Flights to Flaine
Flaine is one of the ski resorts in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps. Though smaller than some resorts, Flaine is actually part of the larger linked Grand Massif ski domain so there’s access to plenty more skiing and other winter sports in the region too.
For flights to Flaine, you can arrive at the Geneva International Airport (airport code: GVA) which is just over an hour away by car or bus. You can get to Geneva with South African Airways, with a single stop-over in Munich, and this is the same route as Lufthansa. Turkish Airlines connects in Istanbul, and Swiss Air will take you through Zurich for their flights to Flaine. Flights times will average between 12 and 16 hours long.
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The Tourist Attractions of Flaine:
First and foremost Flaine is a ski resort so it’s most popular during the winter months when you can enjoy some of the great skiing that the French Alps has to offer. However if skiing is not your thing you can still visit Flaine in the summer and make the most of the wonderful mountain scenery and opportunities for walking and hiking.
Winter in Flaine
Flaine Mountain Resort is a wonderful ski resort that’s been particularly popular with Europeans and is becoming better known around the world too. Flaine is known for several reasons that set it apart from other ski resorts in the Haute-Savoie region – it has what was the first high speed 8 seater chairlift in Europe, the first snow cannons to be installed in a European ski resort, and it is one only a few ski resorts to be eco-friendly by making it a car free destination.
Flaine is great for skiers of all levels as it has a good selection of differing levels of difficulty, so whether you’re just starting out in your skiing hobby or you’ve been skiing for years you should find numerous runs appropriate for you here.
Many skiers look for a good nightlife and Flaine shouldn’t disappoint. The resort is attracting more of a family crowd these days, but for après-ski there’s still lots of fun to be had. There are bars and pubs open until late here in Flaine.
Summer in Flaine
Like many other ski resorts around the world Flaine also attracts tourists in the summer. You’ll definitely find it is quieter in Flaine in the summer, but perhaps this quieter atmosphere is what appeals to you. There are some great places for hikes in the Flaine area and you can make use of a limited lift service to get you up into the mountains quickly and with little effort. You’ll be rewarded with beautiful vistas, ravines and many wildflowers.
If you’re visiting Flaine during August you could look out for the Flaine International Music Academy that takes place each year. During this time you can often enjoy free concerts.
When Should You Visit?:
Either summer or winter is a great time to visit Flaine depending on what it is you enjoy doing. Flaine has a long ski season as it does have some north facing ski slopes. If you’re coming in the summer the best times are between mid-June and mid-September as it’s during this time that walking trails will be most open.