Flaine is at the heart of the fantastic Grand Massif ski area, with over 265kms of dazzling ski runs. This large, varied ski area has plenty to offer all levels of skier and is renowned for excellent snow conditions and sunny days. Flaine lies deep within the Haute-Savoie region of France. The highest ski resort in the Grand Massif, Flaine almost guarantees immaculate skiing and snow conditions. Whilst Flaine provides magnificent skiing for all, with extensive, varied skiing, taking chalet accommodation in Flaine is ideal for beginners to snow sports, due to the idyllic conditions and variety of ski schools.
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WHY FLAINE ?
• Family friendly
• Snow sure
• Good for off piste
• Good for all levels
• Large ski area
• Good for snow parks
• Reliable for snow
• Short airport transfers
• Ski-in Ski-out
Highest lift: 2500m (8202 Feet)
Lowest lift: 1600m (5249 Feet)
No of lifts: 28
No of slopes: 51
Total piste length: 265km
Longest run: 14km
Snow parks: 2
In the heart of the Grand Massif and at an altitude of 1800m, Flaine is linked with Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt Fer à Cheval, and offers 265km of ski slopes. With stunning 360 degree views over the Massifs of Mont Blanc, Aravis, Belledonne and Jura, it is the third largest ski domain in France and is only 1 hr from Geneva airport. Situated in the centre of a preserved and protected natural area, Flaine is also the highest resort of the Grand Massif domain and is virtually snow sure.
Skiing information for FLAINE
For Beginners- will love the wide, gentle nursery slopes close to the village centre and there are some free beginners lifts so you won't need to buy a lift pass. The two ski schools offer expert, friendly tuition so you will soon be tackling some of the easy runs from the top of the mountain, back to the village in no time.
For Intermediates - With an extensive lift system and huge choice of challenging pistes the skiing in Flaine for intermediates is first class. The red slopes in the Flaine bowl are perfect for improving your skills, whilst the runs leading to the neighbouring resorts follow narrow tree-lined trails. From long motorway cruising to mogul fields, there is plenty to keep you occupied!
For Advanced Skiiers - Multiple opportunities, with endless off-piste trails in addition to 265kms of pisted runs. Taxing black runs include the Diamond Noir, Styx and the wooded run down to Samoens or try the off-piste in the Gers Bowl.
PLACES TO HOLIDAY IN FLAINE, FRANCE
Samoens is an ancient settlement, classified not only as a premium ski resort, but as a hub of alpine art and history, as well as a summer hiker’s paradise, boasting over 900km of hiking trails. Samoens turns into a water sports haven, with the lakes of Annecy and Geneva, fast flowing rivers, mountain lakes and huge waterfalls. Rafting, fishing, canoeing, canyoning, water-skiing and swimming have meant that Flaine ski chalets in Samoens are as popular in the summer as they are in winter.
Les Carroz D’Araches is very much a family orientated Flaine ski resort. There are 265km of pistes, where all levels of ability can enjoy the snow conditions, and a vast array of alternative sports and activities to be explored from Flaine holiday accommodation in Carroz D’Araches, including ice skating, dog sledding, snowmobiles, snow shoe trails and hot air balloon trips.
Morillon is a charming village in the centre of the Flaine ski area which also boasts magnificent children’s facilities and nursery slopes.
THINGS TO DO ON HOLIDAY IN FLAINE, FRANCE
Blessed with one of the best records for snow in France, Flaine is a magnificent place to take a ski chalet rental. With 133 interconnected pistes, there are over 260km of runs linking Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt Fer-a-Cheval ski resorts, including the epic 14km ‘Cascades Piste’.
The Grand Massif ski area has 3 free ride parks catering for different levels, including a children’s park (Kid’s Park a Morillon), intermediate park (Septimountain Jampark) and advanced park complete with DJs, barbeque areas and snow parties at the Jampark a Flaine. The Grand Massif is an open playground for free riders, although guides are strongly recommended. A ski chalet in Flaine also provides great access to the highest cross country skiing and snow shoe hiking area. With 17km of tracks, the Nordic ski area in Flaine is a huge attraction.
Don’t worry, beginners looking to rent Flaine accommodation, from ski chalets to self catering luxury apartments in Flaine, can find plenty of tuition at one of the many ski schools in the Grand Massif.
Taking holiday accommodation in Flaine does not limit you to skiing or snowboarding. Ice driving, paragliding, helicopter flights, indoor climbing, bowling and dog sledding have fantastic facilities in Flaine, or you can simply relax and recuperate in the spa.