Ski Accommodation in Flaine
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Erna Low has the peerless experience and robust resort connections to create a customised Flaine ski holiday package for you with awesome accommodation at its heart ̶ whether your taste, requirements and budget are best met with a cosy chalet in a secluded sector, a convenient apartment close to the slopes or a welcoming hotel a short stroll from resort amenities, we’ve got you covered as comprehensively as the snow-kissed Alpine peaks!
From the first time we chat to you, we will listen closely to your needs in order to satisfy you with tailor-made Flaine ski accommodation that ticks every box. By considering criteria like whether you’re a skier or snowboarder, your snowsports style and ability level, whether you’re a solo skier, couple, family or group, and if you prefer a more sociable ski holiday close to the après-action or a cosy bolthole in a secluded spot, we’ll sift the options and serve up a carefully curated selection.
Situated in France’s scenic Haute Savoie region, Flaine is a family-friendly, car-free resort offering doorstep skiing from many of its accommodation options and over the years the resort has become synonymous with quality lodgings at affordable rates.
The high altitude, snow-sure pistes in Flaine offer something special for all skiing and snowboarding abilities and there’s plenty of off-piste for powderhounds ̶ plus, almost every turn you make reveals another awesome angle of majestic Mont Blanc. The resort is also your gateway to the Grand Massif Ski Area, which has 139 ski runs connected by 62 ski lifts and an amazing 265km skiable area with terrifically varied terrain.
Flaine is also a great choice if you fancy a self-drive and self-catering ski holiday because much of the accommodation here is designed in that style ̶ if you want to travel, ski and socialise in your own family bubble, the layout here meets your requirements marvellously. The resort is spread over various levels, all of which are conveniently connected by well-tended footpaths and Flaine’s iconic red, funicular lift.
The resort also has a unique architectural history and heritage, which makes many of its buildings distinctive and fascinating to visitors with a keen eye for purpose-built design. The site at Flaine was earmarked for development in 1959 by architect Gérard Chervaz and geophysicist Eric Boissonnas, who challenged themselves to design and build a ski resort fit for the future, which would prioritise people-centred urban planning, contemporary design for modern living and practical convenience, and eco-centricity, over profitability and commercial concerns.
Éric and his wife Sylvie were savvy art patrons with their fingers on the pulse of the latest innovations in the field, and thus connected with Bauhaus design guru Marcel Breuer (the genius behind renowned designs like the UNESCO HQ in Paris). Breuer’s vision for Flaine was architecture and design that combined technical excellence and fitness for purpose with an aesthetic application of shadow and light which makes the modernist building sparkle like jewels struck by sunlight at different parts of the day.
So there you have it ̶ one of the huge benefits of a ski holiday in Flaine is that accommodation options with ski-in-ski-out convenience, an uber-efficient lift system, excellent shops, facilities and apres-ski venues were part of the brilliant blueprint for this resort from its very inception.
If you fancy booking accommodation in fascinating and fun Flaine, Erna Low is your first-choice for finding a residence that fits the bill beautifully.
Ski chalets in Flaine
More famous for the modernist architecture that characterises the original resort buildings, Flaine couldn’t be described as a chocolate box resort that’s dominated by traditional chalets.
However, no matter how prescriptive the architectural plan for a purpose-built resort, chalet-style buildings are ubiquitous across European ski destinations, so if this is your favourite type of ski accommodation, you’ll still find a few satisfying Flaine chalet options.
The chalet-style ski accommodation you’ll find in Flaine features the distinctive a-frame roof silhouettes, carved balconies and tactile wood and stone building materials, but these are applied on a grand scale across complexes which have several accommodation suites inside, some of which have traditional chalet interior layouts and décor and some of which are more contemporary. Here’s a taste of the type of chalet accommodation on offer:
- Les Terrasses d’Hélios is a chalet-style accommodation option in Flaine which offers ski-in/ski-out access to the crisp corduroy and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. This five-star luxe residence at the foot of the ski slopes has various comfy apartment configurations that sleep between two and eight guests and they’re designed in an airy, ambient style, with wood panelling and warm tones, combining high-tech convenience with traditional charm. All apartments benefit from stunning vistas and some have fireplaces where you can gather in the evening and relax with a hot cuppa or glass of something sparkling. The onsite Deep Nature spa has a heated pool where you can stretch your muscles with a few morning lengths (or simply splash around at your leisure), sauna, hot tubs and treatment area offering various beauty and wellbeing sessions for an additional fee. Furthermore, there’s also Wi-Fi available throughout, a convenient store where you can shop for daily essentials, a dedicated kids area, adjacent restaurant serving freshly-prepared food, 24-hour reception, and guests with disabilities are always warmly welcomed and supported. Pets are allowed by prior arrangement, mid-stay housekeeping, nurseries and launderette services can be arranged, and there’s a shuttle service to whisk you to the resort centre.
