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Ski holidays in Flaine

Friendly and convenient resort at the heart of the Grand Massif ski area

An exceptionally friendly, informal and family orientated resort, Flaine also offers superb value and excellent facilities. Most of the skiing is in a wide snow bowl and with the Grand Massif pass, it is also possible to sample the tree lined runs leading down to the nearby resorts of Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt. We offer a selection of self catering accommodation in Flaine Forum and Foret as well as the stunning Residence at Montsoleil, the Ski Inclusive Plus Village Club du Soleil which has full board, ski hire and lift pass included in the price and the unique and stylish Hotel Totem. 

 

 

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Flaine | Snow Report | 22nd March 2017 | France | Inghams Ski

Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Flaine

Flaine’s reassuring location in a snow-bowl and excellent snow record means beginner skiers and boarders needn’t be concerned about icy conditions underfoot. The ski school in Flaine has an excellent reputation for both adult and child tuition making it ideal for families. And there are several wide, easy runs and nursery slopes located around the Flaine Foret area, ideal for finding your ski legs.

Coming off the Serpentine the joyous, blue Cristal run leads into the blue Olivine and all the way into resort. It’s a rewarding and easy route to follow for confident beginners and a great way to ease into your ski holiday. Further afield, the Marvel run in Morillon is one of the most delightful green runs in the Alps. This tree-lined run winds gently into the village and at 5km in length is one of the longest green runs we’re aware of.

Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Flaine

The Flaine snow-bowl has an incredible network of red runs, ideal for intermediate skiers and the extensive groomed runs and lift system of the Grand Massif are perfect for spending a day touring the mountainside. An excellent start to the week is surely taking the Serpentine all the way from the top of Les Grandes Palatieres, at 2480m high, all the way back to Flaine village. This enjoyable, long blue run affords stunning views of the Grand Massif as you skirt around the edge of the bowl. For a more challenging alternative tackle the red Mephisto run, which heads the opposite way around the bowl.

Also offering up spectacular views is the famous Piste des Cascades, which at 14km long, is sure to test your stamina. This challenging run also starts at the top of Les Grandes Palatieres and it ends in the delightful village of Sixt.  From here you will have to take a shuttle bus to get back to the main ski area, but it is certainly worth taking a day of your ski holiday to visit.

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Flaine

The steep Diamond Noir plunges you off the top of Les Grandes Palatieres and down one of the most challenging runs in the resort. The Agate is another fun black which can be pretty steep in parts and accessed from the same part of the mountain.

The Styx, located in the Gers snow-bowl, is one of our favourite black runs in resort and a consistent challenge to even expert skiers and boarders. Perhaps even more of a challenge is the long, steep drag-lift (snowboarders beware!), which more than makes up for the relative absence of drag lifts across the rest of resort. Powder lovers head to the Gers bowl for the best off-piste skiing on the mountain. A local guide will help you to find the freshest powder and safest places to ski and board.

Freestyle and terrain parks in Flaine

There’s no snow park in the Grand Massif but freestyle skiers and boarders are still catered for with a series of ‘Fun Zones’ dotted around the mountain. 


Mountain Facts
  • Area 265 km
  • Ski Alt. From1140m
  • Ski Alt. To2500m
  • Runs
    77
    53
    14
  • Longest Run14
  • Lifts Chairlifts 29 , Free Baby Lifts Yes , Cable car 1 , Draglifts 32 , Gondolas 8
  • Lift Times

    9.00am-4.30pm

  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Local Pass Lifts70
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Mountain Restaurants11
  • Cross Country Trails

    15km of trails. 

  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Off-piste Restrictions

    only with guide

  • Slope Direction,N,E,S
  • Snowpark Info

    3 snowparks

  • Ski/Resort bus

    Free


  • from£949pp
  • 96 rooms
Hotel Totem, fireplace

The Totem is the Sibuet family's first "Terminal Neige" brand hotel, this contemporary accommodation partners great service and various meal options within the half board dining.

  • from£299pp
Flaine apartments exterior

These good value apartments are located in Flaine Forêt in a number of different residences between 2 and 5 minutes' walk to the ski lifts and ski school.

  • from£360pp
  • 131 rooms
Residence de la foret - exterior

These modern apartments are in an enviable location in the heart of Flaine Forêt. 

