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Resort height: 1600m

Resort top height: 2500m

Grand Massif

(Flaine)

Km piste: 265

Lifts: 69

Snow cannons: 218

No. of slopes: 351


Green slopes 42 Blue slopes 140
Red slopes 132 Black slopes 37

Beginners star star star star star

Intermediates star star star star star

Experts star star star star

Boarders star star star star


Driving distance from Calais:

550 miles (approx. 8hrs)

RESORT INFO

Flaine is an architecturally modern and car free ski resort located in the Haute-Savoie region, close to the Mont-Blanc. The Flaine ski resort is part of one of the largest skiing areas in France: Grand Massif.

Flaine is in continuous renewal and expansion. This lively resort already attracts lots of ski enthusiasts and many more are expected to follow. Flaine's attraction is meant to increase thanks to Intrawest's brand new 4 star self catering residence "Les Terrasses d'Eos" in Flaine Mont Soleil and many more high quality self catering ski accommodations to come.

With one of the best snow records in the French Alps, Flaine is very often called "big snowy bowl". Therefore, you will enjoy a beautiful landscape while skiing or snowboarding.

Close to Geneva airport and with snow at the doorstep of most accommodation, Flaine is also described as a "Fly in, Ski out resort". Flaine is one of the most easily accessible resorts in the French Alps.


  • Opening Dates
  • Children
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates

The Grand Massif ski area opens 21/12/13 - 21/04/14

Children

The Flaine ski resort is ideal for families with young children too. Good nursery slopes are located in as well as outside the village of Flaine.  

Activities

Would you fancy trying new outdoor activities? Flaine is a great place for adrenaline activities such as skidding, ice driving, ice quadding and paragliding...

Apres Ski/Eating

In Flaine, there are plenty of activities to entertain you after a day skiing, such as the cultural centre, cinema, snooker hall, video games arcade, indoor climbing, bowling and ice-skating. Previous clients have also recommended the lively 'Flying Dutchman' pub for drinks and the Brassiere Les Cimes for good food.

Access

By Road:

From Calais: 550 miles, approximately 8 hrs

 

By Air:

Geneva to Flaine: 43 miles, approximately 1hr 10

Website: https://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx

Chambery to Flaine: 80 miles, approximately 1hr 40

Website: http://www.chambery-airport.com/index_en.html  

Lyon to Flaine: 132 miles, approximately 2hrs 25.

Website: tp://www.lyonaeroports.com/eng

Resort News

Check out the Flaine Tourist Office website for more exciting news:

http://www.flaine.com

Other Amenities

Flaine offers you all the amenities you may need, from the supermarket and the bank to bars, restaurants and shops. Most of the services and amenities are grouped together in two shopping arcades, one in Flaine Foret and another in Flaine Forum.


SKI INFO

From Flaine, you can access the main mountain of Grand Massif by gondola, which takes you to Les Grandes Platieres at 2480m. From this point, you will be able to enjoy a wide series of runs from blue to black all going down to Flaine. Moreover, in that "snowy bowl", most of the lifts go up to 2500m.

The Flaine ski resort is ideal for families with young children too. Good nursery slopes are located in as well as outside the village of Flaine.

Clients booking for pre or late season dates should be aware that not all facilities in your chosen resort may be open - including some ski lifts. We would advise you to check the resort tourist office website or our Resort Opening Dates page for details before making a booking.

 


  • The Skiing
  • Ski Area
  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
The Skiing

 The Grand Massif is very well known as a great area for both skiers and snowboarders. From beginners to those more adventurous, all will be amazed by the 265kms of linked and prepared runs. This skiing area connects Flaine with 4 other ski resorts: Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt Fer-a-Cheval.

“The Cascades Piste”

Make sure you don’t miss “The Cascades piste”, a 14kms long run, dropping you down from Les “Grandes Platieres” into the Village of Sixt Fer a Cheval at 1800m. A beautiful landscape without encountering one single ski lift. Once in Sixt, a free shuttle bus takes you to the main cable car in Samoëns and from there you will be able to get back to Flaine.

“Keep an eye on the lift closing time”

However, during high-season, be aware that given the skiing area, you may face bottlenecks in the afternoon when everyone is heading for home. Therefore, schedule your heading back early or late but keep an eye on the lift closing time in order to be able to make the connection back to Flaine.

Snowboarding in Flaine and Grand Massif

Snowboarders will enjoy the Grand Massif thanks to the variety and good snow record of the skiing domain.

Throughout the Grand Massif, 3 terrains parks are at the disposal of all snowboarders.

- Jampark Pro: This terrain is located in Flaine and is aimed at experts. It features rails, tables, quarter pipe, a boardercross course and plenty of kickers.

- Jampark Cool: This terrain is designed for less accomplished acrobats and is located In Samoëns .

- Jampark Kids: This terrain is located in Morillon and dedicated to children.

Cross country skiing in Flaine and Grand Massif

Flaine’s Ski Nordic is situated at 1844m at “the Col de Pierre Carrée”. This cross-country skiing area is the highest and with the best snow cover in the Alps. You will be able to enjoy 17kms of marked tracks for skating and traditional cross-country skiing. The “Agy area”, about 30 minutes from Flaine offers 30km of additional tracks. 

 

 

Ski Area

*** More Information Coming Soon ***

 

 

 

Ski Hire

 

6 day Ski, Snowboard & Boot hire - prices 2013/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you require ski equipment for a different duration please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for costs. 

