're coming for a "party" then it's probably not the place for you. One point to note is that if you are travelling each day in and out of Le Grand Bornand the road gets extremely busy and it can take half an hour to travel just a couple miles into St Jean de Sixt.