Ski Resort Report: Flaine, France

20 Mar

By Stuart Elliott (March 2017)

Flaine was the resort of choice for our family ski holiday because of ease of access from the UK via Geneva; just 75 minutes by mini van from Geneva Airport. It also offers 265 kms of mainly intermediate level pistes; ideal for our extended family of skiers/boarders with limited skiing experience. From these perspectives Flaine didn’t disappoint.Views from our apartment.We stayed at a premium apartment complex with panoramic views, complete with outdoor swimming pool and spa with ski in ski out facilities; an excellent arrangement for those wanting to self cater. There’s a good Sherpa supermarket in central Flaine.

Is the village quaint? No, but it is well laid out with a well connected lift system and a free shuttle service.


Is the skiing interesting? Mainly open snow fields above the village, but this is supplemented by the connection to the nearby villages of Les Carroz and Samoens, accessible via wide trails through dense pine forests. Very few black runs but plenty of off piste opportunities.

The views of Mt Blanc and surrounding peaks make a stunning backdrop.

Are the mountain restaurants up to scratch? A good selection, but mainly based on the pistes at the base of the mountain without panoramic views.

Weather wise we had five consecutive days of full sun and little wind, can’t ask for more than that.

 

Would we go again? Probably only for a long weekend. 

2 Responses to “Ski Resort Report: Flaine, France”

  1. Heather March 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm #

    Nice Stuart! Where to now?

    • Sharon Tickle March 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

      We’re in Switzeland but move on to Rome Thursday for a flamenco workshop. Sxx

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