Flaine ski resort overview
Open: 16 Dec 2017 – 15 Apr 2018
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.
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 paraglider or discover ice driving for the first time.
But make sure you take the time to discover this wonderful resort’s rich history, where works of art by Picasso, Vasarely and Dubuffet stand alongside buildings listed as historical monuments.
Where to stay in Flaine
The legend of Flaine
Legend has it that a giant came walking in our mountains, using the valley formerly known as “Flainoz” (Savoyard for pillow) as a pillow when he needed to rest (Flainoz is local language for pillow). ..
That is as far as the legend goes, lost with the giant’s dreams. Flainoz became Flainaz, and then Flaine.
Perfect for for kids !
Free activities for all ages, child-friendly games and shows designed to get them together, ski schools, child cares (of the resort or in a residence) provision and kids’ clubs within the club hotels, where they can make their first moves on the snow or get away from mum and dad for a while!
The expression “I’m bored”, certainly isn’t heard here.
However, you may hear them say that their holiday wasn’t long enough!
Resort shops & services
After a day on the slopes, make time to wander in and out of the shops to find a few souvenirs.
You will find clothing, sports equipment and fashion accessories in the sports shops.
For your groceries, you’ll find mini-markets, a grocery shop and regional produce shops.
Resort bars, restaurants & nightclubs
The resort’s bars offer entertainment, concerts and themed evenings so you can re-live the day’s highlights over a drink at après-ski time, or spend the whole evening out celebrating and having fun.
Why not get together for a nice meal?
The resort restaurants look forward to tantalising your tastebuds with their varied menus at lunchtime or for dinner.
The Grand Massif ski area
Facing Mont-Blanc at an altitude of 2,500 metres, the mountains await you.
Put your skis on and set out to discover one of the largest linked ski area in France with the resorts of Flaine, Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz et Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
Flaine ski area
Have fun on Flaine’s wide open runs, where the mountains are yours for the taking. Discover the true sense of the word «happiness» on this snowy playground that is a blank canvas for your snow sporting adventures.
Les Cascades run
Just imagine: ski down 14 kilometres of blue run on the edge of the Sixt-fer-à-Cheval nature reserve without seeing a single ski lift!
The run starts from Les Grandes Platières and ends at Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, where a free shuttlebus takes you to the Grand Massif Express in Samoëns. A Grand Massif ski pass is compulsory.
Exceptional snow conditions
Flaine’s natural snow cover allows for a long winter season, ensuring top quality snowsports throughout.
218 snow cannons provide additional snow cover where needed on the ski area, ensuring maximal «skiability» throughout the season.
The mountains provide total freedom, and freeride offers much sought after thrills and sensations. Le Grand Massif ski area is an immense playground for freeriders.
There are many freeride spots, but they can be dangerous if you don’t know the area like the back of your hand. For your safety, we recommend you use the services of one of the resorts professional guides or instructors, who will help you discover the most beautiful locations. Equipment recommended: shovel/probe/ARVA avalanche receiver.
The semicircular Combe de Gers offers a great offpiste location for freeriders who love steep slopes, thrills
and spills. 800 metres difference in altitude, a North facing orientation and fresh high quality snow!
Pure bliss! Just like the descent of the “Lindars” and “Véret” area!
At an altitude of 1,844 metres, the Col de Pierre Carrée boasts the highest and snowiest Nordic skiing area in the Alps.
2 km of marked skating and classic cross-country ski trails are accessible by free shuttlebus from the resort.
Set on the Grand Massif, the Agy Nordic skiing site offers 30 kilometres of additional trails just 30 minutes from the resort.
Spa and treatments
Flaine is your well-being ski resort.
The promise of unrivalled well-being, inspired by the mountain’s natural riches.
Aquatic center of 2000m2, sauna, turkishs bath, jacuzzi, treatments, relaxation room…
Flaine ski packages
Thrilling activities !
The winter sports resort of Flaine has concocted a wealth of activities and sports for you to discover during your holiday.
As an après-ski activity or for a little time out during your winter sports break, discover new sensations.
- Ice quadbiking and buggy driving
- Ice driving and steering
- Helicopter flights
- Big Air Bag
In the mountains, there is life beyond skiing!
During your winter sports holiday, Flaine offers games, sports and other activities to help you relax off the slopes, and even to combine snow with culture.
- Aquatic Centre
- Indoor Climbing
- Art Centre / Library
- Driving simulator
- Ice rink
Getting to Flaine ski resort
Getting to Flaine… couldn’t be easier!
Its close proximity to Geneva airport, Cluse and Geneva’s TGV train stations and the A40 motorway make it an easily accessible winter sports destination.
Located between altitudes of 1,600 metres and 2,500 metres, Flaine is the highest resort in the Grand Massif ski area. It is bordered by the Portes du Soleil ski area to the North, les Aravis ski area to the West and le Pays du Mont-Blanc to the South.
Follow the A40 motorway towards Geneva/Chamonix, and come off at exit n° 19: Cluses Centre.
Flaine is signposted from here: turn right onto the N205 (towards Sallanches) for 2 km, then take the first on your left at the roundabout (D106 towards Flaine/Les Carroz). When you get to this point, you’re only 30 minutes from Flaine.
The resort is easily accessible from all over France and Europe from Geneva airport (70km).
Regular shuttlebuses run between Geneva and Flaine throughout the winter season.
The nearest TGV high speed train stations to Flaine are Cluses (30 km) and Geneva (70 km).
Buss connections, taxis and other transport options are available from the stations.