  • from£799pp
  • 110 rooms
Flaine - village club du soleil exterior

The superb ski-inclusive hotel has everything that you need for a week's skiing included in the holiday price; a 6 day lift pass, standard skis or snowboard and boots, child helmet hire, full board including lunches and wine, English-speaking children's clubs, evening entertainment and much more.

  • from£339pp
  • 82 rooms
Le Terrasses de veret - exterior

This high quality residence enjoys one of the best ski-in ski-out location in the resort, being in a quiet part of Flaine Forêt yet only 2 minutes’ walk to the centre of the village. 

  • from£330pp
  • 136 rooms
D'Helios apartments outdoor pool

This outstanding apartment is located in the Montsoleil area of the resort, split between two buildings (the other being the Terrasses d'Helios Apartments), the Terrasses d'Eos has been beautifully designed and built in Savoyard style using wood and stone and are surrounded by peaceful pine forests.

  • from£389pp
  • 119 rooms
Terrasses d'helios apartments exterior

Located in the Montsoleil area of the resort, the Terrasses d'Helios Apartments are the newer, and higher standard, of two residences, the other being the Terrasses d'Eos Apartments. Both residences have been beautifully designed and built in Savoyard style using wood and stone and are surrounded by peaceful pine forests.

  • from£339pp
Panoramic exterior

With a fantastic location at the foot of the Grand Vans chairlift, access to the slopes and centre of resort couldn't be easier with comfortable and modern accommodation in Flaine Foret.

Inghams Plus

 

  • Groups - Up to 1 in 7 go Free W18/19
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • 2-For-1 Ski/Snowboard Hire when you pre-book your lift pass
  • Free child lift passes under 5yrs 
  • Free child helmet when booking skis & boots
  • Inghams Rep based in resort 

Special Offers

Things To Do

Restaurants, food and drink

There are plenty of excellent restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat in Flaine, both on and off the mountain.

Le Bissac is the perfect, on-piste restaurant, an excellent stop for lunch or a quick refuel. Ideally located at the cross-roads of Flaine Forêt and just above the Ballacha beginners run, this friendly restaurant serves everything from soups and bolognaise to burgers and tartiflette.

Also on the mountain the combined restaurants of Le Michet and L’Eloge are located in an ancient sheepfold, over 100 years old. Le Michet is a charming restaurant serving authentic, local specialties in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, while its sister restaurant serves fast food in a similarly rustic setting.

In the village, L’Ancolie is one of the most luxurious restaurants in Flaine and an excellent place to relax after a day’s skiing. Not only do they have a superb menu of traditional mountain recipes but they also serve a large selection of wines, many of which can be sampled during wine tasting sessions around the central fireplace.

A great place for burger fans, Monster Burger has a good choice of burgers, as well as other fast food such as hot dogs and fish and chips. Open until 2am, this is also a good place for a late night snack, especially if you’ve spent the night clubbing.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Flaine has a lively and eclectic après scene. Le White Pub is one of the main party bars in resort. Located in the Flaine Forum opposite the ice rink, the pub remains open until late into the night supported by large and lively DJ sets.

Le Diamant Noir is another popular party spot, which regularly hosts live bands. The happy hour is popular with tourists, as are the pool tables. La Cascade is a great, piste side après ski spot just 5 minutes from the resort centre. The terrace ice bar is a great place to go to listen to music and admire the stunning panoramic views.

Shopping

There are enough shops in Flaine that you should have no problems finding ski gear and equipment rentals. For visitors staying in a self-catering apartment food, drink and other necessities are also readily available from the local supermarché. The main centres for shopping are located in Flaine Forêt and Flaine Forum.

Spas and relaxation

Both the Montsoleil Apartments and the Hotel Terminal Neige provide excellent spa and wellness facilities which are available to their guests. The Montsoleil has both an indoor pool and an outdoor heated pool in addition to a sauna and steam room. Guests can pay locally for massage and beauty treatments. At the Hotel Terminal Neige the comprehensive wellness centre has several saunas, as well as a whirlpool and sensory shower.

The Centre Aquatique in Flaine is open to the public. This fantastic wellness centre has a heated indoor pool, a children’s pool, saunas, and spa, amongst other facilities. Entrance to the Centre Aquatique is payable locally and treatments and massages are also on offer.

