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Thinking of skiing in Samoëns? 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 Samoëns Ski Resort?

  • Samoëns 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 

Samoëns (Flaine Grand Massif) Information

Set amidst forest and nestling at the foot of the imposing mount Criou, the delightful resort of Samoëns 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 Samoëns ski resort still give a feel for the 'real' rural ambiance of France. Samoëns 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 Samoëns 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 Samoëns 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 Samoëns really easily accessible.

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

Although the altitude of the apartments in Samoëns 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 Samoëns accommodation options. All of Samoëns' ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Samoëns ski holiday.

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

SAMOENS SKI AREA

Samoens is linked with the massive Grand Massif (Les Carroz, Morillon and Flaine) and provides extensive skiing for all levels with virtually no queues. Not many places offer such a wide variety of skiing, and very few have such fantastic panoramic views across to the magnificent Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps!

Samoëns is a charming little Alpine village linked to the large Grand Massif ski area - so you really do get the best of both worlds.

When it was built in 2003, the fast, high capacity eight-seater Grand Massif Express lift transformed the Samoëns ski area. Skiers can now access the Grand Massif in less than eight minutes - from the village (alt. 720 m) to the beginners’ slopes and the bottom of the main pistes (1,600 m). The Chariande Express, a high-tech “high-capacity” chairlift, which opened last winter, links the plateau to the Tête des Saix (2,120 metres) in only nine minutes. It’s the ideal and easy way to get to Flaine, Morillon and Les Carroz.

The slopes above Samoëns face due north, so above 1600m the snow is fairly reliable. Thanks to its geographical location, the Grand Massif enjoys abundant, regular snowfalls throughout the season, and the area is well known for its snow quality in spring. Some 80% of the slopes are north-facing, allowing the snow to lie for longer and remain in good condition.

  • For Flaine, see details with our sister company Ski Collection

Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page

Massif (all of above exc. Flaine)

145km of pistes, 45 lifts, 81 slopes:

Green slopes: 11
Blue slopes: 38
Red slopes: 23
Black slopes: 9

254 snow cannons & 1 snow park

SAMOENS SKIING

SAMOENS BEGINNERS

Skiing in Samoens couldn’t be easier, with an excellent nursery slope area at Samoens 1600 for beginners to practise on with seven lifts and a new travellator (moving walkway) to get the little ones to the top of the kindergarten slopes. There are no steps to climb to reach the Grand Massif Express gondola lift, and the Château drag-lift enables parents and children to use the same button. Even more important, the area for beginners is separated from the other sectors of the resort, to enable users to ski in complete safety, and avoid having users with different levels of experience on the same pistes. The restaurant terraces overlooking the pistes enable you to make the most of a relaxing rest in the sun while keeping an eye on your children.

The “Septi Snake”, on a green piste, is an easy slalom to learn on and have fun in the process. And just to the side of the piste, there are three “freestyle” features you can try!

There are special child-friendly seats on the beginner chairlift installed. These can be identified by the red cushion seats designed specifically for young skiers. This helps lift operators to spot them and help them on and off as the youngsters learn how the chairlift works. There’s also a special restraining bar extension which prevents the little ones from slipping under the normal chairlift bar, offering parents peace of mind.

Also new for young adventurers, the hidden fun zone La Forêt Myztérieuze de ZiziPanpan (ZiziPanPan’s Mysterious Forest) now includes a mini-zipline!

SAMOENS INTERMEDIATES

Intermediates and boarders will enjoy the 49 red pistes and 15 black pistes they’ll find on the Grand Massif’s extensive intermediate slopes and big lift networks.

SAMOENS EXPERTS

There’s also more testing terrain for the more advanced: the steep north-facing mogul slopes from the Tête des Saix - the central point of the entire Grand Massif system - down to Samoëns are particularly enjoyable. There’s also extensive off-piste.

