A Step-by-Step Guide to arranging your Ski Holiday in Grand Massif

How to organise the perfect Grand Massif ski holiday for your group

If you're the party leader for a group of skiers heading for Grand Massif, this page is designed for you. It's a check-list of everything you will require to arrange the dream ski holiday for you and your friends. Follow these simple steps to enjoy hassle-free ski holiday planning. Don't forget your snow shoes!

Find your Accommodation

Grand Massif has a huge range of accommodation, much of it self-catered. The majority of chalets and apartments in resort are small, independent businesses. The team at Chalet Kitchen delivers to all self-catered properties in Grand Massif and the surrounding area.

Organise your Airport Transfers, Ski Extras & In-Resort Services

Book your Flights

The closest and most convenient airport when travelling to Grand Massif is Geneva Airport. Geneva is Located 69km from Grand Massif. Some of the main provider of budget flights from the UK are EasyJet, and British Airways along with one or two others.

See below for details of Airport transfer companies that operate in Grand Massif.

Enjoy the Grand Massif Skiing

A little Geography to start...

The Grand Massif is France's sixth biggest ski area, containing the ski resorts of Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval.

It is located just under 1 hour's drive from Geneva Airport, making it one of France's most accessible ski areas. It's famous for its high snowfall levels and some charming villages. Due to some fortunate combination of geography and its location being very close to Mont Blanc, it regularly out-snows all the surrounding resorts.

Do note the "some" part of the charming villages, most of the lower villages are lovely original Savoyard villages that ooze character. The highest resort in the Grand Massif is Flaine, a purpose-built ski resort which, in keeping with most purpose-built French ski resorts, is wonderfully practical but not particularly pretty to the eye!

The Grand Massif area has not built itself such a famous name as some of the most popular French ski areas such as the Three Valleys, Espace Killey or Chamonix. For any enthusiastic skier though it should be put in the same exalted company as an area to go on everyone's to ski list.

Find out about Grand Massif Skiing

  • Skiing Range:
    700m to 2500m
  • Number of Lifts:
    78
  • Pistes:
    265 kms

Ski Resorts of the Grand Massif

  • Flaine, 1600m
  • Les Carroz, 1100m
  • Morillon, 700m
  • Samoens, 700m
  • Sixt Fer a Cheval, 750m

Firstly don't be put off by the low altitude of some of the villages. Generally you will expect to take the lift up, do your skiing, then take a lift back down at the end of the day. There is plenty of skiing at the snow sure higher altitudes.

Lift Passes

There are 3 options for lift passes.

  • The "Massif" Lift Pass, which covers Samoens, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, Morillon and Les Carroz
  • The "Flaine" Lift Pass which covers Flaine only
  • The "Grand Massif" Lift Pass, which covers everything

Grand Massif Skiing

There is a wonderful range of skiing within the Grand Massif area, there really is something for everyone. The area contains plenty of gentle exploring runs for beginners and low intermediates, you can tour village to village to explore different resorts, and is plenty of more challenging skiing including great off piste opportunities too.

Indeed the high snowfall levels combined with the good of offpiste to reign does attract hunters to this ski area.

The lift infrastructure is very good, as you would expect from anymodern main French resort. There's plenty of high-speed lifts, and the pistes interconnect well for a multi-resort area. The only bit that and on its own is Sixt, that has its own mini ski area that is not connected to the rest.

Check the Grand Massif Webcams

Webcam showing main ski slopes where they come into Les Gets village

This Webcam looks towards the chair lifts in Flaine. Click on it to see the full size version

 

Webcam showing main ski slopes where they come into Les Gets village

This Webcam looks towards the slopes in Morillon. Click on it to see the full size version

 

Check the Grand Massif Snow Forecast

Samoens Snow Forecast by Snow-Forecast.com

Samoens Snow Forecast by J2Ski.com

Catered Accommodation

Here you can find the catered accommodation that best suits you in the Grand Massif.

Chalet Marie Stuart , Catered Accommodation in Grand Massif
  • Catered Accommodation in Samoëns
  • Perfect for family ski holidays
  • Great Location to enjoy Grand Massif

Chalet Marie Stuart

Catered holidays in Samoëns

Chalet Marie Stuart is run by people with a passion for hospitality

Catering for groups of up to 12 people.

The chalet has great storage for keeping ski equipment and bikes out of the way.

Great service, great food and a great location

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Ferme du Ciel , Catered Accommodation in Grand Massif
  • Catered Accommodation in Samoëns
  • Ideal for families and large groups
  • Located in beautiful Samoëns

Ferme du Ciel

Catered holidays in Samoëns

Created from a dilapidated farmhouse in the hamlet of Mathonex

Catering for groups of up to 18 people.

Available year round

Run by hosts Andrew and Su for the past 10 years

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