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Grand Massif

Why a Grand Massif Ski Resort?

  • Fast transfer from Geneva airport and close to motorway/train stations
  • A huge 265km of pistes offering great ski selection for all levels
  • Peak Retreats' resorts offer easy access to the large ski area (incl. Flaine)
  • Outstanding off-piste and snow parks

Grand Massif Information

The attractive ski area of the Grand Massif between Geneva (50km) and Mont Blanc includes four charming traditional resorts - Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and Les Carroz - and the modern resort of Flaine. The Vallée du Giffre which runs through Morillon and Samoëns, ends in the spectacular 'Fer à Cheval'.

France's fourth biggest ski area has 265km of piste and offers a great variety of terrain for all levels, reliable snow and a lack of queues. From the central Tête des Saix, north-facing runs drop down steep mogul slopes towards Samoëns while on the opposite side of the valley, easier pistes fall through tree-lined trails towards Morillon. The runs to Les Carroz are short but varied while the small ski area of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval also links into the Grand Massif via the 14km 'Cascades' blue run (although the return is via bus). There are outstanding off-piste possibilities and the 3 'Jamparks' offer snowboarders some of the best conditions in Europe.

Le Grand Massif ski area is easy to get to via direct motorway links from Geneva or by TGV train to Cluses, with regular bus links between the resorts.

Peak Retreats offers a range of Grand Massif accommodation options across the 4 resorts we feature. All Grand Massif ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Grand Massif ski holiday. Peak Retreats also offers ski hire, ski passes and ski school in the Grand Massif.

The best resorts in Grand Massif

  • Samoens

    Thinking of skiing in Samoens? This beautiful ski village offers easy access to the huge Grand Massif ski area (including Flaine) with large beginners area and plenty of intermediate cruising.

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  • Morillon & Morillon 1100

    Thinking of skiing in Morillon? Morillon is a charming Savoyard village built around a 16th century church in the Giffre Valley. Offering quick transfer (1 hr from Geneva) and access to 265km pistes.

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  • Les Carroz d'Araches

    Thinking of skiing in Les Carroz? This traditional alpine village is situated in the heart of the mighty Grand Massif ski area, just one hour from Geneva and Chamonix.

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  • Sixt fer a Cheval

    Thinking of skiing in Sixt fer a Cheval? Ranked among the “Most Beautiful villages of France”, Sixt is still largely unknown outside France and yet offers great access to the Grand Massif ski area.

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