I"ve never actually stayed in Flaine, but have been to Grand Massif loads of times - we stay in Samoens, but the skiing is all linked.
The skiing in Flaine is as other will tell you, great pistes, mosly reds and blues that all come down into a large bowl which does get quite soft lower down and can get pretty busy.
Try and get the chair which goes from near the large gondola (DMC) as the queues tend to be a bit shorter.
It is very exposed at the top of Grand Platieres and sometimes the Mephisto superior and Fred are closed, due to high winds or snow having been blown off, if not they are great runs and fairly challenging.
One of the reds which I can't remember the name of is often unpisted can be fun!
Don't go off piste as there are crevasses which can be very deep. You'll spot them off the lifts.
Allow loads of time if you do Cascades as it's a bus ride to Samoens, then back up on the gondola from to Flaine. I would do it in the morning if it were me.
My favourite skiing in the GM is Les Carroz because I love skiing through the trees and it is pretty.
Hope you have a great time.
Tony_H wrote:Under a week for me now. I think I may spontaneously combust soon.
Thats not a good look on the slopes. Control yourself.
However, I will be the same in a few weeks.
Now 20 sleeps to Sestriere, bring it on
Iceman..I left you plenty of snow to play in
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