For getting started, improving or perfecting your ski or snowboard technique, the Flaine and Grand Massif ski areas offer every possible variety of terrain. Show off your skills on nearby ski runs and discover wide-open areas.
The best locations in French Alps is in Flaine !
4 free ski lifts: 3 covered magic carpets - Le Pré, Le Michalet and Le Bissac, as well as the Télébenne gondola lift. And in addition, there are 3 dedicated beginner’s areas. Learn at your own pace on the Pré and Bissac safe zones, then move on to a series of green runs using the Ballacha ski tow, which is perfect with the beginner skipass.
Just imagine: ski down 14 kilometres of blue run on the edge of the Sixt-fer-à-Cheval nature reserve without seeing a single ski lift!
The run starts from Les Grandes Platières and ends at Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, where a free shuttlebus takes you to the Grand Massif Express in Samoëns.
Round trip: 3hrs - Grand Massif skipass mandatory.
Starting off from the top of Les Grandes Platières, enjoy uninterrupted views over Mont Blanc before taking the blue Serpentine run, famed for hosting many major ski races. A favourite for skiers of all levels, it boasts breath-taking panoramic views over the resort of Flaine. Also accessible from the top of the resort, advanced skiers will be able to satisfy their need for speed on the legendary Faust red run.
So what are you waiting for?!
The mountains provide total freedom, and freeride offers much sought after thrills and sensations. Le Grand Massif ski area is an immense playground for freeriders.
There are many freeride spots, but they can be dangerous if you don’t know the area like the back of your hand. For your safety, we recommend you use the services of one of the resorts professional guides or instructors, who will help you discover the most beautiful locations. Equipment recommended: shovel/probe/ARVA avalanche receiver.
The semicircular Combe de Gers offers a great offpiste location for freeriders who love steep slopes, thrills and spills. 800 metres difference in altitude, a North facing orientation and fresh high quality snow!
Just like the descent of the “Lindars” and “Véret” area!
Flaine Fun zones
A protected and accesssible zone on Mélèze green run, dedicated to kids and beginners. This learning area allows you to discover jump in a gentle slope.
Access: Ballacha skilift
A veritable family zone covering the entire Opale green run; a fun course to enjoy in the company of Balaken the octopus and his friends the Tootizz.
Access: Gérats chairlift
A new fun area on Tourmaline blue run with jump and modules!
Access: Grands Vans chairlift
Big Air Bag
Wedged into an inflatable rubber ring or on skis, throng yourself down the slope and take off into the air before landing on a huge inflatable mattress. Making like a pro in complete safety is irresistible fun.
Other fun zones await you on the whole area of the Grand Massif! Infos: grand-massif.com