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Changing: The road to Flaine will be closed on September 29th and 30th between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for works, between Flaine Vernant and the Col de Pierre Carrée.
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Winter sports in Flaine's nordic area

Col de Pierre Carrée

Wintersports holidays are synonymous with peace and serenity. Flaine is a rare beauty for you to discover. Make the most of your day or après-ski time by enjoying traditional mountain activities that nonetheless offer a complete change of scenery. At 1,844 metres (6 050 ft), the Col de Pierre Carrée is the highest Nordic ski area in the French Alps to pratice nordic sports, with the most snow cover.

The nordic area is accessible from the resort  by free shuttles. They circulate daily between Flaine Forêt, le Hameau de Flaine and the site of Col de Pierre Carrée.

Cross-country skiing

Whilst it originated in Scandinavian countries, cross-country skiing can be enjoyed by all ages and all levels, whether you want to take it easy or notch up the miles. Flaine’s Nordic ski area is the perfect setting for this sport, with a 2.5km marked blue trail welcoming both skating and classic style cross-country skiers. Switch off and enjoy a total change of scenery!

Trail running on snow

If you like to run and fancy a new challenge, why not give the «all terrain» version a go this winter? A combination of running, discovery and adventure, trail running on snow is just the thing for you! Enjoy the peace and quiet, feel the snow crunch beneath your running shoes, discover magnificent snow-capped landscapes… Col de Pierre Carrée is the perfect location for this trail blazing sport.

Find all the trails in Flaine and share a race experience, out of the ordinary.

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Snowshoeing and the marked and maintained paths

Accessible to all, the marked and maintained paths at the Col de Pierre Carrée are perfect for snowshoeing. (Subject to weather conditions).

Set off to discover snowy landscapes and soak up the unspoilt views of Flaine and the Arve Valley.

If you’d feel happier going with a professional, we’ve got that covered – there are a number of group snowshoe sessions organised to take you off the beaten track.


Get ready for a fun experience on a fun marked toboggan zone, in an unspoilt natural setting. Enjoy precious family time and plenty of laughter!

Yoga Relaxation Course

Go to the Col de Pierre Carrée to reproduce the postures and breaths indicated throughout the course.

Dog sledding

If you love nature, snowsports, and animals, an introduction to dog sledding is the perfect thing for you. Share a special moment with husky dogs! There’s no need to go all the way to Canada, just stay in Alps, to get a glimpse of this world, with our professional mushers, you can discover it from the age of 5 (as passengers) or just sit back comfortably as you travel over the snow-covered trails.