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Resort — 1,600m

Max — 2,561m

Skiing: 265km
Transfer time:

Geneva - 1h20; Grenoble - 2h30;

Chambery - 1h50

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Ski weekends
Short transfer time
Family friendly
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Beginner friendly
Big ski area
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Whether you're planning a family ski trip or you're searching for a resort that's easy to reach for a short ski weekend, definitely consider Flaine.

You'll find Flaine in the French Alps and only an hour's drive from Geneva. It's the largest resort in the Grand Massif ski area, which offers up over 260km of tree-lined pistes, reliable snow-cover and awesome off-piste routes that'll really test your skills.

One of Flaine's major plus points is the amount of ski-in/ski-out accommodation that gives you instant access to the pistes each morning. While its limited après ski scene may not be ideal for powder hounds hoping to party, Flaine is an awesome resort for families after convenience, reliable snow coverage and an abundance of off-piste skiing.

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Flaine ski resort

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Flaine is the biggest resort in the Grand Massif and was purpose-built back in the late 1960s in a very urban style.

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While the architecture may not be to everyone's tastes, the convenience and facilities of this purpose built resort are brilliant. In addition, Art fans will spot a few quirky sculptures around the resort designed by the likes of Picasso and Vasarely. Not too shabby.

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Flaine ski resort is split into two main areas: the pedestrianised Flaine Forum near the main gondola station and Flaine Foret just above it. Most of the accommodation in Flaine is ski-in/ski-out, including a good chunk in Hameau de Flaine that's a short and free bus from the main centre

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If you're keen to sample some local grub or have a few drinks once the pistes close, you'll spot a handful of bars and restaurants in Flaine Forum and Flaine Foret. Overall, though, Flaine's quieter vibe makes it a better match for either groups focused solely on the skiing itself or families with kids in tow.

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Flaine après

While most hotels in Flaine host their own cosy bar areas, there are a handful of après ski options to check out closer to the slopes.

Le Flying Dutchman is - unsurprisingly - a Dutch-run bar in Flaine Foret that's always buzzing in the afternoons. Their terrace stays thronged with thirsty skiers until the sun goes down, plus they host weekly quiz and karaoke nights. Nearby is the Perdrix Noire, a traditional eatery that has a decent happy hour and live music.

If you're hoping to get your drink on in Flaine Forum, The White Pub is the area's busiest bar. Order up a pint from their solid selection of beers and dance along to the epic live DJ sets.

For a less rowdy après experience, 1967 is perfect. The restaurant is named after the year building works began in Flaine and they're known for their innovative cocktails and family-friendly atmosphere.

Restaurants in Flaine

Self-catering is popular in Flaine, and there's a good supporting cast of restaurants to dine out at.

Cosy local-haunt Le Grain de Sel in Flaine Forum is the go-to place for wholesome, inexpensive meals - think burgers, pizzas and loaded omelettes. Brasserie des Cimes is equally as casual and even has a kids' menu and a huge heated terrace.

If you're keen to sample local cuisine while you're skiing in Flaine, stroll along to Le Chalet Michet just outside Forum. It's lodged inside a mountain hut and has a menu packed with mouth-watering options like fondue, foie gras and roasted lamb. If you're staying in Hameau de Flaine, L'Ancolie also serves up tasty Savoyarde classics.

Flaine nightlife

Flaine is hardly a clubbing hotspot. Nevertheless, any party animals among your group will still have a couple of lively locales to hit up in both Flaine Forum and Flaine Foret.

Le Diamant Noir in Flaine Forum has a friendly vibe, pool tables and a great happy hour (plus they serve up awesome tapas if you get peckish). Another place where you can practice your pool skills and dance to cheesy tunes is the Beastie Club which is situated underneath the Forum's shopping centre.

If you're after a family-friendly, after dark activity, head to Galaxy Bowling alley for some competitive fun. The bar area also serves drinks and the entire venue stays open 'til 3am most nights. Classy cocktails more your thing? Hotel Terminal Neige Totem's slick bar is ideal for a more sophisticated night out.

Mountain bites

When you're out on the pistes and start to get hungry, Flaine has you covered with its handful of excellent mountainside restaurants.

You'll spot La Pente á Jules right next to the Almandine slopes and they offer a self-service lunch selection of filling burgers, kebabs and rotisserie options. There's also a terrace with stunning views and a resident DJ.

It's housed inside in an atmospheric chalet and their huge platters of French cheeses and cured meats will definitely keep you going until tea time. Alternatively, you could treat the group to fancier fare at Les Servages d'Armelle in Les Carroz or lounge in the sunshine with some hot wine and a plate of nachos at rustic Epicea near the Faust pistes.

Flaine for non-skiers

Flaine is a particularly good resort for non skiers, with off-piste activities varying from adventure sports through to indoor activities like bowling and climbing.
You can't go to the mountains without spending at least a bit of time out in the snow. Hit the powder while ice driving, snowmobiling or dog sledding, or explore numerous winter trails on a snowshoeing expedition. It's also possible to take a helicopter ride across the peaks or get a bird's eye view of the resort during a paragliding session.
If you're after a bit of culture, the Flaine Art Centre hosts awesome exhibitions and has a reading area specifically for children. There's also a cinema within the resort showing all the latest blockbusters, a leisure centre with a bowling alley and climbing wall AND an aquatic centre boasting an indoor pool and spa.
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Accommodation in Flaine

Flaine chalets are few and far between, however you will find dozens of hotels and apartment rentals.

All of the accommodation in Flaine Forum and Flaine Foret is well placed for skiing, plus you'll definitely find an option to suit your budget. Hotel Le Flaine right in the centre offers great value for money if you're a smaller group, while five star Les Terrasses d'Eos is one of the largest and most luxurious apartment rentals in the resort.

Not sure which Flaine hotel is right for your group? Shoot us a message and we'll sort you out with some solid suggestions.

Here's a slice of what's on offer to give you an idea:

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Hotel Le Flaine

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Sleeps: 1-4
Board: Full Board or All Inclusive
Town centre: In the centre
Skiing: 100m
Features: Whirlpools, sauna & hammam
A high-end, modern lounge area in Hotel Terminal Neige Totem

Hotel Terminal Neige Totem

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Sleeps: 2-6
Board: Optional
Town centre: 50m
Skiing: 60m
Features: Whirlpool & sauna
The indoor swimming pool at Les Terrasses de Veret in Flaine

Les Terrasses de Veret

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Sleeps: 4-10
Board: Self-catered
Town centre: 300m
Skiing: 50m
Features: Outdoor hot tub, indoor pool & sauna
A self-catered ski apartment at Les Terrasses d'Helios in Flaine

Les Terrasses d'Helios

Hameau de Flaine
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Sleeps: 4-6
Board: Self-catered
Town centre: 500m
Skiing: Ski in/ski out
Features: Indoor pool, steam room, whirlpool & sauna
A high quality self-catered ski apartment at Les Terrasses d'Eos

Les Terrasses d'Eos

Hameau de Flaine
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Sleeps: 4-10
Board: Self-catered
Town centre: 500m
Skiing: Ski in/ski out
Features: Outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna & steam room
A luxury self-catered ski apartment at the Residence La Centaure in Flaine

Residence La Centaure

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Sleeps: 4-8
Board: Self-catered
Town centre: In the centre
Skiing: Ski in/ski out
Features: Indoor pool, hot tub, sauna & steam room
There’s plenty more where this came from so use these as a guide when you chat to your travel planner.