La Grande Terche is only an hour’s drive away from Geneva and is perched above the village of St Jean d’Aulps and the valley with the Dranse River coursing right through the area from Vallée d’Aulps and finally flowing into Lake Geneva.
The resort has been developed in harmony with its surrounding area to preserve the beautiful traditional style of the Savoie. The resort offers a relaxing environment to the more crowded and busier resorts in the vicinity.
If you are a confident and competent skier the10km long red circuit running from La Grande Terche through Bellevaux is the longest in the Portes du Soleil. The run travels through breath-taking forestry to picturesque traditional hamlets.
A 15-minute journey will have you in the resorts of Morzine-Avoriaz. The Ardent lift is also in close proximity and gives access to over 650km of linked skiing in the Portes du Soleil.
La Grande Terche boasts several restaurants, bars and mini-markets along with the ski hire concerns and the ski school. Further away in St Jean d’Aulps there are more restaurants along with banks, a pharmacy, a doctor’s surgery and a well stocked Carrefour supermarket with a petrol station.
The resort of La Grande Terche is not only for winter snow sports. During summer it becomes a peaceful retreat where you can enjoy outdoor pursuits with stunning hiking and cycling routes. Paragliding, canyoning, kayaking and many other activities are all on offer.
Ski SchoolOpen or CloseESF Ski School offers group or privately lessons. Their newly built office which also offers crèche facilities is located in the village and a five minute walk from the apartment.
Tél : +33 (0)450 79 63 30
Fax : +33 (0)450 79 65 99
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.esf-saintjeandaulps.com
You can book and pay your ski lesson directly on the website or email
Ski EquipmentOpen or CloseMuffat Ski Shop is directly opposite the telecabin which is a 5 minute walk from the apartment. They are open until 7 pm. They are very friendly, speak English, they will let you store your skis there overnight if you wish.
Tel : +33 (0)450 79 62 33
Restaurants / BarsOpen or CloseIn the Village:
‘Chez Grand Pere’ restaurant is great for traditional foodRestaurants at the top of the telecabin for lunch time stops:
There are two restaurants to the left as you exit the telecabin. The first has a sun catching terrace and great views of the piste but the next one down, La Licorne, has a good lunch time menu and is English owned.Bars:
L’Avalanche and L’Enfanle are both friendly places and great for a drink after a rewarding day on the slopes.
ShopsOpen or CloseThe Mini Market - Supérette 8 à Huit, opposite the telecabin, stocks all essential items; milk, cheeses, cold meats, bread, salads, tinned food and jars, cleaning products and, of course, wine and beer. Some fresh veg and fruit. It also sells fresh croissants and bread every day.
There is a large Carrefour Supermarket in St Jean D’Aulps, on the main road to Morzine This has a huge range of fresh veg and fruit, meats, cheeses, cakes as well as house hold goods and clothes. It also sells petrol and diesel.
Monday and Saturday from 8.30am to 7.30pm
Tuesday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.30am and 2.30 pm to 7.30pm
Sunday from 8.30 to 12.30am