Traditional Alpine Resort Rebekah Laurenson, Marketing Executive

"Samoëns is a very pretty French village with lots of restaurants, bars and shops, 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 a beautiful choice of accommodation make Samoëns a popular choice."

Samoëns Ski Holidays

The pretty resort of Samoëns is set in picture postcard surroundings, encircled by seven magnificent mountains. With its traditional architecture, charming village centre and thriving year round community, Samoëns has retained an authentic Savoyard atmosphere. Frequently benefiting from beautiful sunny days, Samoëns is a relaxed resort, ideal for a French getaway 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. Access to the ski area is via the Grand Massif Express gondola, whisking you up to the slopes in under 10 minutes.

Skiing in Samoëns

Samoëns boasts the biggest beginner 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 also a great choice for snowboarders and freestyle skiers with a choice of terrain parks.

Important information
Ski Area Grand Massif: 265km
Ski Range 800-2500m
Green Runs 23
Blue Runs 60
Red Runs 46
Black Runs 11
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Distance from airports
Geneva 1hr10mins
Chambery 1hr30mins
Calais (ski drive) 502 miles