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Samoens

Thinking of skiing in Samoens? This beautiful ski village offers easy access to the huge Grand Massif ski area (including Flaine) with large beginners area and plenty of intermediate cruising.

Why Samoens Ski Resort?

  • Samoens is linked to the huge Grand Massif ski area
  • A pretty, undiscovered rural valley village
  • The village has a really good selection of restaurants
  • Easy access from the motorway, train station or Geneva airport 

Samoens (Flaine Grand Massif) Information

Set amidst forest and nestling at the foot of the imposing mount Criou, the delightful resort of Samoens has remained wonderfully unspoilt in spite of the development of tourism.

Despite recent growth on the outskirts of the village, the many traditional-style bars and restaurants at Samoens ski resort still give a feel for the 'real' rural ambiance of France. Samoens has a small traffic free centre with narrow streets, an old stone fountain, a church, an ancient linden tree and many other traditional buildings. Each Wednesday there’s a market in the square.

Non-ski activities in Samoens village include dog-sledding, indoor climbing and skating - but also some more unusual activities such as archery in the forest, caving, ice climbing or diving under ice!

At the heart of the picturesque Giffre Valley, the pretty village of Samoens in the Grand Massif is only a 20-minute drive from the motorway exit near the TGV train station of Cluses, and only 55km from Geneva - making your ski holidays in Samoens really easily accessible.

A free shuttle bus operates around Samoens and offers rides to the slopes at Morillon and Sixt every 20 minutes.

Although the altitude of the apartments in Samoens are around 700m, the ski area actually starts at Samoens 1600m. There’s a large beginners’ area at Samoens 1600 which is ideal for those who are just starting out on skis.

In the autumn of 2016, The Grand Massif ski area became the first ski area to be awarded the Green Globe certification for all its services including ski lifts, pistes.

Peak Retreats offers a range of Samoens accommodation options. All of Samoens' ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Samoens ski holiday.

Interested in buying an apartment in Samoens? See our Buying in the Alps section.

Samoens ski facts:

  • Ski area: Grand Massif & Praz de Lys
  • Resort height: 720m, ski from 1600m
  • Resort top height: 2500m
  • Grand Massif & Praz de Lys (Samoens, Morillon, Sixt, Les Carroz, Flaine)
  • Km piste: 265
  • Lifts: 71
  • Snow cannons: 218
  • Snow parks: 3
  • No. of slopes: 148
  • Green slopes: 20
  • Blue slopes: 64
  • Red slopes: 50
  • Black slopes: 14
    • Beginners 4 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Freeride 4 stars
    • Boarders 3 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 548 miles (7hrs 55)
Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras See more special offers
  • La Reine des Pres Get 10% off* (except arrivals on 29/12, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02, 02/03)
    Expires 31/10/2018
  • La Reine des Pres Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Les Chalets de Layssia Get 10% off* (except arrivals on 29/12, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02)
    Expires 31/10/2018
  • Les Chalets de Layssia Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Chalet Arnica For second week deduct £220 off plus a further 5% off*
    Expires 14/04/2019
  • Chalet Arnica Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Rose For second week deduct £220 off plus a further 5% off*
    Expires 14/04/2019
  • Rose Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Chalet La Remise For second week deduct £220 off plus a further 5% off*
    Expires 14/04/2019
  • Chalet La Remise 10% off* (except 22/12, 29/12, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02, 02/03)
    Expires 31/10/2018
  • Chalet La Remise Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Alexane 10% off*
    Expires 31/10/2018
  • Alexane Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Les Fermes de Samoens 10% off* (except arrivals on 22/12, 29/12, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02, 02/03). Excludes chalet 8/10
    Expires 15/10/2018
  • Les Fermes de Samoens Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Suites d’Alexane Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Neige et Roc Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Chalet Isabelle Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Chalet La Ferme de Fontany Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Maison du Bourg Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019
  • Les Fermes de Vallons Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019

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