Magnificent Mont Blanc Country Gordon Lilley, Ski Specialist

"Les Carroz is a gem of a resort, which is becoming increasingly popular with British skiers. It's a small traditional French village with access to the world class Grand Massif ski area - what more could you want! After a day on the slopes, a vin chaud in Le Marlow is the perfect way to finish the day!"

Les Carroz Ski Holidays

Les Carroz is located within the Grand Massif ski area and is a traditional French village popular with families. Les Carroz is also one of the closest ski resorts to Geneva so offers our clients a relatively quick and easy transfer. 

The village nestles in a sunny position surrounded by pine tree-clad slopes and open fields and offers a charming mix of chalet-style timber Savoyard buildings. The centre of Les Carroz offers a choice of bars, restaurants and shops and there's lots to do including night skiing and sledging at selected times. 

Les Carroz's ski area is linked to several other resorts' including Flaine and this larger ski area offers another dimension to this small resort, allowing skiers to reach high altitude slopes with great snow records and runs for all abilities. 

Skiing in Les Carroz

Perched on a plateau at 1140m, Les Carroz is a traditional alpine village in the heart of the Grand Massif ski area which includes the slopes of the neighbouring resorts of Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt, giving access to approximately 265km of pistes.

With the whole of the Grand Massif - one of the five largest interconnected ski domains in the French Alps - accessible in just six minutes via the Kédeuze gondola from Les Carroz, the resort is an excellent base for exploring the extensive terrain for all abilities. 

For beginners, the village's nursery slopes are protected and quiet and there are lots of gentle blues nearby to progress onto. Intermediates will enjoy the whole Grand Massif area, particularly the runs down to Les Carroz itself.

Advanced skiers or boarders should find spectacular powder bowls if they head towards Flaine or Samoëns as well as challenging black pistes. Experts can also explore the crevasses of the Flaine bowl, the narrow moguls of the Diamant Noir, or the ominous 45-degree slopes of the Styx Piste! In good conditions, the Combe de Gers is a must for expert skiers, however we always advise using a guide when going off-piste.

For boarders there is a large terrain park in Aujon, Flaine, and another in Samoëns. There is also a protected, marked freeride zone at the top of the Tête de Saix chairlift from Les Carroz 1500. In Les Carroz itself there are two boardercross courses and a new "Oasis Cool Zone" Snowpark suitable for all levels with a variety of features such as jumps, rails and boxes - both the boardercross and snowpark areas have a video zone to film your progress and even a WiFi hotspot to allow you to share on social media.

Apart from the option of a Les Carroz only day ticket aimed at beginners. there are two lift pass options in Les Carroz which confusingly, have very similar sounding names - the Grand Massif lift pass covers the ski areas of Les Carroz, Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt whilst the Massif lift pass includes all of the above with the exception of Flaine.

 

Important information
Ski Area Grand Massif: 265km
Green Runs 20
Blue Runs 65
Red Runs 50
Black Runs 13
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
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Snow report
Sun -9°C
Weather
Clear skies providing great views
2cm Last snowfall
Piste conditions
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
13/15 Lifts open
Piste:
Excellent
Off-piste:
Tracked
Runs to resort:
Excellent
58/90cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
16th Jan
Report date:
17th Jan
Distance from airports
Geneva 1hr
Chambery 1hr20mins
Calais (ski drive) 541 miles