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Flaine

Overview

Although some regard the resort as an eye sore, its concrete 1960s Bauhaus style has come back into vogue. Flaine offers a huge interlinked ski area; The Grand Massif. It is purpose built and offers ski convenience from most of the accommodations but choose carefully where you stay as you can be awy from teh resort centre.

The resort is divided into two distinct areas connected by a lift. Flaine Forum is a small snowy square surrounded by shops bars and restaurants.The upper part of Flaine is Flaine Foret also with its own shops bars and restaurants.The village is an excellent example of the 60's French purpose built high mountain resorts, aesthetically not terribly pleasing on the eye but more than made up for with it's great ski area and ski convenience.

The resort will quite often offer free lift passes for children during the low season and is largely traffic free. The accommodation is predominantly in self-catering units, and more attractive properties can be found in the satellite resorts of Samoens and Les Carroz. Many of the slopes are north and north west facing and have good reliable snow cover. The ski area extends to 265kms and offers an excellent range of skiing for all levels.

For beginners there are excellent nursery slopes in the village. These slopes are all served by free lifts so many beginners will not need a lift pass for the first few days. When beginners want to progress to nice cruisy blues there are numerous opportunities in and around the resort.

Intermediates will very much enjoy the large amount and excellent variety of pistes and we will whole heartedly recommend this as an ideal destination for intermediate skiers.

Experts will find some seriously challenging terrain with a large amount of off piste. Whilst some of the off piste looks easily and safely accessible we would emphasise the importance of not venturing off piste without a qualified local guide and equipment. One of the most challenging blacks is the Diamont Noir which is narrow and mogulled and fully deserves its black rating.




Offslope/apres ski

There are a few decent mountain restaurants which tend to be quite reasonably priced and in resort there is an ample choice of restaurants to suit all tastes. Although not much choice of venue, there are places to drink and party until the early hours. Off the slopes there are not many things to do – there is an ice-driving circuit, snowmobiling and dog-sledding but other than that quite limited!

Our View

An excellent resort for groups of differing abilities, good skiing from beginners to experts. Short transfer from Geneva airport. Reliable snow sure resort that always seems to catch snow even in difficult years.

 

 




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
5
Hotel & Apartments:
14
Pistes:
265km
Resort height:
1600m
Top station:
2480m

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
5 stars
Beginners:
5 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
4 stars
Resort charm:
2 stars
Nightlife:
2 stars

Positives

  • Large ski area with something for everyone
  • Snow sure
  • Excellent child care facilities
  • Compact and predominantly car free resort

Negatives

  • Unattractive resort
  • Limited nightlife
  • Some slow lifts
  • Not much to do off the slopes

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Flaine Apartments

Flaine Apartments REF: AI0344

These good value apartments are located in Flaine Forêt in a number of different residences between 2 and 5 minutes' walk to the ski lifts. Flaine...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : 2 - 8
Rating : 6 stars
From
£388 PP
for 7 days
Flaine Montsoleil Les Terrasses d'Helios

Flaine Montsoleil Les Terrasses d'Helios REF: AEI012

Residence Flaine Montsoleil – Les Terrasses d’ Hélios was recently built and offers spacious, contemporary apartments, in the heart of the...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : 2 - 8
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Club Le Flaine

Hotel Club Le Flaine REF: ALG037

The Hotel Club MMV is a really good choice for families in Flaine. The excellent on-site childcare is complemented by an impressive selection of enter...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Terminal Neige Totem

Hotel Terminal Neige Totem REF: AEI013

The brand new Hotel Terminal Neige opens its doors in December 2015. It is ideally located in a ski-in ski-out location in Flaine Forum, directly oppo...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Les Chalets du Hameau De Flaine

Les Chalets du Hameau De Flaine REF: ALG036

The Les Chalets du Hameau de Flaine self-catered ski chalets are located in the Hameau de Flaine area of the resort, and are 2km from the resort centr...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : 6 - 12
Rating : 8 stars
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Les Terraces de Veret REF: AI0428

This high quality residence enjoys the best ski-in ski-out location in the resort, being in a quiet part of Flaine Forêt yet only 2 minutes’ wal...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : 2 - 6
Rating : 8 stars
From
£438 PP
for 7 days
Montsoleil Terrasses d`Eos Apartments

Montsoleil Terrasses d`Eos Apartments REF: AI0343

Built by Intrawest, the founders of the enormously popular residences in Arc 1950, the stunning Residence Flaine Montsoleil – Les Terrasses d&rs...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : 2 - 8
Rating : 10 stars
From
£458 PP
for 7 days
Residence de la Foret

Residence de la Foret REF: AEI010

A firm favourite, the recently renovated Residence de la Forêt is ideally located in Flaine Forêt and only 100m from the slopes, ski schools/kindergar...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 7 stars
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Residence Le Centaure

Residence Le Centaure REF: AEI011

Residence Le Centaure is a ski-in/ski-out residence located in the heart of Flaine Forum, offering the very best in convenience and quality. Le Centau...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : 2 - 8
Rating : 8 stars
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Village Club du Soleil

Village Club du Soleil REF: AI0195

The superb ski-inclusive hotel has everything that you need for a week's skiing included in the holiday price; a 6 day lift pass, skis or snowboar...

Resort : Flaine, France
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
From
£838 PP
for 7 days