Flaine lies deep within the Haute-Savoie region of France. The highest ski resort in the Grand Massif, Flaine almost guarantees immaculate skiing and snow conditions. Whilst Flaine provides magnificent skiing for all, with extensive, varied skiing, taking chalet accommodation in Flaine is ideal for beginners to snow sports, due to the idyllic conditions and variety of ski schools.
Samoens is an ancient settlement, classified not only as a premium ski resort, but as a hub of alpine art and history, as well as a summer hiker’s paradise, boasting over 900km of hiking trails. Samoens turns into a water sports haven, with the lakes of Annecy and Geneva, fast flowing rivers, mountain lakes and huge waterfalls. Rafting, fishing, canoeing, canyoning, water-skiing and swimming have meant that Flaine ski chalets in Samoens are as popular in the summer as they are in winter.
Les Carroz D’Araches is very much a family orientated Flaine ski resort. There are 265km of pistes, where all levels of ability can enjoy the snow conditions, and a vast array of alternative sports and activities to be explored from Flaine holiday accommodation in Carroz D’Araches, including ice skating, dog sledding, snowmobiles, snow shoe trails and hot air balloon trips.
Morillon is a charming village in the centre of the Flaine ski area which also boasts magnificent children’s facilities and nursery slopes.
Blessed with one of the best records for snow in France, Flaine is a magnificent place to take a ski chalet rental. With 133 interconnected pistes, there are over 260km of runs linking Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt Fer-a-Cheval ski resorts, including the epic 14km ‘Cascades Piste’.
The Grand Massif ski area has 3 free ride parks catering for different levels, including a children’s park (Kid’s Park a Morillon), intermediate park (Septimountain Jampark) and advanced park complete with DJs, barbeque areas and snow parties at the Jampark a Flaine. The Grand Massif is an open playground for free riders, although guides are strongly recommended. A ski chalet in Flaine also provides great access to the highest cross country skiing and snow shoe hiking area. With 17km of tracks, the Nordic ski area in Flaine is a huge attraction.
Don’t worry, beginners looking to rent Flaine accommodation, from ski chalets to self catering luxury apartments in Flaine, can find plenty of tuition at one of the many ski schools in the Grand Massif.
Taking holiday accommodation in Flaine does not limit you to skiing or snowboarding. Ice driving, paragliding, helicopter flights, indoor climbing, bowling and dog sledding have fantastic facilities in Flaine, or you can simply relax and recuperate in the spa.
The ski season in Flaine is in full swing from November until April, and it is quite cold this high in the mountains. However, taking Flaine accommodation in summer ensures sunshine. From July until September, the climate remains sunny and warm, perfect for walking, hiking and climbing.
The ski chalets of Flaine are the closest to Geneva Airport (GVA), under an hour away and there are regular bus services from the Airport directly to Flaine throughout the winter. Annecy (NCY) and Lyon (LYN) Airports are also both within a short journey from Flaine, with a multitude of transfer options. With so many variations, there are a good range of cheap flights to Flaine to be found.