Flaine Ski Holiday Resort

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!

Overview

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.

 

 

At a glance

Pistes:
265km
Resort height:
1600m
Top station:
2480m

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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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The Hotel Alhéna is a brand-new property for the winter of 2023/2024, located close to the Flaine Forum and offering high-quality accommodations on the snow front. Fantastic location The Alhéna...

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Hotel Alhena REF: AIO488

The Hotel Alhéna is a new property for winter 2023/24 close to Flaine Forum, offering high quality accommodation on the snow front. Great location The Alhéna is a luxury hotel and residence in Flaine Forum,...

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Rockypop Hotel REF: AI0482

The RocykPop Hotel is located at the foot of the slopes, making this a ski in/ski out hotel, and it’s just a minutes walk to Flaine town centre. This modern and chic hotel...

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Panoramic Apartments REF: AI0484

A great choice for those looking for modern and good quality apartments in a fantastic location in Flaine Foret. Situated at the foot of the Grand Vans chairlift, access to...

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Hotel Totem REF: AI0487

Expect modern interior with colourful and cosy touches at the Terminal Neige Totem. Gaze out at the snowy mountain slopes from the large lobby windows and get ready for the...

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A few years ago, Flaine welcomed in the fabulous 5-star Terrasses d’Helios, a member of the Pierre and Vacances Premium collection. The apartments offer not only incredible views of the...

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Residence Le Centaure REF: AI0499

The impressive Résidence Le Centaure is located just opposite the Grandes Platières lift with skiing back to the doorstep. The apartments offer superior and high end stylish accommodation, all with...

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The Residence Terrasses de Véret is set right next to the piste in Flaine Forêt – up at 1,600m so you can be first on the slopes and have easy...

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Residence de la Foret REF: AI0486

These modern ski in/ski out apartments are in an enviable location in the heart of Flaine Forêt. The resort’s shops and other amenities are within easy reach, just a 2...

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Hotel Le Flaine REF: CH382

Looking to stay somewhere unique? Well, the Hotel Le Flaine is a listed building that’s famous for its Brutalist design, which uses concrete and sharp lines to mimic the surrounding...

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