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Flaine

Flaine Ski Resort Guide

Flaine, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length140km87 miles
Highest Lift2,500m8,202ft
Resort Height1,600m5,249ft
 Nearest AirportsGeneva and Annecy
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Flaine

Purpose-built and snow-sure, Flaine has some great skiing at the head of the Grand Massif ski area. Lifts radiate out in a skier-friendly natural basin, extending to Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt.

Summary

The French ski resort of Flaine is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,600m5,249ft, with 140km87 miles of marked runs.

Flaine is part of the Grand Massif ski area with access to 265km165 miles of downhill skiing, with 351 marked pistes, served by a total of 78 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Flaine itself (140km87 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Grand Massif ski resorts of Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt Fer à Cheval.

The ski resort itself is at 1,600m5,249ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,500m8,202ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Flaine offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Flaine.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Flaine?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm2in, expected on 28 January.

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Ski Area Stats

Flaine Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
25
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
26
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 7 
Downhill
Total Length
140km87 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
13km8 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
26

Grand Massif Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
37
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
132
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
140
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
42
Downhill
Total Length
265km165 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
78

Altitudes

Flaine Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,500m8,202ft
Lowest Piste1,600m5,249ft
Resort Altitude (Flaine)1,600m5,249ft
Max Vertical900m2,953ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Flaine
Freeriders
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Flaine Overview

Flaine - the village - is not a sight that suits everyone, although the famous concrete-block architecture actually includes listed buildings! Flaine the ski area, on the other hand, offers a tremendous variety of well connected skiing for all levels. Absolute beginners can start on the tennis courts near the town and can progress on long meandering Blues further up. Unusually, beginners are also served by a couple of runs beside the highest restaurant.

Flaine sits on a forested hillside in a natural snowy bowl only 30km (18 miles) from Mont Blanc.

The resort is located at a snowsure altitude in the huge Grand Massif ski area, with lift-links across and down to quaint traditional villages like Samoëns and Sixt in the valleys below.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Flaine is 14km9 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Styx'.

Ski Hire in Flaine

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Ski Lessons in Flaine

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Flaine Ski Schools and Flaine Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Flaine?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Grand Massif, Haute-Savoie.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Flaine is Geneva, 53 minutes drive away.

Annecy, Chambery, Sion, Lyon St-Exupéry, Grenoble, Lyon Bron, Berne and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.

Geneva is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 26 ski lifts are able to uplift 32,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 100 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Flaine open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Flaine Piste Map
Flaine

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Flaine, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Flaine Tourist Office for the latest.

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