Geneva 1hr 45 mins
· small beer £2.50 · litre of milk £1 · bottle of house wine £10 · cup of coffee £1.80
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
high altitude skiing
Belfast (Aldergrove), Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Ronaldsway, Southampton
So what's it like?
Great variety in a huge ski area
Flaine is at the heart of the fantastic ‘Grand Massif’, with over 265kms of dazzling ski runs. This large, varied ski area has plenty to offer all levels of skier and is renowned for excellent snow conditions and sunny days. Les Carroz is a traditional French village well linked to the ‘Grand Massif’.
Novice skiers will love the wide, gentle nursery slopes close to the village centre and there are some free beginners lifts so you won't need to buy a lift pass for your first day. The two ski schools offer expert, friendly tuition so you will soon be tackling some of the easy runs from the top of the mountain, back to the village in no time.
The range of skiing for intermediates is first class, with an extensive lift system and huge choice of challenging pistes. The red slopes in the Flaine bowl are perfect for improving your skills, whilst the runs leading to the neighbouring resorts follow narrow tree-lined trails. From long motorway cruising to mogul fields, there is plenty to keep you occupied!
Expert skiers will relish the awaiting opportunities, with endless off-piste trails in addition to 265kms of pisted runs. Taxing black runs include the Diamond Noir, Styx and the wooded run down to Samoens or try the off-piste in the Gers Bowl.
· informal, mostly concentrated in the hotels, bars and restaurants · Le White Pub for traditional pub food and good value · Le Diamant Noir or Flying Dutchman for live music and lively atmosphere
Ice-skating, ice-driving circuit, snowshoeing, skidoos, helicopter tours, paragliding, climbing wall, (all in Flaine), indoor swimming-pool (in Les Carroz)
A good choice of restaurants and bars, offering reasonably priced regional speciality evenings. La Perdrix Noire for a great family menu, Chez Pierrot for fondue, and 'La Cascade' located on the piste for Savoyard evenings (with transport!)
From Geneva airportOne-way (arrival) from £25 pp. Return from £46 pp.
Private Nanny service (6mths-8yrs) - open to all guests staying in the Finest Montsoleil Apartments in Flaine (not available for Finest Apts. in Les Carroz).
Pre-booking is essential.
Special offers for holidays between Dec 2013 to Apr 2014
Kids ski free: Free helmet for kids booking skis & boots
Senior savers: reduced lift pass prices for seniors 62-74yrs