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Winter sports; In the mountains
Flaine is a pedestrian ski resort in the Haute Savoie, situated between Geneva and the Mont Blanc. It is at the same time an astonishing and attractive resort, where all is accessible by ski. Flaine is a resort with a contemporary architecture, designed to please the eye and at the same time blending perfectly into its surrounding natural setting. It offers an astonishing cultural heritage for it is a true open-air museum, where you will find sculptures by Picasso, Vasarely or Dubuffet in a park, as well as an art exhibition at the cultural centre. Many of its buildings are also classified as historical monuments. Flaine is a modern and practical ski resort of the Haute Savoie for a care-free skiing holiday. The ski slopes of this Northern Alps resort are part of the Grand Massif skiing area with its 265 km of skiing.
Flaine is a resort in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps, which offers a wealth of sporting and leisure activities:
- Driving on ice: Snow scooter and Ice quad
- Kite snow
- Paragliding (one or two-place), helicopter flights, big air bag
- Dog sleigh
- 6,5 km of footpaths or snow-shoeing
- Sledging run at the heart of the resort
- Climbing (artificial wall)
- Natural, outdoor skating rink at Flaine Forum
- 13 km of cross country skiing tracks
- Cultural centre (bilingual library and exhibitions of modern artists)
Flaine’s golf course, at close proximity to the residence: 18-hole golf course (a course of over 4km-4026 m- with a par of 63). At an altitude of 1900m, this in one of the highest golf courses in the whole of Europe, with a breath-taking view of the surrounding mountain ranges. A fun course, with ups and downs, a round of about 4 ½ hours, of varying difficulty. Putting green, practice courses, testing ground, club-house, restaurant. A course accessible to all licence-holders, with no requirement of handicap.
All the natural and cultural heritage of the Haute Savoie region are open to you:
- The contemporary architecture of Flaine, its classified buildings and works of art (Picasso, Vasarely, Dubuffet)
- Flaine's cultural centre
- Geneva, Switzerland
- The Mont Blanc
- Chamonix, Saint Gervais, Megève
- Minimum altitude : 1600 m
- Maximum altitude : 2500 m
The ski resort of Flaine, in the Haute Savoie, between Geneva and the Mont Blanc, nestles at the heart of the 5th biggest skiing area in France.
It is the Grand Massif skiing area : 265 km of ski slopes, 5 ski resorts, linked together : Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt.
The skiing area boasts modern and highly functional equipment. Its high altitude and geographical situation ensure an exceptional snow covering. It caters for all levels: from initiation into skiing on the blue slope of the "Cascades" to off-piste skiing in the "Combe de Gers", a great variety of skiing is possible in this sumptuous setting.
Highest point of the skiing area : 2 500 m. 69 ski lifts, 144 slopes (14 black, 47 red, 67 blue, 16 green) (Flaine : 64 slopes - 5 black, 22 red, 30 blue, 7 green)
There are 3 Jamparks set up in the skiing area of the Grand Massif for the greater pleasure of freestylers of all ages and all levels.
Cross country skiing : the Pierre Carrée mountain pass (1844 m) offers the highest altitude and most snowy Nordic skiing area in the Alps. 5 km of marked out tracks for skating and classic Nordic skiing.
Agy, at a distance of 30 minutes from Flaine, offers a further 33.5 km of slopes.