When we went to Le Grand-Bornand, we slept in Chinaillon. Located at 1300m above sea level, this small village overlooks Le Grand-Bornand and marks the beginning of the ski area. However, it's not a ski resort. Chinaillon has preserved its heritage (chapels, farms, and cottages from the 17th and 18th centuries) in the heart of an unspoiled natural environment. In summer, the cows go up to the mountain pastures and prepare the grass for the winter skiers. Their milk will be put to use for the production of the famous Reblochon cheese! Chinaillon does, though, offers all the advantages of a modern ski resort: 90 km of trails on 360 acres, 37 lifts serving 43 runs, and a terrain park!