by: JohnAustin - Feb 16, 2009

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: Snow good in Feb; Reasonable length of runs

    Cons: Some congestion at key points

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009

Full review

First visit 13 years ago at Easter - icy with links to other Grand Massif resorts broken. This time in early Feb, lots of good snow (unable to ski several mornings due to bad weather). In the top part of the resort (Foret) it is a little tedious getting to the snow (compared with ski in / ski out Mottaret). In this section there is a good chair lift that links to other GM resorts, but does not allow access to the rest of the Flaine area. To get to the latter involves a very slow single drag that is a bottleneck. My other impression is that they were not as good as 3 Vallees when it came to conditioning the pistes after snow fall. What I consider to be one of the best reds in the resort was closed for all but the last day because they had not got around to conditioning the piste. 2 of the 4 blacks were also closed. The 3 Vallees area always seems to get conditioned in a very short timescale. On the whole a good resort, but not as good as the major players.