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School Ski Trip to Grand Massif

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Doorstep skiing

265km of piste

Excellent snow record

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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.

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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

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.

Flaine is a great resort for schools,plenty of slopes for all abilities, very picturesque skiing through the trees. UCPA is a clean and modern hostel. 

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Chalet des Pistes

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Chalet des Pistes

Located in the centre of the village of Morillon, the Chalet Des Pistes has rooms from 2 to 6 beds all equipped with bathrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and the majority have sunny balconies.

There is a dining room; a bar with table football; pinball; a library; veranda and terrace; and a TV room with DVD.

The ski lifts are located just 250m away and give direct access to the Grand Massif.

UCPA Flaine Altair

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UCPA Flaine Altair

This modern Bauhaus ski centre has fantastic facilities that include a disco, modern bar with fireside lounge, PlayStation games, pool tables, table football, restaurant and even in-house ski equipment rental. There's also free WiFi access.

Guest rooms sleep 4 to 6 people in bunk beds with showers and toilets located in the adjacent corridor (typically one shower/WC per two rooms).

Accompanying staff are normally accommodated in twin rooms.

Aprés-Ski at Grand Massif

natural ice rink flaine

Ski in the open air, under the winter sun at this lovely natural ice rink in the centre of Flaine Forum.


swimming pool flaine

This heated indoor pool and sauna are perfect for warming up after a long day on the slopes!


bowling flaine

Everyone loves bowling and this activity usually goes down really well with our groups. This bowling alley has 6 lanes and a number of other games are also available.


big air bag - flaine forum

Zoom down the slopes on your skis or seated on an inflatable rubber ring, then take off into the air before landing in complete safety on an enormous air bag.


indoor climbing wall flaine

This artificial indoor climbing wall is situated in Flaine and is open at the end of the day to relax after ski.


snowshoe walks

Snowshoe walks are a brilliant, alternative way to explore the winter wonderland that surrounds you and with 5km of prepared, marked paths, there is plenty here to keep your group occupied!


ice quad - buggy

If your group is full of adrenaline junkies, they will love Ice Quad , where they will get to race around a 700m track on quad bikes! The track is floodlit, so this makes for a great daytime or evening activity.


restaurant flaine

Replenish your energy with a delicious pizza at this great little restaurant in Flaine Forêt. The restaurant opens every day and offers WiFi, as well as a fantastic terrace and sun deck offering panoramic views of the ski area.