Thursday, 6 February 2014

Skiing Samoens

Overview of Samoens Ski Resort

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Samoens Village and Ski Resort

Samoëns is a ski resort in the French Alps. The ski resort of Samoens is linked with the large Grand Massif ski area. The village of Samones itself is a small unspoilt Alpine village that is full of character and charm.

Family ski holidays in Samoens

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Family Skiing in Samoens

The ski resort of Samoens in the French Alps has been awarded the ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ label by the French Tourism Ministry. This recognises the resort as an ideal location for a family ski holiday in the French Alps. As well as varied skiing for mixed-abilities there are also plenty of non-skiing activities on offer including dog-sledding, ice-climbing, icing skating and archery in the forest.

Travel to Samoens ski resort

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Self Drive Ski Holiday to the French Alps

There are various travel options for ski holidays in Samoens. Travel options to and from Samoens include self drive to the resort (7 hrs 55 drive time from Calais), fly to Geneva which is only 55km away or TGV train to Cluses which is only a 20-minute drive from the resort. 

Travel around Samoens ski resort

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

Skiing in Samoens and the Grand Massif

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Skiing in Samoens and the Grand Massif

Samoens France has a resort height of 720m, a ski area height of 1600m and resort top height of 2480m. Within the Grand Massif ski area there are 265km of pistes, 70 ski lifts, 349 snow cannons, 2 snow parks and 145 slopes breaking down in to 18 green runs, 67 blue runs, 46 red runs and 14 black runs. From beginners through to intermediate skiers and advanced skiers, all abilities are catered for skiing in Samoens.

Samoens ski accommodation

There is a whole host of different accommodation types in Samoens from self catered chalets and apartments to hotels.

Holiday rentals Samoens

Self catered ski apartments and chalets can be rented on a weekly basis. Sleeping from 2 up to 12 people. They offer all the benefits of a self-catered ski holiday including well-equipped kitchens, comfortable living areas and a great base to return to after a day's skiing in the Grand Massif.

Other resorts in the Grand Massif ski area include: