Grand Massif Piste Map (click to enlarge)
Altitude – 700m – 2561m
Total Ski Area – 265km (135 pistes)
Green Runs – 15
Blue Runs – 53
Red Runs – 51
Black Runs – 14
For Beginners there is great variety throughout Le Grand Massif resort – in particular there are special beginner areas at Morillon 1100 and Samoens 1600. Morillon also boasts one of the longest green runs in Europe, a lovely gentle run through the trees called Marvel that takes you back to the top of the main Morillon cable car.
Grand Massif Ski Guide – Morillon
Intermediates will be pleased to hear that there are more blue runs in The Grand Massif than any other colour, including the beautiful 14km Les Cascades. This is a spectacular run through the alpine wilderness, starting at the top of Flaine and finishing at the bottom of the village of Sixt. There is an excellent restaurant called Lac du Cers half way down Les Cascades where you have to call up the owner who comes and picks you up on a Skidoo! There are also a number of beautiful tree runs heading into Morillon and Samoens, while the Flaine bowl ensures that you can dip your toe into powder skiing just off the edges of the piste.
Grand Massif Ski Guide – Samoens
Experts can head to Les Gers bowl in Flaine that offers a feast of off piste skiing. Indeed, this area is so good that the Good Ski Guide gives The Grand Massif its highest possible rating for suitability to advanced skiers. Flaine is one enormous bowl with very few trees, so when it snows it becomes a huge powder park! Snowboarders and Freestyle Skiers can take advantage of the 3 snow parks in resort, the most advanced being in Flaine offering half-pipes, boarder cross, big air jumps, tables, rails and quarters.