Flaine & Les Carroz group Ski weekend
Having been to Les Carroz D’Araches with my family before I realized it was perfect contender for a long ski weekend. Close to Geneva airport so we could transfer in under an hour, great access to Flaine and the Grand Massif area, which is pretty snow reliable and having been there before it would be easier to settle in quickly.
We decided to stay at Pierre & Vacances Premium (Ex Residences MGM) Les Fermes du Soleil in Les Carroz. It’s a charming self-catering residence with a choice of ski apartments and a lovely indoor heated swimming pool and spa complex. It’s also very close to the local supermarket which is run by a very nice English lady! We booked 3 x 2 bedroom apartments for a group of 12, so every couple got a bedroom to themselves. We were all having a break from our little ones so having a good sleep was a priority. The apartments themselves were nicely decorated in traditional style and had modern and clean bathrooms. The staff were very friendly!
Even though it was the start of April, the snow was great. The chair lifts over to Flaine were cancelled a few days due to wind and snow but to be honest there was so much snow we didn’t need it and it made the ski passes better value! We did a lot of good skiing on the pistes of Samoens and Morillon.
In the evenings we spent most of our time in La Pointe Noire, which is a typical French bar with table football and arcade games. Very friendly staff and French locals plus 2 litre pitchers of beer for only 10 Euros! We also had some lovely galettes in a creperie off the main square and some lovely typical savoyarde fair such as cheese fondu in L’Agora.
We are already planning our return visit in 2011!