LES CARROZ D'ARRACHES, FRANCE
Ski Holidays in Les Carroz d'Arraches
Les Carroz is a traditional village surrounded by wooded slopes and has a relaxed French atmosphere in the Grand Massif is a vast area, which has something to offer all standards. Flaine, which is purpose built and unattractive, is the centre of the skiing and the resorts of Les Carroz and Samoëns are satellites with good connections.
Samoëns is on the other side of the mountain from Les Carroz and most of its slopes are north facing. It is the only ski resort listed as an historical site and has a glorious feel of the slow pace of the countryside. It maintains many of the old traditions, including a weekly market on Wednesdays in the medieval square. Samoëns itself is not connected directly to the skiing but there is a frequent free bus to the lifts.
Skiing in Les Carroz d’Arraches
Les Carroz welcomes all skiing and snowboarding abilities and non-skiers but especially families. The majority of its runs are bue, most suited to beginner and intermediate skiers. At the top of the Kédeuze gondola there is a dedicated learning area ideal for beginners and children. For more experienced skiers, the Cascades Walk is a great route from the top of Flaine cable car which crosses the Gers valley and Sixt Fer à Cheval nature reserve. To get back to Les Carroz you will need to take a shuttle bus.
For experienced freestylers, the Jampark de Flaine is a must. Situated in the Aujon sector, is combines freestyle with a snowparty, BBQ and DJs. The Combe de Gers is also good for experienced skiers. It is a technical slope with a 800m vertical drop and is at its best when it has excellent powder conditions.
The resort is also great for cross country skiers as its offers free shuttle buses to the Agy Nordic ski area. Or you can go over to the Pierre Carrée in Flaine where there are 17km of ski tracks and 10km of walking and snowshoe trails.
Snow conditions in Les Carroz d'Arraches
Les Carroz d'Arraches is reasonably snow sure with a lot of the skiing above 2000m.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Les Carroz d’Arraches
Les Carroz offers a variety of bars and restaurants to socialise in. If you’re looking for a lively resort for apres ski, then Les Carroz is not the resort as it offers a relaxed apres ski scene. It also has health centres, concerts, street shows and festivals as well as mountaineering, skijoring, dog sledding, night tobogganing, hot air balloon rides, paragliding and you can even experience a night in an igloo.
Transfer times to Les Carroz d’Arraches
Geneva (GVA) - 1 hr
Chambery (CMF) - 1 hr 30 mins
Grenoble (GNB) - 1 hr 30 mins
Lyon (LYS) - 2 hrs
Ski Hire in Les Carroz d'Arraches
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Les Carroz d'Arraches. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Les Carroz d'Arraches:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£79||£55|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£109||£71|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£129|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£139|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Les Carroz d'Arraches here
Les Carroz d'Arraches Reviews
Les Carroz d’Araches is a pretty little village half-way up the mountain road to Flaine. Pistes in the resort itself are beautiful, some - like les Timalets, the main return - are challenging while others are enchanting forest trails. The beginners slopes are safe but interesting & for non-skiers there's snow-shoeing, skating & tobogganing. There’s a regular & cheerful ski bus which covers all the resorts in the complex: Flaine, Samoëns & Fer à Cheval as well as les Carroz. There are excellent restaurants in les Carroz, from pizzerias to local style (try the Tartiflette!) All in all it’s one of the best & friendliest resorts in the Haute Savoie. Highly recommended.
Apres Ski: 5/5