Please note that there might be a lack of equipment in the stores during the season. We recommend you book in advance.
The charming alpine town of Flaine has been leading the way in skiing for generations. In 1973 it was the first place in Europe to use snow making machines and today it is one of the most reliable spots in the Alps for snow coverage, thanks largely to its predominantly north facing slopes that retain snow. Flaine is a genuine all round resort, with a balance of green, blue, red and black runs, as well as ample off-piste territory and some nursery slopes served by free lifts, ideal for those taking their first steps on skis. Casual or intermediate skiers can soak up the panoramic views on the Cascades blue run, leading from the high point of the entire Grand Massif ski area at the top of the Flaine bowl, 14 km above the village of Sixt. Parts of the Flaine bowl, such as the 45 degree slopes of Gers, offer challenging terrain for expert skiers.
Instead of fussing with ski hire Flaine, focus on the superb array of skiing on offer by getting express rental service with ALPINRESORTS.com. Book with ALPINRESORTS.com in advance and find your ski hire gear waiting for you when you arrive in Flaine then simply pick it up then head straight up the mountain. ALPINRESORTS.com works with numerous local ski hire outlets in Flaine but only those who have a proven track record of consistently providing top quality equipment from the leading names in skiing and snowboarding such as Burton, Atomic, Fischer and Rossignol. Situated around the village of Flaine in locations near the tourist information office, the base of the Grand Balacha gondola or the Grand Vans lift, these stores are conveniently located so holidaymakers will not waste time getting between their accommodation and the ski slopes. The range of excellent gear on offer caters to all types of winter sports enthusiast from those who want sharp edged racing skis to test their mettle on the steep terrain, to casual holidaymakers looking for gentle carvers and powder hounds seeking the chunkiest twin tips to get them through the serious off-piste tracks. Snowboarders and children making their debut on the mountain are also catered for and there are significant price savings compared with booking ski hire in Flaine in person. Friendly, expert staff are there to help you make the right decisions for you and your family at every stage of the booking process, via phone, email and online chat support.
In addition to its phenomenal skiing opportunities, Flaine boasts trademark mountain hospitality and an apres-ski scene to rival most of its alpine neighbours. Here you can put your feet up after a hard day on the mountain and unwind in your own way. There are authentic versions of traditional Savoyard classics such as Raclette and Fondue and cosy bars where you can enjoy the stories and friendly conversation of the locals as well as vibrant clubs for those who don't need to be up at first light. Visitors lucky enough to catch the annual Flaine International Music Academy will enjoy the rare combination of pristine alpine surroundings and world class musical performances.