Grand Massif & Praz de Lys
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.
Praz de Lys Information
Praz de Lys, and its neighbour Sommand, are authentic ski resorts set amongst the trees overlooking the majestic Mont Blanc. Located in Haute Savoie, it is within an hours drive from Geneva Airport in its own ski area.
Praz de Lys is an ideal family resort. It is a small ski resort in an outstanding setting with views towards Mont Blanc. Snow falling and settling on the trees makes for a magical experience. The village is surrounded by trees which makes for an authentic cosy mountain feel.
It is also hosts one of the best and most extensive nordic sites in the Alps with an impressive 60km of tracks nestled amongst amazing scenery and nature.