Flaine ski holidays
Established in 1967 the French ski resort Flaine lies at 1600 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2480m the area is not snow sure. Over 100 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 10km of trails, which equates to around 25 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Flaine is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 90km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
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Skiing in Flaine
57 pistes and trails means approximately 140km of runs. 29 Flaine lifts have capacity to transport 31290 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 14km.
The mountain has 12% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced slopes and 7% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Styx run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Flaine
Of the 29 ski lifts, 13 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Flaine is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 3 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Flaine Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
7 apres ski bars 25 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 1 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 6.5 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Art Gallery, Body Building, Classical Music Concerts, Firework Displays, Helicopter Tours, Indoor Climbing Wall, Jazz , Ice Driving, Theatre, Torchlit Descent .
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Flaine" by any other name
The French resort is also known as Flaine and has common misspellings: Flain, Flane, Flein, Fline
The direction which the various Flaine slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Flaine has slopes facing N S E W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Flaine reviews, 3.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.