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Good skiing but the Grand masif bus connections poor

Thee DMC lift is a bottle neck. The blue coming down from the grand van lift can become cut up... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
Tim F
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Excellent resort for intermediates

Flaine is best described as a bowl with the town in the middle. The runs take you in different... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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Station de Ski de Flaine, 74300 Flaine, France
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

It seems a bit of bad weather quickly closes lifts and it's difficult to get back to Foret if you get stuck below and even the "yoghurt pots" that take you up to the next level are closed. The only option is the funicular or...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kirsty R
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We have visited Flaine for the last 7 years, we love the whole ski area. This year we needed help on the slopes after one of our sons had an accident and can't believe how helpful the whole grand massif team are. They fetched him...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank am_barnett
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Good mix of red and blue pistes. Can ski on wide pistes in Flaine or on forested areas in the adjacent small resorts. Good lifts with few queues. Varied selection of places to eat. Little might life. Lots of English families may put some off!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NicckM
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Thee DMC lift is a bottle neck. The blue coming down from the grand van lift can become cut up badly as it is the main route back from les carroz etc. Please be aware there are very limited buses from the other resorts further...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tim F
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Flaine is best described as a bowl with the town in the middle. The runs take you in different directions to the top of the bowl where you ski down to the middle again. We visited in February during French school holidays. With other French...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

We come here every year, it's absolutely amazing, the slopes are fantastic, the snow is just awesome, there's so many different slopes & you don't have to just stay in the Flaine bowl, you can ski down to many different villages, there are plenty of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank D0risim0
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Arrived after resort had received in excess of a metre of snow. Runs had been bashed by the time we used them. 5 days of skiing meant we had visited every possible area within the grand massif and skiied virtually every run. Last day we...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ivess3
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

As a beginner the resort is well signed and has many suitable runs. Everything comes back to the village which is great for children. As an expert the range is terrific starting with the incomparably long black Gers and lots of off piste The views...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Golflodge199csr
Reviewed January 11, 2018

7 of us spent a week here. Snow was great. Lift system was superb. No queueing. You need the Gran Massif pass if you are here for a week, there is access to an incredible variety of runs. The restaurants all and without exception serve...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sheskinbeg
Reviewed December 23, 2017

Came here to ski with my family - not been before but had some of the best snow I have ever skied on. The children loved it. The resort suits absolute beginner to strong intermediates, but I think experts may get bored. We only skied...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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February 22, 2018|
Response from D0risim0 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you'd have to get a bus from Samoens to Flaine Forum to ride the DMC (cable car) to the top of the Grandes Platieres, as far as I know, this is the only way as a pedestrian, there is a restaurant at the top, which I've... More