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Flaine, a resort built in 1968

The visitors of the resort of Flaine will have the pleasure of skiing in a very special environment. It was built in 1968, and unfortunately has some buildings from the 70s, quite massive, and fortunately, that the surrounding landscape to make one forget, like the fact that the station is located in front of the Mont Blanc, with a domain between 1600 and 2500 m.

The tracks are varied and numerous. Indeed, the station has no less than 64. This means that the number of rski lifts is important. Consequently, the resort of Flaine is one of the most important in the Alps, with a massif that retains the snow well.

From alpine skiing to freestyle

With a wide variety of tracks, Flaine can accommodate beginners as well as experienced skiers. This variation is the result of the work of Marcel Breuer. He made sure that the tracks follow the reliefs The natural relief of the mountain and for this reason many of them are designed for beginners.

Moreover, this station is considered an open-air museum. Like the slopes, the pleasures are also varied and the freestylers are honored in the Jampark of Flaine. It is a place of conviviality between ridersinstalled in the Aujon area. From animations are organized regularly and a reception chalet is available to welcome visitors.

A resort that children love

The activities related to winter sports are numerous, but children are also spoiled with the multitude of activities that are reserved for them. The slopes have daycare facilities for your children and the resort also offers shows and animations free of charge to entertain them.

Thus, the older children will take full advantage of the ski area of large massif which links the resort of Flaine to other resorts of the region (Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Morillon, Samoëns, Les Carroz). In summer, there is no lack of activities in Flaine. In particular, the limestone plateau of nearly 2000 hectares which is one of the largest lapiaz in Europe.

The ski resort of Flaine in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Flaine
Commune Flaine
Massif Massif du Giffre
Department Haute-Savoie
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 146
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 265
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 7
Name of the ski area Grand Massif ski area
Connected station(s) Samoens, Les Carroz, Morillon, Sixt
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 600
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 500
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 050
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m) 900
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 40
? Difficulty of the ski runs ?
Number of green runs 9
Number of blue trails 28
Number of red trails 22
Number of black runs 6
Total number of downhill ski trails 65
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 13
Children’s treadmill 1
Fixed grip chairlifts 1
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 2
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 24
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 30
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa : Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 3300
Slogan of the station Grand Massif Ski Resort
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Cluses
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 604
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 48 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 255 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 55 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 520 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 730 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 230 €
Statement cost of stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) 1 831 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 100 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 700 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 186 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 270 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 9
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 9
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 8
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 8
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,9
? Ranking according to ? 42nd position out of 232 stations in France

Flaine in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Flaine ?

The resort of Flaine is a resort very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Snowmobile Discover the breathtaking landscapes of Haute-Savoie on board a snowmobile, this activity is practiced at night when the slopes are closed.

Snow kite Snow kiting : very popular activity in winter, conquer the snowy expanses pulled by the wind.

Sled dog If you love nature, snow and animals, come and spend some warm moments with our sled dogs in an idyllic setting.

Hiking on the snow Hiking trails are available for lovers of wide open spaces and nature, take advantage of them.

  • What are the activities in summer in the resort of Flaine ?

The resort ofFlaine also offers many summer activities such as:

Hiking hiking Observe the local fauna and flora, geology, take advantage of the cable cars and organized outings to facilitate these discoveries.

Golf Whether you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, golfing in the mountains is an experience to be had. Play with family and friends, the choice is yours.

Trail running This activity in full nature will allow you to vary the landscapes as well as leaving an exceptional sight on the massifs of the white mountain to the balconies dominating the Valley of larve.

Fishing workshop Every week during the summer season the office of Flaine proposes you this activity on the lake of Vernant and the lake of airon.

  • What to visit in Flaine and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Flaine, one can quote: desert of platé, the white pub, bowling, Baqueira Beret, cave of balme….

  • Where to eat in Flaine ?

The resort of Flaine offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention Ancolie, Michet, Black Side Café…

The resort of Flaine offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Pierre & Vacances premium residence les terrasses d’Éos, premium residence les terrasses d’hélios, Pierre & Vacances residence la foret…

  • How big is the ski area of Flaine?

The ski area of the resort of Flaine has a size of 265 kilometers, divided into 65 trails. Among these runs, the longest is 14 kilometers and the Nordic ski run is 30 kilometers long.

  • What is the altitude of Flaine?

This domain has an altitude between 1600 meters and 2500 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Flaine ski pass ?

Their packages start from 48 euros per day, and 255 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Flaine?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 520 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 730 euros.

  • Does the resort of Flaine have a bike park?

Yes The resort of Flaine has a bike park.

  • How to get to Flaine by train ?

You can easily get there from the train station of Cluses or you can also take a shuttle.

  • What is the postal code of Flaine ?

The postal code of Flaine is 74300

  • In which department is located the resort of Flaine ?

The resort of Flaine is located in the department of Haute-Savoie

  • Does the resort of Flaine have a tourist office ?

The resort of Flaine is part of the office of Arache-la-frasse-France. It is located at the shopping mall Flaine forum, 74300, France.

  • Are there any webcams on the resort ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Flaine ?

You can find the last weather report of the Flaine station at

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in Flaine ?

In Flaine, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Flaine ?

Yes, it is at the address immeuble Aldébaran, 74300, Arache-la-frasse, France.

What is’s opinion about Flaine?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.85/10 to the resort of Flaine, which ranks it 45th in France. Its strong points are : ski area 9/10, size of the area 8/10 and activities 8/10.

Map of the ski slopes in Flaine

Flaine - Ski slopes map
Flaine – Ski slopes map
Grand Massif - Ski slopes map
Grand Massif – Ski Trail Map



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