Flaine

Flaine is a great ski resort for families. It caters for all abilities and the Grand Massif is a beautiful alpine setting near Mont Blanc - certainly one to consider. Read our review for all you need to know.

Where?

People choose to ski Flaine for the skiing and snowboarding and the convenience. Especially families. There's lots of terrain to choose from in the Grand Massif, with your lift pass enabling you to ski or board the other resorts of Les Carroz, Morillon and Samoëns. Access is relatively easy with Geneva and Chambéry within 2 hours - making it great for younger families especially.

resort ESSENTIALS

2500 m

1100 m

1400 m

RESORT ALTITUDE : 1600 m
TOTAL PISTE : 140 km
LONGEST RUN : 14.0 km
SEASON : December - April

SLOPES

Beginner
2
Easy
19
Intermediate
22
Advanced/Expert
4

WE LIKE

  • Big, varied area, with plenty of terrain to suit everyone. Good for off piste. It is only one hours drive from Geneva airport.
  • Excellent snow record thanks to north facing slopes and proximity to Mont Blanc.The best snow record in the world for a non glacial resort.
  • Coming here you can ski the 4 other resorts in the Grand Massif ski area. It is also a lot cheaper than other resorts in France.

WE DON'T LIKE

  • Lots of slow old chair-lifts. The Red Devil lift that connects Forum with Foret is a good example.
  • Austere modern buildings with little or no traditional feel, not the most attractive ski resort you will ever visit.
  • Nightlife not a highlight - but this is known for being a family resort!

SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5

SKIING
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BOARDING
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BEGINNERS
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INTERMEDIATE
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ADVANCED
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FAMILIES
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On the Slopes

Winter holidays in Flaine offer something for everyone. Beginners will enjoy some lovely nursery terrain in the vast snowy bowl in which the resort lies, while intermediates will find a host of long cruising runs, many leading back to the resort. Advanced skiers find this is a great place to go off-piste - something the Grand Massif is great for - a local guide will show you the best spots. For boarders there are nursery slopes for beginners and three snowparks, including the popular JAM Park at Aujon.

Ski Area

If you Ski Flaine you are also in the ski region of Grand Massif .

Off the Slopes

Flaine is a purpose built ski resort, so it is possible to ski to and from much of the accommodation. Food is good, with lunch options including several mountain restaurants in the bowl, and a further eight or nine places to eat in town. Après-ski often starts at the Totem bar at the foot of the slopes - the terrace is great for catching the last of the day's rays - before moving onto the White Grouse pub and Le Cîmes.

Who's it Best For?

Flaine is great for families due to the short transfer time from Geneva and the good nursery and intermediate terrain. It's also a lot cheaper than  other French ski resorts. Flaine is also great if you want to ski or board off piste.

 

TOURIST OFFICE

Galerie des Marchands

Phone: +33 450 90 80 01
Fax: +33 450 90 86 26
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