Reviews Flaine

Skiresort ratings

Skiresort ratings for Flaine compared to all other skiresorts. Based on 16 reviews.

Overall 72 Skiing 73Skiregion 71
7.8 7.67.5 7.76.9 7.07.1 7.07.4 7.4
7.4 7.66.2 7.17.6 7.76.8 7.06.5 7.4

8.5 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice 9Advanced 8Expert 8Off-Piste 9Snow 10
Family 9Ambiance 7Nature 9Walking 7Lifts 9

My stay in Flaine last year was excellent. The snow conditions were fantastic. I saw Flaine as a resort were beginners easily can learn to ski, as well for the advanced people, who gets steep red hills, and very dark black runs (like Diamant Noir, Gers). I also can recommend the off-piste, definitely in Combe de Gers. Concerning the lifts, Flaine is investing a lot in their infrastructure. Last year a new, fast 6 chairlift and the coming 2 years another 5 (3 Flaine, 2 Grand-massif). Nightlife is indeed not very great, but still you can have a good drink in several bars. The view at the top of Grandes Platières is simply fantastic. Don't expect a typicaly French ski resort, because F...

pro Snow reliability con Limited nightlife

Review by John from Leuven on Tuesday Oct 21st. Visited Flaine in february 2008 as friends

7.2 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice 8Advanced 8Expert 7Off-Piste 7Snow 7
Family 8Ambiance 6Nature 7Walking 7Lifts 7

Stayed at Le Totem hotel and it was brilliant. Advertised as 'ski to door' and it certainly was. Step out of the hotel and you are right on the door step for all the slopes from black runs to the nursery slopes. Flaine caters well for everyone of all abilities. I haven't skied for 20 years and felt at ease on the blue runs! Fantastic for kids and we are certainly returning next year this time with the kids!! Despite other reports of lifts closing early, we never found this to be a problem. As the skiing was so good during the day we were knackered in the afternoon so looked forward to returning for afternoon tea at the hotel late afternoon. Highly recommended!! ...

con Purpose-built village pro Diverse ski area

Review by Lisa Mar from London on Tuesday Apr 8th. Visited Flaine in march 2008 as friends

7.5 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice 8Advanced 8Expert 7Off-Piste 7Snow 8
Family 8Ambiance 7Nature 8Walking 7Lifts 7

We just had our second visit to Flaine in three years 15 - 22nd March. Once again we had brilliant conditions -- lots of snow. This time we stayed in an apartment in the lower section of the resort right next to the piste. Flaine center definitely lacks style but somehow the austere buildings do fit in with the natural shape of the bowl. As for the views up in the mountains the area clearly boasts one of the most amazing majestic views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks. The great thing about Flaine is the ability to ski in and out from most of the resort. It is extremely convenient. A lot of the runs start out from the centre so it's great if you have kids as this makes it easy to keep...

pro Accessebility ski-area con Limited nightlife

Review by Derek Fattal from London on Saturday Mar 29th. Visited Flaine in march 2008 as family

7.1 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice 8Advanced 8Expert 7Off-Piste 8Snow 8
Family 6Ambiance 6Nature 7Walking 7Lifts 6

Flaine is an ugly resort, but if you're a keen skier this is more than made up for by the convenience of access to the slopes. The resort has plenty of blue and red runs and is best suited to intermediates. We were in the Cassiopee apartment building which is in a good location in Flaine Forum, being a few minutes from the lifts and also close to the bars, restaurants and shops. The downside is that it can be noisy at night and the ski storage room has no lock, anyone could walk in off the street. Flaine is an expensive resort for eating and drinking and the quality of the food is very variable, although the portions tend to be generous. I recommend the White Pub and Brasserie les Cimes in F...

pro Accessebility ski-area con Purpose-built village

Review by Karin from Gent on Wednesday Jan 30th. Visited Flaine in january 2008 as family

6.9 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice 8Advanced 8Expert 6Off-Piste 6Snow 7
Family 8Ambiance 6Nature 7Walking 7Lifts 6

I am an intermediate skier. The good things about Flaine: it's cheap(ish), there are a lot of pistes to explore, excellent kids ski school. The food is good but there are limited restauraunts. The lifts are good but they need to replace at least 2 or 3 drags with chairs! Creche facilities, look nice, but book well in advance, we had to hire a nanny for our youngest. The resort itself is ok - not much nightlife. The snow conditions were good and there were hardly any queues for the lifts. Overall Flaine does what it is known for, value for money family holidays with no frills but great skiing. ...

pro Good ski schools con Limited nightlife

Review by Mark Walker from London on Friday Oct 5th. Visited Flaine in february 2007 as family

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