Perfect balance between village and big ski area, Samoens is the ski resort that manages to synthesize your aspirations between authenticity and great skiing. Where is this paradise ? Situated about 1h15 from Geneva and Lyon, this medieval-looking village is a popular resort in the Giffre valley. A village resort par excellence, the resort of Samoëns will make you enjoy its authentically preserved village, with its medieval allure evoking its unique past as the "Home of the stonemasons".
Situated in the heart of the Grand Massif, the resort of Samoëns offers you a ski area with 265 km of slopes adapted to all levels of skiing to make you happy.
From the village, you can reach the top of the ski area in only 8 minutes thanks to the gondola lift (Le Grand Massif Express). Le Grand Massif is 265 km of slopes and 5 linked resorts (Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt Fer à Cheval). Due to its geographical location, it benefits from abundant and regular snow cover throughout the season. Renowned for the quality of its spring snow, 80% of the slopes are north-facing for better snow conservation. The village also has a Nordic ski area, as far as the cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, a place of stunning beauty, which migrates towards Joux-Plane (1700 m) as soon as the snow deserts the valley.
To enjoy the ski slopes, go to one of our rental shops to get advice on the right ski equipment for your level. Our team of professionals will be happy to help you find the best deal in ski rentals.
Coming to Samoëns for your winter holidays is easy! At only 1h30 from Lyon, you can reach the resort by motorway but also by train via the Cluses station. To reach the village of Samoens we advise you to go directly to Samoens website.