Flaine is a “doorstep skiing resort” with an easily navigable car-free centre. Wherever you’re staying, you’ll never be far away from the shops and ski slopes. Even if your accommodation is located outside the resort centre, you’ll only have to travel a few hundred metres (by free shuttlebus).
The hamlet of Flaine is located a little way outside of the resort, but a regular, free-of-charge shuttlebus connects it to the resort centre (15 minute journey).
The ski school meeting places are located at two different levels of the resort: Flaine Forêt and Flaine Forum.
Flaine and the Grand Massif’s snowfall allows for an extended winter season and guarantees excellent quality snow throughout the season.
Snow canons complete the snow cover on the lower part of the ski area guaranteeing maximum “Skiability” throughout the season.
The resort is open from the 14th of December 2019 to the 19th of April 2020.
The resort centre is situated at 1,600 metres, the hamlet of Flaine is at 1,800 metres and the slope summit is at 2,500 metres in altitude.
The P'tits Loups Nursery welcomes children from 6 months to 3 years (mandatory booking). Les Choucas nursery welcome children aged between 3 and 11 yrs old during Zone A French school holidays, as well as by the full day, half-day and by the hour ay wek-ends ans Wednesdays during the winter season.Le Flaine Club-hotel offer childcare services for their clients like one of our tourism residence Pierre & Vacances Premium les Terrasses d'Hélios.Children's ski clubs welcome children from 3 to 11 years for whole day or half-day packages including fun skiing lessons.There are also special price offers for children: and use of ski lifts is free for children under the age of 5 years.
Flaine has runs specially dedicated to beginners, as well as 4 free ski lifts (Le Pré magic carpet, Michalet magic carpet, Bissac magic carpet and Flaine Forum open-cabin gondola lift).
Once you’ve gained a bit of confidence, you can also explore other runs thanks to preferential rates on ski passes.
Skiing requires a bit of instruction to get started and trying to do it alone can be dangerous. The resort’s ski schools offer skiing and snowboarding lessons for all abilities, and have a great deal of experience teaching beginners.
You can hire skis, poles, snowboards and boots in one of the resort’s many specialist shops.
Le Col de Pierre Carrée, at an altitude of 1,844 metres, offers the highest and most snow-covered Nordic skiing area in the Alps. It has uninterrupted views over the Préalpes and Arve Valley. 2.5 kilometres of “skate” and “classic” tracks are available to everyone, as well as 2.5 kilometres of well-maintained, signposted pedestrian circuits. Access to the ski area is free by ski bus from the resort centre. For real aficionados, the Agy site offers 30 kilometres of additional runs just 30 minutes from Flaine.
The Grandes Platières cable car provides pedestrian access to the top of the Grandes Platières and exceptional panoramic views over the larger Alpine mountain ranges, particularly Mont Blanc.
There are regular transfers throughout the winter season between Geneva airport and Flaine. Taxis and public transport companies are also available.
As soon as the first snow falls, Carroz and Flaine’s technical services, as well as those of the local council, begin clearing the roads. They guarantee acceptable driving conditions between 6am and 9pm, even if the roads aren’t always completely dry. You are advised to always equip your vehicle with specialist weatherproof equipment (snow chains).
For further information on driving conditions, contact:
Haute-Savoie Roads Department: +33 (0)4 50 33 20 74 - www.inforoute74.fr
Flaine was designed to be user-friendly. You can drive around the resort and park outside your apartment for a maximum of 1hr 30mins in order to pack and unpack your luggage. Then, simply take your car to one of the car parks outside the resort.
Car parks situated at the entrance to the resort are available (fee charges are apply). There is a car park on every level of Flaine (Forêt, Forum and Front de Neige), so your car will never be far from your accommodation.
A free-car park is also available at Le Col de Pierre Carrée.
Flaine’s resort centre is located at an altitude of 1,600 metres. Its ski area culminates at 2,500 metres. In the summer, it’s generally the ideal temperature for enjoying all of our activities and entertainment during the daytime. After the sun goes down, the evenings are cooler, so you’re advised to bring a jacket or fleece.
Dogs must be kept on a lead as walking routes are predominantly through mountain pastures which are home to farm animals (cows, sheep,…), and often protected by guard dogs known as Pastous, so watch out!
You may also come across chamois and ibexes during your walk.
Please note that you are not allowed to walk your dog on the Nature Reserve, where pets are forbidden: you can see its boundaries on an IGN map of the region, or at the tourist office.
The Flaine Summer Pass is available free-of-charge when you arrive at your accommodation, if the provider participates in the scheme. See the list of participants in our site activity pages.
If your accommodation provider is not part of the scheme, you can obtain a pass from the Tourist Office in accordance with the current price conditions. More information is available in our site activity pages.
The 4-star Le Centaure Residence’s aqua area is open to all of the resort’s guests during the summer. 2,000m2 dedicated to well-being! An aqua area with a 25-metre swimming pool and a children’s pool with a waterslide ans water jets, sauna, steam room, whirlpool baths… and also beauty treatments and massages.
Tel. +33(0)4 50 90 47 46 - Flaine Forum
Flaine was designed to be user-friendly. You can drive around the resort and park outside your apartment for a maximum of 1hr 30mins in order to pack and unpack your luggage. Then, simply take your car to one of the car parks outside of the resort. The outside parkings are free in summer
Car parks situated at the entrance to the resort are available free of charge in the summer. There is a car park on every level of Flaine, so your car will never be far from your accommodation.
All the car-parks are free during the summer. You can park on any carpark. There are no water and power supplies and no chemical toilet emptying.
The mountain lakes are fishing lakes, swimming is forbidden.
The 2 nearest fishing lakes are Flaine lake and Airon lake.
We don’t have alpine farms in the resort. The nearest teaching farms are down in the valley