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Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle Resort Reviews

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Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle Resort Reviews

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Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle Ratings

Overall: 3.7. Based on 3 votes and 5 reviews. Vote

Access: 4.0

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle.

Public Transport: 4.0

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Scenery: 4.7

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Accommodation: 4.0

(1) No places to stay in/near Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 4.3

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 2.3

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle.

Ski in/Ski out: 3.7

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 3.3

(1) There are no child care facilities at Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowsure: 3.5

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Snowmaking: 4.0

(1) Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 5.0

(1) There are no snow groomers at Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle are groomed daily.

Shelter: 4.5

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 4.7

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 3.7

(1) Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.3

(1) The staff at Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.7

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.0

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.3

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Variety of pistes: 4.3

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Beginners: 3.7

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.7

(1) No intermediate terrain at Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 3.7

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 2.0

(1) Not even a kicker at Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Off-piste: 2.7

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Cross-country: 2.0

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 2.0

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.0

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.0

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 2.7

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 2.0

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 3.0

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 3.3

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 4.5

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.3

(1) Overall, Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 4.7

(1) Overall, Flumet - Saint Nicolas La Chapelle is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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February 26, 2016
EllyP from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We had a fantastic stay in Flumet. Two families, 8 in total. The two mountain restaurants are superb and the service at La Ferme de Zecon, especially Olivia, was fantastic. Will try not to recommend this quiet little gem! Ideally for families and young children who want to progress their skiing. The green run La Bellette through the trees is superb although probably more blue than green but plenty of options in the whole Espace Diamant area. We will return...
November 29, 2015
Rob Wray from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We went to Flumet in 2013 and had an amazing holiday. The snow was brilliant and the atmosphere totally chilled. We skied almost alone for mile after mile. Holiday coincided with the Grand Galaxie dog sleigh festival; not to be missed. We have booked again for 2016. Being of a certain age we don't need night clubs etc. A good restaurant and fresh bread suits our needs. Lift passes are a bargain, especially when bought in conjunction with the accommodation. Won't recommend it to anyone; I want to keep it as it is.
January 16, 2013
Chris from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We've been skiing in Flumet for the last 4 years now. While the town itself is small with little in the way of apres-ski entertainment, the fields themselves are a revelation. The Espace Diament covers approximately 185 kms of piste of varying levels of difficulty. While true black runs are limited, the area is a true playground for off-piste lovers, especially after a good dump of the white stuff, and offers something for everyone. Being a relative unknown is also a significant advantage - we went at the beginning of the year and the runs were virtually empty, unlike the crowded madness of the larger resorts. All this for barely half the cost of the more popular ski runs makes Flumet and the surrounding areas a good punt.
January 04, 2012
Tim from Ski France France
I've spent my childhood in Flumet, skiing every day in the winter, hiking and biking in summer. The new ski area called "Espace Diamant" enables to visit and ski in 6 different resorts with only one ski pass. Although lifts and chair lifts are quite slow, you will enjoy one of the most amazing landscape through the Alps from low altitude (only 2000m) surrounded by higher peaks and especially The "Mont Blanc" that is visible from any place in Flumet. Come in if you"re not looking for luxurious or modernity, but for the charm, the quietness and the beauty.
January 03, 2008
Peter Kennedy from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We've been to Flumet 11 times now, either at Christmas or February. If you have a car, a family, a budget and a smattering of French, you might really love it. It has some obvious drawbacks; its main lift is a slow double chair, the rest are drag lifts, the wooded undulating slopes are not great for boarders, the low altitude makes for some nervous times, the village is quite quiet (with no night clubs), and the lifts are a bus ride away. On the other hand, it links well into a much larger area with some fabulous tours possible (to Notre Dame de Bellecombe, Praz and Les Saisies); lift passes, accommodation and ski rental are half that of bigger resorts; its wooded north-facing slopes hold snow well and provide shelter when the weather closes in and higher resorts are all but closed; Megeve, La Clusaz and Chamonix are in easy reach, and an ancient village of real hidden charm with some delightful restaurants and shops. And Christmas in the neighbouring village of St Nicolas, with Santa on a horse-drawn cart and vin chaud all r'ound, is magical. So definitely not for ski-to-the-door mileage fanatics or clubbers, but a real hidden gem nonetheless.