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Cordon, a village balcony on the Mont Blanc

Cordon is a French commune located in the department of Haute Savoie, about ten kilometers from Megève. The village resort of Cordon is famous for its panoramic view on the Mont Blanc Massif, hence its nickname the «  Balcony of Mont Blanc ».

Cordon offers different types ofhosting with a family character: alpine chalets with thick wooden walls, family hotels, furnished accommodation in tourismThere are many restaurants, guest houses, and restaurants that offer local dishes and products of the region. terroir.

Apart from winter sports, the village resort of Cordon is rich in heritage: the baroque church of the XVIIIth century, museums, museums, museums exhibitions of contemporary art and artists are waiting for you. Even a visit to the Aberieux Farm to watch the cheese being made and to see the tasting is to be recommended.

With a small ski area

The ski area Cordon has 9 slopes of all levels for 11km of skiing with regular and progressive routes. They are staggered between 1050m and 1600maltitude 5 red slopes for carving and support skiers, 3 blue slopes for skiers with a good level of skiing intermediateand a green one for beginners, equipped with a short and easy ski lift. Finally, there is a snow line that allows the very young and the novices to learn in a safe way. safety.

A mountain for skiing surrounded by a forest of fir trees

It is possible to ski in the middle of the fir trees and the old chalets. It is a ski area with a human dimension and a very attractive complementarity. But that’s not all. Cordon also offers a mini snowpark, along the red slope of Les Fieux. 6 ski lifts give access to 550m of varied slopes and 19 snow guns reinforce the 40% in snowmaking.

A Cord8 itineraries ranging from 1 to 5 hours are offered for snowshoeing. Finally, to complete the stay of the guests, an initiation to the driving of dogs of sled is offered to those who are interested.

The village of Cordon in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Cordon
Commune Cordon
Massif Mont Blanc Massif
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 11
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 445
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 3
Name of the ski area Portes du Mont-Blanc
Connected station(s) Combloux, Cordon, Le Jaillet and La Giettaz
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 000
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 600
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 300
Total height of the domain (in m) 600
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 15
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 2
Number of blue trails 3
Number of red trails 6
Number of black runs 0
Total number of downhill ski runs 10
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 7
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 7
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 0
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 0
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 970
Slogan of the station The Mont Blanc balcony
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Sallanches – Combloux – Megève train station
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 603
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 45 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 262 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 600 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 800 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 324 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 912 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 650 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 4 450 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 219 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 445 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 6
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 5
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 8
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 8
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 6,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,6
? Ranking according to ? 165th position out of 232 stations in France

Cordon in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Cordon

The resort of Cordon is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Ski The necessary equipment will be made available to you as well as guides for the youngest.

Hiking Explore the nature in the winter season mountains and landscapes, an experience not to be missed.

Sledding Sledding : one of the most popular activities for children, guides are available to tourists, leaving some freedom to parents.

Snowboard The cordon resort offers its customers all the necessary equipment for this activity for both young and old.

  • What are the activities in summer at the cordon resort

The cordon resort also offers many summer activities such as:

Climbing Climbing : nothing better than to discover nature from a high point of view, but make sure you are not afraid of heights.

Hiking Enjoy the nature at this time of year and make discoveries and memories through the spectacular landscapes on the estate.

Skydiving Skydiving : ideal choice for people who want adrenaline-filled thrills, the equipment provided is tested and guaranteed.

Spa Spa : men women or children no matter this activity is open to all, to relax and enjoy the stay.

  • What to visit in Cordon and its surroundings?

Among the places you must visit in Cordon are Notre-Dame de l’assomption, mont saleve, palais des papes, les thermes de saint Gervais mont blanc, moulin du calenque…

  • Where to eat well in cordon ?

The resort of Cordon offers more than 100 restaurants among which we can mention The limit, the cantina at Marco’s, the cordonant…

The station of cordon puts at disposal many different accommodations as Hotel le cordonant, hotel les roches & spa, les rhodos…

  • How big is the ski area of cordon?

The ski area of the Cordon resort has a size of 445 kilometers, divided into 10 trails. Of these slopes, the longest is 3 kilometers long.

  • What is the altitude of Cordon?

This area has an altitude between 1000 meters and 1600 meters high.

  • What is the price of the cordon package?

Their packages start from 45 euros per day, and 262 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of renting an apartment in Cordon?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 600 Euro, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 800 Euro.

  • Does the cordon resort have a bike park?

No The cordon station does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to the cordon station by train?

You can easily get there from the Sallanches- Combloux -Megève train station or you can also get there by shuttle.

  • What is the postal code of Cordon ?

The postal code of the station cordon is 74700

  • In which department is the cordon station located ?

The cordon station is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Cordon have a tourist office?

The station De cordon has a tourist office, it is located at 1 chemin des motteuses, 74700 cordon, France.

  • Are there any webcams on cordon ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Cordon?

You can find the latest weather report from the cordon station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in cordon?

In Cordon the lifts usually open the first week of December until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Cordon?

Yes, it is at parking dandry, 74700 cordon, France

What is’s opinion about cordon?

In the end, ski gives the average rating of 6.64 /10 to cordon which places it in the 160th position in France. Its strong points are the charm of the station 7 /10, the evaluation of Internet users 7.5/10 and price of the stay 10 /10.

Map of the ski slopes of Cordon

Cordon ski slope map
Cordon – Ski slope map
cordon snowshoe plan
Cordon – Snowshoeing map
Cordon - Summer hiking map
Cordon – Summer hiking map


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