Comprehensive Ski Resort Guide including; Accommodation, Apres Ski, Ski guides and other useful Samoens Information
- Samoens Ski Deals
- The Skiing
- The Resort
- Useful Information
- Area: Grand Massif
- Village Height: 720m
- No. of lifts: 77
- Season dates: Early Dec - Late Apr
- Km of piste: 265km
- Terrain parks: 3
- Snow making: 35km of piste / 15% / 127 cannons
- Distance to airports: Geneva / Geneve 71km
- Runs: 15475916
Samoens Snow report
Resort is closed for the season
Runs to resort:
lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed: 1st Jan
Report date: 30th Apr
Overview of Samoens Ski Resort
On a Samoëns ski holiday you’ll be delighted to find that this is an authentic village in the Haute-Savoie region of France, close to Mont Blanc with a lovely medieval village centre. The skiing at Samoens is part of the huge Grand Massif ski area that surrounds the resort of Flaine, in a snowy bowl above, but also links in traditional villages, including Les Carroz, Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt in the valley below. However, you need to take one of two gondolas up to the slopes and you need to take a bus to the base of the gondolas from most accommodation, and there’s no ski run back down.
One big advantage to Les Samoëns is that it’s exceptionally easy to get to. For those driving down from the Channel, it’s just 10 minutes from the nearest motorway, the A40, those flying in to Geneva will find it just under an hour away (on a good day!). A third option is to come here by Eurostar from St Pancras to the nearby Cluses high-speed train station.
In recent years the resort has carried out quite a lot of work re-aligning pistes and upgrading lifts to make the runs safer and more convenient, and to ensure that queues don’t build to get up the mountain.
The Samoens accommodation we offer is well located and with great facilities - the CGH apartments La Reine des Pres deserve to be singled out as being of exceptional quality with a superb indoor pool.
With efficient access to the Grand Massif ski area, Samoens presents holidaymakers with an abundance of skiable terrain and notably lengthy swooping wide runs perfect for the intermediate skier.
Other than a couple of happening pubs, Samoens is generally mellow and has a few more cozy and quiet bars than most.
Samoens is a truly beautiful village with family friendly facilities and childcare from 3 months+.
Go for a climb, give telemarking a shot or simply just relax in the Samoens cinema.
Excellent dining to be had in Samoens with a fine selection of traditional and local restaurants.
Samoens has a number of spas that, although quite small, offer treatments ranging from pedicures to Hamman.