Flaine is known more for its Modernist apartment blocks than its underrated ski area which, due to its position at the edge of the Mont Blanc massif, holds its snow well.
The town cannot accurately be described as ‘chocolate-box’. But raise your gaze and drama and loveliness will confront you.
There’s a dusting of snow on the high Alps today, but the first chance of a proper autumn storm comes next week.
There are still ski bargains to be found during the Christmas and New Year weeks, as well as a growing number in January.
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