station_ski_les_carrozLess than an hour from Geneva Airport and the closest main French resort to an airport…

02_villageThe village is a delightful alpine spot tucked onto a sunny plateau above the Arve valley within easy reach of the motorway from Geneva to Chamonix. It is very well known in France, as it is one of the oldest French ski towns. An extensive upgrading scheme for both the village and the lift system means that you can have the best of both modern convenience and older character.

Being a predominantly French resort, it has given the area lots of fine, atmospheric mountain restaurants (mainly table served) and a lovely relaxed feel.

Access is by a new 8-place high-speed gondola, which can put you on the slopes in less than 6 minutes.

Les Carroz numbers

Top altitude: 2,118 m
Base altitude: 1,140 m
Population: 1700 inhabitants

Total lifts: 16

  • 1 gondola
  • 6 chairlifts
  • 8 button lifts
Total pistes: 32

  • 4 green
  • 17 blue
  • 8 red
  • 3 black

History of Les Carroz

The ski resort was built in 1936 and two years later the Kédeuse button lift was completed. This button lift was the Grand Massif’s first ski lift. By 1964, Les Carroz boasted 5 modern-day mechanical lifts, which 4 of the new lifts went into operation in 1976. In 1975, the original cable car was replaced.

In the beginning of the 80′s, Les Carroz marked the birth of the Grand Massif, with its five linked resorts and its 265km of ski slopes. In 1989,the resort developed its first snow cannon. In 1993 a complete artificial snowmaking network for the benefit of skiers was installed.

Les Carroz continues to finance in new facilities designed to improve visitor’s experience and focusing on comfort for holidaymakers.

Les Carroz continues to roll out more schemes that embrace the sustainable development ethos. Professionals, suppliers and hire companies have signed an agreement governing the recycling of ski equipment, and all packaging will be recycled prior to the start of the season.