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Grand Massif

This attractive area between Geneva (50km) and Mont Blanc includes four charming traditional resorts - Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and Les Carroz - and the modern concrete built 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 265 km 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.

The region is easy to get to via direct motorway links from Geneva or by TGV train to Cluses, with regular bus links between the resorts.

The best resorts in Grand Massif

  • Samoens

    Set amidst forest and nestling at the foot of the imposing mount Criou, the delightful resort of Samoëns has remained wonderfully unspoilt in spite of the development of tourism.

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  • Morillon & Morillon 1100

    Morillon is a charming Savoyard village built around a 16th century church in the beautiful Giffre Valley.

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  • Les Carroz d'Araches

    Perched on a plateau at 1140m, Les Carroz d'Arâches is a traditional alpine village in the heart of the Grand Massif area, just one hour from Geneva and Chamonix.

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  • Sixt fer a Cheval

    At the end of the Giffre Valley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with the 'Fer à Cheval' and its wonderful waterfalls and natural reserve, Sixt is still largely unknown outside France.

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