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The perfect combination of Nordic and Alpine sports

Touring and cross-country skiing discovery


An original duo, combining Nordic ski touring and Alpine ski touring, to discover the joys of the snow, off the beaten track.

The pleasures of ascents and descents, Nordic and Alpine, combine to offer you a magnificent discovery of the mountains in winter, in landscapes full of grandeur and silence!

With friends, family or as a couple, try this new discovery. You can also book a private package.

Levels required :

  • General: good physical condition.
  • Alpine skiing: good skier (red runs, ungroomed).
  • Nordic skiing: good balance in all types of snow.
Wellness & spa
Full board catering
Supervision of monitors
Ski bus
Evening events
Equipment for the activity
From 16 years old

Morning: Welcome and lunch at the Auberge Nordique.
Afternoon: Presentation of the group and the instructor. Warm up session to start the stay.
Evening: Presentation of the stay followed by a welcome drink.

** At the end of the afternoon, after all the tours, access to the wellness area (included) with the possibility of a massage (extra charge - book in advance) to optimise recovery. **

Monday : Nordic ski touring for a total immersion in the winter nature.
Grand Balcony of the Aravis, Tour du Danay or another site of the "Espace Nordique des Aravis". Fun and technical walk, improvement of the essential points of off-track hiking.

Tuesday: The Col de Thulle is in the Mont-Charvin sector towards Manigod and Le Bouchet Mont-Charvin. Relatively easy and uncrowded, it offers a magnificent view of this part of the Aravis.
Workshop briefing on avalanche transceivers and safety equipment. Practice conversions and ascent techniques, assessment and technical advice on the descent. Return to the hostel in the afternoon.

Wednesday: Rest day or alternative day if the programme changes for weather reasons.

Thursday: Alpine hike to the Pointe Perçée refuge at 2160 m (+ 750 m).
Departure from the Duche valley. Crossing the Col de Borne ronde to reach the Planay valley and then the refuge. Improve your ascent and descent techniques, depending on the type of snow, and perfect your use of safety equipment.
Conditions permitting, ski down to the hostel just outside the door.

Friday: Nordic ski touring on the Plateau des Glières, the Plateau des Auges or on the Grand Balcon SUD des Aravis, with a panorama of Mont Blanc.

Morning: Free, end of the stay after lunch
* Possibility of walking on your own on Saturday morning.

The programme is given as an indication only: The programme is given as an indication. To vary the pleasures, the instructors are free to use their imagination and to propose new itineraries. Situations beyond our control may also lead us to modify the itineraries and activities of the day (weather, level of participants, safety of the group...).


L'Auberge Nordique has several minibuses at its disposal to get to the starting point of the hikes, but some trips may occasionally be made with the participants' cars.

Level of participants: our instructors are the best judges of the participants' level. If a participant does not meet the specified level criteria, he/she may be offered a more suitable course! The Auberge Nordique cannot be held responsible for any lack of level observed during the stay.

Important: in winter in the mountains, the temperature differences can be significant. It is important to bring warm and waterproof clothing.

The price includes:
✓ Full board accommodation from Sunday for lunch to the following Saturday after lunch.
✓ Bathroom linen.
✓ Supervision of the chosen activities by state-qualified professionals (instructors or mountain guides), from Sunday 2.30 pm to Friday 5 pm (Wednesday morning free).
✓ Evening entertainment on certain days of the week.
✓ The ski-bus " Auberge Nordique - Le Grand Bornand ".
✓ Full cross-country ski equipment (Salomon SNS Pilot / Prolink standard) with sealskin. AVR, shovel and probe provided.

The price does not include:
✓ The membership card of 6€.
✓ The tourist tax of 0.80€ (2025 rate) per night and per adult over 18 years old.
✓ Drinks and extras.
✓ Transport from your place of residence.
✓ Nordic Pass for cross-country skiers.
✓ Alpine ski touring equipment is not included in the price of the stay. Possibility to rent in the resort or to come with your own equipment.

More about ...

The Auberge Nordique

The Auberge Nordique, located in the Aravis mountains in the resort of Le Grand-Bornand, is a premium holiday village.
We offer all-inclusive holidays to suit all tastes and levels.

Full board, don't worry about anything, we organise your holiday!

Take advantage of professional quality supervision, tasty local cuisine, quality accommodation to enjoy sporting moments and moments of relaxation and well-being.
Friendliness, sharing and environmental and territorial commitments are our watchwords.

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Confort or Premium ?

Our rooms

Have you chosen an activity? Now choose your room to make the most of your full-board stay in the mountains! 

Our century-old chalet, typical of Le Grand-Bornand, has been completely renovated and we now offer top of the range rooms. Choose between Comfort and Premium roomq. 

Alone? You can also choose to share your room to reduce costs, just like in a real Auberge! 

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For outings:
✓ Hat.
✓ 2 pairs of gloves: light cross-country type gloves and warm gloves.
✓ Overpants type ski trousers, tights or technical underwear. £✓ Several pairs of socks, long-sleeved breathable t-shirts, breathable underpants, "Wind stopper" soft-shell or light down jacket or fleece.
✓ 1 Goretex windbreaker.
✓ Valid identity card or passport.
✓ Backpack (20 to 30 litres) for the day's belongings and picnic.
✓ Large plastic bag or 1 over-bag to protect your backpack.
✓ Water bottle holder, water bottle or CamelBak (minimum 1L container).
✓ Pocket knife, cutlery and reusable cup for picnics.
✓ A pair of highly protective sunglasses (CE rating 3 or 4 essential).
✓ Tube of sun cream and lip stick, with a high sun protection factor.
✓ Alpine ski touring equipment.

For the evenings:
✓ A change of clothes.
✓ Indoor shoes or a pair of slippers.
✓ Swimsuit and bath sheet- or bathrobe - compulsory to access the wellness area.

✓ Your usual medicines.
✓ Painkillers, preferably paracetamol.
✓ Adhesive or elastic tape (Elastoplast type, 6cm wide).
✓ Sets of adhesive dressings and disinfectant pads.
✓ Double skin (anti-ampulla dressings).

From 1 150 € /pers (room of 2)
Price infos
from 29 December 2024 to 4 January 2025
1 150 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 9 March 2025 to15 March 2025
1 208 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights