I will be spending January in the Haute Savoie in France, based in Grand Bornand http://www.legrandbornand.com/. It's a "family resort", so I'm not expecting great excitement in the skiing stakes, but that's OK. I'm happy to cruise for a month on snow that's almost certainly better than I get here in New Zealand (http://www.mtruapehu.com/).
I'm trying to decide whether I should buy a season pass, and it's not easy. I need to know two things:
(1) how many days I'm likely to be able to ski (i.e. what percentage of closed days is typical)
(2) whether I'm likely to want to do La Clusaz http://www.aravis.com/hiver-winter/winter/massif-and-stations/la-clusaz/1209.html, the other major skifield in the area, which is linked to Grand Bornand by a shuttle
Does anyone here have any advice they can share on these two questions? I'd be really grateful for any info!