Les Carroz – “Who told you about this French secret?”
Shhh! Who told you about this French secret? Almost all of our guests who come to Les Carroz come back again and again
Les Carroz has all the charm of a traditional French village and all the great skiing of a larger resort (but with quieter pistes…)
Snuggled into the 4th largest connected resort in Europe, Les Carroz has all the charm of a traditional French village and all the great skiing of a larger resort (but with quieter pistes…), It’s a resort to fall in love with once discovered, several of our guests now own properties here.
Les Carroz is just an hour from Geneva and is, the only village in the ski area apart from Flaine that you can ski down to. With lots of good restaurants throughout the pretty village centre, great bars (check out La Pointe Noire’s for live music nights, the Grizzly for a huge selection of beers, the Marlow’s yards of lager, the Cave 54’s wine vault) Les Carroz has everything you need to entertain a family or group of friends.
Built when only the best plots were available, just 200m from the telecabine. Skiology’s Chalet Deux Freres is a short walk from the centre of the village. The chalet’s excellent location within this relatively undiscovered resort keeps our guests come back time and time again!
What the press say
“80 percent of the slopes are north facing, so hold the snow well. (That means the snow will be held for longer due to less exposure to the sun. One can also generally add 300m of elevation to a North slope when comparing it to a Southerly facing slope due to the sun’s effect on Southerly slopes)”
“The microclimate between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc … generates very substantial snowfall”
Top 5 to ski, Les Carroz
The Grand Massif ski area is a peaceful vast landscape of tree-lined pistes dotted with top-notch restaurants and some stunning scenery (check out the view of Month Blanc from the summit at Flaine!) Here are our top 5 to ski.
- Marvel and Cascades, 2 of the longest pistes in the Alps!
- The epic Gers bowl, some of the best off piste that we know.
- The new Coulouvrier bowl ski area described as a Canadian style ski area
- Secret off piste restaurants serving exceptional food, one will give you a lift back in a piste basher!
- Selfies from the top of Flaine with Mt Blanc in the background
Top 5 Après Ski, Les Carroz
Les Carroz is home to some fantastic restaurants and some lively bars. If you’re up for a late night head over to Club 74 and if you love to watch the world go by whilst having a pint, pitch up at Le Marlow on the corner of the square.
- Amazing restaurants including Les Servages with the winner of France’s best chef!
- Le Saint Jacques in the heart of Carroz village serves up fine selections of beers and show major sports on the widescreen there!
- Late night revelling at Club 74!
- Take a trip to the Teepee with a local guide, snow shoe there then have food cooked on the fire for you with some Genepi to keep you warm!
- Help us in our quest for the best vin chaud on the mountain.
Top 5 relax, Les Carroz
Les Carroz is a great place to relax if you’re taking a day off the slopes or if you’re unable to ski whilst you’re on holiday! Here’s our top 5 relaxing activities in the village.
- Swim from the indoor to the outdoor swimming pool with newly refurbished spa.
- Cave 54 serves up some of the best regional wines.
- Lots of tranquil snow-shoeing tracks.
- Have a massage at one of the village spas.
- Take a romantic ride in a horse and cart.
Les Carroz Piste Map
Click on the map below to view a piste map of the entire Grand Massif ski area. The ski area has 265 km of pistes. That’s 146 runs in snow-sure traditional French resorts.
Les Carroz and the Grand Massif ski area have an abundance of blue runs, 65 to be exact including the 2nd longest in the Alps (Cascades – 14km!), and 20 green runs (the longest, Marvel, is a winding 5km through the trees in Morillon).
And for the more advanced skiers and snowboarders 49 red runs and 19 blacks. The off-piste here is some of the best we know. The Flaine tourist board once brought over a team of British journalists to review the area, they discovered the off-piste Gers bowl and did not even try the rest of the area as they loved Gers so much!
Les Carroz Snow vs Val D’Isere
The historical snow graphs here constructed with data available from www.snow-forecast.com (you will need to subscribe) show that the upper slopes of Les Carroz are more snow sure than even Val D’Isere’s.
It is worth mentioning that Val D’Isere was chosen as a comparison because it is the resort most visited by snow travellers from Britain, therefore it has more of a chance of being familiar and also it is higher than Les Carroz!
This comparison is by no means damning of Val D’Isere (we love it there) however hopefully it will make you think twice about dismissing a resort for being too low.