Juliette about Flaine


Date 16 July 2019

Breathtaking scenery

My rating of Flaine

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking

Magnificent view
Lively and welcoming atmosphere
Different ski areas, each with their own feel
Easy to get around by free bus
Historic town with lots to do off the slopes
No ski-in, ski-out access to pistes

Tips from Juliette on Flaine

At the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is a small mountain town with an authentic and welcoming atmosphere. The free ski bus takes you to the ski areas, which each offer something unique so you can ski a different ski area each day on your ski holiday. Easy to get here by train or plane.

Average ratings about Flaine

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking
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Date 10 April 2017

From: Taylor about Flaine

Fabulous resort, no car allowed!

What a great time we had in Flaine! Tons of snow, fantastic live music at night, practical resort (supermarket, shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, appartements, and so on..) all at walking distance. The architecture is not what you would expect from cozy and traditional ski resort. The buildings are from the Bauhaus period, so big blocks of concrete are what you'll see. However, the practicality of the resort combined with the amazing skiing opportunities and après ski activities are worth your visit at Flaine for your next ski holidays!


Date 12 March 2015

From: Claire about Flaine

Incredibly nice ski holiday

Flaine is a very nice village despite its rather severe appearance, especially for people who like to enjoy a quiet drink without busy apres ski and loud music, like me. The restaurants are good quality and prices are as expected. The ski area was also just perfect for us, the children now overtake us so my husband enjoyed the blue slopes while our son and daughter explored the rest of the ski area.


Date 28 July 2014

From: Adrian about Flaine

Never judge a ski resort by its cover!

Despite the somewhat "psychedelic" appearnce and large concrete buildings in Flaine, we found that it's actually a really nice resort. Already, no need to take the car, everything is on your doorstep, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and especially the slopes located just at the foot of our accommodation, -a real luxury. I would recommended Flaine for its fabulous snow in the Grand Massif and if you like wilderness, powder and bumps, you'll be in heaven here.


Date 28 July 2014

From: Hannah about Flaine

Not the most charming ski resort - but great skiing!

I was reluctant to spend a week in Flaine because of the architecture of the resort, as I personally prefer charming ski resorts with tons of pretty ski chalets. But my husband convinced me and I do not regret being convinced: the skiing is simply wonderful, the snow was good and if you forget the unattractive aspect, Flaine is a modern resort, where everything is designed for the comfort of families: the ESF lessons and teachers were great with the kids, our accommodation was close to the slopes (mostly the case) and there wasn't anything else we were lacking for a great ski holiday. We had sun all week which was just perfect, but maybe this was just good luck? We'll have to go back to see!


Date 8 April 2013

From: Tilly about Flaine

Huge ski area with speedy lifts

Stayed in Flaine Forum and happy we did as this where the evening activity happens. There are some pretty ugly buildings here but the centre is at least pedestrianised so it's nice and quiet.

Overview of the ski area Le Grand Massif


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes117 km Drag lifts34Start of the season14 December
Red slopes107 km Chair lifts30End of the season19 April
Black slopes41 km Gondola lifts6Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude900 m
Total265 km Capacity85603 Pers./HourMax. altitude2500 m
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