Flaine

Ski resorts in France
Flaine belong to Le Grand Massif.

Lifts (12/25)
Slopes (32/65)
Snow depth
2500 m
1600 m
235 cm
115 cm
-5°C
-8°C
Welcome to the winter sports resort of Flaine
Reignite your passion for the snow...

Flaine is located in the Haute-Savoie region, between Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc, nestling at the summit of one of the largest linked ski areas in France, the Grand Massif.
A functional "ski-in/ski-out" resort, where everything is designed to make your holiday hassle-free.
Ski resort: Flaine
Clear your mind ... immerse yourself in a universe of pure pleasure.
Cars are not allowed here. Shops, services and ski lifts are on your doorstep.
Put your skis on and set out to discover an exceptional resort: a melting pot of genres, Flaine successfully combines the past and the present.
Devour 265 kilometres of the most beautiful ski runs in France, try your hand at the snowpark, take to the skies with a

Snow forecast

  • Monday

    12 cm snow
    Snow showers
    -8°
    1 m/s
  • Tuesday

    0 cm
    Fair
    -9°
    1 m/s
  • Wednesday

    0 cm
    Sun/clear sky
    -10°
    1 m/s
What do you think about Flaine?
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5 reviews
JohanA78
20/03/2014
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Firstly, the village is awful. The houses are in gray concrete. However, there are nice and nice cabins to rent (via www.ski-france.com for example).

The off-piste skiing really has potential and the surfaces big. However, there are rarely any longer scratches. In good snow conditions, however, there is much to go on and the competition for off-piste snow seems to be non-existent.

After-ski is just forgetting as it is the most families in the area. The outposts in the hill became crowded at 17 and closed shortly after.

The lower village "Carros " is really nice and is defenetift an option to live in and then you get up in the Flaine section with the cabin.

Gubbåkare
Gubbåkare (Guest)
27/01/2011
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After five skiing days in Flaine last week, it landed in a surprisingly high grade. Our expectations were extremely low after having been intensive watching the webcam the week before departure. This showed birthmark at 1600 m ...

One of the major advantages of the Grand Massif system is the proximity to Geneva. Short transfer, about 1h means that at 4h from Sthlm you are in the apartment, difficult to talk, especially when Norwegian and EasyJet fly directly to Geneva and the euro is low.

The ride is varied and above all easily accessible. You get really good off-piste with up to 1000 fallmeters from the lift, there is a good snow base and on a little new you have a lot to do; easy or difficult entry under the Les Grand Platieres gondola, slope and drive under Col De Plaine, hike a bit or tame around in the nice backcountry behind Tetes de Lindars.

The village Flaine itself is on the verge of disgusting in its exterior, but the food around the lifts is quite alright (especially La Grange, near the bottom of the Grand Platières gondola. Tignes is an architectural highlight and as charming in comparison, we chose accommodation in Samoens, which proved to be a cozy city, but nothing for party cheers. Okay, the restaurant offering, La Louisiana pizzeria stands out as particularly good, an absolutely ok Sherpa shop and the obligatory bakeries often worth the effort (a strategically placed near the bottom of the gondola).

The availability of both the Geneva system and the off-piste makes this a very good destination, especially for short trips when you want to adjust your pillow hammers.

Allimac
24/02/2006
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Flaine is a good ski area.
No lift queue, no people and you can go to the powder in the Gers valley a week after the last snowfall when nobody else does it ;-)

Stay in Hamaue de Flaine or Samoëns.

Farfar
18/05/2004
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Flaine or Le Grand Massif with the villages Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt is perhaps France's most underrated ski resort.
I found here in the mid 80's when Snöresor had the resort of his program for a couple of years. The last 5 years I have been there and this year for 6 weeks. During the whole period I did not meet a single Swedish (pretty nice)
So some + and -
+ Proximity to Geneva (slightly closer than Avoriaz)
+ A lot of snow (partly because the weather is slightly worse than the southern terrain)
+ Large and quiet ski area for all types of riders
+ Les Cascades and Partly Off-piste stretch through a nature reserve, fall height 2480-to Sixt 800 meters. Get the best February-March.
+ Flaine Super Ski Alps Best Ski School http://www.flainesuperski.com/supersk1.htm
+ Relatively cheap. You can purchase an annual card for the entire system for around 2500 SEK if you order it in December.
- Pretty ugly and boring city
- Bad evening life (however, I prefer to have a good meal in front of the staff at Dico).
- A little worse weather than in the Three Dalarna
Summary
Would you like a good skiing at a reasonable price and a minal hangover and prefer to spend time with Frenchmen. English and Dutch, then you choose Flaine next time.

Fritzan
06/03/2002
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France's third largest ski area where Flaine is one of the cities. Flaine is built in concrete and there are lifts on rails between the city's levels. Pretty ugly. The skiing is okay but does not have the world's best offpiste. There is a lot to discover. This is something of a family place.

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