SKIING BACK TO THE RESORT

Although you can’t actually ski back to Samoens village from Samoens 1600, you can ski down to Vercland  - using the ‘Velarge’ red run or ‘Grand Cret’ black run - to the old Saix gondola between Samoens and Morillon.  From Vercland there’s a free shuttle bus back to Samoens village just down the road. You can also ski back down to Morillon village on the ‘Diona’ red run, and again catch the shuttle bus back to nearby Samoëns village.

The Les Cascades run - this 14 km piste takes you from the summit of Les Grandes Platières at 2,500m down to the village of Sixt, 900m further down the mountainside. A great descent through Alpine meadows and forests on one of the finest pistes in the Alps - on the edge of the Sixt Fer-à-Cheval Nature Reserve where it’s not unusual to come across mountain goats - fourteen kilometres of quiet surroundings and breathtaking landscapes!

SAMOENS CAR PARKING

There’s free parking at the Grand Massif Express gondola, so taking your car is easy. And with 800 spaces you shouldn’t have a problem finding somewhere to park. However please be aware that the Grand Massif Express car park is not accessible for vehicles over 2.40 m in height. So take care if your skis are stored vertically on your vehicle!

Samoens Ski Hire

Pre-book your Samoens ski hire with Peak Retreats.

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6.  Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.

Find out more about Peak Retreats ski hire


Samoens Lift Passes

Pre-book your Samoens lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

Massif ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2016/17:
4 consecutive hours - €27.70 children, €36.90 adults
Day - €30.80 children, €41 adults

Grand Massif ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2016/17:
4 consecutive hours - €31.40 children, €41.90 adults
Day - €34.90 children, €46.50 adults

Samoens beginners passes 2016/17:
2 trips on Grand Massif Express or Saix gondola, drags - pendant, chateau, char, babuches, chairlifts - damoiseaux and demoiselles.
Day: adult - €24.40, child 5-15yrs - €18.30
1/2 day: adult - €22, child 5-15yrs - €16.50

Samoëns Ski School

Pre-book your Samoëns ski school with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school.

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 to 15 years, in Samoëns, with Peak Retreats. 3 to 5 year olds will go into the Ski Kindergarten lessons.

To book your ski school, download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient.  For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.

 

Samoëns Individual Tuition (NOT pre-bookable)

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these for you.

Fees: Around €49 per hour for 1-2 people up to 70 € per hour for 3-4 people. Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change.

Ski school Samoëns contact numbers for private lessons:

Ecole du Ski Francais Village +33 450 34 43 12
info@esfsamoens.com
Ecole du Ski Français Samoens 1600 +33 450 34 40 86

Samoëns Child Care

Kindergarten the Loupiots Tel: +33 4 50 34 13 96                  

The Loupiots kindergarten welcomes your children aged between 3 years and 6 years (before the date of their 6th birthday). Pre-booking is strongly recommended.

Open all year long from 07:30 to 18:30 from Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 08:30 to 17:50 during winter.

Tel: 0033 450 341 396
Email: 
garderiedesloupiots@orange.fr
Website: lesloupiots-samoens.com 

Please contact Kindergarten the Loupiots direct for prices, but please note between 11 am and 1 pm they don't give any information on the phone in order not to disturb the children.

Please don't forget to inform them in case your child is taking ski lessons. 


Baby changing

• At the Tourist Office Place de l’autogare. Free of charge
• At the Grand Massif Express cablecar. Free of charge
• At Samoëns 1600. Free of charge


Baby equipment hire

PELLISSIER SPORTS TWINNER
47, Grande rue
pellissier-sports.com
+33 (0)4 50 34 18 81 

NEIGE ET MONTAGNE
Rue de la Gare
neige-montagne.com
+33 0)4 50 34 40 90

J’AIME SPORT
jaimesport.fr
La Cour
+33 (0)4 50 34 98 20 

 

Children’s Ski Lessons in Samoëns

Children can ski from 3 years old in Samoëns with ESF Samoëns

We are able to pre-book ski lessons for children of all ages. We recommend you book your lessons as early as possible in peak weeks as they do fill up. Find out more about booking Samoëns Ski School.

