Here, in the villages of Châtillon-sur-Cluses, La Rivière-Enverse, Verchaix, Morillon and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, right at the heart of Savoie Mont-Blanc, you are at the foot of exceptional ski areas. Let’s have a closer look at the Alpine and Nordic ski areas!
Skiing in one of the biggest ski areas in Europe, with Mont-Blanc in the background, that’s what awaits you on a skiing holiday in the Grand Massif! Whether you are a beginner on the skis or an advanced skier, there’s the perfect slope so that you can either learn to ski or improve your technique! The Marvel green slope is perfect for learning to ski or snowboard, with 5 km over Alpine pastures and through the forest! The Combe de Gers is THE ideal spot for freeriders and those looking for some powder!
It’s always a good idea to vary your pleasures, so here in winter, we offer a wide variety of activities!
Those looking for cross-country skiing won’t be disappointed! Ath the Haut-Giffre cross-country ski area there are 3 different sectors for skating or to alternate! In the valley, there are 40 km of slopes overlooking the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval! Higher up, at the Col de Joux Plane mountain pass, facing Mont-Blanc, you have a unique view of the highest peak in Europe and across the entire Giffre Valley!
The Grand Massif Alpine ski area…
The Grand Massif ski area is in an exceptional location, with 265 km of slopes. It is situated right at the heart of the French Alps, halfway between Chamonix and Geneva, with a unique view of the Mont-Blanc mountain range. At an altitude of between 700 and 2,500 metres, this ski area links Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Samoëns, Morillon, Les Carroz and Flaine. It is mostly north-facing, meaning that the Grand-Massif slopes have exceptional natural snow covering for the majority of the season.
Beginners will enjoy the fun slopes and beginner’s areas, ideal for starting on skis and/or a snowboard at your own pace. The green, blue and red slopes are great for mastering your technique, and the black runs will give you a dose of adrenaline and get the blood pumping!
It’s impossible not to mention the famous Marvel slope, a 5 km green run, or the famous Piste des cascades slope, 14km through nature, starting from Flaine peak all the way down to the authentic village of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. More experienced skiers can easily reach the Flaine ski area and enjoy the Combe de Gers, Combe de Veret and Aup de Veran sector, all excellent places to pick up a bit of speed and have some fun.
The Grand Massif offers endless possibilities for all levels of ability!
Giffre Valley Nordic ski area…
Are you more a traditional skier or are you into skating?
Here, in the Haut-Giffre Valley you have unique views all around you as you ski! On one side is the Lac Bleu lake with a breath-taking view of Criou Mountain, and on the other side you have the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval. The two are linked by slopes winding through the forests and across plains!
At the top, at the Col de Joux Plane mountain pass at an altitude of 1,600 metres, the snow covering is superb, and you have a breath-taking view of Mont-Blanc. 90km of marked slopes are on offer, to go at your own pace through this superb natural environment, at the heart of the French department of Haute-Savoie!