Arts, culture and events

Flaine may not be a chocolate box resort built in the traditional, mountain chalet style, but it nonetheless has a unique cultural heritage and identity, perhaps more distinct than any other village in the Alps. The resort is brimming with seminal examples of Twentieth Century modern art and architecture.

The original resort buildings were designed by the celebrated Bauhaus architect, Marcel Breuer, who was also responsible for Flushing Meadows, home of the US Open tennis, and the Witney Museum of American Art, both in New York. The innovative design was intended not to intrude on the natural surroundings, and from a distance the buildings completely blend in with the mountain landscape.

Spectacular public sculptures by influential 20th Century artists, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Victor Vasarely compliment the local architecture. And the Flaine Art Centre hosts regular contemporary art exhibitions suitable for culture vultures everywhere.

Music is also well represented on Flaine’s cultural calendar. In early March the Electro World festival is an opportunity to discover and listen to a fabulous range of world music. Later in the month Classical Music Week includes free performances of classic works by the likes of Schubert, Debussy and Brahms. 

Activity Information

Flaine and the Grand Massif ski area are a winter wonderland of activities, both on and off the piste. The area has a range of àpres activities which our Inghams representatives can assist you to book on your arrival or in resort.

Bowling

The bowling alley inside the Flaine Foret shopping centre is a great place to spend an afternoon. The centre opens from 5pm each day (2pm when the weather is poor) and stays open until late. Alongside the bowling alleys there are arcade games and a projector showing live sports.

Ice driving

Ever wanted to release your inner rally car driver? The Flaine Ice Driving School lets you experience first-hand the thrill of racing a car on the snow. Instruction is provided and courses range from short introductions to several days in length.

Ice quad biking

Located at the bottom of Flaine in Front de Neige, ice quad biking is an adrenaline fuelled test of control and stamina. This exciting activity is an excellent way to spend an afternoon with friends, challenging them to see who can be the fastest to get around the 700m track.

Parapenting

Skiing off the edge of the mountain is rarely advisable! But when you’ve got a massive parachute attached to your back you might just find that you have a lot of fun. That’s the idea behind parapenting in Flaine.

This popular experience is offered by a number of activity operators in resort. Whether a complete beginner or an expert paraglider, our representative will help you to book the right experience for you.

Tobogganing

Sledging with the kids is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon as a family. The sledge run in the centre of Flaine runs past the striking Jean Dubuffet sculpture, an icon of the resort.

 

Other activities in Flaine:

  • Cinema
  • Climbing wall
  • Concert hall
  • Dog sledding
  • Ice rink
  • Snowshoeing

Ski Extras

Winter 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £70 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Learn to Ski Packs
6 days ski/board & boot hire, 6 days tuition (2 1/2hrs per day)
Adult £211     Child* £175

All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

*Child 5-11yrs

Lift Passes Days Adult
16-64
Child
5-15
Seniors
65-74
Family 2 ad
& 2 ch 5-15
Grand Massif Pass
6 £233 £222 £176 £735

*Prices include €2 non refundable hands free card deposit.
Beginners should book in resort for reduced price passes as not needed from Day 1.

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required) 

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £89 £103 £117
Skis & Boots £120 £139 £156
Snowboard - £103 £117
Snowboard & boots - £139 £156
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £93 -
Snowboard & boots - £93 -

Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £51

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 5-12
Ski 6  Sun 10am-1pm
Mon-Fri 9.30am- 12.30pm
£163 H /£155 L £149 H/£141 L
Snowboard 6 £163 H /£155 L £149 H /£141 L

L (22 Dec - 4 Jan & 10 Feb - 8 March) H (All other dates)

Lessons in "L" season are 2 3/4 hrs and alternate between morning and afternoons.

*Child snowboard tuition 8-13yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: FRFL

Languages spoken: French

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Geneva

                    

From Gatwick
Manchester
Stansted
Jersey
Heathrow*
Newcastle
Southampton
Edinburgh
Bristol
Glasgow
Exeter
Belfast Int'l
Birmingham
Isle of Man
Leeds Bradford
Cambridge

 

Transfer by coach 1¾ hours
Flight supplements may apply.

*Only private transfers at a supplement available on these flights

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

Free

High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow

Ski area links five neighbouring resorts

Resort centre largely traffic-free

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