Tucked in a wide bowl-shaped area in the north of the French Alps, purpose-built Flaine lies in the Haute-Savoie region, and makes up a part of the huge Grand Massif one of the largest linked ski areas in France. The resort is divided between Flaine Forêt, at 1700m altitude, and Flaine Forum, at 1600m, which is the busier of the two.
The resort is modern, practical and convenient, with diverse accommodation and ski areas that are easy to get around and well signposted. Some visitors may criticize its heavily-concrete development, but the resort has historically embraced it and has even won architectural awards! The 1600-2500m altitude slopes see huge popularity during the ski season, which runs from December through to April. Many families return year after year, a testament to Flaine's accessible and sociable image.