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Les Carroz

Les Carroz, a historical village in Haute-Savoie

The Les Carroz resort has its origins in the years 1936. It is an area of the Haute-Savoie located in the commune of Arâches-la-Frasse intended mainly for tourism. Its name finds its meaning from the word  » crossroads « , « stone » or « rock ».

With a unique charm and a environment Although the village had its first ski lift on January 29, 1939, it was the longest in the region. It was the longest in the category during its time. Thus, the main activity of the commune turned to thetourismwith different areas and animations to its credit.

An authentic tourist destination

From the top of its 1 140 meters of altitude the station of Carroz has an impressive geographical situation. Situated at the gateway to the Grand Massif, the village has a charming and attractive rural setting with typical Savoy architecture. Easily accessible from the A40 freeway, the commune is 40 km from Geneva and 55 km from Chamonix.

The town now has no less than 265 km of practicable trackswith 80 operational lifts on the domain . It also has different spaces to welcome young and old all year long. In addition, the resort offers many activities for the whole family.

Activities of all kinds

Les Carrozis a real dream destination for all vacationers. For a weekend or for a long stay, the small village already has enough infrastructures for the needs of the daily newspaper. As for the animations, they are at the appointment.

  • In summertourism becomes the first activity of the resort. During this period, it is possible to go hiking, climbing, canyoning, rafting or hang-gliding. The high mountains remain an essential asset for the locality.
  • In winter The program of skiing activities is in full swing. The area of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowparks and playgrounds becomes accessible. The possibilities are numerous to make the pleasure of the vacationers.

The ski area of Les Carroz in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Les Carroz
Commune Les Carroz
Massif Massif du Giffre
Department Haute-Savoie
Mountain Northern Alps
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 28
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 265
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Grand Massif ski area
Connected resort(s) Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt Fer à Cheval
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 140
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 100
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 620
Total height of the domain (in m) 960
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 41
🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿
Number of green runs 4
Number of blue trails 13
Number of red trails 7
Number of black runs 4
Total number of downhill ski runs 28
🚡 Ski lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 8
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
Detachable Chairlifts 2
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 1
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 13
🌲 Nordic area 🌲
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 1
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 2
🏘️ 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) 1900
Slogan of the station Let yourself be surprised
🚆 Access to the station 🚆
Nearest train station: Cluses
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 589
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price list of the 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) 650 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 850 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 360 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 951 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 900 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 4 850 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 234 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 485 000 €
📊 Station evaluation on 7 criteria 📊
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 6
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 9
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7,5
🎓 Station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 7,2
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 97th position out of 232 stations in France

Les Carroz in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Les Carroz ?

The resort of Les Carroz is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Ice rink This activity offers a synthetic ice rink installed in the middle of the resort. You can enjoy all the pleasures of skating alone or with your family.

Sledding Sledding : you can also enjoy all the pleasures of sledding in complete safety thanks to the dedicated sledging track and supervised for more safety.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity will allow you to fully enjoy the snowy landscapes of the resort. You will be able to discover its fauna and its winter flora at your own pace.

Cross-country skiing This resort also has 2 areas for cross-country skiing. This will not leave indifferent the fans of cross-country skiing who will be able to practice their favorite activity in complete freedom.

  • What are the activities in summer in the resort of Les Carroz?

The resort of Les Carroz also offers many summer activities such as :

Rail sledding This activity will allow you to have a lot of thrills. In addition, you can enjoy the sensations of sledding even in summer.

Mountain Kart Thanks to this activity you will discover the sensations offered by the kart in mountain. You can ride through the resort on a mountain kart.

MOUNTAIN BIKE This activity will allow you to take advantage of the relief of the resort. You will be able to hurtle down the slopes and enjoy the sensations of mountain biking. This resort also offers a Bike Park for more fun.

HikingWith this activity you will have the opportunity to explore the resort. You will be able to admire its landscapes in summer as well as its flora and fauna.

  • What to visit in and around Les Carroz ?

Among these places that you must visit in Les Carroz, we can mention : Garden of the Cîmes, Our Lady of All Grace Church, The Point of Areu, The Lake of Airon.

  • Where to eat in Les Carroz ?

The resort of Les Carroz offers more than 50 restaurants among which we can mention : Le Refuge 1110m, The Alpage of Airon, Aux Petits Oignons.

  • Where to sleep in Les Carroz ?

Les Carroz offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel La Croix de Savoie, Hotel les Servages d’Armelle, The Green Flakes.

  • How big is the ski area of Les Carroz ?

The ski area of the resort of Les Carroz is 265 kilometers in size, divided into 28 trails. It also has 2 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Les Carroz?

This domain has an altitude between 1140 meters and 2100 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Les Carroz ski pass ?

Their packages start at 48 euros per day.

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

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 650 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 850 euros.

  • Does the resort of Les Carroz have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park which measures 17 kilometers and has 7 trails, the longest of which measures 5.5 kilometers.

  • How to get to Les Carroz by train ?

You can easily get there from the Cluses train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Les Carroz ?

The postal code of Carroz is 74300.

  • In which department is located the resort of Les Carroz ?

The resort of Les Carroz is located in the department of Haute Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Les Carroz have a tourist office ?

The resort of Les Carroz is part of the tourist office of Les Carroz. It is located at 9 Place de l’Ambiance, 74300 Arâches la Frasse, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Les Carroz ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Les Carroz ?

You can find the latest weather report for Les Carroz at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Les Carroz ?

In Les Carroz, the lifts usually open the first week of December until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the area.

  • Is there an ESF school in Les Carroz ?

Yes, it is at 569 Route de la Télécabine, 74300 Arâches-la-Frasse, France.

What is’s opinion about Les Carroz?

Bottom line, gives an average score of 7.21 to the resort of Les Carroz, which places it in the 97th place in France. Its strong points are: the charm of the resort, the average snowfall, the proposed activities.

Les Carroz ski slopes map

Les Carroz - Ski Trail Map
Les Carroz – Ski slope map
Grand Massif - Ski trail map
Grand Massif – Ski slope map



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