Endless hours of enjoyment in the Grand Massif
In contrast to the lower slopes, the upper reaches of the Grand Massif, stretching as high as 2500m, are a popular destination for the most practised of skiers; particularly the runs setting off from Lac de Gers, Grandes Platières and Tête Pelouse. The 14km run from Flain down to Sixt Fer à Cheval, with its spectacular views of Mont Blanc as well as the nearby nature reserve, is a highlight not to be missed. Those looking for a real challenge can head for the “Diamant Noir” run, which descends an impressive 890m over a distance of just 3km.
Snowboarders will also find plenty to do in the Grand Massif, which includes two “snow parks” and even a specially designed “kids jam-park” for the younger boarders. Kids can also of course enjoy the facilities in Les Carroz itself, where there is a ski nursery, kid’s ski school, and dedicated children’s practice area with its own carpet lift.
Cross-country fans can catch a free bus from Les Carroz to the nearby network of runs at Col de Pierre Carrée, which is home to some of the highest, and most reliably snowy, cross-country ski runs in the entirety of the Alps. A further 30km of cross-county routes are on offer at Agy, just 10km away.
On the trail of Savoyard culture
Even though the Après-Ski atmosphere in Les Carroz might, on the surface, appear to be relatively quiet, food connoisseurs in particular will find themselves right at home. A range of bars and restaurants invite guests to sample the Savoyard cuisine, and enjoy a variety of typical regional dishes.
Les Carroz also offers plenty of things to do even without setting foot on the ski slopes. The wide range of activities on offer includes: paragliding, climbing, tobogganing, ice skating, or a ride on a dog sled or snowmobile.