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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.

Why Les Carroz Ski Resort?

  • One of the most accessible resorts in the French Alps - just 1 hour transfer from Geneva
  • Family ski resort with plenty to do
  • A great base from which to explore the vast Grand Massif ski area

Les Carroz Resort Information

Perched on a plateau at 1140m, Les Carroz is a spacious, sunny, traditional family resort with pavement cafés and interesting little shops which are centred on the main square. The village has managed to preserve its traditional charm in harmony with the beauty of the surrounding mountains. 

Les Carroz d’Araches has a pleasant ‘lived-in’ feel and animated atmosphere. It has been popular with French families since 1936 when it officially became a ski resort.

The resort has been awarded the ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ label for its superb facilities for children. As well as ample skiing, there's also plenty on offer for non skiers - try an air balloon flight, a night time luge, dog sledding, ice skating (some evenings until 10pm), snowshoe outings…

In 2014 a new leisure centre was opened. Its large heated outdoor pool offers an unspoilt view of the Timalets piste and snow-capped peaks. It also features an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and an impressive cardio-fitness room. There is late night swimming on some evenings.

Peak Retreats offers a choice of self-catered apartments in Les Carroz d'Araches. All our ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a high standard (3 & 4*), providing an ideal base for a Les Carroz ski holiday.

Interested in buying an apartment in Les Carroz d'Araches? See our Buying in the Alps section

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Les Carroz d'Araches ski facts:

  • Ski area: Grand Massif & Praz de Lys
  • Resort height: 1140m
  • Resort top height: 2840m
  • Grand Massif & Praz de Lys (Samoens, Morillon, Sixt, Les Carroz, Flaine)
  • Km piste: 245
  • Lifts: 71
  • Snow cannons: 349
  • Snow parks: 2
  • No. of slopes: 148
  • Green slopes: 20
  • Blue slopes: 64
  • Red slopes: 50
  • Black slopes: 14
    • Beginners 3 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Boarders 4 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 540 miles (7hrs 40)

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