Flaine is a contemporary, integrated ski resort. The centre is pedestrian only and you can easily ski out of your accommodation. All amenities are within easy reach of your accommodation.
Flaine, an integrated and sustainable resort
The ski resort of Flaine was designed by Marcel Breuer, a renowned architect who respected the natural site by integrating the buildings harmoniously. Flaine is a museum of contemporary art open to all with works by Picasso, Vasarely and Dubuffet. Many buildings are classified as historical monuments. The resort is particularly well equipped with restaurants, bars, food, childcare and babysitters.
This pioneering resort in terms of sustainable development is equipped with town gas and the entire electricity network is underground. Biodiversity has been the subject of an environmental observatory since 2007. Its aim is to take stock of and monitor the evolution of the landscape, fauna and flora.
The Flaine ski area
The Flaine ski area has a total of 265 km of runs, linking the following areas: Morillon, Les Carroz, Samoëns and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. It constitutes the Grand Massif. Flaine is one of the major resorts in the Alps. The high altitude of the resort guarantees a very important snow cover, with more than 4 metres of snow at the end of the season at an altitude of 2 500 metres.
New forms of skiing are in the spotlight with the Flaine Jampark. This area is a favourite with freestylers. Free sessions are regularly organised. The Combe de Gers descent offers 800 metres of vertical drop in remarkable powder snow. The Nordic area of the Col de Pierre Carrée, at an altitude of 1900 m, is accessible by a free shuttle for cross-country skiing enthusiasts.
Flaine – Tourist Office
The best rated hotels
The integrated resort of Flaine has many tourist accommodations. Between hotels and flats, the choice is vast.
Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels in Flaine that offer excellent value for money. They have very good customer reviews:
Hotel Terminal Neige – Totem
Just 100 metres from the Flaine Supérieur cable car, this hotel has modern and spacious rooms, a large spa, a boutique, a jacuzzi and a sauna. Guests recommend this hotel for your winter sports holiday in Flaine.
From 165 € per night.
Hotel Lapiaz & Spa
Located 200 metres from the ski school, this hotel offers large family rooms with a terrace. There is a spa, whirlpool and sauna. Prices are reasonable, but early booking is recommended as the hotel is popular.
Pricesstart at € 155 per night.
Hotel Club MMV Le Flaine
A family-friendly establishment with complete wellness facilities and a playground. The ski lifts are 250 metres from the hotel. You can request a packed lunch.
From 120 € per night.
RockyPop Flaine Hotel & Spa
This 4-star hotel keeps its promises. The ski school is 200 metres away and the cable car 250 metres. The family rooms are spacious. The bar has a beautiful pool table. The decoration is contemporary.
From € 120 per night.
Residence Pierre & Vacances La Forêt
An apartment-hotel type residence which is suitable for families. Many activities for children are offered. The 38 m² flats are well designed with plenty of storage space. Table football and billiards in the residence.
Pricesstart at €110 per night.
The most beautiful chalets
For an unforgettable holiday in the mountains, we offer you three chalets to rent in Flaine that have received excellent reviews from guests:
Résidence les chalets de Flaine Hameau
This Maeva home residence is located in Flaine, not far from the ski school. The rates are good, especially for families. The area offers many colourful chalets with several bedrooms. The chairlifts and gondolas are just one kilometre away from your accommodation.
Chalet Flaine, 4 rooms, 8 persons
This pretty chalet has 4 rooms and can accommodate 8 people. It has a nice balcony to admire the panorama on the mountains. The Gérats chairlift is one kilometre away. The Flaine ski school is 3.2 kilometres away.
Chalet Flaine, 7 rooms, 12 persons
This large 200 m² chalet offers 6 bedrooms, a kitchen with dishwasher, a microwave and 6 bathrooms. The Aup de Véran cable car is 1.3 kilometres away. An ideal residence for a large family or group.
