Facts and Pictures of Flaine Ski Village Resort (part of Le Grand Massif) in the French Alps - Travels Blogs

Facts and Pictures of Flaine Ski Village Resort (part of Le Grand Massif) in the French Alps



Bonjour! Flaine alpine village is one of the ski village resorts in the Alps that was built for the purpose of wintersport tourism back in the late 60?s.

The village is described by many as dull, dreary and utterly concrete. Which is understandable because not everyone appreciates architecture. The buildings in Flaine are made in Bauhaus style by award-winning Bauhaus master architect Marcel Breuer (commissioned by the resort founders, Eric Boissonnas and Grard Chervaz). This might surprise the critics and naysayers but Flaine is the only ski resort built in the 1960?s to be listed in the French Historical Monuments Survey.

I actually like the clean cut of the design of the buildings here. They represent indeed a different era but you can see that it depicts a strong basis of form and function, and art as well. The Dutchman however thinks they are ugly, he said they are bunker buildings and reminds him of East Germany during communism times. Well, not to me though.
We booked our wintersport vacation here mainly because of the slopes. We have always booked at low key ski resorts that has a huge ski terrain. We like the quietness it offers and the less traffic on the piste. The Le Grand Massif has 267 kilometres of slope run, and among the 5 ski resorts that form the skiing area (Flaine, Les Carroz, Samoens, Morillion, Sixt), Flaine is the biggest with a wide access to different types of lifts and slopes. The combination of blue and red slopes here are balanced as w...
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