Whether you’re with the family, a sports addict, want to relax with friends or are looking for brand new experiences, take the time to choose a holiday destination that ticks everything off your wish list.

Your holiday’s success depends on it so take a look at our Grand Massif destinations guide :

What type of skier are you?

Whether you like to ski intensely every day, from time to time or a maximum of 4 hours a day, the 2 resorts of Les Carroz and Flaine provide access to the same ski area: Le Grand Massif, with 256 kilometres of runs to hurtle down from a height of 2,500 metres down to 700 metres.

The main thing is to know which skipass to choose to suit your ability and the number of days you want to ski, as well as the scope of the ski area that you’re interested in.

Forfaits de ski
Cours de ski enfants
cours de ski

 

3 ski passes provide access to the entire ski area: Grand Massif

265 kilometres of runs – 71 ski lifts – 146 ski runs:

  • 13 black | 49 red | 64 blue20 green
  • Skipasses on a sliding scale from 6 days to one day to 4 hours.


2 skipasses providing access to the Flaine ski area

140 kilometres of runs – 24 ski lifts – 64 runs:

  • 5 black | 25 red | 26 blue | 8 green
  • One day or 4 hour ski passes.


3 ski passes providing access to the Massif ski area: Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt

130 kilometres of ski runs – 42 ski lifts – 93 ski runs :

  • 8 black | 24 red | 38 blue | 12 green
  • Skipasses on a sliding scale from 6 days to one day to 4 hours.

Le Grand massif is a large, highly varied ski area facing Mont Blanc, whose diverse landscapes will delight you during your stay :

  • The famous 14 kilometre-long Piste des Cascades between altitudes of 2,500 and 700 metres at the heart of the nature reserve is simply exceptional: accessible to everyone, it provides a whole day of discovery!
  • La Combe de Gers for “wild” skiing addicts; a huge natural cirque where off-piste skiing comes naturally! 
Piste des cascades
Combe de gers
  • Dedicated beginners’ areas, at the foot of the slopes, in the village, at the top of the gondola lift, offering easy meeting points for the whole family, in Flaine and in Les Carroz.
  • - Fun areas with the Oasis cool zone on the slopes of Les Carroz (snowpark, boarder, speed zone, videozone), the Ice Age toboggan run, Flaine’s big air bag, ze balaken, ze cross and ze forest in Flaine: a rich cocktail of fun routes. 

Take the time to discover the largest of the large ski areas on your doorstep…

Big air
Espace enfants flaine

What time of year do you plan to come ?

Winter starts early in Le Grand Massif: the whole ski area should be open from the 23rd of December until the 20th of April 2018.

For those who can’t wait that long, Flaine opens its ski area from the 9th of December, and Les Carroz follows on the 16th of December 2017.

Le Grand Massif is renowned for its excellent, abundant and regular snow cover throughout the winter. This quality snow cover is guaranteed because 80% of the slopes are north-facing, which allows for better snow conservation.

During the school holidays :

Christmas period : resorts transform themselves with twinkling lights to create the magic of Christmas - why not visit Father Christmas on a zip line!!

Enjoy special offers:

  • On skipasses (everyone pays the child rate or a 20% discount)
  • On accommodation (around 35% less expensive than in high season) 

New Year period : prepare yourself for a fantastic festive atmosphere to greet the New Year in style!

February half-term : It’s a good idea to be flexible as the 4 weeks in February can really vary in terms of how busy they are (especially with school holidays in other countries): we can point you towards the least busy weeks.

Enjoy special offers :

  • On skipasses (family packs)
  • 30% discount on ski equipment, 10% off skiing lessons…

Le Grand Massif is a strategic choice thanks to its fast ski lift transportation rates, which mean less waiting time at the ski lifts in comparison to other large ski areas, even during school holidays. Don’t hesitate to ask us for tips on avoiding queues at busy times when everyone’s heading out and coming back from skiing!!! We know what’s what.

Easter period : resorts do everything they possibly can to promote the joys of spring skiing - the nicer weather means you can enjoy skiing, obviously, as well as all the après-ski entertainment and events on offer, at the foot of the slopes and in the village.

Enjoy special offers:

  • On skipasses (e.g.: everyone pays the child rate, or a 35% discount)
  • On accommodation (around 50% less expensive than in high season) 

Outside school holidays : Choose the period that tempts you most: there’s a surprising range of events.

Enjoy special offers:

  • On skipasses (family pack, or 35% discount)
  • On accommodation (around 60% cheaper than in high season) 

Enjoy peace and quiet on the slopes and in the resort to take the time to explore.

Non-skiing activities :

The resorts of Les Carroz and Flaine are developing increasing numbers of non-skiing activities, with a programme of entertainment and events, every week, to delight you during your stay.

LES CARROZ : 

Group tobogganing, a night in an igloo, snowmobiling evening, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, paragliding, Aquacîme Centre (heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, massage jets…).

Aquacime
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FLAINE : 

Ice-driving, big air bag, quad-biking and buggy driving, snowmobiling, paragliding, snow-kiting, helicopter flights, indoor climbing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, well-being centre (indoor swimming with lane pool, children’s pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool baths, aqua-gym, beauty treatments and massages, cardio-training suite…).

Culture & visits

If you’re a lover of art, culture and history, you won’t want to miss the guided tours in the resort of Flaine. Discover its listed monuments and fabulous history on video too :

Link to History of Flaine video

The auditorium, cinema and bowling alley also offer an unmissable range of events!

In Les Carroz, one exhibition follows another at the cultural centre and no two are the same; the library opens its doors to you with an interesting choice of books and DVDs, as well as weekly events. The cinema presents a programme of screenings every week.

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Auditorium Flaine

A few words of advice before you set off

Our tips :

  • Make sure your snow chains are easily accessible. If you need to use your snow chains, you’ll be glad to have read this tip whilst back at home in the warm!!
  • Even if you are setting off from a region where the weather is nice and warm, remember to bring shoes suitable for the mountains, and even suitable for snow, as you may have to wear them to put your snow chains on!!
  • Set off from home having pre-booked your ski lessons and ski equipment: that will save you time when you arrive: our agency offers these services at discounted prices.
  • Don’t hesitate to contact our on-site teams who live locally. They will be able to give you all the tips and guidance you need to ensure your holiday is a successful one.