Reviews Flaine

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Ski resort ratings

Ski resort ratings for Flaine compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 170 reviews.

Overall 72 Skiing 74Skiregion 71
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
7.9 7.67.4 7.77.1 7.17.0 7.07.4 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
7.4 7.86.2 6.77.5 7.76.6 7.06.8 7.1
Variety slopesSnowparksCrosscountrySlope preparationSlope orientation
9.0 7.36.5 7.58.0 7.610.0 8.78.0 7.7
RestaurantsSki-in/outAccessEnvironmentFriendliness
6.0 7.610.0 7.48.0 7.36.0 7.56.0 7.5

Good ski schools Accessebility ski-area Diverse ski area Scenic slopes Large ski area Short airport/train transfer Snow reliability High altitude Limited nightlife Purpose-built village No local charm Few challenges for experts

6.9 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
8
Expert
6
Offpiste
6
Snow
7
Lifts
6
Family
8
Ambiance
6
Nature
7
Walking
7

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.

Good ski schools Limited nightlife

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

6.9 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice
7
Advanced
7
Expert
6
Offpiste
7
Snow
6
Lifts
7
Family
9
Ambiance
6
Nature
7
Walking
7

Flaine is a friendly resort that I'd definitely recommend for families. There's a great range of skiing for beginners and intermediates in particular. We visited this 1960s purpose built resort in Jan 07 when snow conditions across Europe were v poor. We skied every day with great snow at the top, Not a place for apres ski and not the most fashionable of resorts, Flaine does have a certain retro charm and is a fantastic place to learn to ski. Definitely worth a look.

Review by A. Nonymous from The City on Wednesday Sep 12th. Visited Flaine in february 2007 as couple

6.7 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
7
Expert
7
Offpiste
7
Snow
8
Lifts
n.a.
Family
6
Ambiance
5
Nature
6
Walking
6

Ja. Flaine is sneeuwzeker: het sneeuwt er dan ook vaak dagen achter elkaar. De schaduwzijde van 'sneeuwzeker'! Wij vonden de liften behoorlijk aan de magere kant, te oud, te langzaam. Ook de pistepreparering was duidelijk weer eens met de Franse Slag: het duurde vaak te lang voor er geveegd werd en veel verbindingen bleven ondanks de overvloedige sneeuwval de hele week dicht. Verder: typisch Frans: kleine appartementen, weinig gezellige pistenrestaurants, een afgetrapte uitstraling. Ook weinig te doen buiten het skiën en helaas veel schreeuwende Hollanders die denken dat ze 'leuk' zijn. Als je aan dit alles maling hebt is het best leuk daar in Flaine.

Review by Aukje Hille from Utrecht on Saturday Sep 1st. Visited Flaine in february 2007 as friends

7 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
7
Expert
7
Offpiste
7
Snow
8
Lifts
n.a.
Family
7
Ambiance
6
Nature
7
Walking
6

Plus: easy transfer from Geneva, great snow, modern fast ski lifts, ski to the door, good ski schools, cracking off piste, lots of runs for all levels. Great restaurants (White Grouse, Perdrix Noire) VERY cheap outside the school hols, but isn't everywhere these days... Minus: exposed to bad weather so lifts get shut down, normal problems with ignorant twits jumping the lift queues at busy times. can be a bit pricy to eat on piste, but hey, its France.

Review by Simon Bailey from 'franfurt on Saturday Aug 11th. Visited Flaine in january 2007 as couple

6.9 Flaine, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
7
Expert
7
Offpiste
7
Snow
6
Lifts
n.a.
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
7
Walking
6

Flaine the resort is a place that one will either appreciate for the inventive use of concrete or loath it. I thought that it blended well and while not a picture post card Tyrolian resort it has its own charm. Its a quiet resort and smaller than a lot of people imagine. Split into two levels and linked by two elevators, Flaine Forum is where you will find the centre of the resort. While the snow conditions were not the best, it was still great skiing. The runs were well prepared and were great for cruising. We were there during half term and it was very busy. Because a lot of the linked resorts lower down than Flaine were suffering for snow there was a mass exodus from these resorts to Flai

Review by Jack from Liverpool on Thursday Mar 8th. Visited Flaine in february 2007 as family

Neighbouring ski resorts

Morillon 8.6 km Samoens 9 km Saint Gervais 12.6 km Combloux 12.9 km La Rosiere 14 km