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A resort with a relaxed feel and linked to the Grand Massif and offering 265km of piste. Also offering a large range of non-ski activities.
Situated at the foot of one of the largest linked ski areas in France, the Grand Massif - 265km of varied and excellent pistes - Flaine is a purpose-built resort designed for convenience. It’s a great choice for a short ski break or a full week. The snow is consistent and great quality and the accommodation is mostly ski-in-ski-out, making it really convenient. See some of the best ski apartments in Flaine.
The Grand Masssif ski area includes Samoëns, Les Carroz and Morillon, all worth a visit during your trip. The ski area is well linked, making exploring and navigating straightforward, especially for intermediates. At the end of the ski day, there isn’t a huge party atmosphere; Flaine has a much more relaxed feel.
You may hear people criticise the resort for being a bit tired, with old, slow ski lifts but this is simply not true. Flaine has enjoyed considerable investment in recent years to modernise many aspects of the resort. Plus, being only an hour’s transfer from Geneva, it represents a fantastic option for families.
Keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Flaine ski holiday.
Built at the foot of a big alpine bowl below Mont Blanc, Flaine offers arguably the best skiing the Grand Massif has to offer. The ski area offers a great range of terrain for all standards including a popular terrain park. Flaine also offers surprisingly excellent off-piste skiing and it’s well worth hiring a guide for the day if you want to explore the best of it.
Reach the lip of Flaine’s bowl at Les Grandes Platières for spectacular photo ops of the various peaks including Aiguille de Midi and Mont Blanc. From here, venture out and ski the rest of the Grand Massif area which has some wonderful long runs, up to 14km long.
Flaine also offers good nursery slopes for beginners and children. A bonus for any beginner is that the green piste is located at the top station, meaning beginners can learn to ski surrounded by the inspiring views of both the bowl and Mont Blanc – rather than at the base of the ski area, like in many other resorts.
Being able to explore a huge ski area like the Grand Massif is something any visitor to Flaine should take advantage of – even if it’s your first week on skis. The area is very accessible for novices. With that in mind, opt for the Grand Massif area lift pass. It’s one of the best value km/£ passes on the market! A local area pass is available if you’re sure you won’t want to leave the Flaine alpine bowl.
As well as skiing in the Grand Massif under the masterful gaze of Mont Blanc, you can also experience some fun non-ski activities during your ski holiday…
Flaine isn’t known for its après ski or nightlife. However, there are a couple of good bars to enjoy a beer at the end of the ski day.
As most accommodation in Flaine is self-catered and many of the guests are families, there isn’t a call for a large range of restaurants. There are some places worth a visit though, for when cooking for yourself just feels like a step too far on holiday!
As well as the fun non-skiing options in the Activities tab, Flaine also offers the following amenities for families:
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Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).
|Adult (14+ yrs)||Skis | Poles||£113 £96||£149 £127||£184 £156||£214 £182||
Save an additional £20 per person with our Ski-All-In discount when you book your ski hire at the same time as purchasing any lift pass!
£20 per person
|Ski | Poles | Boots||£125 £107||£173 £147||£214 £182||£246 £209|
|Snowboard||£149 £127||£184 £156|
|Snowboard | Boots||£173 £147||£214 £182|
|Child (6-13 yrs)||Skis | Poles||£100 £85|
|Ski | Poles | Boots||£121 £103|
|Snowboard | Boots||£121 £103|
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Report last updated at: Thu 19th May 2022