Skiing in Flaine

Country: France

In a nutshell: A convenient and purpose built resort with a big ski area and a short transfer

We like:

  • A good altitude of 1600m and a reliable snow record
  • The Grand Massif ski area is huge and offers some absolutely fantastic skiing for skiers of all abilities
  • The short transfer from Geneva makes it a great option for ski weekends and short ski breaks
  • It’s not to everyone’s taste, but we think the 60s Bauhaus architecture and original design ethos is pretty cool

We don’t like:

  • Many people will find the concrete modernist buildings ugly
  • Some of the chairlifts could do with modernisation
  • Flaine is very quiet at night with little in the way of apres-ski

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,600m
  • Highest lift: 2,500m
  • Lowest piste: 800m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Geneva 1h 20m
  • Number of lifts:
    • Flaine: 26
    • Grand Massif: 78
  • Number of runs:
    • Flaine
      • Green: 7
      • Blue: 26
      • Red: 25
      • Black: 5
    • Grand Massif:
      • Green: 42
      • Blue: 140
      • Red: 132
      • Black: 37

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

Flaine is one of the closest resorts to Geneva, that combined with a reliable snow record, a terrific ski area and lots of ski-in / ski-out accommodation should make it a serious contender for a ski weekend or short ski holiday.

Flaine ski resort is part of the huge Grand Massif ski area, which offers some of the best skiing in France. It’s particularly well suited to beginners and intermediates, with lots of gentle green runs and cruisy blue and reds. Experts won’t be bored with some challenging blacks and good off-piste skiing

However in the past Flaine picked up a bit of a bad name for how it looks with it’s “concrete monstrosity” apartment buildings. It’s all a matter of taste though, as we happen to like Flaine’s design aesthetic. It’s a great example of 60s modernism in the mountains designed in a way to not be intrusive to it’s beautiful setting (some may debate whether that has been achieved). Art and architecture was taken seriously, so much so that there are Picasso sculptures dotted around the resort.

Regardless of how it looks, the resort layout has been well thought out and everything is incredibly convenient, which is one of the key factors for why it is so popular as a family ski holiday destination. Excellent ski school and childcare facilities, lots of gentle beginners ski runs and family-friendly restaurants all help Flaine’s family friendly credentials.

 

CGH Résidences & Spas Le Centaure

Flaine, France
2019-12-18
3 nights

FROM£610 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Hammam

Terminal Neige - Totem

Flaine, France
2020-03-30
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£783 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Pierre & Vacances Residence la Foret

Flaine, France
2020-04-15
3 nights

FROM£284 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Madame Vacances Résidence Les Terrasses de Veret

Flaine, France
2019-12-16
3 nights

FROM£140 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Residence Les Pleiades

Flaine, France
2020-03-28
7 nights

FROM£534 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Internet available

Résidence Pierre et Vacances Premium Les Terrasses d'Hélios

Flaine, France
2020-04-14
3 nights

FROM£397 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Hammam
  • Mini-market on site

Hôtel Club mmv Le Flaine

Flaine, France
2020-01-07
3 nights
Full board
FROM£639 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Kids' club

Pierre & Vacances Premium Les Terrasses d'Eos

Flaine, France
2020-04-13
3 nights

FROM£354 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Hammam

Dormio Resort Les Portes du Grand Massif

Flaine, France
2020-01-14
3 nights

FROM£339 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available
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