Le Grand Bornand Ski and Board Tests

Coming up in December 2009

Le Grand-Bornand is catapult-starting the 2009-10 season at the foot of the Floria chairlift, where a tented village of the main ski and board manufacturers will allow you to try out the latest gear for free. Free tests of the latest boards and skis during 2 days : compare equipment and discover the new trends of the different companies and manufacturers.

Ski Chalet Crème de Chalet

Featured Bed and Breakfast

Crème de Chalet is a 18th century chalet d'hôtes, located right up the slopes, 5 mn away from the village. In the morning, put your skis on in the front yard and simply... go! In the evening, ski back to the chalet. Simple... No shuttle or walking needed. In summer, you have direct access to hiking paths, mountain biking and even paragliding.

Snow Shop Adrenaline

Featured Gear Boutique

At Adrenaline you will not only find your boards, boots and skis, but also the latest in fashion design, advise and a friendly welcome.

Restaurant La Bouillotte

Featured Restaurant

Here you will be welcomed with a smile and presented with quality fresh products. The cuisine mixes local products with a special savoir-faire to serve high quality dishes at reasonable prices.

Le Grand Bornand Ski and Board Tests

Coming up in December 2009

Le Grand-Bornand is catapult-starting the 2009-10 season at the foot of the Floria chairlift, where a tented village of the main ski and board manufacturers will allow you to try out the latest gear for free. Free tests of the latest boards and skis during 2 days : compare equipment and discover the new trends of the different companies and manufacturers.

July 22nd 2009

This is the Tour’s densest mountain stage with five passes that count towards the best-climber classification. The challenges will rise with the terrain and the relatively short distance promises a decisive struggle between the front-runners. The climb to Romme Pass, a Tour first, will make the ascent to Colombière Pass, which starts at Reposoir, even more gruelling.

Le Grand-Bornand is pleased to welcome for the 5th time the famous Tour de France. The 17th stage of the 2009 edition starts in Bourg-St-Maurice and ends in Le Grand-Bornand on Wednesday July the 22nd.
With 169 km to ride and 5 passes or hills to climb, this stage will certainly be decisive for the final victory.

Here is a comment made by Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France :
"We certainly are in the most intense mountain stage of the Tour de France because of the 5 passes listed in the best climber challenge. The difficulty level will raise in a crescendo as the day goes on and the relatively short distance announces a great fight between the leaders. The climb up to the Col de Romme, which is new in this edition, will make the ascension to the Col de la Colombière even harder than in the past years."

A great show to come!

Main difficulties:
- Cormet de Reselent - 18 km to climb (6,1%)
- Col des Saisies - 15,1 km to climb (6%)
- Côte d'Arâches - 6,3 km to climb (7%)
- Col de Romme - 8,8 km to climb, (8,9%)
- Col de la Colombière - 7,5 km to climb (8,5%)

The next day, cyclists will head in direction of Annecy for a ''Contre la montre'' of 40 km around Annecy's lake.

Find out more at: www.letour.fr

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