Discover The Grand Massif France

The area covered by the Grand Massif, between Geneva and Chamonix, in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department, is in fact a natural reserve home to 5 resorts: Samoëns, Morillon, Flaine, Les Carroz, and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. The villages located at a lower altitude are welcoming, lively, and inhabited all year long. Reaching an altitude of up to 2,500 metres, the mountains that surround the ski resorts provide a sprawling playground for fans of all types of snow sports. This area boasts many peculiarities: Samoens is the only mountain village classified as a historical monument, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval has an impressive cirque with several waterfalls, and cars are not allowed in Flaine, a resort which displays a mix of old buildings and works by contemporary artists such as Picasso, Vasarelly, and Dubuffet. Many find this resort lacks charm, but in order to really be appreciated, it needs to be considered from an architectural point of view. Finally, Les Carroz has earned the 'Famille Plus Montagne' award for the quality of its family-oriented facilities!
The region boasts authenticity and tradition, both in winter and in summer.

Skiing on the 137 slopes that stretch over 160 miles.
The numerous cross-country skiing trails, particularly around the Fer-à-Cheval cirque.
Try your hand at Afghan walking, with or without snowshoes, which involves a breathing technique in rhythm with your steps.
Spotting chamois, alpine goats, and birds of prey in the Sixt area and the surrounding forests.
If the weather isn't that good, you can always head for the skating rink.
Pay a visit to a cheesemaker's cellar to bring back a local speciality.
This is also the perfect place for paragliding.

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