Just 50km from Geneva, this attractive linked ski area includes 4 charming traditional villages - Morillon, Samoens, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval and Les Carroz as well as the modern and lively resort of Flaine.
Here are 5 things that you might not know about skiing in the Grand Massif.
- Massif by name, massive by nature – the Grand Massif is the fourth largest linked ski area in France, with 265km of pistes (or 145 slopes) for your enjoyment!
- A total of 239 snow-making machines add to the natural snow cover on the lower and most exposed parts of the ski area. The Grand Massif is highly regarded for the reliability of the snow cover.
- There are 31 piste grooming machines that operate at night across the ski area. On the steepest slopes, the grooming machines are held by a 1000m cable which can hold up to 4 tonnes!
- 270 lift operators ensure a comfortable ride and help to reduce queues during busy periods.
- There are 65 ski patrollers who are permanently on duty in the Grand Massif, working to keep skiers and snowboarders safe. Their work includes rescuing injured people, blasting avalanches after heavy snow falls and marking the pistes.
Take a virtual tour of the Grand Massif on the official website