Traditional Alpine Resort Vicky Lavender , Marketing Manager

"Samoëns is a very pretty French village with lots of restaurants, bars and shops on offer, much more than your average ski resort. It is a great base from which to explore the huge Grand Massif ski area and the short transfer from Geneva as well as the stunning self-catered apartments are making it a very popular choice with families."

Samoëns Ski Holidays

The pretty resort of Samoëns is set in picture postcard surroundings, encircled by seven magnificent mountains. Frequently benefiting from beautiful sunny days, Samoëns is a relaxed resort providing the perfect family destination where you can take time to enjoy some fine regional food and wine.

The village boasts one of France’s biggest interlinked ski areas on its doorstep, offering 265km of runs for all levels of skiers. You can access the slopes of the Grand Massif within 8 minutes.

Skiing in Samoëns

Samoëns boasts the biggest beginner's area in the Haute Savoie, whilst for intermediate and advanced skiers there are some incredible cruising and challenging runs in the Flaine bowl.

It is great for snowboarders and free style skiers with a choice of three terrain parks, including one for kids.

Client Reviews
Joseph, Stowmarket, January 2014

Samoens was a lovely ski resort and village, the advice given by the team at Ski Independence was accurate and extremely helpful. We will be booking with you next year!!

Important information
Ski Area Grand Massif: 265km
Green Runs 20
Blue Runs 66
Red Runs 50
Black Runs 13
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
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Snow report
Sun 9°C
Glorious sunny weather, suntan lotion a must
5cm Last snowfall
Piste conditions
Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon
11/13 Lifts open
Spring snow
Spring snow
Runs to resort:
25/92cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
23rd Mar
Report date:
29th Mar
Distance from airports
Geneva 1hr10mins
Chambery 1hr30mins
Calais (ski drive) 545 miles