In winter, with around fifty ski resorts, Haute-Savoie, is the ideal destination for fans of snow sports. 30 minutes from our hotel and spa, you’ll be able to enjoy the Semnoz resort, close to Lake Annecy. With 18 Alpine ski slopes and 10 ski lifts, slalom along through an incredible natural environment. For something slightly different, you’ll also be able to visit the snowpark, go snowshoeing across special trails, or even go sledging. But Semnoz is best known for the quality of its cross-country area, with 46 km of pistes through the forest and the high plateaux. Among the other resorts close to the hotel, discover those in the Massif des Aravis. There’s La Clusaz, authentic and internationally renowned, plus Le Grand-Bornand which is built up around a charming, traditional Savoyard village.
In the summer period, Haute-Savoie sheds its layer of white to reveal green pastures, perfect for practising numerous activities. For a breath of fresh air, take one of the numerous hiking trails by the lakes and up the high peaks. Among the legendary itineraries are the large Parmelan loop, the Alpine Lake trail, the Fond de la Combe, but many other routes where you can enjoy magnificent landscapes. If you prefer to cycle, discover the 37 km of exclusive bike paths between Annecy and Ugine, or tackle the famous passes of the Tour de France (such as La Colombière and Joux Plane). If you’re into mountain biking, take one of the many slopes in the ski resorts (e.g. Morzine, Le Grand-Bornand) or along the rivers like the Menoge. There are many other activities awaiting you - rafting on the Fier, canyoning in Farverges or Montmin, wakeboarding across Lake Annecy, river fishing, swimming in the lakes and the waterway in Rumilly, plus paragliding in Doussard.