Famed for its traditional architectural and family orientated resort based in the Grand Massif. The resort is an easy-to-reach destination, ideally located just 10 minutes from the motorway, which is only 50 minutes from Geneva airport. In the winter months, the village unrolls its white carpet to reveal the abundance of ski runs for all ages and all abilities. The village of Les Carroz is one of 5 linked to the Grand Massif where there is 40,000 hectares of piste lined forest and 265 km of groomed slopes to enjoy, making the Grand Massif one of the largest ski-linked areas within France. In the summer, there is plenty of activities on offer for people of all ages. The 200 km of hiking trails, lakes and rivers, and valleys make it perfect for walking and mountain biking. Other activities to participate in expand from a mountain dropped golf course, to paragliding over the snow dusted peaks, to mountain carting for the adrenaline junkies. In the winter, there is lots more to do than just ski! If you want to take a break from the skiing, you can try some alternative activities Les Carroz has to offer, such as dog sledding, electric fat bike, alpine coaster or the ice rink.
Les Carroz has lots of other activities on offer on the mountain. You go snowmobiling or quad biking on ice, and there is ski joering (being towed on skis behind a horse). You can also have a day out snowshoeing or go ice climbing.
If you want a day in the village then Les Carroz is a great place to be with its multiple shops and restaurants you can visit. There is also an ice rink and cinema which you can go visit and enjoy. There is also a sledging hill and airboarding run to entertain children, or even adults.
Les Carroz is a paradise for intermediate skiers, but there are skiing pleasures to be found here for all aptitudes. Les Carroz isn’t synonymous with advanced skiing, but there’s plenty of excitement here if you’re an expert. There are 15 black runs in the area, the most famous of which locally is the Piste de Cascades, and there are some challenging blacks above Samoëns and in the neighbouring Molliets Valley.
If you’re an off-piste enthusiast, you’ll enjoy the Vernant Valley between Les Carroz and Flaine and you shouldn’t miss Flaine’s fantastic Combe de Gers. Alternatively, sign up for a ski touring trip with a qualified guide and head to Chamonix to tackle the Vallée Blanche which, at a whopping 25 km, is the world’s longest lift-served run.
Les Carroz d'Arraches is reasonably snow sure with a lot of the skiing above 2000 m.
Geneva (GVA) - 1 hr Chambery (CMF) - 1 hr 30 mins Grenoble (GNB) - 1 hr 30 mins Lyon (LYS) - 2 hrs