Flaine ski resort
Built at the bottom of a large natural cirque in the late 1960s, Flaine is a family-friendly resort with a car-free village centre featuring a large sculpture by Picasso and other artworks. While its modern concrete buildings aren’t as charming as more traditional resorts, it has magnificent scenery and excellent skiing.
December 16, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Flaine is part of the 265 kilometre Grand Massif ski area, which rises in altitude from 1,600 to 2,500 metres. Flaine itself stretches across 140 kilometres, with eight green runs, 26 blue, 25 red and five black. The longest trail is the 14 kilometre-long Les Cascades. It also has the largest terrain park in the Grand Massif.
Ski-in/ski-out self-catering apartments are the way to go here.
Activities include ice diving, paragliding, snowmobiling, ice quadbiking and buggy driving, snowkiting and scenic helicopter flights. It also has a cinema, aquatic centre, art centre, bowling alley and an ice skating rink.
Cluses train station: 45min
Geneva airport: 1hr 15min
|Linked ski area|
Grand Massif (5 resorts)
Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens, Sixt Fer à Cheval
265 km of runs
148 runs (20 greens, 64 blues, 50 reds, 14 blacks)
|Number of lifts||71|