We went out to Flaine January 2006, and loved the place so much we decided to buy there. What a brilliant decision. Flaine is great for families and groups of people. There are plenty of bars and a few restaurants to choose from. The people are incredibly friendly, and even if you don't speak the language the locals speak very good english. Definitely recommend this place, they say its not pretty, but as the concrete apartments are there to match the limestone surroundings its perfect, the skiing is amazing and there's plenty of it, in Jan 07 we had 52 hours solid snowing, thats not bad at all!!!