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Ski Accommodation in Grand Massif

Located just an hour’s drive from Geneva, Grand Massif offers a huge variety of terrain across its five main resorts of Flaine, Samöens, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt.

There’s an impressive 265km of well-groomed pistes for skiers of all aptitudes in this gorgeous ski area situated in the Northern Alps underneath Mont Blanc. Despite its size, Grand Massif is a bit of a hidden gem ̶ its main resort Flaine is well-known amongst the snowsports community but the charms of the other outstanding resorts, less so. However, there are many reasons that this could be your ideal ski area and Erna Low has a range of awesome accommodation options to help make your stay memorable and magical.

Every resort here offers fab facilities and amenities as well as sublime skiing and scenery. Centrepiece Flaine is a purpose-built resort constructed in the 1960s in a huge natural powdery bowl which was developed under the expert eye of the late, great skiing champion Emil Allais. Although the skiing tops out at around 2500m, the microclimate created by the surrounding mountains creates a natural fridge effect, which means it’s extremely snow-sure. Meanwhile, Les Carroz has a resort altitude of 1200m but it’s snow-reliable on- and off-piste thanks to wooded slopes above the village, and rustic Morillon boasts some of the most popular accommodation and has easy access to some of the most prominent pistes. Samöens sits on the valley floor and although it doesn’t offer doorstep skiing (you hop on a cable car to reach the slopes), the standard of accommodation is high in this authentic old town. Last but not least, Sixt is an ancient, beautiful and serene village which is a haven of tranquillity ̶ again, this isn’t the closest to the slopes but if you’re prioritising peaceful accommodation it can still be a good pick.

As you can see, Grand Massif is diverse enough to cater for any type of Alpine holidaymaker ̶ from dedicated skiers who want to take advantage of the ski-in/ski-out convenience of a resort like Flaine and clock up as many piste miles as possible, to visitors who want to soak up the old world ambience and preternatural beauty of Sixt. And with high class cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs across the area, as well as ample amenities for kids, it’s a great choice for families as well as couples and solo skiers.

As the original Alpine ski package provider, no one is better placed than Erna Low to arrange the ideal Grand Massif ski holiday for you, with everything from accommodation down to ski passes designed to deliver maximum satisfaction!

Ski chalets in Grand Massif

The iconic French Alps ski chalet, with its sloping roof, wooden walls and beams, stone base and decoratively carved windows and balconies, will be familiar even if you’ve never holidayed in the Alps.

It has become synonymous with Alpine hospitality and many a movie and TV series has featured chalet settings where families in festive jumpers gather in living areas to share vin chaud or fondue, or couples cosy up for the evening on rugs in front of roaring fireplaces.

Yet the chalet has much more humble beginnings as an agricultural building used by shepherds to shelter stock and make butter, and arguably it might never have become the iconic ski holiday accommodation had it not been for the pioneering efforts of our founder Erna Low, who introduced the first catered ski chalet vacations to the world way back in 1932.

Classics never go out of style and this adage certainly applies to the ski chalet ̶ although the versions you’ll find in Grand Massif have been expanded to accommodate various suites and apartment units, the exterior still displays the distinctive silhouette. Here are a few of our favourite chalet-style accommodations in this super ski area:

  • Les Chalets de Léana in Les Carroz is a classic chalet style accommodation crafted from wood and stone, with fully furnished family-friendly apartments designed for self-catering ski breaks in the heart of the resort, just 700m from the ski lift. Wireless is available throughout, baby packages are available on request, linen packages (including bed linen and towels) can be arranged, final cleaning (except the kitchenette area) is part of the package price, small pets and dogs are permitted to stay and private parking is available for a fee. In addition to the well-appointed accommodation, there’s a plush wellness centre with a jacuzzi, hammam and sauna, a large indoor pool and separate kids pool. Apartments are available with 1-4 bedrooms sleeping 2-10 guests comfortably, space is maximised by discreet sofa beds in living areas and there are ample shower rooms and WCs.

  • Les Chalets de Jouvence are another comfortable accommodation option in Les Carroz d’Araches. This four-star prestige establishment is a mere 400m walk from the centre of the village and nestled at the foot of the slopes, close by the covered magic carpet that whisks you to the Kedeuze cable car and on to the delights of the Grand Massif mountain snowsports playground. With sumptuous Savoyard styling and scenic views, this is a ravishing romantic bolthole for couples but suitable for families too thanks to its fab facilities proximity to the ESF Piou Piou Kindergarten meeting point. As a guest you can enjoy free access to the luxury wellness centre which features hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas, while additional services like beauty treatments and massages can be arranged for a fee. Wi-Fi is available and this is also a pet-friendly accommodation. Suites are available with 1-4 bedrooms, sleeping 2-10 people.

