The Cascade run Flaine to Sixt fer Cheval Jan 2006

The snow in the Grand Massif was excellent so we decided to ski from Les Carroz to Flaine and then try the 14 km Cascade ski run, if open. Catching the Grand Platieres (DMC) telecabine takes the skier from 1600 m to 2500 m; where there is a great view of the Mont Blanc chain and the mighty mountain itself.

The Cascade run was open. These are photos of the scenery as we made our way from the top of Flaine to Sixt fer Cheval at the bottom of the ski run.

Top Flaine, Grand Massif Jan 2006

Exiting the telecabine at the top of Flaine, Grand Massif

 Cascade ski run, Flaine to Sixt fer Cheval

Flaine based Cascade ski run to Sixt fer Cheval

Top of cascade run

Top of cascade ski run, Grand Massif

Skiers alone on Cascade

Perfect conditions on the ski slope Cascade

The white sea

The white Sea

Approaching treeline from Flaine to Sixt fer Cheval

Approaching treeline from Flaine to Sixt fer Cheval

View through trees on lower slopes approaching Sixt fer Cheval

View through trees on lower slopes approaching Sixt fer Cheval

Bottom of Sixt fer Cheval

Bottom of Sixt fer Cheval

At the bottom of the run is a small restaurant that serves snacks and drinks where one can wait for the free bus that takes skiers back to Samoens and Morillon to continue skiing.