Your holidays start here.
Welcome to Flaine
We know every last inch of Flaine! On this page, we’ll tell you all you need to know so that you don’t miss out on anything during your holiday at this almost car-free Haute-Savoie resort. Just put on your skis!
Lying between Geneva and Chamonix, Flaine was designed by the internationally-renowned modernist architect, Marcel Breuer. It is arranged over three levels, which we call the “sunny terraces of Flaine”.
Flaine Front de Neige, at 1,500m altitude, is the lowest level of the resort. The gondola lift, “Aup de Véran” and the chairlift “Tête de Verds” are nearby.
Flaine Forum is the historical centre of Flaine at 1,600m This is where the Grandes Platières (DMC) cable car leaves, notably offering access to the unmissable Cascades run (a 14km long blue run) nearby. To make the daily life of our holidaymakers easier, and encourage a maximum of travel on foot, Flaine Forum is linked to Flaine Forêt by public “lifts”.
At 1,700 metres altitude, Flaine Forêt is the highest level of the traditional Flaine resort. The Grands Vans chairlift offers a direct link to the other resorts of the Grand Massif domain.
Two other neighbourhoods also make up the resort: Flaine Mont Soleil (an entirely car-free hamlet some 300m from Flaine Forum) and Flaine Hameau. More isolated at 1,800m altitude, Flaine Hameau offers a very special setting with charming Scandinavian-style chalets. The hamlet is linked to the resort by a ski slope and by free ski-buses that will take you to the foot of the slopes.
Flaine in winter is of course ideal for Alpine skiing thanks to its easy access to the Grand Massif ski slopes, but that’s not all! Driving on ice, buggy, snow shoe hikes, helicopter flights, hikes, big-air bag, paragliding, snowmobiles, ice quad, sled dogs, cinema, pools, spa and treatment, bowling, library, ice rink, sledging, art centre - there’s something for everyone.
In summer the programme here is: hiking, adventure circuits in forests, trampolining, archery - there’s plenty to do.
Right - We’ll stop now! To find out more, you just have to come and see (us)!
Ania, Nathalie, Pierre… and the whole team at Flaine Réservation - maeva.com
Le domaine de Flaine
Max altitude : 2500m
Min altitude : 700m
Snow cannons :
265 Km of ski runs / 7,600 ha / 139 runs
62 Ski lifts
Located between Geneva and Chamonix in Haute-Savoie, Grand Massif is the fourth largest “ski-in/ski-out” resort in France, with slopes adapted to all levels of ability, a maximum altitude of 2,500 metres and the longest blue run in France covering some 14 km and 1,700 m of elevation.
Grand Massif links together five ski resorts: Flaine, les Carroz, Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
Surrounded by grandiose landscapes, Grand Massif lies opposite Mont-Blanc and offers a breathtaking panorama over all the neighbouring Alpine mountain chains.
For the pleasure of skiers of all levels of ability, the resort boasts 139 signposted and interconnected runs offering many kilometres to ski, spanning some 1800 m of elevation.
The Grand Massif resort receives plenty of snow throughout the season as more than 80% of the slopes are north-facing, which allows the snow to be better preserved.
Good to know
In Flaine, the summer programme is: forest adventure circuits, cage trampolines, high ropes and bungee circuits, Big-air-Bag, minigolf, bowls, tennis, archery. Thanks to the “Flaine Summer Pass” included in all our accommodation bookings, these activities are free! The Pass also offers reductions on other leisure activities (cinema tickets, swimming pool tickets, electric quad bikes for children aged from 4-12, etc.).
There are no secrets between us:
“Of course in winter, the essential activity is skiing and you can’t go to Flaine without skiing down the 14 km and 1700 m of elevation of the Cascades run, accessible to the vast majority (blue run) which takes you to Sixt through the pine trees. Flaine is a resort where art and skiing go hand-in-hand, so a visit to the Art Centre is a must. Another good idea is to visit the Blackside café and the 1967 in the resort, and if you’re in the Hamlet, then l’Ancolie is unmissable.
Generating smiles since 2015 in Flaine
“In summer, the bike is the king and you can count on me to tell you the best routes around Flaine and the Cluses valley. If you’re a golfer, take advantage of our discounts for classes with Paul Lambersens, a professional golfer.
And more than anything, don’t forget the Flaine Summer Pass: it’s free and gives you access to more than 20 activities.”
Generating smiles since 2015 in Flaine