Grand Massif Ski Area Opening Dates
Come and join us for the 2022-2023 winter season in the Grand Massif: 5 ski-linked resorts : Les Carroz-Flaine-Samoëns-Morillon-Sixt !
The Grand Massif ski area will be open from Saturday 17th December 2022 to Monday 10th April 2023 inclusive (Easter Monday). It may stay open until Sunday 16th April 2023 if the snow conditions are good.
If the snow is here earlier, some slopes and lifts in Les Carroz may open for the weekend of 10th – 11th December 2022. Flaine will partially open from 10th to 16th December 2022.
For this 2022-2023 winter season, the big news is that lift passes will be free for children under the age of 8 (as opposed to under 5 previously)! So you can enjoy unlimited skiing in all of the Grand Massif resorts. Seniors aged over 75 continue to benefit from this privilege!
Also new for this 2022-2023 winter season is the opening of the brand new Sairon chairlift in Morillon. It is faster at 6 m/s versus 5 m/s, has 6 seats versus 4 seats before, and the journey time has been reduced from 14 minutes to only 9 minutes!
The Grand Massif came into being 40 years ago with the 1982-1983 winter season through the creation of a link between the Tête des Saix and the four resorts of which it was composed at the time: Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon and Samoëns.
Located in Haute Savoie, halfway between Chamonix and Geneva, the Grand Massif is one of the largest ski resorts in the French Alps with 139 diverse ski runs from its highest point at 2500m down to 700m (25 green runs; 59 blue runs; 44 red runs; 11 black runs) accessed via its 62 ski lifts. The Grand Massif offers an exceptional snow coverage, thanks to its geographical position close to Mont Blanc, mostly north-facing slopes, and continuous investments in a vast snowmaking network. Between its 12 fun zones and sledging areas, and its 6 freeride zones, including the famous Gers bowl and its 800m vertical drop, this immense ski area of almost 40,000 hectares is a delight for snow sports enthusiasts of all abilities. It is impossible to talk about the Grand Massif without mentioning the famous 14 km long Cascades blue run down through the Sixt-Passy nature reserve, the mythical 7km long Marvel green run in the midst of spruce forests and its breath-taking panoramic view of the Mont-Blanc mountain range.