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What’s new in Grand Massif for winter 2017/2018

What’s new in Grand Massif for winter 2017/2018

The Grand Massif ski area is made up of 5 resorts in France: Flaine, Samoëns, Les Carroz, Morillon and Sixt. Even though the ski area is often overlooked by holiday seekers, the Grand Massif is the 4th largest linked ski area in France with 265km of pistes. The high altitude and north facing slopes offers excellent snow conditions throughout the season. It is an extremely diverse ski area with bowls of untouched spaces and beautiful natural scenery. Take a look at the exciting new plans to the Grand Massif for winter 2017/18.

New Coulouvrier bowl

One of the largest additions in any resort this season is the development of a brand new bowl between Morillon and Samoëns! The new ski area will include:

  • New 6 seater ‘Coulouvrier’ chairlift
  • 2 new blue pistes (open for 2017/18)
  • 2 new red pistes (open for 2018/19)

Transporting skiers from 1200m to 2120m, the chairlift will be a record length of 2850m – the longest of its kind in Europe. The journey will take 9 minutes and can carry up to 3000 skiers per hour.

Coulouvrier
 

New hotel in Samoëns

The all-inclusive specialists, Club Med, have been busy building a brand new resort located on the slopes in Samoens. The 4T property features 420 rooms from Club to Suite with interconnecting rooms, 2 pools, kids clubs, luxury spa, 2 restaurants, bar and lounge areas, plus speciality family features throughout the hotel . Samoëns is a brilliant location and just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Geneva airport, which is perfect for families travelling with young children or elderly adults. The hotel boasts spectacular 360 degree mountain views and will be the new flagship family property. View ski deals to Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns.

Club Med Grand Massif Samoens

New weekend ski breaks in Flaine

For winter 2017/18 Chalet Flaine and Chalet Marmotte are specialising in short break packages. With 4 night ski weekends and 3 night ‘in the week’ short breaks, Flaine and Marmotte offer exceptional value for money for a large ski area. View short breaks in Flaine.

Chalet Marmotte
 

Piste improvement

The Grand Massif is investing in extensive landscaping of the Tête de Saix summit to optimise intersections and improve safety for skiers crossing over between the resorts of Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon and Samoëns. This transformation will afford a 360º view of the whole of the surrounding panorama.

Snow improvements

Creation of a 110,000 M3 reservoir in the Veret sector of the ski area will provide the resort with a tenfold increase in its snow-making capacity, this resource will be of particular use for enhancing the natural snow coverage on the pistes leading back to the resort.

View ski deals to Flaine / View ski deals to Samoens

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