3. How to get around locally in Flaine from and to the Chalet
The accommodation is located fairly close to the ski area. With good snow conditions (snow covered), the location is “ski-out” meaning you can ski to the ski area from the Chalet.
Alternative is a short walk to the nearest ski slopes or the ski shuttle bus stop which takes takes about 5 minutes (450 meter downhill or 300 meter uphill)
The nearest slope will take you about 500 meters from the Chalet (uphill).
Alternative if to take the free ski but from Flaine station to the village and walk the last 300 meters downhill (or ski, down when the road is snow covered).
Cross country (Nordic) skiing
There is a beautiful Nordic ski area above the village of the Hameau (an 18 holes Gold course in summer). Access is free and the slopes can be reached with the ski bus or refreshing walk.
There are main ski pass offices in the village of Flaine. However, ski passes can be booked, paid and immediately activated from the Chalet via the internet. The required cards that are available for you with your Chalet host extra service.
There are several options variating from half a day in the Flaine area or
Note that the “Flaine” ski area is a part of the “Grand Massif” ski area. Access to and from Grand Massif is seamless. For short duration ski passes, you can choose for Flaine only or Grand Massif rates.
Local Ski hire, restaurant and grocery shop.
Next to the Chalet (<50 meter) is the “General store” which accommodates a ski shop and hire, an excellent bar restaurant “l’Ancolie” details and a small super market.
To and From Flaine village.
In day time, the ski shuttle but will give you good transport to and Flaine. Bus stations are as indicated in the ski-in/ski-out section.
In the evening, between 7pm and midnight, there is a free taxi service (dedicated for the guests in the Hameau village) which will collect you within 5 minutes from calling them. The number will be provided by your chalet host.
For any further information, you can check the Flaine web site: