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Resort:Flaine
Country: France
Ski Region: Close to Geneva for max slope time
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Resort facts

 

Ski area:  Grand Massif
Resort height:  1600 m
Highest lift:   2560 m
Total Kms pistes:  265 kms
Nearest airport:  Geneva
Transfer time:   1.5 hrs
Driving Time :  8.5 hours (Calais – Flaine)
Pistes/Lift info Local Area Whole Area
Top Lift 2200m 2560m
Piste length 130km 265km
Black runs 12 16
Red runs 37 54
Blue runs 32 47
Green runs 12 15
Total runs 93 132

 

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This purpose-built resort designed by the Bauhaus school has a look you will either love or hate. What it does do extremely efficiently is get every standard of skier/boarder to their ideal runs with the minimum of fuss.
Set in a north-facing bowl and benefiting from high snowfall created by Mont Blanc, Flaine has earned its reputation for being snowsure.
Great for families with a good independent international ski school.
Flaine with its fantastic training facilities for ski racers has been the starting point for many yoiunf Brits.
Outside the bowl explore the really pretty villages and tree runs of the Grand Massif encompassing Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens, Sixt.and the off-piste domain of Gers.
We love this area.

 

Good for
 
  • Families
  • Beginners
  • Easy access to pistes
  • Off Piste
  • Varied Terrain
  • Short transfers time
  • Weekends
  • Snow sure
Where is it?
 
Apres ski
 
Not really a party destination although it has some nice pubs try the White Bar or Perdrix Noir for evening drinks,also the Flying Dutchman.
 
There is a recently renovated swimming complex and 10 pin bowling and some really nice restaurants.
 
For a real savoyarde experince try the Ferme du Sartot (booking recommended)
 
Apres ski includes snowmobiles ice driving and ice quads.
 
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What others say
 
” I consider the Grand Massif to be the most under-rated ski area in the Alps. The 265kms of piste are more exciting and varied than the motorways of Paradiski or the Trois Vallées”. Peter Hardy – The Daily Telegraph.
 
And this from the Telegraph: “… Nearby Mont Blanc acts as a giant fridge. Despite its modest altitude – the Grandes Plattières ridge at the top of the ski area is at 2,480m – Flaine has a more reliable snow record than any other resort in Europe.”
Top Flaine tips

  • In bad visibility head for the tree lined runs of Morillon and Les Carroz.
  • Half way down the Blue Serpentine run is a gulley that forms a natural half pipe,Kids and Adults alike love this helter skelter ride.
  • Try the 14 km cascades run to Sixt its unique,half way down you will find a telephone on a pole,pick it up to arrange a skidoo tow to the hidden Restaurant de Gers.
  • If you like off piste head for the ungroomed Gers Bowl as soon as it opens.Stick to the marked itineraries unless you have a guide and are properly equipped.
  • Take a guide and experience the wildness of Pas De Sal,the only way in is a 40m abseil !!
  • Definitely try the ice quads.
  • Do ski the other Grand Massif resorts you will be amazed at how varied the skiing is.
Snow forecast

 

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