  • Les Chalets de Laÿssia is a centrally-located Samoëns accommodation that’s certainly worthy of your consideration. With panoramic mountain views of the snow-capped peaks of Le Tuet, Le Criou and Le Môle, this is one of the world’s best places to wake up and sip your coffee as you gaze at the beautiful scenery from your balcony. All apartments have double or twin beds, with shower rooms, WCs, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and fully-equipped kitchenettes containing everything you need to create family snacks or entertain guests. There’s a communal area in reception with a pool table and cosy fireplace and superb spa facilities feature a hammam, sauna, fintness room, indoor pool and children’s pool. Apartment configurations are available with 1-4 bedrooms that sleep 4-10 guests. If you’re looking for a lovely location and accommodation that’s stylish and practical, welcome home.

As you can see, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to classy chalet accommodation in Grand Massif!

Ski apartments in Grand Massif

Are you yearning for accommodation that combines the charm and comfort of a chalet with the luxe amenities of a hotel?

Sounds like a ski apartment in Grand Massif will be pretty much perfect. There are several advantages of this type of accommodation ̶ you can live independently, enjoy the privacy, imagine you’re a full-time resident for the duration (wouldn’t that be bliss?), come and go as you like and take advantage of doorstep skiing and easy access to your resort’s apres-ski attractions. Here are some excellent examples of the apartment accommodation options available:

  • Le Centaure in Flaine is another brilliant home base for your Grand Massif skiing or snowboarding break. Located in Flaine Forum, the centre of the original resort, it’s close to the facilities and slopes ̶ in fact Les Grands Platières ski lift is very close by. Apartments are spacious, modern and available in 1-3-bedroom versions sleeping 4-8 people comfortably. Each apartment has free Wi-Fi access, large TV and spa bath, while baby beds and highchairs are available upon request from reception. The expansive reception area is a welcoming social space with a warm fireplace, billiard table and staff on duty to cater for your needs, and there’s also a cardio room, heated pool and spa area with wellness treatments available for a fee.

  • La Reine des Pres ski apartments in Samoëns are highly-rated by guests and conveniently located between the Grand Massif Express and resort centre. 1-3-bedroom configurations are available which can accommodate 4-10 guests with ease, and each apartment has double or twin beds, shower room or bath, WCs, telephone, Wi-Fi, and well-equipped kitchenette with microwave, hobs, oven and fridge. Constructed from wood and stone in the authentic Savoyard style, these awesome apartments also have an onsite swimming pool, hammam and fitness room, and a breakfast bakery delivery service can be arranged for those lazy mornings when you want to spoil yourself with breakfast in bed.

  • Les Fermes du Soleil in Les Carroz are a family- and pet-friendly accommodation option with 1-4-bedroom apartments available that sleep between 4-8 guests. Crafted from authentic lauze tiles and a rustic wooden façade, the interior décor in each apartment beautifully blends earthy tones with sublime soft furnishings and natural wood features. Balcony views of the winter wonderland outside are standard and for vital rest and relaxation between fresh powder adventures you can splash around in the indoor heated pool or enjoy a purifying steam or sauna. When you’re ready to ski, regular shuttle buses leave from reception and there’s also a supermarket nearby to pick up any essentials. If you want a family-friendly accommodation option that’s close to the resort centre and wonderfully welcoming, this is it.

It’s evident that there are several super apartment options up for grabs in Grand Massif ̶ if you’re still swithering, we’re happy to help you choose!

