Terminal Neige – Totem
What We Love
- Settling into the outdoor Jacuzzi after a day on the slopes
- The roaring fire in the bar, perfect for an après-ski spritz
- The fabulous ski-in, ski-out convenience
- The decadent Loft suite, which has three bedrooms, a south-facing terrace and a modernist beauty of a fireplace
What To Know
- There’s a fee to use the wellness center, and it’s for those over 18 only
- The higher up the room, the better the view of the snow-covered trees and mountains
- Rooms can be small; upgrade to a club double or a deluxe room for more space
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
You might call the charming aesthetic at this ski-in, ski-out hotel “modern vintage” – at every turn, there’s a touch of industrial chic, a soupcon of ethnic fabrics, some graffiti-inspired art, and brightly patterned china. The public spaces are stocked with a varied assortment of tables and chairs, some of which are bespoke Bauhaus-style creations, and cushions covered in Native American patterns crowd the sofas. Rooms are on the small side, but the street-art pattern that decorates one wall, the headboards made from slabs of chestnut, and the cheery curtains and bedspreads make them feel both hip and cozy. The Pure Altitude spa, with three intimate treatment rooms, uses its own label of products that incorporate mountain plants and minerals. Spring for a sports massage—just the thing after a day or two on the slopes.
In the Area
Flaine, 1,600 meters high, is the highest of the resorts on the Grand Massif lift pass, although its neighbors add variety on runs that cut through the forest. It’s also the one most guaranteed to get snow, which is what 99% of the guests will be here for—skiing and snowboarding take up most of each day. There are some excellent restaurants in the area that make the perfect après ski stop; try Les Covagnes for varied, good value meals just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, or L’Epicea, an Alpine hut-style building with some of the best hot chocolate in town. Slightly further afield is Le Desert Blanc, a mountaintop spot with stellar views of Mont Blanc (and great pizza).
How to Get There
Recently returned from our family ski trip to Flaine and stayed at the Terminal Neige - Totem. The hotel was excellent, warm and friendly atmosphere and very close to the slopes. Food was fabulous with a good choice on the menu. Rooms were clean, spacious and great view of the pistes. The staff in the hotel, ski shop and spa were all very friendly, helpful and accommodating. A great advert for customer care. The decor was cool and the retro arcade games (all free) went down a treat. It’s ben a while since i last played Phoenix!!!!! All in all, a great hotel that delivers on every front especially the staff being genuinely friendly and welcoming.
Went to Flaine for a long weekend ski trip with a friend, and was thoroughly impressed by Totem. Modern and clean, with a decent-sized room, with special mention for the extremely friendly and helpful staff. Always a plus to be able to ski-in-ski-out (albeit with a bit of poling!), and loved the vibe in the bar/restaurant area.
Travelled for a weeks skiing through Inghams. Had room with balcony and gorgeous view of slopes.Bed really comfy.Kettle provided in room. All staff really friendly and helpful. Hotel very clean and towels in bedrooms changed even when not requested. Really appreciated gym/saunas/outdoor jaccuzi which were included as Inghams guests - otherwise 10 euros a day. Buffet breakfasts and dinner all excellent with good selection of food for all tastes. Only room for improvement would be to have more staff and more crockery at breakfast as staff struggled some days to clear tables and find clean crockery. Well located for skiing - a short pole for 50m or so brought you to a lift or a green slope down to other lifts.
Absolutely brilliant hotel good bar & retaurant , Staff friendly clean great access to slopes room was modern & great view of the mountains decent value ...We will be back without a doubt Thank you to all the staff
I have just returned from a four day ski trip to Flaine staying at the Terminal Neige -Totem hotel. It has been a long time since I have had such excellent accommodation and service. It was second to none. All of the staff were friendly, helpful and pleasant at all times. The food was excellent and in plentiful supply. The hotel was kept spotless and everything from equipment through to ski pass could be arranged within the hotel which was a very short ski to all the main lifts. I will certainly go back.