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Abby Lord
Our family had a great time in Flaine, good snow whilst we were there. Slopes are well maintained and good ski school group; we used esf and the children had a great time. It was there first time on snow but they progressed really well. Red slopes by end of the week. Great skiing for adults with lots of places to rest both at base level and on some slopes. Mountain top splendid.... Full Review
A really great, well managed r...
3 years ago
Jonathan
My teenage daughters and I just had a fantastic short break at Flaine. Stayed at CGH Centaure which has pool and spa and newly refurbished self catering rooms, and had great transit to and from with snow-vans.com who also sorted delivery skis, so we sorted out our ski hire at 11pm in the hotel as we arrived and could go straight to ski next morning. Just perfect snow up high in Flaine at the moment... Full Review
Great north Bowl with ski in ...
Not great apres ski
4 years ago
ccharrondiere74
I like this resort.... Full Review
often a lot of snow
stones underneath so better ha...
5 years ago
anonymous
One of my favourite resorts in the alps. Nice wide slopes, great view of mont blanc, and a good lift infrastructure. ... Full Review
5 years ago
dasavransky
We snowboard and really love the place... Full Review
6 years ago
andrew france
I have had property in Flaine and skied the Grand Massif for over 30 years.Flaine and the Grand Massif has been over developed and has tripled in size .As a result slopes are over crowded and dangerous Massive lift queues not just at weekends. Whilst lift capacity has been increased it is insufficient to cope with demand. Compared to nearby resorts lift opening times are shorter and lift passes more expensive .Furthermore links connecting the resorts in the Grand Massif are often closed to save money under the excuse of high winds .Flaine and the Grand Massif is not an area to visit in school holidays and would recommend avoidance... Full Review
Snowsure
crowded and dangerous
6 years ago
Manish
We stayed at Flaine Montsoleil resort which is now run by the Pierre Et Vacances . One of the best , cleanest and spacious accomodations I have stayed for Skiing. Totally Ski in and out resort . There are enough runs for all . I have been going there now since 2009 and really never get bored of the place. The safest off piste skiing I have known . The weather has been consistant over the past 3/4 years and there is always guaranteed snow in Feb, March and April-- And pleanty of it ! This time , we really had some fantastic sunshine . Only there is not enough apres ski or a huge selection of restaurants which you would find in larger ski resorts. The supermarkets are very accomodating as they can deliver your shopping to your accomodation . I am going to Flaine again in 2nd week of April with my kids and also other families.... Full Review
Best Skiing , best offpiste , ...
Not enough restaurants or apre...
11 years ago
First visit 13 years ago at Easter - icy with links to other Grand Massif resorts broken. This time in early Feb, lots of good snow (unable to ski several mornings due to bad weather). In the top part of the resort (Foret) it is a little tedious getting to the snow (compared with ski in / ski out Mottaret). In this section there is a good chair lift that links to other GM resorts, but does not allow access to the rest of the Flaine area. To get to the latter involves a very slow single drag that is a bottleneck. My other impression is that they were not as good as 3 Vallees when it came to conditioning the pistes after snow fall. What I consider to be one of the best reds in the resort was closed for all but the last day because they had not got around to conditioning the piste. 2 of the 4 blacks were also closed. The 3 Vallees area always seems to get conditioned in a very short timescale. On the whole a good resort, but not as good as the major players.... Full Review
Snow good in Feb; Reasonable l...
Some congestion at key points
13 years ago
Sally Black
I visited Flaine twice in two weeks and liked it a lot more than I exopected, people had said it was ugkly but the architecture I found quite dramatic and significant rather than either the cheap 1960s blocks you get in a lot of French resorts or the bland American style developments of the past decade. Not pretty but not boring either! All facilities on and off the slopes were a short walk away. That meants we could get to bars, cadfes and shops as well as things like the bowling alley in just a couple of minutes from our appartment and likewise we didn't need a bus to take the few short steps to the high speed, queue-gobbling chairlift up the mountain. Lifts radiate out in all directions as it's sat in a huge snowy bowl - from the top of which you can ski down to traditional valley resorts like Morillon on one side or you have great views over to Mont blanc from the top. There's also an incredible long black, about 10km long I think, down to Sixt. So really there's a vast ski area that could keep you busy all season. A few times we got held up on lifts getting back to Flaine and some runs were crowded that linked different sectors of the big ski artea (Grand Massif) but i gather they are improving those over the next few years with new lifts and runs, some already there since my visits. And Intrawest have moved in (the lot behind whistler) so they must think it's good too! ... Full Review
Compact, well designed, great ...
Some bottle necks on lifts and...
13 years ago
i have been going to flain since i was 0 , my dad went siunce he was 12 , and we still love it . It offers a great range of pistes with one of the most demanding black runs i have ever scene- the diamond noir. And as to the esf that somemone commented on, i learnt how to ski and snowboard with them without any problems, they have great selectionb of instructors some of which we have made familly friends with. So finally i have to say that i would recommend going to flaine if you are young/old, beginner/experienced as flaine caters for everyones needs.... Full Review
great familly friendly resort
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13 years ago
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