Flaine, France

Ultra-convenient purpose-built resort...

*  Very snowy microclimate...

*  Huge ski area linked to outlying ski villages...

*  Short transfers...

 

Flaine is an ultra-convenient purpose-built ski resort in a high snowy bowl a short drive from Geneva. Its vast array of slopes suits all levels and encompasses a number of outlying villages including Samoëns and Les Carroz.

 

The resort atmosphere is low-key and very family-friendly, but this shouldn’t deter more serious skiers – this is one of the best all-round ski areas in France.

Flaine at a glance...

 Resort height:

1600m

 

 Slopes:

700-2480m

 

 Pistes:

265km

 

 Snow rating:

☆☆☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆

Green runs

11%

 Intermediate

☆☆☆☆

Blue runs  

46%

 Advanced

☆☆

Red runs

33%

 

 

Black runs

10%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆☆

Geneva

1hr

 Convenience

☆☆☆☆☆

 

 

 Après-ski

☆☆☆☆☆

 

 

 Family

☆☆☆

 

 

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

4/5

Snow quality – upper

4/5

Snow quality – lower

2.5/5

Resort level snow

4/5

Powder potential

3.5/5

The skiing

The local skiing in Flaine is spread across a vast snowy bowl with long open runs of varying difficulty heading back into resort.

 

One of Flaine’s big draws is the sheer extent and variety of terrain on offer. Much of this is above the outlying villages outside the main bowl, with mile upon mile of mostly intermediate tree-lined runs that add up to an area not far short of the size of Val d’Isère/Tignes.

 

The nursery slopes adjacent to the village are excellent and served by free lifts. This is, all in all, one of the best resorts in France for mixed ability skiers.

The resort

The original village is a classic purpose-built resort, split into two levels. At the top is Flaine Fôret, just below which is the true centre, Flaine Forum, home to the new Hotel Terminal Neige.

 

In recent years, several new more upmarket hamlets have sprung up around the bowl offering an appealing range of luxurious accommodation. Our self-catering apartments are in one such hamlet - Flaine Montsoleil - which is situated above the main resort and affords splendid views across the bowl.

 

Flaine is not an ideal resort for non-skiers, though there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the main resort 10 minutes walk away. 

Our accommodation in Flaine

Hotel Terminal Neige - Totem ***

 

* Fabulous urban chic hotel

* Ski-to-the-door location

* Excellent buffet dining

 

7 night guide price: £1095pp*

3 nights from £695pp*

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Les Terrasses d'Eos *****

 

* Fabulous luxury apartments

* Exclusive ski-in, ski-out location

* Heated outdoor pool

 

7 night guide price: £745pp**

3 nights from £595pp**

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Location

Flaine is located in the Haute Savoie region of the northern French Alps.

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Guide prices are based on a departure in low season and include flights, private transfers and 3 or 7 nights accommodation on either a *half board or **self-catering basis.