TOP 5 – WHY YOU SHOULD SKI IN FLAINE
Our newest addition to the Ski Total programme this year is the great French resort of Flaine. Modern, fabulous and fantastic for all abilities, Flaine is the place to be this forthcoming season. Our resort representative Lorraine gives you her Top 5 Reasons why you should come skiing with us in Flaine…
1. MODERN SKIING
Flaine is a relatively new ski resort in France; purpose built in the 1960s the centre of Flaine is built especially to provide ease of access to the slopes. Our three chalets’ are superb, modern and extremely comfortable, all three built in contemporary Scandinavian style with amazing views over the snow bowl of Flaine. Flaine is part of the excellent Grand Massif Ski Area, one of the largest ski areas in the French Alps, with slopes for all levels and the highest peak is located at 2,500 meters altitude.
2. GREAT FOR FAMILIES AND BIG GROUPS
I personally learned to ski in Flaine and the ski area is great for all levels of skiers which make it perfect for families and big groups. The green runs closer to the village are long enough to perfect your technique and when you travel higher up the mountain there is a good variety of gentle blue slopes. There are plenty of runs for the experienced skier as well; including Combe de Gers and Diamante Noir and various off piste.
There are plenty of affordable restaurants dotted around the villages and around the ski areas which makes it perfect for families. Personal favourites include “Les Molliet” (on the way to Les Carroz) and in Morrilion “L’Iglu”. Flaine boasts some incredible restaurants and every Thursday there is a BBQ event at the Flying Dutchmen. You cook your own meat on the BBQ and there is a buffet of salads and side dishes (sold by your reps locally). Alternatively if you want to try something similar but a little bit more traditional, Chez Daniel in the Flaine Forum is your place. You cook your own meat or vegetables on a hot stone for that true authentic feeling.
4. OFF PISTE
For all off piste lovers out there, Flaine provides some great off piste areas. You can find un- groomed areas around the Grand Massif such as the Gers bowl and the Corbalanche freeski area where you can practise your grounds for off piste skiing and snowboarding. But please be aware, the natural limestone in the area has cracks in it similar to if you’re skiing over a glacier. These can be extremely deep and very dangerous. So if you do not know the area well enough it’s best to hire a mountain guide!
5. MONT BLANC VIEWS
There are incredible views of Mont Blanc at the Top of the Grand Platier. As well as a variety of runs from the top: The Blue Serpentine, and Crystal; Red: Lucifer, Faust, Memphisto Superiure and the Black Diamante Noir. An interesting point: the Diamante Noir lift takes you right above the Diamante Noir run if you are curious to see one of the steepest runs in the resort. From the top of this lift you can take either various blue or red runs or the challenging black (Diamante Noir).
To book your own chalet holiday with us to Flaine, call our reservations department now or book online right here.