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Flaine

Listed under Skiing in Rhone-Alps, France.

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CAR FREE seems to be the big seller here. But free lifts connecting some two of the main sections of resort at 1600 and 1700m are another bonus. Built when it was trendy to go to BIG, NEW resorts Flaine is a bit of a symphony in concrete, which isn’t really that popular at the moment, but some of the newer chalets that have gone up are much cuter.

Flaine is part of the vast Grand Massif region so you get access to vast ski fields all over and around Mont Blanc. That means good snow coverage as well. But the atmos is a bit lacking. There aren’t really that many great places to go out and virtually no shopping – this is a ski resort for skiers and lovers of modern architecture.

Good for beginners, primarily because for a change one of the beginners runs goes right off one of the highest points so it gets some really jaw dropping views which usually only the intermediate and advanced guys get to take advantage of. And it’s Mont Blanc as well – not just any old massif.

Written by  H.T. Hallum.

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“Flaine ski guide: introduction and basics”

By Matt Barr from The Telegraph First Published 25th October 2008 Few resorts polarise opinion like car-free Flaine in the French Alps. For at least a generation, from the Sixties onwards, French ski resort architects seem to have been seized by a craz… Read more...

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