As you can see, chalet-style accommodation in Flaine provides the aesthetic attractions that appeal to traditionalists, with the modern conveniences that have made this resort one of the most manageable and satisfying for all sorts of guests.
Ski apartments in Flaine
Because of its celebrated history in the hallowed halls of Alpine architecture and design, uber-cool Flaine is one of the best places to immerse yourself in world-class apartment living.
No matter their individual design, all ski apartments in Flaine adhere to the spirit if its founders’ vision ̶ making skiing and hospitality in this stunning part of the world accessible to visitors of all stripes.
With a Flaine ski apartment, you’ll love all the usual benefits of independent living in a comfy residence with all the mod cons, in a resort that’s an international blueprint for a design for life.
Take a look at a few of the awesome apartments here which will feel like a home from home for you and your co-travellers:
Le Centaure is a salubrious Flaine self-catering ski apartment complex which is perfectly located in the centre of the pedestrianised centre of the village, a short skip from the slopes. Suites are available in configurations with two bedrooms sleeping four people, three bedrooms sleeping six, or four bedroom duplex designs that sleep eights, all of which have stunning south-facing vistas, flat-screen TVs, spa baths, free Wi-Fi, and baby bed and highchair loans available. There’s a lovely reception area with staff on hand to deal with your enquiries and this is also an ambient area to while away some time warming yourself by the crackling fire, relaxing on the sofas and having a friendly game of billiards. The onsite Ô des Cimes spa and wellness centre adds a delightfully relaxing dimension to your stay thanks to its indoor swimming pool, paddling pool, sauna and cardio training room. If you want a ski apartment in Flaine with many of the facilities you would expect in a hotel, this is it!
La Forêt ski apartments in Flaine are perched perfectly at the foot of the slopes at the top of the resort, with easy access to the ski lifts just 100m away and to the rest of the resort facilities via the efficient funicular. This complex has a sleek, contemporary façade in soft slate tones that blend beautifully with the surrounding landscape and (as you’d expect!), they’re surrounded by wonderful woodlands as well as snow-capped peaks. Apartments are cosy, spacious and recently refurbished, with different sizes sleeping five to seven guests, there’s Wi-Fi throughout, a kids area, free shuttle service and restaurant serving tasty treats. Pets are allowed here if you have pre-arranged the appropriate paperwork and informed the team ahead of time, while other optional extras include early check-in, late check-out, a grocery kit and laundry service. When you want a value for money Flaine ski apartment with all of the essentials required for maximising your fun, La Forêt is a wise choice.
Le Panoramic is a first-class Flaine self-catering ski apartment option in a great location right next to the Grand Vans ski lift, with an escalator which whisks you to the cafes, bars, boutiques and delis of Flaine Forum in a jiffy. Suites are available in one and two bedroom configurations that sleep four to eight guests in total comfort, with fully-equipped kitchens that include hobs, grills, microwaves and dishwashers, Wi-Fi, TV and bath/shower rooms. There’s a heated swimming pool where you can complete a few lengths when you’re in the mood and the onsite wellness centre features a superb sauna and hammam. Ski lockers are available to stash your gear securely, underground parking is available for each apartment (for an additional fee) and apartment balconies offer priceless views of the slopes, forests and mountain peaks beyond. For a Flaine ski accommodation that lives up to its name and facilitates fabulous skiing, Le Panoramic fits the bill.
With the wide choice of ski apartments available in Flaine, finding one that’s the best for your budget, tastes and needs is easy when you know how ̶ once we find out exactly what your requirements are, we’ll create a shortlist that fulfils all of the criteria.
Ski hotels in Flaine
Whether you fancy feeling spoiled for a ski weekend or are travelling with kids and appreciate the reassurance of having a team of staff on hand to help 24/7, a ski hotel in Flaine facilitates the rest, relaxation and revitalisation you’ve been waiting for.
Flaine ski hotels are available to suit diverse tastes and budgets, but no matter the style and star rating, they all offer authentic Alpine hospitality and high standards of customer service.
Take a look at a couple of the hotels available in this great Grand Massif resort:
Les Portes du Grand Massif is a fab Flaine apart-hotel complex which comprises high-end, south-facing chalets and apartments constructed in the time-tested Savoyard style, with traditional wood and wonderful mountain views. Apartments are available in various sizes, with one to four bedrooms, sleeping four to 10 guests, and all have a balcony offering breath-taking views and a well-equipped kitchen. Meanwhile, chalets with four or five bedrooms can accommodate 10 to 12 guests and offer an exclusivity and privacy you might prize. The Gérat ski lift is a short ski away, there’s a regular shuttle bus down to the main resort and the main building has several handy shops, a reataurant serving lip-smacking meals and a bar where you can enjoy a convivial drink in good company. The onsite wellness centre at Les Portes is wonderful and includes a lovely heated pool, spa, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and hammam, with specialist treatments like massages also available. Located at a lofty 1850m altitude, the rarefied air and panoramic views here really remind you that you’re staying on the roof of Europe.
