Meal Basis: Chalet Board
Located at 1800m, Just 1hr15m transfer from Geneva and nestled in the Hameau de Flaine, high above the resort centre and offering superb views to the Grand Massif mountain range, Chalet Flaine is a comfortably furnished and homely property offering exceptional value for money and perfect for a short ski break with a wonderful snow sure ski area of over 250km at your disposal.
This spacious and welcoming chalet is in a hamlet of similarly-styled properties which wouldn't look out of place in New England or Scandinavia, with its white wooden-clad exterior and spacious decked balcony. There's a lovely open-plan living and dining area on the first floor with pine clad walls, tiled floors with rugs and exposed beams. There are two dining tables, one seating 8 and the other 4. Relax on the comfy sofas and cushions while the wood burner roars, while there's a television with DVD player for evening entertainment. This room opens to a balcony with table and chairs, often bathed in the morning sun (and snow!). Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the chalet and there's a separate WC on the ground floor.
Sleeping 10 adults, there are five bedrooms; two are found on the second floor beneath sloping eaves while the three remaining are situated on the ground floor.
Your chalet host will be on hand throughout your stay, preparing a daily breakfast (continental plus hot option), afternoon snack and cake with tea and coffee, plus a hearty home-made 3-course evening meal. Red and white wine is served throughout your meal. The chalet host has a day off on Wednesday, so a continental breakfast will be left out but no afternoon cake or dinner is provided.
In the Hameau de Flaine itself, there's a ski hire shop, small supermarket plus a bar and restaurant. The resort of Flaine is approximately 2km away and can be reached by ski bus in 5-10 minutes or intermediate skiers can take a ski track down through the trees, snow permitting. Ski lockers are available at the bus stop. In the evenings and running until 11:30pm, a free English-speaking taxi service operates (pre-booking required), so you can get to and from the centre easily.
Entrance hall, separate WC, open-plan living/dining room, balcony
Room 1 - Small Twin/Double with private shower and WC (across landing). 2 x single beds are 80cm wide with limited space to separate them.
Room 2 - Twin/Double with ensuite shower and WC
Room 3 - Double with en-suite shower and WC
Room 4 - Twin/Double with shared bathroom across corridor (bath tub with shower over) and WC. 2 x single beds are 80cm wide and cannot be separated
Room 5 - Bunk-bedded room with shared bathroom next door (bath tub with shower over) and WC. Adult bunks 80cm wide, room does not have a window, and has limited clothes storage space.
•All round resort •265km well-groomed pistes •Ski in/ski out accommodation
Part of the Grand Massif and fondly known as the “big snowy bowl”, Flaine was purposely plonked on the mountain for direct access to some of the greatest terrain around. While the village may not be brimming with Gallic charm, the skiing and facilities more than make up for it, a place much loved by powder hounds and families alike.
Great for •Families •Intermediates •Snow-sure •Late season holidays
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Snow History: December average depth 76.83cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Geneva airport||1hr 15mins|
Flaine lift pass price last reported as € 216 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Flaine.
Night skiing: Yes
Flaine has N, E, S facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – April.
|Top of slopes:||2500m|
|Bottom of piste:||1600m|
|Total length of trails:||265km|
|Longest piste:||Cascade 14km|