Ski-Areas > Northern Alps > Haute-Savoie (74) > Grand-Massif > Flaine


  1. Flaine History
  2. Flaine Off Piste
    1. Flaine Off Piste Route Map
  3. Travel
  4. Accomodation
  5. Restaurants and Bars
  6. Shopping
  7. Guides and Instructors
  8. Useful Information


The ski resort of Flaine is situated in the Chablais area of the Haute-Savoie department in the Northern Alps region. It is part of the Grand Massif ski domain. The lift served area extends from 1600 metres to 2500 metres. There are 265 km of lift served runs. There are 5 km of cross country trails. The resort features a snowpark.


Nearest Airport(s): Geneva (70km - 1 hr)

Road: A40 from Geneva/Lyon to Cluses

Rail: Cluses then bus to Flaine



Chalet la Cascade

Bed and Breakfast is possible in the Chalet la Cascade, a large chalet / restaurant located on the Azurite run.

Tel: 04 50 90 87 66, Fax: 04 50 90 46 34

Lac de Gers

The Lac de Gers refuge (reservation on: 04 50 34 44 83) located in the Gers Bowl behind Flaine has small four bed rooms. It should be noted that the drag lift is quite late opening so staying here means you probably will not lay first tracks in the bowl the next day.

Restaurants and Bars

Tell readers about any good restaurants and bars in the resort


We don't all ski 24/7, if there are shops: ski, fashion or bookstores you think people should know about mention them here.

Guides and Instructors

Manu Socie

Paul Wright and his friends recently used Manu Socie in Flaine and they would recommend him to English speaking visitors. Manu speaks good English and gave useful technical tips as well as finding ideal terrain for the group's ability. He had a good sense of humour too.

website: http://www.freecimes.com/

Bruce Rogers, who has repped Flaine for the Ski Club suggests Lynne Stainbrook, Yann Westercamp and Regis Ponchaud. Don't forget to mention Bruce when booking.

Lynne Stainbrook (Ski Instructor)

There's an American, name of Lynne Stainbrook, who keeps his top grade BASI, French and American qualifications bang up to date - he's certainly re-done his BASI 1 quite recently, as I remember chatting about it with him last year. Thoroughly nice bloke, in his 50s, with the patience of a Saint.

Yann Westercamp and Regis Ponchaud (Ski Instructor)

These are two French instructors I've skied with and they are absolutely superb, with the emphasis on Fun. They tend to work together with a largish group, and specialise in off-piste fun, which they do really well :-))

I would add Philippe Clerc to the list of knowledgeable guides for Flaine. I have skied some epic days offpiste with Philippe over the last ten years, often skinning up to a remote peak or hidden spot. He is a good friend and colleague of Manu and Yann mentioned above. Website is www.alta-via.fr and http://www.flainemountainexperience.com/ youtube is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH0_gyvjoLM

Useful Information


email: welcome@flaine.com


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