Combloux is a genuine charming village in Haute-Savoie that offers Alpine skiers’ direct access to the gates of Mont-Blanc, where there are over 100 km of pistes to explore between Combloux, Jaillet and Giettaz. The village is also a summer paradise for mountain lovers who enjoy Alpine hikes, mountain biking, tennis, trail running, fishing, paragliding, and swimming in the fresh mountain water. Combloux provides residents and tourists with a very easy access place to live, being only 50 minutes from Geneva airport by car, 5 minutes from Megeve, with all its shops and restaurants, and only 30 minutes from Chamonix and the Vallee Blanche.
In Combloux there are multiple other activities you can try, other than just skiing. You can take descents on a fat bike scooter, carriage ride or a racket outing with a mountain guide. You could also have a go at cross-country skiing if that’s something you have never tried before. If you want to get away from the mountain then you could go to a wellness indoor activity (yoga, gi gong and zumba).
Skiing in Combloux is a back-to-nature affair and takes some beating for anyone looking for an unspoilt natural setting. There’s also gentle, reassuring terrain for beginners, and key pistes are both wide and well-groomed. More experienced intermediates, too, will find some surprisingly long descents, including some steeps. Although we didn’t encounter too many snowboarders during our visit, it’s no reflection on the lift system, which is for the most part modern and efficient, with relatively few draglifts. Disabled skiers are also particularly well catered-for in Combloux, which is a popular centre for adaptive skiing.
The ski season in Combloux operates from December to April, and the runs are immaculately maintained to ensure an excellent surface.
From Geneva it's an hour drive to Combloux, and from Lyon it's a 2 hour 20 minute drive.