 

Top winter activities to experience in Samoëns!

Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable

Snowsport activities:

Cross country skiing - Joux plane pass
Cross country skiing in the heart of the magnificent scenery of the Joux Plane pass. The Nordic ski in Joux Plane will now be open all the winter season (even when the Nordic ski in the valley is open).
The Joux Plane pass, situated at an altitude of 1,700 m, guarantees good skiing conditions when there is not enough snow in the valley. The clearly marked tracks in this exceptional site offer superb views of the Giffre Valley and Mont Blanc.

Cross country skiing in the giffre valley
Cross country skiing in the heart of the Giffre Valley, from Samoëns to Sixt Fer à Cheval.
The site in the valley, on the banks of the Giffre, offers 43 km of tracks that are also suitable for skating. The Haut Giffre circuits are very popular with cross country skiers. Blending perfectly into the landscape, the tracks «Lac bleu» (0,5km), «Lacs aux Dames» (1,5km), «Bois de l’Etelley» (4km), «la Glière» (2,5km) and «le Molliet» (2,7km) are suitable for beginners, while the Fer à Cheval (10 km), and the return to Samoëns (2.5km and 3.5km) will appeal to more experienced skiers.

Dog sledging
Experience the joys of a ride in a dog sledge driven by a musher. Pulled along by the dogs, you'll discover the snow-covered scenery of the Upper Giffre Valley. Available once a week only. Advanced booking strongly recommended.
Meet the dogs from northern climes and admire their determination and hard work.
The dogs will take you through the snow-bound scenery of the Upper Giffre Valley.
Two persons per sledge (plus one or two children, depending on age).
This trail ride lasts for 20 to 30 minutes and, depending on snow conditions, takes place in Samoëns or Sixt Fer à Cheval. (You must have a car)

Snowshoe outings and treks
Discover the best tracks in the valley with professionals who have extensive knowledge of the environment. Equipment and transport supplied.

Nordic walking
A technique that stimulates cardiovascular activity without putting pressure on any one part of the body. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and physical activity that can be carried out on all types of terrain.

Ice climbing
Discover the unique sport of climbing frozen waterfalls with one of our experienced and enthusiastic guides. Frozen waterfalls offer a host of icy ascents. Climbing them is a subtle exercise in mastering apparently fragile structures. Being smart, saving your energy and planning your route are the golden rules of ice climbing. But beyond the technical aspects, which are quickly acquired, spending a day in a timeless, unreal world makes ice fall climbing an unforgettable experience. Ice climbing is also excellent preparation for winter mountaineering and remains accessible, as long as you do not start off with stalactites, columns and other vertical frozen forms.

Snowmobiles at night
Enjoy driving a snowmobile on the Grand Massif pistes and forest with a guide. One hour drive with a briefing. Tracks amongst pistes and forests, stop at the top of Les Carroz to enjoy a great viewpoint on the Grand Massif ski resorts and valleys. We suggest "Caribou" for one driver and one passenger, the "Prestige" for one driver only longer and more difficult or the "Passenger" one passenger behind the guide.

Paragliding
Accompanied by a fully-qualified instructor, enjoy a tandem paragliding flight. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, not to be missed! From 4 years old.

Guided ski touring
Get away from the crowded pistes and into an untouched winter wilderness where ski passes aren't necessary. You'll earn your fresh tracks every time!

Off-piste tuition and guidance
Improve your off-piste technique with an expert English speaking instructor while exploring the Grand Massif’s hidden powder spots.

Tobogganing at the fer à cheval
A toboggan run for the pleasure of children and parents. Accessible if there is enough snow and only during the opening period of the Fer à Cheval nordic ski area.

Tobogganing at Joux Plane
A toboggan run on a south-facing slope a few kilometres from the centre of the village, on the Joux Plane cross-country skiing area.

