Whilst pretty, traditional Les Carroz is perfect for short breaks, it’s also part of the Grand Massif’s 265km of varied pistes – you’re unlikely to get bored. Next-door Flaine, higher up and purpose-built, is the area’s focus, but Les Carroz is a good alternative, especially if you prefer a real village atmosphere. The village slopes are wooded, good for beginners and in bad weather. There are open pistes higher up, as well as the link to Flaine’s varied offerings.
There are still a lot of bottlenecks that can frustrate anyone looking to get miles under their belt, plus draglifts to annoy the snowboarders. Despite not being particularly high at 1200m, Les Carroz benefits from a favourable microclimate between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva so skiing back to the village is normally possible all season. At just 45 minutes from Geneva it is one of the easiest resorts to get to, and short airport transfers, reasonably priced lift passes and an abundance of chalet beds make Les Carroz a great option for those on a tight budget.