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How to make the most of the Grand Massif ski slopes?

 

We’ve been out on the slopes for you – it was an absolute pleasure! To take you away from the popular trails, we can suggest different itineraries to help you make the most of the slopes, depending on what you want to do and your profile as a skier and/or snowboarder.

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The Grand Massif from North to South for “Adventurers”?

Cover the Grand Massif ski slopes from the North, by setting out from the Vercland gondola in Samoêns, until you reach the most Southerly point at the top of the Lindars chairlift in Flaine. Once you've reached your destination, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Mont Blanc mountain range and you'll arrive at one of the most pristine spots in the area, below the Tête des Lindars.

Here is the itinerary starting from Samoëns:
- Start the day by taking the shuttle bus from the tourist office in the centre of Samoëns. In 5 minutes you will arrive at the bottom of the Vercland gondola. Perfect, no need for a car!
- Board the Vercland gondola, the newest lift in the ski area. Works were carried out in 2020.
- Arrive on the Samoëns 1600 plateau. Take the Aouïa ski run through the trees and head for the Coulouvrier chairlift, the longest in Europe.
- At the top, you reach the Tête des Saix at an altitude of 2118m where you can enjoy a 360° view of the Giffre and Arve valleys below.
- Set of down into the Vernant bowl by following the Silice and Dolomie pistes in the direction of Flaine.
- Board the Vernant chairlift to reach the top of the Grands Vans at 2204m.
- From here, go down the Tourmaline piste into the heart of Flaine.
- You’re nearly there! Make your way to the bottom of the Aup de Véran gondola, from the top of which you take the Lindars chairlift to reach your ultimate goal at 2476m.

Worth remembering: Vercland is the ideal plan!
- You’re staying in Samoëns or one of the Giffre valley resorts?
- You are a good skier?
- You like a challenge?
Go!!! This itinerary is made for you!

The Grand Massif in “Explorer” mode?

The key word here, is “Enjoy”! You have plenty of time, and there's no rush to be the first on the slopes. Set off on a discovery of the ski area, starting with the village resorts’ slopes and finishing at the highest point in the area, 2500m above sea level at the top of the Grandes Platières.

Here is the itinerary starting from Samoëns:
- The shuttle bus takes you to the bottom of the Grand Massif Express. Taking it easy, board the cabin at 9.30am!
- You arrive on the Samoëns 1600 plateau and maybe have a coffee in one of the bar-restaurants on the plateau.
- After this short break, head in the direction of the Chariande Express.
- At the top, you reach the Tête des Saix at an altitude of 2118m where you can enjoy a 360° view of the Giffre and Arve valleys below. Just like your “Adventurer” friend.
- Head towards Flaine by taking the Vernant chairlift, having skied down the Silice and Dolomie pistes.
- You are then at the top of the Grands Vans at 2204m.
- From here, ski down the Tourmaline piste to reach the heart of the resort of Flaine.
- And to finish, board the Grandes Platières cable car to reach the ski area’s highest point at an altitude of 2500m and a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc.

Worth remembering: The trick, is to take your Time!
- You’re staying in Samoëns or one of the Giffre valley resorts?
- You’re a beginner or you just want to take your time?
This itinerary is made for you!

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