Les Terrasses d’Eos is another awesome Flaine ski hotel in the apart-hotel hybrid style, with comfy and cosy apartments in a complex which includes lots of fantastic additional facilities. Perpetually popular with Erna Low customers, these well-designed apartments sit directly on the Opale piste (you can hop on this green run from the entrance on the third floor at the rear of the residence) and they’re a short skip from the resort shops. Apartments are available in various configurations that sleep between four and ten guests and they’re tastefully furnished in soothing colours, with lots of quality fittings and sumptuous soft furnishings. Pets are allowed here by prior arrangement, there’s a car park, Wi-Fi throughout, shuttle service, and laundrette, baby kit and nursery services are available on request. On those days you can’t be bothered cooking for yourself, the onsite restaurant L’Eterlou serves super French and local mountain food, while the wellness suite is second-to-none, featuring a jacuzzi with scenic views, steam room, sauna and fitness room. When you want a ski hotel in Flaine that offers the independence of apartment living and all the high-class customer service and amenities of a hotel, you’ll love this amazing accommodation option.
As you can see, you’ll feel so at home in these fantastic Flaine ski hotels that you probably won’t want to leave when your departure date is approaching.
Facilities & amenities in Flaine
If you’re partial to a few soirees in the town during your ski break, there’s an eclectic range of bars, pubs and clubs in Flaine to keep you entertained.
Apres-ski hotspots here include famous names like Le Flying Dutchman, a buzzing bar popular with Brits that offers barbecues, quiz nights, and karaoke nights in a friendly atmos fuelled by a sociable clientele and reasonably-priced drinks. Alternatively, Le White Pub is another top pick here and the ambience feels like a lively British boozer inside, with a huge range of tasty beers to choose from and major sports events regularly screened on huge TVs.
Meanwhile, teens always enjoy a trip to Galaxy Bowling in Flaine Forêt and it’s popular with adults too, since it’s open until 3am and has a decent bar and games room with pool tables.
ESF is a reputable ski school here which has two outlets for young kids ̶ Le Rabbit Club at Flaine Front de Neige and Club Piou Piou at Flaine Forêt and La Garderie des P’tits Loups in Flaine Forum is a daycare centre offering nursery services for youngsters aged six months to three years old.
Choosing your ideal Flaine ski accommodation
The choice of accommodation available in Flaine can be a little bamboozling, but by listening carefully to your exact requirements, we can quickly produce a shortlist of excellent options.
Once you’ve settled on your accommodation, we’ll roll it into a terrific tailor-made Flaine ski package holiday, where every detail suits you down to your ski boots.
For ski accommodation in Flaine and all across Europe, Erna Low is the specialist travel agent you can trust.
Resort Accomodation Overview of Flaine
Resort Accommodation Overview of Flaine
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 heated swimming pool and separate kid's paddling pool as well as fitness room, hot tub, saunas and steam rooms which are available to guests. A comfortable lounge area with fireplace is open to guests within reception hours where it is also possible to organise and pay for a morning bakery delivery service and hire raclette and fondue sets. Cots, high chairs, bottle warmers and safety plug protectors are available on request, subject to availability. One cot and one high chair maximum per apartment. One free WIFI connection at reception and one free WIFI connection per apartment with extra charges for any additional connection. One fully vaccinated pet is welcome per apartment 65€ per week. Each apartment has its own ski locker with heated boot rack and there is a luggage room for early arrivals or late departures.
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.
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 slopes and just outside the main resort (5-10 minute walk). The resort ski bus operates up until 6pm each day and a bus stop is located outside the residence, after this time the residence runs a private shuttle bus service each day between 6pm and midnight.
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 resort shuttle buses. Guests also benefit from an indoor swimming pool and fitness room which is free for residents, as well as a spa centre with hot tub, sauna, steam room and treatments payable locally. All the apartments are south facing with fabulous mountain views. The reception area has a bar and restaurant and it is possible to book evening meals and/or breakfast packages in advance, please ask our customer service team for prices. A ski hire shop is located at the Les Portes du Grand Massif ski apartment complex; equipment can be pre-booked.
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 apartments. The bar is not managed by Pierre and Vacances and they are not responsible for the actions of the bar’s customers. DVD and games consoles are available to borrow from reception, free of charge.
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 from the residence.