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Ski in Samoëns

Conquer the best slopes in the Grand Massif!

Winter season 2022/2023

Last season, skiers were able to enjoy the slopes in Samoens and in the other Grand Massif resorts from December 17th to April 16th.

The ski area

Welcome to the Grand Massif

Located in Haute-Savoie, this immense domain has slopes of varying difficulty. They are thus adapted to all the desires of skiers and snowboarders from all over the world.

Families with children, groups of friends, adventurous couples and, of course, solo travellers will all find something to suit them.

However, the Grand Massif ski area is especially suited to adrenaline junkies who like a big challenge. Take on the :

  • Diamant Noir de Flaine ;

  • Corbalanche des Carroz ;

  • La Combe de Gers de Samoens or even

  • La Lanche de Morillon.

The 5 Grand Massif resorts are linked by 63 modern lifts.

And if you prefer to explore the area on your own, there are also plenty of dedicated areas to get you off the beaten track.

A myriad of skiing options

Samoens is located in one of the largest ski areas in the French Alps. At your disposal: 265 km of slopes which correspond to an incredible space for skiing.

Like the other resorts in the Grand Massif, it benefits from a geographical location with optimal snow conditions, with most of its slopes facing north. In addition, 20 hectares of the total surface area of Samoens is used for the production of artificial snow.

Then there is the exceptional setting in which the village is nestled. Whether you prefer the magnificent green slopes lined with trees or the incredible view of the mountain and its snow-capped peaks, Samoens is sure to satisfy you.

However, Samoens, with its gentle slopes, is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers. This makes it a very interesting destination for your family holiday. You and your children will be full of entertainment, activities and discoveries.

Ski in Samoens with Emerald Stay

A beautiful family ski resort

Samoens is truly a great place to live. However, the village is also suitable for unforgettable holidays with children.

It is indeed a medium altitude mountain range, yet it still has plenty of snow. This means that the slopes are particularly suitable for the ultimate skiing experience if you are a beginner or if you are planning a holiday with your child.

There are also a number of ski schools in the area to ensure your child progresses safely.

Samoens is also home to one of the largest ski areas in the Haute-Savoie, between the Grand Massif Express and Saix gondolas. Some slopes, such as the one on the Col de Joux Plane, are also specially designed for the youngest.

Ski in Samoens with Emerald Stay

An area also suitable for off-piste skiing

In the heart of the Haute-Savoie, this resort (which of course has a large number of green, blue and red runs) offers a beautiful area for freeriding.

The Vaconnant sector in particular is accessible via the Gouilles Rouges chairlift. The slope borders the combe in this case and allows a unique experience in the middle of a wild nature. Join the water reservoir to finish your descent.

On the other hand, the Chariande Express chairlift also has some nice surprises in store for you as it links the village with the Tête du Pre des Saix. The latter offers a freeride area with a DVA park, but also allows you to take on the Aigle Noir and Chamois black runs. 

In any case, Samoens is a perfect starting point to explore the Grand Massif ski area and all it has to offer. Opt for the ski pass to make the pleasure last. Also, opt for a professional instructor to guide you to the best off-piste spots around the resort.

Ski in Samoens with Emerald Stay

A large domain with many activities

Apart from the ski slopes, there is plenty of choice to keep the whole family entertained in Samoens.

Consider hiring a fat bike for a fun ride through the village on snow. Try exciting activities such as a night out in the forest or a snowshoeing trip. This is the best way to explore the beautiful snowy landscapes of the Haute-Savoie, but from a different perspective.

If you want to enjoy the joys of skiing, there is of course just as much choice in Samoens. Think for example of the must-do activities such as sledging or dog sledding which are undeniably popular with children.

Similarly, the resort has an artificial ice rink in the heart of the historic centre which immerses you in a warm and friendly alpine atmosphere.

Are you more of a freestyle skier? Then go to the Samoens snowpark which is located near the Soleil slope.

Ski in Samoens with Emerald Stay

A unique apres-ski experience

Of course, the quality of the ski slopes is one of the main reasons to come to Samoens. However, the village also offers a myriad of options for feeling relaxed and re-energised after a busy day.

Its Savoyard charm is reflected in the local gastronomy. Like most ski areas in the French Alps, Samoens has a particular focus on cheese. Abondance, Emmental de Savoie, Tomme de Savoie, Chevrotin des Aravis, Serac, Reblochon, etc., savour their good taste after you have hit the slopes.

In addition to the Savoyard fondue and raclette, you can also taste other delicious culinary specialities such as the unmissable diots, Savoy sausages and crozets, as well as the Morillon chestnut soup and many others.

Wellness activities are also available, as are relaxing spas, not forgetting of course cultural visits and outdoor activities.

Property management

Seasonal rental: the support homeowners need

With Emersld Stay, you can delegate these tasks to a professional team to ensure the profitability of your investment, while benefiting from a huge helping hand on a daily basis. Your exceptional property in Samoens will in any case be amongst a unique selection of luxury flats and chalets to rent in the Alps.


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