Romane Miradoli, skier from Flaine
Romane Miradoli is a French skier who made her debut in Flaine. She has lived in the resort for over 20 years. In 2015, she joined the speed group of the French Alpine Ski Team. In the 2021-2022 season, Romane Miradoli won the Super-G in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Le Printemps de Flaine
Every year, at the end of the winter season, the days get longer and the temperatures are milder. The resort offers holidaymakers many eclectic cultural events. Rock, pop and classical music concerts are held. Theatrical performances, creative workshops and street art performances complete the programme of Printemps de Flaine. The shows also take place on the ski slopes and continue in the concert halls and bars.
At the beginning of the festival, classical music is in the spotlight. At the end of March to the beginning of April, the shows turn to the rock, pop and blues scene. The last week is dedicated to children with games and workshops.Date: 7 March to 18 April.Price: free.
Flaine’s ski passes are adapted to your level and your desires. They will allow you to discover the 139 slopes of the Grand Massif ski area. You should also know that some offers are only valid online and will allow you to save money:
- Early booking. 14% discount for the purchase of a Grand Massif ski pass from 6 to 14 days.
- Early Booking Family. 23% discount on the purchase of 4 passes of the same duration.
Children under 8 years old and people over 75 years old have free access to the ski area. They simply need to show proof of age at the lift ticket office.
Hiking trails are set up for snowshoeing. They are marked, secured and groomed. Access is free and departures are from the Nordic area of Flaine:
Domaine de l’Arbaron
You will discover a magnificent panorama of the surrounding mountains and the hamlet. Distance: 6 km, at an altitude of 1,910 m.
Domaine de la Combe de l’Anverse
This 3 km excursion is in the forest, sheltered from the wind. It is Canadian style. These two trails can also be done on foot if the snow conditions allow it.
Ideas for summer activities
The Flaine summer pass allows children to access a multitude of activities with a single bracelet:
- The accro-fun: this is a net course located at the top of the trees. Accessible from 4 years old, for a 20 minute session.
- The accro-roc: this introductory climbing course is set up along the walls of Flaine. Children must be over 1.55m tall.
- The accro-kids: this beautiful accrobranche site allows you to progress from tree to tree, in complete safety with the life line and the harness. Children must be over 1.55m tall.
- The elasto-bungee: large trampolines assisted by elastic bands throw you into the air.
- Laser rifle: for a safe introduction to shooting.
- Bumper-ball: fixed by a harness in a giant transparent bubble, you roll and hit your opponents.
- Pentaglide: a slide sends you into a heated pool.
- Pump track: this sliding area made up of bumps and curves allows you to learn how to ride a BMX bike.
- Gravity Zero: propelled into the void at an incredible speed, this unique experience is offered from the beginning of July to the end of August. From 12 years old and 40 kg.
- Mountain Kart: you can race down the slopes of Flaine Forêt in an all-terrain kart. The price varies according to the number of runs. Minimum height 1m30, open in July and August.
Access and public transport
Access to the resort depends on your mode of travel:
- Car: follow the A40 motorway towards Geneva, Chamonix. Take the exit n° 19 Cluses-Centre. Then follow the N205 towards Sallanches. After 2 km, turn left to join the D106 towards Flaine, Les Carroz d’Arâches.
- Train: arrive at Cluses station. From there, there are taxi and bus connections to Flaine.
- Plane: arrive at Geneva International Airport (90 km) or Lyon St Exupéry Airport (190 km).
On site, the centre of Flaine is reserved for pedestrians. There are large car parks at the entrance to the different levels of the resort at a cost of €10 per 24 hours in winter. In summer, the car parks are free. For the arrival and departure of holidaymakers, it is possible to circulate in the centre of the resort. Parking for GIC-GIC is free with a ticket to be taken at the reception desk.
Free shuttles link Flaine Forêt, the hamlet of Flaine and the Col de Pierre Carrée site. Finally, inclined lifts allow you to go from Flaine Forêt to Flaine Forum.
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