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Ski holidays in Samoëns

Samoëns is one of the most beautiful resort villages you can visit; its peaceful traffic free centre is lined with pretty interior design shops, gourmet shops and delis selling delicious cheese and meats, and wonderful artisan bakeries selling mouth-watering patisserie. On the slopes there's more than enough piste to keep beginners, intermediates, and experts happy and you can also ski to Morillon, Les Carroz, and Flaine, the other Grand Massis resorts Sixt is also close by.

Skiing in Samoëns is more challenging than some of the nearby resorts but there are also 4 good ski schools and some designated beginner slopes at Samoëns 1600. Intermediates and experts will love it here as you can take the ski bus or lifts to any of the nearby Grand Massif ski areas. Rising up to 2,500 feet in some places, skiing in Samoëns offers stunning views of the French side of Mont Blanc.

Après ski

The Après in Samoëns is a little more high-end than other European resorts but still with plenty of choice if you fancy a party after a day on the slopes. ‘Coveys Irish Pub’ offers themed nights 7 days a week, with open-mic nights, pub quizzes, and live music until 1.30am. On the slopes, we recommend ‘Au Pré d'Oscar’ which is open all day until the close of the lifts.

Eating out

From little cafes and creperies to fine dining and Italian food, there’s a great choice of restaurants should you venture out for something to eat during your holiday. ‘La Louisiane’ has a great atmosphere and if you fancy heading down to the foot of the mountains ‘Restaurant Neige et Roc’ with their à la carte menu offering gourmet delights is a real treat.

Non-ski activities

All the traditional mountain excursions and activities are available at Samoëns. Dog sledding and skijoring are particularly popular as are snowshoeing and Nordic walking. For family fun, there’s an ice rink, a cinema, and a library stocked with books and activated to delight all ages.

Summer season

During the summer the mountains are covered in grass and wildflowers, making a beautiful area for walking. The ski lifts are open during the summer for you to explore the mountain area. Choose to walk with a guide, walk with a pack donkey, or go hiking at your own pace. There are so many exciting activities to try, on land and water! Rafting, canyoning, air-boating, and kayaking are just a few of the activities on offer around the lakes and rivers of the mountains. Climbing and cycling are also popular activities. You can also enjoy relaxing breaks in the summer with swimming and spa treatments available.

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