Doorstep skiing
265km of piste
Excellent snow record

Resort Information

Best for:

As well as the fantastic skiing, a school ski trip to Grand Massif offers some brilliant après-ski activities, including bowling, ice-skating, swimming, tobogganing, cinema and many excellent restaurants. As we offer accommodation in three of the five resorts that make up Grand Massif, you can choose to base yourselves in the resort that best suits your group. Flaine is the most popular among British school groups, as it’s more or less car-free, is very compact and offers excellent facilities for young people. We also offer accommodation in Samoens and Morillon.

Skiing Information

Combined, the five resorts of Grand Massif (Flaine, Marillon, Samoens, Sixt and Les Carroz.) offer 265km of well-groomed skiable terrain. This means there’s a wide selection of challenging runs for skiers of every level – 5 for beginners and intermediates and 4 for advanced skiers. These resorts not only make up the fourth-largest skiing area in France, but are also home to some of the best snow in the country. The proximity to Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc, provides the added advantage of creating a natural micro-climate, giving these resorts some of the best snow records in France.

Resort
Facts

Beginner
57%

Intermediate
34%

Advanced
9%

Total Piste

265 km

Top Piste Altitude

2500 m

Longest Run

14 km

Transfer time to resort

1 - 2 hours via air, 12 hours from Calais

Vertical drop

1800 m

Glacier

No

No. lifts

78

Snow making coverage

1100 Cannons

Snow Park

No

Accommodation

Aprés-Ski at Grand Massif

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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3 After you've booked

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I love being able to put together exciting packages to offer school groups the opportunity to do what they love while soaking up another culture. – Ben McCafferty Head of Sales & Product

Don't take our word for it …

Les Deux Alpes is a fantastic resort for school groups. One of the best towns for après-ski activities. The slopes have enough variation for all levels of skiing and having returned here for the 2nd time, I can safely say it's one of our favourites. The hotel was easy walking distance. The resort was very quiet when we were there, never once queuing for a lift/cable car. The instruction from the ski school was fantastic and our students progressed beyond expectation. — Holden Lane High School

Your School Trip is Fully Protected

As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group's safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience
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Safety prioritised

As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

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Our Accreditations

We are a Member of ABTA, which means we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

Quality educational experiences

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

Financial protection for coach tours

For non-flight packages, the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Halsbury Travel (5493), and in the event of their insolvency. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Halsbury Travel. 

Financial protection for flight trips

All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.