Much of Flaine's skiing is set in the vast snowy bowl in which the resort lies. It is a great resort for beginners with some lovely nursery terrain. The nature of the resort's lay makes it a good place for families too.
There is an extensive lift system that along with the pistes is well laid out and makes for little queuing except on the busiest of days. The bowl offers plenty of scope for intermediates, with some entertaining blue and red trails leading back to the village. The Grand Massif domain extends way beyond the bowl however, bringing together Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt, all of which have some excellent terrain. The Blue Cascade run is a great trial for testing those skiing legs, as it winds down into the valley for 14km.
Advanced skiers will find some interesting skiing on piste, but the resort is also a great place to make your first turns off-piste - take a guide and discover some treasure.
The resort's open nature and rich variety of terrain makes it an interesting destination for intermediate snowboarders. Its nursery terrain makes it a great place to learn the sport too. The area has three snowparks, including the lively JAM Park at Aujon.
The resort is well organised for beginners and is especially suitable for families. The pistes are wide and open allowing even the most nervous of beginners space to learn the technique. The ski schools are good and with the nursery slopes nearby they are ideally located. With families so important to the resort, childcare is excellent and includes kindergarten facilities.
Information Updated for Winter 2013/14