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Could Flaine be the perfect ski weekend resort?

Snow-wise - Our blog - Could Flaine be the perfect ski weekend resort? Photo: OT Flaine-M.Dalmasso

Short ski breaks are a fantastic way to squeeze in a ski trip when time is limited, but careful planning is essential, as you’ll naturally want to spend more of your time in the mountains than in the process of getting there!


Short and simple transfers, doorstep skiing and comfortable, hassle-free accommodation are all vital to maximising your time on the slopes, helping you to forget any stresses back home, even if only for a few days.


In all these respects, when it comes to choosing the ideal destination for a memorable weekend ski trip, the French ski resort of Flaine seems to tick all the boxes!

Getting there

At just one hour by private taxi from Geneva airport, Flaine is a perfect choice for those who are short on time and keen to spend as much of it as possible on the slopes.


With a wide choice of flight times into Geneva from a variety of regional UK airports, there are plenty of options to help you choose an itinerary that works best for you, but flying out early and flying back late will obviously really help maximise your time on the slopes.


If you take an early morning flight out, you can have a leisurely breakfast on the plane. On arrival in Geneva, one of our drivers will pick you up at the airport and take you straight to your accommodation in Flaine. We can pre-book your ski hire and ski pass so that everything will be ready for you on arrival, allowing you to be on the slopes before lunch time.


On your last day, opt for an evening flight back to the UK and you can ski all day, even giving yourself time for a quick après-ski drink before the taxi picks you up for the short trip back to Geneva .


Choosing to book your ski trip with us to a resort like Flaine, means that with just three nights away, you can ski on four separate days!

Staying there

Our accommodation options in Flaine combine the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and understated luxury, giving you the perfect base from which to relax and recharge.


For those looking to be in the heart of the action, the 3-star Hotel Terminal Neige-Totem, is located in the centre of the resort just a few metres from the slopes. With its contemporary chic style, relaxed and informal atmosphere, excellent food, and welcoming staff, the hotel offers everything you need for your stay, including an in-house ski shop, with a wide selection of bars and restaurants right on your doorstep.

Snow-wise - Our blog - Could Flaine be the perfect ski weekend resort? 3 nights at the Hotel Terminal Neige-Totem starts from £695pp including flights, transfers & B&B

Alternatively you might prefer our luxury residences Les Terrasses d’Helios or Les Terrasses d’Eos. These high-quality, spacious apartments are located slightly above the main resort centre and offer doorstep skiing, and a luxury spa, with indoor or outdoor swimming pool.


Guests here have the flexibility of choosing either self-catering or restaurant dining, with both a supermarket and numerous restaurant options on-site. There is also an on-site ski shop, allowing you to get on the slopes as soon as you arrive.

Snow-wise - Our blog - Could Flaine be the perfect ski weekend resort? 3 nights at the Terrasses d'Hélios starts from £595pp including flights & transfers

The skiing

Flaine has a huge selection of varied skiing for all levels both on its local slopes, which are spread across a vast snowy bowl, and further afield in the vast Grand Massif ski area. The majority of the skiing is located above the treeline (with skiing up to 2480m) but there are also some pretty runs through the trees to the linked resorts of Samoëns, Morillon and Les Carroz below. 

Snow-wise - Our blog - Could Flaine be the perfect ski weekend resort? The Grand Massif boasts 265km of pistes.

Advanced skiers will find some seriously steep black runs and excellent off-piste skiing in and around the main Flaine bowl.


Intermediates have a huge variety of slopes to choose from and, with everything from easy blues to steep reds (the majority of slopes here being blue and red), Flaine really is a cruiser’s paradise.


Beginners will find two nursery areas with four free lifts, as well as two easy greens and some gentle blues above the village.


There is enough skiing in Flaine to keep even the most adventurous of skiers happy for several weeks, and on a short break you will rarely need to ski the same run twice!

The snow

Flaine has its own micro-climate and is blessed with exceptional natural snowfall. The summit of the 2450m Grandes Platières averages 15m of snow a year and is one of the snowiest skiable mountains in France.


The main Flaine bowl also faces north or north-east, and holds its snow well.  The tree-lined slopes above Morillon and Les Carroz are ideal to head to in bad weather or poor visibility.

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