Artificial ice rink
Enjoy some fun with family or friends and discover the pleasures of skating on this new ice rink (56mx26m) with bleachers (450 seats). Covered outdoor ice rink. Play and learning equipment (chairs, walking frames, cones, a penguin, etc.) is provided free of charge, to enable even children who are complete beginners to move around on the ice.

Other activities:

Septitrain tourist train
Guided tour of the village in the « Septitrain ». A fun and original way to discover Samoëns. Let the Septitrain take you on a trip round Samoëns at a gentle pace on an unusual and friendly guided tour. From December-April.

E-fat bike outing
In the idyllic setting of the Giffre valley, come and discover the unique experience on an e-fat bike accompanied with a graduated guide. E-fat bike rental, helmet and protection for shoes included.

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.

Samoëns Tourist Office

BP 42 - 74340 Samoëns
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 34 40 28 - infos@samoens.com 
www.samoens.com

Read about Samoens on www.mountainpassions.com

Samoens/Grand Massif Resort News & Events 2018/19

Resort news:

  • Investment - the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes has invested:
    In Samoëns and Morillon, a 600,000€ grant went towards installing 60 snow cannons on the 2 new pistes in the Coulouvrier bowl
    In Flaine, a second grant of 600,000€ went towards integrating the 110,000m2 Veret mountains reservoir into the landscape
  • 2 new pistes -  the Coulouvrier Bowl will have two new slopes! For 2018/19 two slopes categorised as red will be available:
    "PACCOTY" on the Morillon side, running from the top of the Biollaires chairlift down to the bottom of the Coulouvrier chairlift
    "CORNE" on the Samoëns side, taking the following route: from the "Marmotte" piste as far as the intersection with "Paccoty"
  • Luge (mountain coaster) - Opening December 2018 in Les Carroz! Riders from 3 years old (under 9's must be accompanied by an adult). Departure is at the bottom of the Kedeuze telecabine. Open from 3pm-7pm daily.

Events:

  • Village de Noel - 15-16th December 2018 between 4pm and 7.30pm & 21-27 December between 4pm and 7.30pm - Celebrate Christmas in the fairytale atmosphere of the Christmas chalets in the heart of the village of Samoëns. Experience the magic of the festive season and meet Santa Claus. The village square has been turned into a Christmas Village where fifteen chalets, run by local associations and traders, are set up during the festive season, right in the heart of Samoëns. Arranged in a semi-circle near the Grenette, they form a colourful fairytale marketplace. Children can run after Father Christmas' sleigh, take part in the entertainment or listen to the quiet, gentle voice of the storyteller while their parents enjoy doughnuts and hot chocolate or hot wine, as they stroll from one chalet to another. Every evening, your invited to enter the magical world of Christmas in the mountains of Savoie for three hours - to ensure that your Christmas holidays are the ones you've always dreamed of. Details here: http://static.apidae-tourisme.com/filestore/objets-touristiques/documents/16/134/3442192.pdf
  • Christmas village fireworks - 24th December 2017 at 7pm - To end the coming of Santa Claus, enjoy these fireworks shot from the top of the Botanical Garden, visible from Avenue Cognac Jaÿ
  • Winegrowers' week - 17-21st January 2019 - for the 9th consecutive year, Samoëns will be celebrating good French food and well-being at its Winegrowers' Week combining skiing and oenology. The village plays host to almost 20 winegrowers who share the results of the job they are so passionate about.

More information can be found on the tourist office website: www.samoens.com

Samoëns Après-Ski, Bars & Restaurants

In Samoëns there are 30 Restaurants, 15 bars & a tearoom, cinema, shops.