Ski hotels in Grand Massif

For the ultimate in Alpine accommodation convenience, it’s hard to beat a hotel ̶ with comfy, private suites where you can rest, relax and socialise, spas and pools for gentle exercise and stretching, toning and reviving your muscles, and in-house eateries to please your palate, everything you need for a fantastic ski break is under one roof. Here are a couple of our most popular Grand Massif hotel options:

  • La Forêt aparthotel in Flaine is situated at the top end of this pedestrianised resort, just a short stroll from the shops and with ski-in/ski-out accommodation as standard. These roomy apartments have been recently refurbished and they’re the epitome of contemporary comfort, with luxuriant beds, fabulous soft furnishings and sunny, south-facing views across the resort from their balconies. On those days you can’t be bothered eating out, there’s a cool kitchenette where you can whip up a quick healthy breakfast before hitting the slopes, but there’s also an onsite Italian restaurant serving all of your favourite pizzas, pastas, wines and beers ̶ the perfect tonic after a day on the slopes. Wi-Fi is available, there’s a big screen TV with international channels and each apartment has its own handy locker for storing your ski equipment. If value for money family accommodation just 200m from the main ski lift sounds good, you’ll feel completely at home here.

  • Les Terrasses d’Hélios is another wonderful Flaine aparthotel which enjoys a commanding location at a lofty altitude of 1700m, ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes and amazing views of the surrounding snow-cloaked mountains. Salubrious wood-panelled apartments are bright and airy and some even have their own roaring fireplaces ̶ perfect for warming yourself up after a thrilling but chilly day on the slopes. Available configurations range from 1-3 bedrooms sleeping 4-8 guests in comfort. The complex has a mini-market where you can pick up everyday essentials and tasty cuisine is on offer at the onsite La Table d’Hélios restaurant. Last but not least, keep yourself in tip-top mental and physical condition between adventures on the Grand Massif pistes with therapeutic wellbeing sessions in the Deep Nature Spa, which boasts a heated pool and hot tub.

For an Alpine holiday where you feel totally pampered and recharged, one of our Grand Massif ski hotels delivers satisfaction every time.

Selecting your ideal accommodation in Grand Massif

With so many amazing accommodation options available at prime ski areas like Grand Massif, first-time visitors can sometimes suffer from information overload when trying to choose ̶ don’t worry if you’re still struggling to work out which choice best satisfies your needs because our advisors are here to help and organising outstanding ski holidays is our passion. With a peerless ski holiday pedigree that stretches back generations, no one is more capable than Erna Low when it comes to organising customised ski holiday packages with ideal accommodation, ski passes, ski hire equipment and more.

We’re mad about mountain culture, therefore making sure you adore the Alps as much as we do is our mission. So whether clocking up ski miles is your priority, apres-ski and delicious cuisine are important, or family-focused fun is your main objective, we can steer you towards accommodation with everything you need, located close to the facilities that take your break to another level of enjoyment.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner on the slopes, an intermediate skier looking to improve or an expert who wants to flex their muscles, we can fulfil your every requirement and keeping mixed ability groups happy is also no problem at all.

If Grand Massif captures your imagination, let us create the tailor-made ski holiday you’ve been dreaming of.

Overview of Ski Accommodation in the Grand Massif Ski Area

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Alexane Hotel & Spa

Hotel Alexane & Spa is centrally located in the heart of Samoens which is a great option for a weekend break due to its proximity to Geneva airport. The overall design theme is an elegant mix of traditional and contemporary features. There is a large reception area, lounge bar and restaurant on ...
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Club Flaine Panorama

Club Flaine Panorama is in le Hameau de Flaine and has 2 restaurants. The main restaurant serves a variety of buffet options daily with a daily show cooking station. There is also a Savoyard speciality restaurant available by making a reservation. There is a lovely terrace for lunch and a bar.The cl...
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Hotel Alhena

With 37 rooms and suites, Hotel Alhena has a great central location in Flaine Forum, near the main square. The hotel has a lovely reception area and lounge with fireplace, a bar, a restaurant and an ESF nursery and unlimited Wifi access.The residence also features an indoor heated swimming pool, chi...
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Hotel Le Totem

Hotel le Totem is in an ideal location, built on the slopes and close access to the Grand Platières cable car. The hotel is situated in the centre of Flaine Forum where you can enjoy the local shops and restaurants. Hotel le Totem is designed to complement its environment, with beautiful, raw concre...
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La Forêt

Eternally popular due to their location at the foot of the slopes, La Foret ski apartments are situated on the upper level of the resort (via a funicular lift) in Flaine Forêt and are just 100m from the shopping and commercial areas. Please note there is a bar with late opening next to these apartme...
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La Reine des Pres

These luxury La Reine des Pres ski apartments are located 400m from the Grand Massif gondola and 5 minutes walk from the traditional village centre. Guests have access to the spa area, which includes an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, saunas, steam rooms and a cardio training room free of char...
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Le Centaure