 

 

 

Our Price 6 days*

In Resort Price

6 days

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Our Price 6 days*

In Resort Price 

6 days

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Adult Skis Blue (first time and recreational skiers)

 

 

Adult Snowboard Red

 

 

 

 

BSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£70

€ 113

29%

RBB

Snowboard & Boots

£88

€ 157

36%

BSO

Skis & Poles Only

 

£51

€ 87

33%

RBO

Snowboard Only

£63

€ 117

39%

BBO

Boots Only

 

£23

€ 48

NA

SBR

Boots only

 

£28

€ 48

34%

Adult Skis Red (intermediate to good skiers)

 

 

 

Adult Snowboard Black

 

 

 

RSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£88

€ 157

36%

NBB

Snowboard & Boots

£106

€ 177

32%

RSO

Skis & Poles Only

 

£63

€ 117

39%

NBO

Snowboard Only

£79

€ 132

32%

RBO

Boots Only

 

£28

€ 48

34%

SBO

Boots only

 

£37

€ 48

12%

Adults Skis Black (good skiers & free-riders)

 

 

 

Junior Skis Blue (7-12 yrs)

 

 

 

NSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£106

€ 177

32%

JSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£46

€ 70

25%

NSO

Skis & Poles Only

 

£79

€ 132

32%

JSO

Skis & Poles Only

£33

€ 53

29%

NBO

Boots Only

 

£37

€ 48

12%

Junior Skis Red & Snowboard (7-12 yrs) 

 

 

Adult Skis Prestige (expert skiers & special techniques)

 

 

JRS/JBB

Skis/Snowboard & Boots

£58

€ 106

38%

PSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£128

€ 197

26%

JRO/JBO

Skis/Snowboard Only

£43

€ 90

46%

PSO

Skis & Poles Only

 

£96

€ 172

36%

Child skis (0-6yrs)

 

 

 

 

Helmets (we recommend all children under 12 to wear helmets)

 

CSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£37

€ 47

10%

HCJ

Child/ Junior Helmets**

£14

€ 18

11%

CSO

Skis & Poles Only

£27

€ 35

12%

HCA

Adult Helmets

 

£16

€ 30

39%

Snowblades are charged as per Red adult skis.

 

 

Special Offers:

 

 

 

Cross-country skis are on request

 

 

 

*7 days for the price of 6. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**1 Free helmet per child aged 6 years & under with every adult booking skis or snowboard & boots (must be requested & under same booking ref).

Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue or Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment.

 

 

 

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

Please note that we do not offer the basic ‘Green’ category as we feel these are generally inadequate skis even for beginners.

 

 

 

Ski Passes

 

6 day Flaine / Le Grand Massif Lift Pass - prices 2013/14

If you require a lift pass for longer than 6 days please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection Team for costs.

 

Ski Area

 

Type

 

Adult16-64yrs

Child5-15yrs

       Senior* 65-74yrs

Under 5 yrs &

over 75 yrs

 

 

6 days

6 days

6 days

 

Le Grand Massif 

265km of piste

1

£198

£149

£188

FREE

1: 21/12/13 - 21/04/14

* Under 5s and over 75s are free (excluding the €1.6 hands-free pass to be paid locally). Proof of age is required for Child, Senior and Free passes; please bring ID when collecting your lift passes.

Important note: €1.60 hands-free pass is payable (reusable but non refundable). No Photos necessary.

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

 

 

 

 

Ski School

Ski School ESF FLAINE - prices 2013/2014 (Lessons only - lift passes not included) - Subject to availability

 

 

If you require ski lessons for a different duration please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for costs.

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply

Rabbit Club (*)

Prices (badge included)

Timetable

Children (3-11yrs)

Period

Rabbit Club Lesson Times (1)

Mornings

Afternoons

Full Days

 Beginners to 1st Star Preparation Level

5 x 1/2days

5 days

6 x 1/2days

6 days

no lunch

with lunch

no lunch

with lunch

no lunch

with lunch

15/12/13 - 14/02/14

9.00-12.00

9.00-14.00

14.00-17.00

12.00-17.00

9-12 & 14-17

9.00-17.00

Including meals

£152

£222

£187

£252

16/02/14 - 14/03/14

NA

NA

NA

NA

8.30-12 & 14-17.30

8.30-17.30

Without meals

£109

£181

£135

£196

16/03/14 - 18/04/14

9.00-12.00

9.00-14.00

14.00-17.30

12.00-17.30

9-12 & 14-17.30

9.00-17.30

 

 

Group Lessons

Prices (badge included for children)

Timetable

Period

Lesson Times

Ski Group Lessons

Adults

Children (3-11yrs)

15/12/13 - 14/02/14

Sunday 10.00 - 13.00 & Monday - Friday 09.30 - 12.30

5 x Half Days

£124

£112

6 x Half Days

£133

£118

16/02/14 - 14/03/14

 Mornings & Afternoons alternated (2): 09.00 - 11.45 & 14.15 - 17.00.

Snowboard Group Lessons

Adults

Children (8-11yrs)

5 x Half Days

£124

£112

16/03/14 - 25/04/14

Sunday 10.00 - 13.00 & Monday- Friday 09.30 - 12.30

6 x Half Days

£133

£118

(*) A shuttle bus is organized to pick up the children from the residence to the Rabbit Club (Flaine Front de Neige).

(1): Rabbit Club is a mix of day care with activities/games and group ski lessons.

 

(2): 2 hr 45 mins lesson per day alternating between Mornings 09.00 - 11.45 & Afternoons 14.15 - 17.00 (you can choose Morning or Afternoon for the 1st day).

Important Note: For peak periods (Xmas, NY, Feb half term & Easter), we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts, English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times. Please note that lesson times are subject to change right up until the last minute. Outside French school holidays, the Ski School reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. If numbers are low, children may join adult ski school groups. Cancellation or modification of your lessons between 16 and 0 days before departure will incur a cancellation charge of 100%.

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

 

  

 

 


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