Flaine is a fairly new resort, only built in 1968. It was born from the musings of an artist called Marcel Breuer, one of the pioneers of the Bauhaus school of design, and this is seen in the modern conrete design of the resort. Flaine is a very family friendly resort, with a pedestrian centre perfect for the safety of little ones playing in the snow. There are also some Jamparks in the area, a snowboarders dream, complete with sound systems and barbeques to boot. The area suits families and couples due to its laid back night life and child friendly setting.
Thrills on holiday in Flaine
A holiday to Flaine is great for those wanting to take their first tender steps on the snow. With a range of teachers to help beginners find their snow legs, you can comfortably go as a complete novice.
If you are hunting for something to get the heart pumping, there are plenty of activities to get involved in when you can tear yourself away from the slopes. Paragliding can give you some of the more breathtaking views of the area, and is not for the faint hearted. There are helicopter tours for those who might prefer heights twinned with a bit more comfort. As well as this, try snowmobiling and dog sledding for transport with a difference. One of the highlights of the resort is the Ice Driving School, where you can take to the wheel in a bid to gain control on the slippery, snowy surface.
Contented evenings in relaxing surrounds
There is a range of chilled out bars to have some quite drinks with friends at the end of a day of intense activity. There are a few lodges scattered around the slopes where skiers can stop for a quick bite between soaring the snow, and some restaurants serving local cuisine in the town centre itself. Although it is small, there are a few venues that stay open late, welcoming those who wish to spend long nights by the fire drinking beer and wine.
A holiday in Flaine is really for those that are looking for, arguably, some of the best skiing in the country. Go to this resort and you will be in the company of pleasant locals and visiting families, all relishing in their discovery of one of France’s best kept secrets. Book your French Alps ski holiday with lastminute.com today.