Flaine ski resort is part of the wonderful Grand Massif ski area. The ski resort is purpose-built based and located at 1,600m in the Haute-Savoie region, which is perfectly suited for families. Flaine ski resort is made up mainly of large apartment buildings which are perfect for groups, along with plenty of bars, eateries and shops.
Flaine ski resort has plenty of great skiing too, with lots of idyllic wooded piste runs and access to the larger Grand Massif ski area. All levels of skiers will enjoy Flaine ski resort because of the diverse ski terrain available in the area. Beginners have easy access to gentle learning areas right near the main town. There are plenty of long easy blues and reds for intermediate skiers to enjoy. Advanced skiers will love the challenging black runs and superb off-piste on offer. Located less than two hours from Geneva airport, this is a great option if you are looking for a ski resort with a short transfer time.
The main village of Flaine Ski resort has a lot of ski-in ski-out accommodation options with a variety of places to stay. The nightlife is very relaxed with some brilliant restaurants and local bars to visit on and off the slopes.
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Resort Altitude: 1,600m
Resort Skiing: 2,500m
Total Ski Area: 265km
Blue Runs: 117km
Red Runs: 107km
Black Runs: 41km
Cross Country: 30km
Travel date 08/03/2019
Booked by: Lowri Williams
Travel date 19/03/2022
Booked by: Mark Fotheringham
Flaine sits in a big bowl that forms part of the Grand Massif area which includes the other resorts of Les Carroz, Samoëns and Morillon. The Grand Massif offers 265km of skiable terrain and with a good mixed bag of long, wide slopes that lean more towards intermediate skiers. That said, beginners will have plenty of blues to keep them entertained and advanced skiers and boarders can venture off the beaten track to find some really good freeride terrain.
Flaine and the Grand Massif are filled with long, wide slopes that are perfect for beginner skiers getting their ski legs or advanced skiers looking to carve their way down the mountain at top-speed. With excellently maintained pistes, you won’t have to worry about mogul fields building up. Freeride skiers will be kept busy with fantastic features such as Combe de Gers, an amazing steep back-bowl (it is worth getting a guide to explore), and Les Carroz which is filled with brilliant tree runs and excellent intermediate skiing.
If you’re a snowboarder that loves carving long, fast runs then Flaine is a great place for you, offering plenty of cruisey blues and steeper reds. Freestylers have the Jampark in Aujon, or the more advanced park option over in Les Carroz. Freeriders, will enjoy the steep powder bowls within Flaine and the hidden tree runs down to and around Les Carroz.
With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.
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If you are travelling with younger children to Flaine, Les P’tits Loups nursery will provide childcare for those as young as six months up to three years. Les Choucas des Flaine looks after children between 3-11 years old.
Flaine ski resort is catered mainly to those who are staying in self-catered apartments, however, there are some really good budget-friendly options for nights out which offer some great traditionally Alpine fayre. Head to Le Michet for brilliant Savoyard specialities or Le Grain de Sel; a popular spot with the locals which serves great value, relaxed dishes. On the mountain try Les Servages d’Armelle for some perfect seafood dishes coupled with amazing views.
Flaine is rather quiet on the après and nightlife front - mostly being geared toward families, however, there are still some fun places to go dancing. Le Perdrix Noire opens in the early afternoon and is a great place to grab a drink after a hard day skiing. Le White Pub has a happy hour, live sport and pool tables which makes it a great chill-out spot. The favoured late night spot is Les Caves, a nightclub which keeps its doors open until around 5am.
Non-skiers will enjoy Flaine. As a destination it has plenty of activities including ice driving, quad biking, snowmobiling and even parapenting. If you’re looking for some off-snow activity, Flaine ski resort has a large leisure centre with a pool, bowling and a climbing wall.
Part of the Grand Massif ski area, Flaine ski resort has been 100% green energy powered since 2016 and earned an AlpEnergies100 certification for its long-term commitment to reducing its C02 emissions. Flaine has a reputation as a cutting-edge ski resort, and this has not fallen short with its eco-initiatives, as the first resort in the world to bear the Green Globe certification for its commitments to sustainable tourism. They run an environmental observatory that aims to protect its nature and have day to day policies for preventing pollution when developing new parts of the ski area.