Flaine is at 1600m, its ski range is between 2,480m to 700m in a valley known for getting lots of snow.
The architecture in Flaine is highly treasured by the French, we could never understand this, the concrete block types building are listed and are protected under French law and from the road as you arrive look quite hideous! However, as you enter the village itself it seems to work. Flaine is all about convenience, it’s tiny footprint means in the centre at least, you can walk everywhere.
At the top end of the village is the new Hameau de Flaine, which is altogether more appealing with wooden chalet styled buildings, but requires a bus to reach the lifts.
The skiing is excellent, this valley seems to get more than its fair share of snow, it's linked to Samoens, Les Carroz, Morillon and Sixt. We could never get our heads around, why more Brits don’t ask for Flaine. Out of 100 requests from guests, 30 will want the Three Valleys, 30 will want the Paradiski area, 39 will want to ski in the Espace Killy, and perhaps only 1 in 100 requests are for a ski holiday to the Grand Massif. This is very evident if you chose Flaine as you will see from the lack of crowds when you get there!
Flaine offers good snow, fewer people and some wonderful runs. A favorite with us is the Cascades run, we think, it's probably the best Blue in France. It travels from above Flaine down to Sixt, well away from other slopes and lifts and drops from 2,480m down to 800m.... Read more