SamoënsRestaurants

AU RELAIS SEPTIMONTAIN
10, place des sept monts
+33 (0)4 50 34 42 19
www.relaisseptimontain.com 

AUX BECS À FLEU
Route de la Piaz
+33 (0)4 50 54 40 68

FERME DUNOYER
+33 (0)4 50 34 91 61

LA CLARINE
Avenue CognacqJaÿ
+33 (0)4 50 34 40 11

FERME RESTAURANT L’ACCUEIL SAVOYARD
Les Mouilles
+33 (0)4 50 34 41 86
accueilsavoyard.com 

LA LOUISIANE
Rue des Billets
+33 (0)4 50 34 42 83
lalouise@orange.fr 

LA TABLE DE FIFINE
Les Billets 612
chem. de la cour
+33 (0)4 50 34 10 29
latabledefifine.com

LE BOIS DE LUNE
132, route de Taninges
+33 (0)4 50 34 18 02
boisdelunesamoens.com

LE MONDE À L’ENVERS
Place du Criou
+33 (0)4 50 34 19 36
boogieandko.com

LE SÉRAC
Galerie des dents blanches
+33 (0)4 50 34 45 18
yeopesty66is@gmail.com

MELTING SPOT
(CAFÉ DE LA POSTE)
Place du Criou
+33 (0)4 57 44 66 27
+33 (0)6 12 20 68 85
meltingspot74@gmail.com

MEZZANINE
37, chemin des Bornes
+33 (0)4 50 53 65 22
+33 (0)6 30 28 76 53
mezzaninesamoens.com

Brasseries in Samoens
LE SAVOIE
108, place du gros tilleul
+33 (0)4 50 34 94 43
savoiebar.com

LA TERRASSE DU LAC
Base de loisirs
600, rte du lac aux Dames
+33 (0)4 50 89 45 10
laterrassedulac74@gmail.com

Crêperies in Samoëns
LA FANDIOLEUSE
Chemin de La Cour
+33 (0)4 50 34 98 28

Pizzerias in Samoëns
PIZZERIA SNACK DU GIFFRE
Avenue du Giffre
+33 (0)4 50 58 71 96

PIZZERIA SNACK LA TARTINERIE
Immeuble le Lavieu

Place des Dents Blanches à côté de la poste
+33 (0)4 50 34 48 51
latartinerie.net

Altitude Restaurants in Samoëns
AU PRÉ D’OSCAR Samoëns 1600
300, plateau des Saix
+33 (0)4 50 53 71 57
+33 (0)6 64 93 65 42
gallet.michel@hotmail.fr

AUBERGE DE CHANTEMERLE
Chantemerle
+33 (0)6 18 81 38 50

CHALET L’AÉRO Samoëns 1600
Plateau des Saix
+33 (0)4 50 54 73 79
aero1607.com

CHALET MIMY’S CRÊPES
Samoëns 1600
+33 (0)6 73 93 99 05

LA LUGE À TÉRAN Samoëns 1600
Les Gouilles Rouges
+33 (0)6 85 80 77 00

LE TREMPLIN Samoëns 1600
Plateau des Saix
+33 (0)4 50 18 07 54
letremplin.samoens@orange.fr

L’IGLOO La Vieille - Morillon
+33 (0)4 50 90 14 31
+33 (0)6 87 81 17 05
j.luc.d@wanadoo.fr

LOU CABOËNS Samoëns 1600
+33 (0)4 50 91 61 87

LE GITE DU LAC DE GERS
Unique restaurant, located in a remote and beautiful area which is only accessible via a 14km long run, La Cascade. At the bottom of the run, skiers need to press a button to call the restaurant’s owner who will come to pick up skiers with his snowmobile.

 

Samoëns Amenities

Samoëns features a range of amenities including: cash points, doctors, Carrefour & Sherpa supermarkets, 2 pharmacies, physiotherapists, bakeries, butcher, shoe shop, sweet shop (150 varieties), regional products, hairdressers, tea room, Intersport, Vet (Delacoste Magalie 0033 450 34 44 93)…

Market on Wednesday mornings, library, health and beauty parlour, exhibitions.

