Samoëns, XXL ski area
Located in Haute-Savoie, the resort of Samoëns is your gateway to the Grand Massif ski area for a great skiing holiday with family or friends. The village of Samoëns is part of the huge Grand Massif alpine ski area. It has links to four other resorts: Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and Flaine. In all, that means 265 km of slopes are available to you! Catch the Grand Massif Express cable car from Samoëns for quick access to the ski area and take advantage of the ski slopes and breathtaking panoramas which this ski area has to offer. Discover hidden gems such as the 14 km long Piste des Cascades blue run (the longest in this ski area) which links Flaine and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. Beginners will also love the Marvel run – a 5 km piste that takes you through a centuries-old forest. No advanced skier will want to miss the Combe de Gers, a dizzyingly steep fast run that descends 800 m through pristine snow.
Samoëns, where the snow is never lacking
The geographical position of this ski area means that it has excellent snow quality. As more than 80% of the pistes are north-facing, the snow coverage really lasts here. Snow cannons can also add snowmaking capability during the start and end of the season ... which all means that you can definitely enjoy the 145 pistes and 5 snowparks of the Grand Massif ski area.
A typical village
Nestled in the Giffre Valley, Samoëns is a traditional village featuring very typical Haute-Savoie architecture and numerous buildings with a medieval look and feel. You can also learn about an ancestral know-how – the art of stonemasonry – which made Samoëns famous far and wide centuries ago. Some pieces from here were even used in fortifications designed by Vauban. With around 20 restaurants and bars with varied ambiances, a cinema and a theatre, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the diverse evening activities on offer in Samoëns whether you visit for a family holiday or a break with friends. To keep the whole clan happy, the different kid's clubs organise lots of activities. Adrenaline junkies can indulge in a helicopter or snowmobile ride, or else try out a different kind of snow sport: riding a fat bike on the snow.
Good to know: a guild to discover Samoëns
The stonemasons of Samoëns have joined together to form a trade association called the “Société des Maçons”. This association runs guided tours that reveal the wealth of the local heritage.
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