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Samoens

Overview

A lovely historic village which is traffic free with traditional shops lining the streets, it is an archetypal "French" village. It is however a bus ride or drive to the two lifts that service the village. The ski area is the Grand Massif which is the area serviced by the better known resort (to the British) of Flaine. The area is an impressive one, with a lot of excellent skiing for all levels to enjoy. The majority of Samoens slopes are North facing so snow reliability is good. 

The resort has more recently been put on the map by the construction of the brand new 4 trident Club Med resort hotel at Samoens 1600. As the name suggests this hotel sits at the sunny plateau above Samoens at an elevation of 1600m. It is 9.5km from the original village but is accessed by lift or road or piste.  




Offslope/apres ski

The apres ski is relatively quiet with a couple of busy little bars that are popular and busy at the end of the day. Other off slope activities include skating, snowmobiling up at Samoens 1600 and snowshoeing

Our View

Traditional and pretty French resort but with the drawback of a bus ride to the lifts (unless staying at Club Med Grand Massif which is ski in/ski out)




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
3
Hotel & Apartments:
7
Pistes:
250 kms
Resort height:
1200 metres
Top station:
2480 metres

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
4 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
1 stars

Positives

  • Good value for money
  • A large and varied ski area
  • Plenty of tree lined skiing

Negatives

  • Can be busy at French holiday time
  • Bus ride to the lifts
  • Quiet nightlife

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Chalet Brio

Chalet Brio REF: SSB0010

Situated on the edge of a small hamlet called L’Etelley, just across the river from Samoens, in a great location for both summer and winter holi...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : 14 - 16
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Samoens

Chalet Samoens REF: CTS003

Chalet Samoens occupies possibly the best location in Samoens, right in the centre of town yet hidden from view down a small avenue. The stunning wet ...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : 12 - 17
Rating : 8 stars
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£350 PP
for 3 days
Ferme St Christophe

Ferme St Christophe REF: CTS008

Ferme St Christophe was originally constructed at the beginning of the 19th century but has been painstakingly restored over a 3 year period. It is th...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : 15
Rating : 10 stars
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£895 PP
for 7 days
Hotel and Spa Le Gai Soleil

Hotel and Spa Le Gai Soleil REF: AI0476

The Gai Soleil offers a sense of calm, set in pretty grounds at the centre of Samoëns. The local ski bus stop is just opposite the property or the Gra...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Grand Massif Samoens

Hotel Grand Massif Samoens REF: AC0021

NEW Family Friendly French Ski Resort The Resort, built on the edge of a cliff at 1600m, will overlook the valley with a 360° view on surrounding...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Special offer was £1555 PP £1324 PP
Hotel Neige et Roc

Hotel Neige et Roc REF: AEI138

Hotel Neige et Roc is a charming chalet-style hotel built with traditional Savoyard materials and offering a variety of comfortable and well-equipped ...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Residence Alexane

Residence Alexane REF: AI0477

Situated at the heart of Samoëns you’ll find the relaxing sanctuary of the Résidence Alexane. A fabulous new build with excellent facilities, th...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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Residence La Reine des Pres

Residence La Reine des Pres REF: AI0478

Created from wood and stone, the Reine des Prés apartments blend beautifully into the landscape of Samoëns. Situated between the resort centre and the...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : 2 - 8
Rating : 8 stars
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Residence Les Chalets de Layssia

Residence Les Chalets de Layssia REF: AI0479

Les Chalets de Laÿissa is close to all local amenities, 5 minutes’ by bus to the Grand Massif and combines great quality with spectacular views ...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : 2 - 6
Rating : 8 stars
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Residence Les Fermes de Samoens

Residence Les Fermes de Samoens REF: ALG004

The Les Fermes de Samoens ski apartments in Samoens are located 800m from the centre of the resort, 400m from the nearest shops and 1km from the gondo...

Resort : Samoens, France
Sleeps : 2 - 12
Rating : 8 stars
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