Launderette in Samoëns

LE LAVOIR - 34, route de la Piaz
+33 (0)6 03 70 83 23
or +33 (0)4 50 98 64 42
lelavoir.samoens@hotmail.fr

Mini Supermarkets in Samoens

PETIT CASINO
14, grande rue
+33 (0)4 50 34 17 12

SHERPA Villa Monette
224 rue des Billets
+33 (0)4 50 53 43 50
www.sherpa.ne

Large supermarkets in Samoens

CARREFOUR MARKET
1356, rte de Taninges Les Sages
+33 (0)4 50 34 97 77
samoens@franchise.carrefourmarket.fr

Getting to Samoëns, France 

By Road: 

Driving distance from Calais 540 miles (approx 7hrs35)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Mâcon then ‘Autoroute Blanche’ Motorway (A40 Mâcon – Cluses) exit Cluses Scionzier. Follow signs to Samoens.

It takes approximately 20 minutes from the motorway exit to Samoens.

It’s all motorway apart from the last 12 miles (20km).

By Rail: 

There are easy rail connections from European cities, linking to France’s high speed TGV train service. The nearest station to Samoëns is 12 miles (20 km) away at Cluses. See more: sncf.com

From Cluses to Samoëns private transfers – from £58 per person return based on 4 people sharing. Prebookable via Peak Retreats.

Airports:

Geneva to Samoëns is 67km (1 hour)
gva.ch

Chambery Airport is 117km from Samoëns (1 ½ hours)
chambery-airport.com

Grenoble Airport is 204km from Samoëns (2 hours)
grenoble-airport.com

Lyon to Samoëns is 204km (2 hours)
lyonaeroports.com

Public shuttle bus transfers from airport:

Geneva Airport - Samoëns via Annemasse
coach-station.com

Resort Shuttle Bus in Samoëns

Free shuttle service every 20 minutes taking skiers and pedestrians with their ski pass from the village to the Grand Massif Express and Vercland ski lifts.
- Red line: Morillon lift - Vercland lift - Samoëns Grand Massif Express lift - Sixt Fer à Cheval - Salvagny lift.
- Pink line: Verchaix Chef-Lieu - Morillon - Samoëns Grand Massif Express lift - Morillon lift.
- Green line: Sixt Fer à Cheval (Cascades bar) - Samoëns Grand massif Express lift - Morillon lift.
- Blue line: Les Beules - Samoëns Grand massif Express lift.
- Yellow line: Le Bérouze - Place des Sept Monts - Samoëns Tourist Office - Samoëns Grand Massif Express lift.

Parking for the Samoëns lift system

Free parking at the Grand Massif Express gondola car park. Also free parking at Vercland. The car park is 3 km from the village centre, at the foot of the 4-seater Vercland ski lift (only open in the winter) that takes just 10 minutes to reach Samoens 1600.

Samoëns Airport Transfer

For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here

 

Samoëns Opening Dates

The Grand Massif ski area (Samoens, Morillon, Flaine, Les Carroz, Sixt a fer Cheval) is open: Saturday 22/12/18 – Monday 22/04/19.

Flaine:
Pre-opening from Saturday, December 15th to Friday, December 21st 2018.

Grand Massif opening: From Saturday, December 22nd 2018 to Monday, April 22nd 2019!

Les Carroz:
Pre-opening from Saturday, December 15th to Friday, December 21st 2018

Grand Massif opening: From Saturday, December 22nd 2018 to Monday, April 22nd 2019!

Morillon:
From Saturday, December 22nd 2018 to Monday, April 22nd 2019.

Samoëns:

Pre-opening from Saturday, December 15th to Friday, December 21st 2018.

Grand Massif opening: From Saturday, December 22nd 2018 to Monday, April 22nd 2019!

Sixt:
From Saturday, December 22nd 2018 to Friday, March 15th 2019.

Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras See more special offers

Accommodation in Grand Massif & Praz de Lys

Les Chalets de Layssia

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 10 Directors' Choice | Luxury

In a few words... These luxury 4* ski apartments are ideally located in the centre of Samoens. 50m from the free shuttle bus to the Grand Massif Express gondola. Facilities include indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Directors' Choice | Luxury

La Reine des Prés

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 10 Directors' Choice | Luxury

In a few words... These lovely 4* apartments are really well located close to the Grand Massif Express gondola, and just 5 minute walk from the main village square. Facilities include indoor pool and spa.

Directors' Choice | Luxury

Alexane

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8 Superior

Perfectly located just 600m from the Grand Massif Express gondola (a free private shuttle bus is planned) and 150m from the resort centre, the brand new Alexane enjoys one of the most convenient positions in the resort.

Superior

Suites d’Alexane

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 4 Superior

Perfectly located just 600m from the Grand Massif Express gondola (a free private shuttle bus is planned), and 150m from the resort centre, this brand new 4* superior hotel, the Suites d’Alexane adjoins the 4* superior residence of the same name, and enjoys one of the most convenient positions in the resort.

Superior

Neige et Roc

Self Catered Hotel & Apartments Sleeps 1 - 5 Superior

In a few words... This family-run 3* chalet-style hotel is a short walk from the village centre and handy for the free resort shuttle bus to the Grand Massif Express gondola, which stops in front of the hotel. Facilities include indoor pool, sauna and steam room, and a cosy bar with open fire.

Superior

Les Fermes de Samoens

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 10

In a few words... These 3* traditionally built chalet apartments and self-catered terraced chalets is located in a peaceful part of Samoens village, 800m from the village centre and 1.1km from the Grand Massif Express gondola (free resort shuttle bus). Facilities include indoor pool, sauna and steam room.

Rose

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 6 Luxury

In a few words... The four charming apartments in this 4* traditional chalet are ideally located for skiers and non-skiers alike; 350m from the heart of Samoens village and 350m from the Grand Massif Express gondola. The free resort shuttle bus stops 80m away. Facilities include shared outdoor hot tub.

Luxury

Chalet Cheops

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 6 Luxury

This brand new 4* luxury detached chalet comprises 4 self-contained very comfortable, spacious apartments sleeping 4-6. The ski bus stop is 400m away.

Luxury

Chalet Arnica

Self Catered Chalet Sleeps 1 - 12 Luxury

In a few words... This stunning 4* self-catered chalet is ideally located minutes from the heart of the village of Samoens, less than a mile from the Grand Massif Express gondola and 100m from the outdoor ice-rink and free resort shuttle bus stop. The south-facing living area has a gorgeous stone fireplace.

Luxury

Chalet La Remise

Self Catered Chalet Sleeps 1 - 12

In a few words... This 4* self-catered chalet, with comfortable sofas, a well-equipped kitchen and inviting interior, is located in the beautiful, peaceful Vallons area of Samoëns, a short drive from the centre of the village and just 150m from a stop for the free ski shuttle bus to the Grand Massif Express gondola and village.

Chalet La Ferme de Fontany

Self Catered Chalet Sleeps 1 - 10 Luxury

In a few words... this large farmhouse has been completely renovated, combining antique Savoyard style with modern comforts to create a stunning 4* self-catered chalet. It is located 1km from Samoens centre and 1.9km from the Grand Massif Express gondola. Guests can use the pool, sauna and hot tub at Hotel Neige et Roc.

Luxury

Maison du Bourg

Self Catered Chalet Sleeps 1 - 12

In a few words... La Maison du Bourg is a recently refurbished, 16th century house, located in the heart of Samoëns village, just off the main square. This spacious chalet effortlessly combines contemporary style with traditional features.

What our clients say

The Aspen bar was very good and the restaurant in Neige et Roc excellent... Samoens is a beautiful french village, I would visit even if I didn't ski!  

Mrs C January 2017
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