Flaine is a friendly resort that I'd definitely recommend for families. There's a great range of skiing for beginners and intermediates in particular. We visited this 1960s purpose built resort in Jan 07 when snow conditions across Europe were v poor. We skied every day with great snow at the top, Not a place for apres ski and not the most fashionable of resorts, Flaine does have a certain retro charm and is a fantastic place to learn to ski. Definitely worth a look.