The church in Arâches-la-Frasse
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Marc Iochum|
|37.69 km2 (14.55 sq mi)|
|• Density||51/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||560–2,466 m (1,837–8,091 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It is part of the canton of Sallanches. The main villages in the commune are Arâches, Les Carroz, and La Frasse.
Until the 1930s the village of Les Carroz was a simple farming hamlet with only a few houses. It is now developing into the nearest large ski resort to Geneva. By 1981 Les Carroz had been linked to the nearby ski villages of Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, and the resort of Flaine, developed in the 1960s. The Grand-Massif ski area had been born. The gondola and chairlift in Les Carroz can take skiers straight up to the extensive skiing in the Grand Massif.
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- Les Carroz webcam: http://www.grandmassif.co.uk
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