Ski Region: Close to Geneva for max slope time
|Ski area:||Grand Massif|
|Resort height:||1150 m ( Les Esserts)|
|Highest lift:||2560 m|
|Total Kms pistes:||265 kms|
|Driving Time :||8 hours (Calais – Morillon)|
|Pistes/Lift info||Local Area||Whole Area|
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Part of the impressive Grand Massif ski area with something for everyone and a great snow record.
For beginners there is one of the longest and prettiest green runs in the Alps,for experts the huge off piste bowl of Gers behind Flaine.
Morillon is split into the ski in ski our resort of Morillon 1100 and the pretty village at the bottom of the hill.
Neither has any nightlife making this very much a family destination.
” I consider the Grand Massif to be the most under-rated ski area in the Alps. The 265kms of piste are more exciting and varied than the motorways of Paradiski or the Trois Vallées”. Peter Hardy – The Daily Telegraph.
Also from the Telegraph “Nearby Mont Blanc acts as a giant fridge. Despite its modest altitude – the Grandes Plattières ridge at the top of the ski area is at 2,480m – Flaine has a more reliable snow record than any other resort in Europe.”
- Dont head straight for Flaine,many people attracted by the larger name resort miss some amazing local skiing.
- In bad weather stay in Carroz and Morillon for great visibility through the trees.
- There is a huge amount of accessible off piste,do take local advice and do be very careful in Flaine where the limestone base means that there are many holes and crevasses.
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