Or Grand Massive blud, if you're part of the crew...
The Grand Massif region isn't the best known resort in the Alps and with Flaine as their 'poster boy' village isn't going to help them out much with that either. I mean, look at that architecture!
However, it does have other villages which form the whole area that have absolute Savoyard charm and history. The region also boasts the chance to ski within a beautiful national park (listed as a French National Monument) and offers great wide tree free pistes in the Flaine bowl or perfect tree lined runs through the Lez Carroz area.
Again, not a wild place for Apres but we're sure you'll find your favorite spot to whittle away the wee hours of the night.
Savoyard chalets it ain't!
While not a relatively well known French resort, The Grand Massif still boats an impressive 265km of pistes and is actually the 5th largest linked region in France. Mostly tailored for the intermediate skiers and boarders with only 14 black slopes, The Grand Massif is a snow sure resort being located so near to Mont Blanc and has great proximity to Geneva too meaning no long horrible transfer journeys!
The Grand Massif has one of the longest runs in the Alps too with the Piste De Cascades offering 14km of perfectly groomed piste without seeing a chair lift or gondola in sight. It is only a blue run though with some flat sections but there's a brilliant little restaurant about half way where you can get picked up and dragged to the restaurant on the back of a ski mobile, pretty cool experience that!
Off piste is considered slightly more dangerous around the Grand Massif region than others, due to the natural rock formations creating quite gaping holes in places, so a guide is always recommended but there is still plenty to explore!