Geneva 1hr 45 mins
· small beer £2.50 · litre of milk £1 · bottle of house wine £10 · cup of coffee £1.80
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
high altitude skiing
Belfast (Aldergrove), Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Ronaldsway, Southampton
So what's it like?
Great variety in a huge ski area
At the heart of the Grand Massif ski area, Flaine is set in a sunny bowl with an excellent snow record. A superb resort for families and skiers of all abilities Flaine makes up part of the Grand Massif ski area with 265km of piste. We also offer accommodation in the pretty, typically French village of Les Carroz just down the valley.
Novice skiers will love the wide, gentle nursery slopes close to the village centre and there are some free beginners lifts so you won't need to buy a lift pass for your first day. The two ski schools offer expert, friendly tuition so you will soon be tackling some of the easy runs from the top of the mountain, back to the village in no time.
The range of skiing for intermediates is first class, with an extensive lift system and huge choice of challenging pistes. The red slopes in the Flaine bowl are perfect for improving your skills, whilst the runs leading to the neighbouring resorts follow narrow tree-lined trails. From long motorway cruising to mogul fields, there is plenty to keep you occupied!
Expert skiers will relish the awaiting opportunities, with endless off-piste trails in addition to 265kms of pisted runs. Taxing black runs include the Diamond Noir, Styx and the wooded run down to Samoens or try the off-piste in the Gers Bowl.
· informal, mostly concentrated in the hotels, bars and restaurants · Le White Pub for traditional pub food and good value · Le Diamant Noir or Flying Dutchman for live music and lively atmosphere
Ice-skating, ice-driving circuit, snowshoeing, skidoos, helicopter tours, paragliding, climbing wall, (all in Flaine), indoor swimming-pool (in Les Carroz)
A good choice of restaurants and bars, offering reasonably priced regional speciality evenings. La Perdrix Noire for a great family menu, Chez Pierrot for fondue, and 'La Cascade' located on the piste for Savoyard evenings (with transport!)
From Geneva airportOne-way (arrival) from £25 pp. Return from £46 pp.
Private Nanny service (6mths-8yrs) - open to all guests staying in the Finest Montsoleil Apartments in Flaine (not available for Finest Apts. in Les Carroz).
Pre-booking is essential.