Best all-round resort in France

by: misterski - Aug 14, 2009

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 5
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: Good high pistes, mostly wooded, access to Flaine but why would you bother?

    Cons: Not many black pistes

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009

Full review

We ski every year at les Carroz, lovely little alpine village between Geneva & Chamonix, and never get tired of it. Part of the Grand Massif which includes Morillon (one lovely long green in the forest) Samoens Flaine. Plenty of variety and well groomed pistes, good for beginners and intermediates up to expert - intrepid souls wanting treacherous blacks go elsewhere. Best time to go is January for empty pistes and no wait for lifts. Good mountain restaurants and the best salle hors sac (picnic room) in the alpes, with stunning views over the valley. The season pass is very good value if bought pre-season and includes several days at other local resorts. Night life is modest but serious skiers tend to avoid starting the day with a hangover. Super place super ski.