The slopes

  • Extent 4 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 1 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 5 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 4 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 1 out of 5
  • Convenience 5 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 2 out of 5
  • Apres ski 1 out of 5
  • Off-slope 1 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Grand Massif (Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samo‘ns, Sixt)

Key facts

Resort1600 m
Slopes700-2480 m
Lifts69
Pistes265 km
Price index100

Flaine

France

Flaine

The upside

  • Part of the big, varied Grand Massif
  • Reliable snow in the main bowl
  • Compact, convenient, mainly car-free village, plus traditional villages on the lower fringes of the area
  • Family-friendly, in most respects

The downside

  • Still some slow old chairlifts
  • Original 1960s buildings block-like and austere (though newer chalet-style developments very attractive)
  • Bad weather can close most runs
  • Very quiet in the evening
  • Latest user reviews

    We had a wonderful holiday again based in Les Carroz…

    carronbrae 31 Jan 2017 

    We visited Flaine for New Year and despite the lack…

    Linnylou 27 Jan 2015 

    Plenty of variety here but don’t be fooled by…

    ricodjs 14 Apr 2014 

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    News – 2016/17

    Following the introduction of the challenging banked slalom Ze Forest and the family fun zone Ze Balaken, this season sees the addition of Ze Cross, a fun circuit of moguls and banked turns on the Mephisto run. There is also a major lift development at Les Carroz, and a minor one at Samoëns.

    Summary

    Flaine is best known as a convenient resort catering particularly well for families, but it has a much broader appeal than that. The Grand Massif is an excellent and extensive area, with plenty to amuse anyone.
    Apartments dominate here. Happily, there are some pretty good ones these days, and the other options are widening. Ski Total runs some catered chalets. And we’re delighted that Flaine now has a proper hotel once again – the Totem has reopened as the first in a planned chain of funky Terminal Neige hotels ‘with an urban soul’.
    Bear in mind that Samoëns and Les Carroz, both their own web pages, also make attractive bases for the Grand Massif.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 4 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
    • Snow 4 out of 5
    • Queues 3 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 1 out of 5
    • Expert 4 out of 5
    • Intermediate 5 out of 5
    • Beginner 5 out of 5
    • Boarder 3 out of 5
    • X-country 2 out of 5
    • Restaurants 2 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 4 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 1 out of 5
    • Convenience 5 out of 5
    • Scenery 4 out of 5
    • Eating out 2 out of 5
    • Apres ski 1 out of 5
    • Off-slope 1 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Grand Massif (Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samo‘ns, Sixt)

    Key facts

    Resort1600 m
    Slopes700-2480 m
    Lifts69
    Pistes265 km
    Price index100