Beautiful, unspoilt village in a stunning setting and the 4th largest linked ski area in France

Samoëns is the jewel of the Grand Massif, a traditional and beautifully preserved village linking to four neighbouring resorts to create a formidable ski area. The village centre is dynamic with everything from boutique bakeries and cosy cafés to yoga classes and ice diving. The Grand Massif Express links the village to the ski area giving a real sense of elevation - way above the clouds! The village enjoys a breathtaking setting in the Giffre Valley, surrounded by seven stunning peaks and is renowned for great value restaurants and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere - a great choice for families!

  • 31 rooms
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Situated at the heart of Samoëns, you’ll find the relaxing sanctuary of the Résidence Alexane. Unwind in the 1,000m² wellness centre with swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, steam room, hot tubs, Nordic bath and sensory shower.

  • 17 rooms
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Situated at the heart of Samoëns, the Suites Alexane offer a luxurious and unique stay inspired by the mountain cultures of different continents. Unwind in the 1,000m² wellness centre with swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, steam room, hot tubs, Nordic bath and sensory shower.

  • 30 rooms

The Hotel Neige et Roc it set in its own grounds and provides a wonderful, traditional stay in Samoëns. The resort centre and shops are a short walk away and the owners, Françoise & Olivier Deffaugt look forward to welcoming our guests to their family-run property.

  • 30 rooms

The Residence Neige et Roc offers the flexibility of half board or self catering accommodation in well equipped studios and apartments, along with the leisure facilities and relaxing atmosphere of a family-run hotel. 

  • 40 rooms

The Gai Soleil offers a sense of calm, set in pretty grounds at the centre of Samoëns. A stay at the Gai Soleil includes free access to all the hotel spa facilities including an outdoor covered pool and magnificent salt cave. 

  • 79 rooms
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Created from wood and stone, the Reine des Prés apartments blend beautifully into the landscape of Samoëns. Situated between the resort centre and the Grand Massif Express, everywhere is accessible by foot.

  • 55 rooms
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Les Chalets de Laÿssia is close to all local amenities, 5 minutes’ by bus to the Grand Massif and combines great quality, spacious apartments with spectacular views of the Le Criou, Le Môle and Le Tuet peaks.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Area 265 km
Resort Altitude 720m
Ski Alt. From 1140m
Ski Alt. To 2500m
Longest run 14 Km
Lifts Lifts 62, Chairlifts 22, Free Baby Lifts Yes, Cable car 1, Draglifts 32, Gondolas 7, Rack Railway 1
Lift Ski LockersNo
Whole Area Pass Lifts62
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Snow Cannons218
Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, E, S
Snowpark Info

3 snowparks available in the Grand Massif

Things To Do
  • Weekly Savoyard market
  • Ice Diving
  • Dog Sledding
  • Ice Rink
  • Snowshoeing 
  • Sledging
  • Cinema
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Fat Bike
  • Paragliding
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Ski Inclusive – Save up to £66 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

All Ski Bundles Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not available locally.

*Child 5-11yrs

Lift Passes Days Adult
Grand Massif Pass 6 £245 £185 £233

*Prices include €2 non refundable hands free card deposit.
Beginners should book in resort for reduced price passes as not needed from Day 1.

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required) 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £72 £82 £97
Skis & Boots £96 £109 £128
Snowboard £82 £97
Snowboard & boots £109 £128
Child* 6-12 Skis & Boots £56
Snowboard & boots £56

Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £43.

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 5-12
Ski 6 09.30-11.45*  £127 L/ £136 H £127 L/ £136 H
Snowboard 6 14.15-16.30** £137 £137

* These times change to 10.00-12.15 for weeks 6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb. In January & March, Sunday lessons will be in the afternoon from 14.00-16.30.

** There are no snowboard lessons for weeks 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jan.

H: Departures 26 Dec, 6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb. L: All other departure dates.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Samoens
Resort Code FRSA
Languages spoken French
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.082816
Longitude 6.723375
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Geneva


From Gatwick








Leeds Bradford




Transfer 1hr15 by coach

Supplements apply on some flights.



Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • With a history of stonemasonry, much of their work is still visible in the town today
  • Free ski bus service in resort
  • Visit the market each Wednesday to top up your French cheese supplies
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