The Grand Massif area was created in 1980 when the Massif including Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns, Vernant and Sixt Fer à Cheval, and the Flaine bowl were connected.
The Grand Massif is the 4th largest ski-linked area in France and affords a truly breath-taking panoramic view of the French side of the Mont Blanc mountain range.
Its linked resorts are incredibly diverse yet somehow complimentary. There are high altitude resorts, ski-in ski-out, car free and also traditional picture postcard villages, all joined as one, yet each offering amazingly quick access to the Grand Massif’s 144 pistes.
The Grand Massif wanted to offer untracked slopes and backcountry skiing and it does just that, from the legendary Cascade run - a 14 km piste long from the top of Flaine (2480m) down to Sixt (800m), to the Gers bowl - a vast playground where the wilderness is untouched by any development. In good snow conditions you can ski from the Tete des Saix (2120m) all the way down to Morillon village (700m). And there are 350km of mountain trails to be explored throughout the spring and summer.
With its proximity to Mont Blanc, quick access from Geneva Airport, its vast and connected piste system, impressive and extensive off piste, and its incredible snowfall reputation, the Grand Massif has become one of the most popular for Brits offering an easy to reach, snow-sure destination. Which makes it a great place to have property!
Geneva is the nearest international airport and is just 1 hour 30 minutes by car.
Lyon Saint Exupery and Grenoble are just over 2 hours.
Chambéry is 1 hour 45mins away although it can be closed in bad weather.
All have regular transfers to resorts although these are more expensive outside of peak season.
Morillon makes up one of the 5 resorts in the famous Grand Massif. Just less than 50 minutes from Geneva, Morillon is a pretty Savoyard village in the French Alps.
Samoens is the only French resort that has been classified a national monument. It has been awarded the prestigious “ville fleurie", distinguishing it as one of the most beautiful towns in France