Located on a plateau at 1,140 metres, the traditional village resort of Les Carroz is just one hour from Geneva Airport, making it an ideal destination for a weekend break.
Les Carroz is in the heart of the Grand Massif ski area, surrounded by a beautiful and well-preserved natural environment which encapsulates an authentic ski resort atmosphere. The resort is perfect for all groups and families looking for a wonderfully relaxed and scenic ski break.
Resort Altitude: 1,140m
Resort Skiing: 2,500m
Blue Runs: 117km
Red Runs: 107km
Black Runs: 41km
Cross Country: 30km
Les Carroz is part of the extensive Grand Massif ski area, connected with other resorts such as Flaine, Morillon and Samoëns. With 265km of marked ski runs, many of which are through trees, you won’t find yourself skiing the same slopes continuously. There is a fairly good mix of runs for all levels of skiers, but the area leans more towards intermediate skiers.
The ski area has lots of long winding blues and steeper reds, perfect for intermediate skiers looking to improve. Beginners have a few greens to practice on until they feel they are comfortable enough for the blues around the base of the resort. More advanced skiers will want to head over to Flaine to take on some of the challenging blacks and off-piste territory in this area. Freeriders will enjoy the powder bowl at Corbalanche.
Beginners will enjoy building up their technique on the multitude of green runs, before progressing to the long, wide blues and steeper reds. Advanced snowboarders may want to head over to Flaine to get to more of the challenging pistes and better freeride bowls and runs. Park boarders will be happy to know that there is a good terrain park here with plenty of rails, boxes and big kickers.
Les Carroz offers the French ESF ski school. They are consistently well regarded for their professional and passionate English-speaking instructors and offer both private and group lessons for all ages and ability.
Les Carroz offers the Souris Verte Nursery for younger children aged between six months and three years old, whilst the Loupiots Club is available for older children aged 3 to 12 years.
ESF and ESI ski schools offer introductory lessons for young children.
Les Carroz offers some very well received restaurants. In resort we recommend visiting La Croix de Savoie for a fine dining experience. Or for a more moderately priced meal try Le Refuge who have wonderful tapas and raclette dishes.
For lunch on the mountain, we recommend L’Anfionne, a perfect place to stop for a re-energizing hearty lunch and a hot or cold beverage.
Les Carroz is best suited to famlies and groups who are looking for a relaxed après ski scene. The resort's most popular bars include Cave 59, which is perfect for chilling out with friends and family over a glass of wine in a relaxed and cosy setting.
The only late-night bar in Les Carroz is Club 74. You can let your hair down here and party on the dance floor until the early hours.
Non-skiers will enjoy Les Carroz as a destination with plenty of activities, including an indoor swimming pool with a newly refurbished spa. Alternative winter sports activities on offer include a number of tranquil snow-shoeing tracks, plus the opportunity to take a snowy ride by horse and carriage. If you’re looking for something a bit more adrenaline-fuelled then why not try fat biking, ice driving or ice climbing.