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Access to Flaine

Snow tyres or chains compulsory. Take care

Today's weather forecast

C 1600 m
C 2500 m

Snow cover

72 CM 1600 m
224 CM 2500 m

Ski runs

66 % Ski runs
1 /5 Risk
of avalanche
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Do you like hiking? You will love Flaine!

How do you fancy catching a glimpse of Mont-Blanc right in front of you, observing local wildlife, plantlife and geology of French Alps, or breaking a new personal best? You can do it all! Flaine is the ideal starting point, offering everything you need to get a new perspective on the mountains, whether you’re in the mood for reflection or sports. Make these discoveries even easier by taking advantage of the facilities available from the resort: walking trails, gondola lift, guided visits, entertainment…

On foot

Discover mountain hiking this summer in Flaine! Beginners or experienced walkers, hiking is fun in our Haute-Savoie resort, on signposted circuits around the Grand Massif. Majestic and diverse landscapes, diverse routes, the family outing to long hikes, unexpected encounters... Flaine, the summer mountain resort is a walking art form.

On the edge of the Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and Passy nature reserves, Flaine hides a treasure trove of flora and fauna: ibex, marmots, jackdaws, bluebells, wild rhododendrons, génépi... Explore 150 kilometres of signposted paths starting from the resort, the top of the Grandes Platières cable car, or Lake Vernant. Hiking enthusiasts couldn’t be better catered to, from family walks (Flaine Lake, 1 hour), to more demanding hikes (Tête du Colonney, 6 hours).
Discover at your own pace: Desert de Platé, a limestone plateau the highest summit in Europe, Alpine wildlife and plantlife, stunning views over the surrounding mountains… whether you’re a rambler or a trail runner, Flaine is the perfect base camp for setting off on walks and hikes for all abilities.

The Grandes Platières cable car 

Discover breath-taking landscapes just 12 minutes away thanks to the Grandes Platières cable car.
From 3rd July to 29th August, 2021, from 9.00am to 5.15pm (opening 7/7). In the event of bad weather, the cable car will be closed for the day.

Rates 2021: Adult: 16€ - Child (5-15 yrs old): 12€ - Compulsory mask for children under 11.

Top tip:: At this altitude, it’s wise to bring a warm jacket with you. Make sure your wear walking boots or shoes to avoid any falls or accidents.

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