Flaine is situated in a large sunny bowl with wide cruising pistes radiating from the centre, and is the centre and highest resort in the Grand Massif with its magnificent ski area.   1600 - 2500 m. Le Grand Massif offers exciting skiing on 133 runs, totalling 265 kms and is good for all levels of skiers from beginners and children to the "expert" and off piste fiend.

The area has one of the best snow records in the French Alps.

Flaine is located in the Haute-Savoie region of France, and is just 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Geneva airport and 30 kms from the A40 motorway (Autoroute Blanche). and two hours from Chambery and Grenoble.

As you might expect with a "designed"  resort, Flaine has a good selection of apres ski activities.

There are two distinct parts to Flaine  -
 
  - the original resort and the later Flaine Hameau - where our chalets are located.
see map

Flaine Hameau is an attractive hamlet of luxury painted wooden chalets , built on a sunny shoulder of the mountain,at the entrance to the resort  with magnificent views. It is just a kilometre from Flaine Foret, where the ski runs start and is linked by a free shuttle bus, running until midnight.  The shuttle service also links up with Le Col de Pierre Carrée for cross-country and walking trails.  There is also a pedestrian trail along the mountainside from Flaine Hameau to Flaine Foret.

The chalets in Flaine Hameau are centered around the "General Store", which houses  a small but well stocked supermarket, reception, ski shop, atrractive bar and restaurant with central log fire, panoramic restaurant and terrace cafe.

The apartments in Flaine Foret are new apartments, all with large, south facing balconies.  There is an attractive communal area with log fire and internet access.


The original resort of Flaine was built in the 1960's and is not particuarly pretty from the distance - although it has few high rise buildings and when in Flaine you lose the architecture in the magnificence of the setting. 

Flaine is built into the hillside and has 3 interconnected levels . Each level has direct access to the nursery slopes and lifts, the Flaine bowl and all the interlinked skiing. of the Le Grand Massif

Level 1 Front de Neige, - in pictures
At an altitude of 1500m, Flaine Front de Neige is literally on the ski slopes

Level 2 Flaine Forum - in pictures
Flaine Forum houses the main shops, bars, restaurants and resort facilities, mainly located in the Forum building. 
At 1600m altitude, Flaine Forum is the historical heart of Flaine and the departure point of the main ski lifts.

Level 3 Flaine Foret in pictures
Situated at an altitude of 1700, Flaine Forêt is the upper level of the original resort of Flaine.
Apartments in Flaine Foret
1) New quality apartments Galaxy apartments right by the ski lifts, sleep up to 8 in 2 bedrooms + cabine

and
2) Foret apartments, top quality and newly renovated, close pistes - sleep up to 7 in 2 bedrooms



Sports and Leisure Activities

Swimming - in resort
Indoor heated swimming pool (water 28°C/82°F, air 26°C/79°F) with pool measuring 10m x 25 m (33 x 82 ft), paddling pool and water garden for toddlers. Swimming school with state-qualified instructor: introduction to the water from 3 years, advanced tuition in the 4 swimming styles, relaxation, aqua-aerobics.
Walking
The Grandes Platières cable car takes you from 1600 to 2500 m in only 12 minutes. Stepping out of the cabin, a magnificent view over the Mont Blanc will take you aback. Bar & restaurant with sun terrace at the top.
Cinema Studio 1600
Enjoy the latest blockbusters while on ski holiday ! Two projections per day (17h30 and 21h00).
Indoor Climbing
Artificial climbing wall in the auditorium at Flaine-Forêt. Qualified instructor, shoes and ropes provided. Enrolment locally. Opens late afternoon.
Ice skating
Natural ice rink at the Forum. Skate hire.
Open daily from December to March, weather permitting.
Top Form Center
2 Finnish saunas, weights room (20 workout points), also cardio training, UVA solarium, relaxation room, physiotherapy and massages available.
10-pin bowling
Bowling de Flaine
Billiards, video games
In the resort's bars and pubs, e.g. Diamant Noir and the White Pub....
Cultural Centre
• an exhibition gallery open to regional and international contemporary artists;
• a trilingual library (French, English, German), with a child’s section and reading room;
• audiovisual room; on request films are shown about the history of Flaine, its works of art and its artists.
open from 16.00 to 19.00, Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Free entry.
SkiingSki Area statisticsPiste Map
The Grand Massif ski area has 265 kms of linked and prepared runs, connecting Flaine with the resorts of Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt Fer-à-Cheval.

The Cascades piste, a jewel in the crown - 14 kms long, an altitude drop of 1800m down into the village of Sixt Fer à Cheval with wonderful scenery. Start at the top of Les Grandes Platières.

From Sixt, a free shuttle bus takes you to the main cable car in Samoëns to take you back to Flaine

3 “Jamparks” for freestylers of all skills and ambitions.
See on www.grand-massif.com

Exceptional snow cover
The natural snow record at Flaine allows to open over a long period of time and guarantees excellent ski conditions throughout the season.
e.g. snow heights in the spring
25/04/03 : 320 cm at 2500 m
09/04/04 : 320 cm at 2500 m
19/04/05 : 280 cm at 2500 m
218 cannons top up the snow cover ensuring the best possible snow conditions throughout the season.

slopes at Flaine Front de Neige
Looking down to pistes Flaine Forum
Nursery slopes at Flaine Foret
skiing down to Flaine Foret
Alpine Charms
Ski Chalets and Apartments

Flaine , Grand Massif   1600 m- 2500 m

close Geneva airport

- fantastic ski area and one of the best snow records
A Tour of Flaine - Front de Neige
A Tour of Flaine - Flaine Forum
Looking down to Flaine Forum from Flaine Foret
A Tour of Flaine - Flaine Foret
Leave your skis and boots in the Ski Locker at Flaine Foret
Magnificent views from one of the terrace restaurants at Flaine Foret
A Tour of Flaine - Flaine Hameau
Ski Area statistics for Flaine
Altitude mini - maxi  1600 - 2500 m 
Connected runs 120 kms 
Number of pistes
Black runs 4
Red runs 22
Blue runs 19
Green runs 7
TOTAL 52

Number of ski lifts
Cable car 1
Gondola lifts 1
Chairlifts 9
Draglifts 13
Rope tow 1
Inclined lifts 2
Bucket lifts  1
TOTAL 28 

Ski Area statistics for Grand Massif
Altitude mini - maxi  700 - 2500 m 
Connected runs  265 kms 
Number of pistes
Black runs 15
Red runs  48
Blue runs  56
Green runs  14
TOTAL  133

Number of ski lifts
Cable car  1
Gondola lifts  5
Chairlifts  28
Draglifts  38
Rope tow 3
Inclined lifts  2
Bucket lifts   1
TOTAL 28 78

Ski back to Flaine Foret