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Snowboarding

Grand Massif is a snowboarders paradise. Its one of the largest ski areas in France – consisting of five interlinked resorts – and has a vast network of lifts rising to 2500m. Plus the the direct proximity to the Mont Blanc Massif makes for very consistent fresh powder on and off piste snowboarding.

Whether you’re a first timer finding your feet or an experienced rider looking to explore new terrain and push your boundaries, there is plenty for every level of rider at the Grand Massif.

If carving the pistes is your thing, you’re in luck, the Grand Massif has 265km of them from tree lined coasting in Morillon , huge open slope bombing in the upper mountain of Flaine and the unmissable experience of the Cascades clocking in at a mere 14km long.

Park riders are not left out with ‘Le Foret’ putting a twist on the traditional, winding through the trees making the most of the natural terrain available giving you a truly unique freestyle experience.

When the snow is fresh you couldn’t be anywhere better to slide off piste and into the kind of riding you only dream about.

Steep and deep lines under the Samoens lifts are not to be missed, dive into the seemingly endless trees that cover La Carroz and make sure to keep an eye on the legendary Gers Bowl for the backcountry experience of a lifetime.