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 endless off-piste trails, on top of 265km of pisted runs. Taxing black runs include the Diamond Noir, Styx and the wooded run down to Samoëns, and there's plenty of off-piste in the Gers Bowl.
The cross-country trails in Flaine can be accessed using a free shuttle bus in resort. The tracks cater for both classic and skater-style skiers and include a good few high-altitude trails - said to be the highest and snowiest trails in the Alps.
There is some fantastic riding here to cater for any type of rider. For freeriders, there's the area above the Samoëns lift to exploit. For those more concerned with jumping and pulling tricks the snowboard park should satisfy your needs. For the budding nipper there is a kids half-pipe called Fantasurf.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
|6 days ||Adult ||Child (5-15) |
|Area lift pass ||€243 ||€182 |
Reduced prices for seniors over 65 years.
Lift pass coverage:
|6 days ||Family Pass |
|Area 2 Adults and 2 Children ||€764 |
|Area 3 Adults and 1 Children ||€818 |
Lift pass covers all lifts in the Grand Massif ski area.Deposit required for lift pass:
€5Photo required for lift pass?
|6 days ||Adult ||Child (6-11) |
|Standard skis ||€107 ||€49 |
|Intermediate skis ||€121 ||€82 |
|Advanced skis ||€133 ||- |
|Ski/board boots ||€45 ||€27 |
|Standard skis and boots ||€144 ||€81 (incl. helmet) |
|Intermediate skis and boots ||€162 ||€113 (incl. helmet) |
|Advance skis and boots ||€180 ||- |
|Snowboard ||€107 ||€82 |
|Superior snowboard ||€121 ||- |
|Helmet ||€27 ||€17 |
Reduced prices for children under 5 years. Children must be 8 years old to snowboard.
|6 days ||Adult |
|Lift pass + Standard skis ||€315 |
|Lift pass + Snowboard ||€315 |
|Lift pass + Intermediate skis ||€328 |
|Lift pass + Superior snowboard ||€328 |
|Lift pass + Ski carriage ||€273 |
lift pass bundles do not include boots.
|Flaine ||Days ||Adult (12+) ||Child (8-11) ||Kindergarten (3-11 years)* |
|Ski Kindergarten AM / PM with lunch ||6 ||- ||- ||€230 |
|Ski Kindergarten All Day ||6 ||- ||- ||€300 |
|Ski tuition AM (3 hours) ||6 ||€163 ||€148 ||- |
|Board tuition AM (3 hours) ||6 ||€163 ||€148 ||- |
*Child helmets compulsory for all child tuition. Child 8-12 years Board. Kindergarten ages 3-11 years inclusive. Kindergarten is availbale without lunch.
Usual hours of instruction: 09.30-12.30 low season; 09.00-12.00 high season.Please note:
During French school holidays in Feb, lessons will be 2 hours 45 minutes and will alternate betwen AM and PM.
Ski school is provided by ESF.
| ||Adult ||Youth (12-15) ||Child* (6-11) |
|First Time Ski (low) ||€379 ||€340 ||€308 |
|First Time Ski (high) ||€389 ||€350 ||€317 |
|First Time Board (low) ||€409 ||€371 ||€333 |
|First Time Board (high) ||€419 ||€381 ||€342 |
* Child ages 6-11 for first time ski and 8-11 for board.
For complete beginners only. Includes 6 days equipment hire (including helmet for children) and tuition for 6 mornings and 4 days lift pass.
| ||Adult ||Youth (12-15) ||Child (6-11)* |
|Improver Ski (low) ||€520 ||€465 ||€378 |
|Improver Ski (high) ||€531 ||€476 ||€388 |
|Improver Board (low) ||€504 ||€449 ||€407 |
|Improver Board (high) ||€515 ||€460 ||€417 |
* Child ages 6-11 for improver ski and 8-11 for board.
Includes 6 day area lift pass, 6 days equipment hire (including helmet for children) and tuition for 6 mornings.
Ski/Board carriage €52 if pre-booked.