Le Centaure ski apartments are extremely popular due to their great facilities and fantastic location in Flaine Forum, next to the pistes as well as the shops and restaurants. Those looking for quality accommodation in this top resort will not be disappointed.The residence has a fantastic indoor hea...
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Le Front de Neige

Book a relaxing ski holiday in France at the foot of the slopes leading to the cable car in Les Carroz. From the front door of the Residence Front de Neige you have direct access to the slopes leading to the first cable car and the rest of the ski area of Les Carroz. What a luxury, especially when s...
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Le Panoramic

Le Panoramic boasts a prime location next to the Grand Vans ski lift and at the foot of the slopes of the fantastic Grand Massif ski area. Le Panoramic ski apartments enjoy easy access to the shops, bars and restaurants in Flaine Forum, which are easily reached by the public escalators just 100m fro...
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Les Chalets de Jouvence

This quality residence is well situated at the foot of the Kedeuze ski lift, which links Les Carroz to the Grand Massif ski area. Les Chalets de Jouvence ski apartments are approximately 400m from the village centre and the residence features a spa centre with indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, s...
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Les Chalets de Laÿssia

Situated in the heart of the traditional and charming resort of Samoens, the luxury Les Chalets de Layssia ski apartments boasts a selection of fantastic facilities and high-quality apartments. The residence is situated just 100m from the village’s shops, restaurants and amenities. The Grand Massif ...
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Les Chalets de Léana

With a mountain chalet style in wood and stone, residence Léana offers fully furnished luxury apartment Ideally located in the heart of Les Carroz ski resort, you have easy access to the ski area and all shops.Within the residence, you'll find the spa and swimming pool perfect to relax in after a da...
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Les Fermes de Samoëns

Les Fermes de Samoëns apartments comprise of small traditional style residences and terraced chalets located 400m from the nearest shops, 800m from the resort centre and 1km from the gondola to Samoëns 1600 (accessed by free public shuttle bus running every 15 minutes). It has a small indoor heated ...
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Les Fermes du Soleil

These 114 rustic apartments are divided into 5 large traditional chalets which are located in the centre of the village. Les Fermes du Soleil Ski Apartments is situated approx 800m from the nearest ski lift and opposite a bus stop with a regular shuttle service. The residence offers a Deep Nature Sp...
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Les Portes du Grand Massif

Formerly Le Refuge du Golf, Les Portes du Grand Massif is located in the Hameau de Flaine which is linked to the main centre by the regular resort shuttle buses (not available late evenings). It is possible to ski from the residence to the Gérat chairlift, however, to return guests must use the free...
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Les Terrasses d'Eos

Le Terrasses d’Eos ski apartments are one of our best sellers so we would highly recommend booking early should you wish to stay here. The residence comprises 136 warm and cosy apartments with views across the valley or forest within two large chalets located in a quiet position directly on the slop...
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Les Terrasses d'Hélios

The 5* residence Les Terrasses d'Hélios offers 119 warm and cosy apartments located in a quiet spot amongst the trees and directly on the slopes so guests can enjoy fantastic ski-to-door access.Guests benefit from a range of facilities which include an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. There is...
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Les Terrasses de Veret

Les Terrasses de Veret have a great location in Flaine Foret, next to the Grand Vans chairlift and offer ski-to-door convenience.These basic apartments have modern interiors and a range of on-site facilities; guests benefit from access to the indoor swimming pool, sauna and outdoor hot tub. There ar...
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Residence Alexane

Comfortably located in the authentic village of Samoëns, Residence Alexane offers a warm and intimate atmosphere. Its proximity to the Grand Massif offers you privileged access to the slopes of the fifth largest ski area in France. In this idyllic setting, its spacious and comfortable apartments wel...
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Residence Alhena

The 40 apartments in Residence Alhena have a great central location in Flaine Forum, near the main square. The residence has a lovely reception area and lounge with fireplace, a bar, a restaurant and an ESF nursery.The residence also features an indoor heated swimming pool, children’s paddling pool,...
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Residence Club Samoëns Village

New for the 22.23 season the 4* Résidence Club in Samoëns is just 500m from the Grand Massif express lift that will whisk you up to the ski area in just a few minutes. There are ski lockers at the bottom of the lift so you can safely leave your equipment overnight. The apartments are modern, light a...
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