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5 reasons to ski in Samoens

image Friday, 16, November, 2018

A genuinely friendly mountain village, packed with fun for skiers and non-skiers, and plenty of kilometres to ski, what's not to love? We've picked the five reasons we love the pretty village of Samoëns.


1. The ski area 

Samoëns is part of the fourth largest ski area in France, the brilliant Grand Massif, which has 265km of slopes. 

The Grand Massif ski area - image credit

The incredible skiing in the Grand Massif ski area - - GMDS

2. The genuine village feel

As well as the awesome skiing, Samoëns makes a great base for those who don't ski and has lots to do after a day on the slopes. The historic village has a genuinely friendly feel, it was home to stonecutters and its architecture is protected as a 'monument historique'. We love heading to a cosy café in the village square, overlooking the church that has its origins in the 13th century. 

The historic church in the centre of the ski resort of Samoens

Samoëns' historic church - image credit: Samoëns - Christian Martelet

3. The easy access

Samoëns is only an hour from Geneva so easy to access.

4. The good life

Samoëns is somewhere it's easy to experience that very French term 'art de vivre' (the tourist office team translates this as 'the good life' and we think that's pretty spot on!) from 'wellness' activities (our La Reine des Prés, Les Chalets de Layssia and Alexane properties all have a spa) to local gastronomy in the resort's restaurants, life is good! 

The stunning setting of Samoens surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Image credit: Samoëns - Christian Martelet

Samoëns is in a stunning setting. Image credit: Samoëns - Christian Martelet

5. Family-friendly après ski 

From ice skating in the large outdoor rink to dog-sledding and snowshoeing, there is a huge choice of family-friendly après ski to choose from. The tourist office also arranges a weekly programme of activities during the ski season. 

Activities organised by the tourist office in Samoëns' historic market square

Activities organised by the tourist office in the historic market square.

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