Part of the Grand Massif ski area, the pretty, traditional village of Samoëns is located in a picturesque valley. The resort has a local alpine village atmosphere with many old buildings built in stone, narrow cobbled streets and a beautiful village square. In the village centre, there's some good quality hotels and apartments to choose between and a great choice of restaurants, as well as a couple of nice bars for good measure. There is easy access via Gondola to the slopes and mass of runs beyond. The Grand Massif ski area offers 265km of skiable terrain combining the resorts of Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt and Les Carroz. From Samoëns you can access the slopes via two resort gondolas both taking you up into Flaine valley. All this gives a great mix of runs for all abilities in the resort itself and out into rest of the surrounding ski area. Off the slopes, there are plenty of activities to choose between too.
Dog sledding, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoe walking, parapenting, outdoor ice skating, horse riding.
As Samoëns becomes more popular and grows, the selection of restaurants is gradually growing, and there's now around 40 places to choose from in town. A lot of them have an authentic feel and offer good home-cooked Savoyard food. There is everything from
Helicopter rides, regular ice hockey matches, cultural centre.
- Transfer time: Geneva : 1hrs 15mins
- Currency: Euro
- Beginners: 5
- Intermediates: 4
- Advanced: 3
- Snowboarding: 4
- Resort height: 1600m
- Ski range: 700-2561m
- Total kilometres of piste: 265kms Area
- Number of runs: Area: Blue 84, Red 48, Black 14
- Number of lifts: Area : Draglift 32, Chairlift 31, Funicular 1, Gondolas 8.