It's a big winter for Flaine in 2008-09 as the resort unveils two new chairlifts, a new beginner's zone, and the first buildings open in Intrawest's second European ski village.

The two new lifts are a quad, which will service the new beginner's terrain, and a six-seater chair which will speed access to the new Intrawest village.

The new beginner's zone has been purpose designed with the best slope gradients created for optimum learning, four green (very easy) runs, special lifts and other state-of-the-art-facilities for first timers.