1. Where do I find accommodation close to the slopes, shops and ski school meeting points?
2. Is snow guaranteed?
The natural snowfall in Flaine allows a long season and excellent ski conditions all through the season. Flaine enjoys one of the best snow records in the French Alps. 218 snow cannons guarantee a quality snow cover on the more delicate parts of the area, as well as in the beginning and at the end of the season.
The snow report is updated daily during the season.
3. What are this season’s opening dates?
The Flaine area open from December 15th 2012 until April 28th 2013 (Ski area partially open from December 15th to 21st and from April 22nd to 28th).
4. What’s the altitude?
The resort centre is at 1600m, Le Hameau de Flaine at 1800 m, the highest point of the ski area at 2500 m.
5. Does anybody speak English?
Flaine has a long standing history in hosting an international clientele. You will have no difficulty exchanging with resort staff, as a vast majority of them speaks a very reasonable 'continental' English.
6. Which services are provided for children?
The Crèche “Garderie les P'tits Loups” welcomes children from 6 months to 3 years.
The clubs-hotels cater for children for their customer.
The ski schools’ snow-kindergartens take care of children from 3 to 12 years.
Children can benefit from a few very special deals: ski lifts are free for children under 5.
7. I’m skiing for the first time. What’s on offer for beginners?
Some slopes are particularly suited for beginners. 4 lifts are completely free (Pré chairlift, Bissac carpet, Forum bucket lift). After your very first runs and lifts, you can access a few extra lifts at a special price before taking the full area ski pass. Learning to ski requires a structured learning process. It is therefore stronlgy recommended to take at least beginners' lessons in one of the local ski/snowboard schools. They all propose English-speaking lessons. Special ski equipment, except clothing, can be hired from the numerous ski shops in resort.
8. Does Flaine organize winter walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing?
The nordic area “Col de Pierre Carrée”, situated at 1844 m, is one of the highest cross country areas in Europe. 13 kms of marked runs prepared for Classic and Skating technique. 10 kms of trails are prepared for walkers and snowshoe hikers. Acces to the area by free shuttle bus. Tickets are on sale locally.
9. If I’m not skiing, can I take a lift to enjoy the view?
The Grandes Platières cable car takes you up to 2500m in only 12 minutes. At the top, you’ll be overwhelmed by an impressive view over the Mont Blanc.
10. I just got off the plane in Geneva. How do I get to Flaine?
Regular shuttle services links Geneva airport to the resort.
Taxis will take you to Flaine quickly and comfortably.
You can rent a car at the airport and drive independently (approx. 1h15)
But of course, the ultimate shuttle is the helicopter (only 20 minutes)
11. How can I find out if the roads are clear?
The technical services clear the roads as soon as snow falls. You should however always carry snowchains or special tyres.
Road information :
Haute-Savoie road information: +33 (0)4 50 33 20 74
12. Flaine is a car free resort. Can I drive into the centre at all? What do I do with my luggage?
Flaine has been designed for maximum comfort. You are allowed in resort with your car to load and unload at the doorstep of your accommodation (max 1h30).
13. Where do I park my car after arrival?
Free and paying car parks are at your disposal on the outskirts of resort. You will find a car park at every level of resort (Forêt, Forum, Front de neige). Your acommodation is just steps away.
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