Flaine , France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: 1600m
ski area: Grand Massif
height at summit: 2500 (Grand Massif)
marked runs: 265km
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 2½hrs
geneva 1½hrs
lyon 3hrs
rail: cluses (28km)

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Flaine Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

Set in Haute Savoie between Mont Blanc and the Portes du Soleil, the Grand Massif offers tremendous skiing in the resorts of Flaine, Les Carroz, Samo├źns, Morillon and Sixt.

The highest point of the Grand Massif is Flaine - set in a snow-sure bowl the resort offers purpose-built convenience. The lift system has been improved over recent years with a high speed 8-man chair to transport skiers out of Flaine and into the rest of the Grand Massif area. Within the bowl there is plenty to keep everyone occupied - with a good selection of blues and reds, some challenging off piste and a park with jumps and a boarder cross course.

Summer holidays in Flaine :

Bordered by the Valleys of the Arve and the Giffre on two sides, the Grand Massif is a good base from which to explore and enjoy the area. Wonderful scenery, extensive walking trails, Lake Geneva, Annecy and Chamonix are good days out from here too.

Winter activities include:

parapenting, ice skating, ice driving, winter walking trails, cross-country skiing, climbing wall.

Summer activities include:

mountain biking, walking, tennis, golf, archery, parapenting.

More info:

Eating out: a small resort, so choice is somewhat limited. Plenty of restaurants doing local specialities. In the resort, Chez Pierrot is the best for pizzas, La Perdrix Noire and Chalet Michet both get good reviews.
Apres ski: limited. The Flying Dutchman is small, but has a friendly and lively atmosphere. Live music and DJ's can often be found at the White Pub. One nightclub.
Non skiers: natural ice skating rink, walking with snow shoes, ice driving school. Not a great non skiers resort.