Skiing & Snowboarding

Due to its proximity to Mont Blanc, the Grand Massif ski domain has an excellent snow record. With 265 km of piste, and skiing up to 2500 m, the area is excellent for skiers and boarders from beginners to experienced off-pisters. There are 15 green runs, 53 blue, 51 red and 14 black runs with a wealth of excellent off-piste in between, or for those keen to perfect their 360s, there's a choice of 3 snow parks.

Not to be missed is the 14km long blue run, Les Cascades, from the very top of Flaine, all the way down into Sixt village. The domain also boasts 11 'Zones Ludiques' (fun zones) where beginners right through to pro's can improve their technique in the Forêt Myztérieuze de ZiziPanpan or the challenging boardercross zone.

Samoëns is also a great destination for non-skiers, other activities include 90 km cross country pistes, 60 km of marked tracks for snow shoeing, paragliding, ice climbing, dog sledding, alpine walking, ice skating, guided heritage tours and a world renowned alpine botanical garden.

Lessons

Taking ski lessons is easy in Samoëns. We can book private or group lessons at either the French or English ski school, both of which host lessons with English speaking guides. Let us know what you are looking for and we can get quotes and book it for you in advance (recommended during school holidays when they tend to get booked up).

We can drop you off in the morning at the Ski School meeting point at Samoëns 1600, meaning there's no queuing for over-crowded early morning lifts, or trudging around in ski boots, which is especially welcome if you've got little ones in tow.

Equipment

Take the pain out of ski hire by booking online with our recommended supplier in advance which will get you a 25% discount off prices advertised in resort. We'll take you up there on your first day to collect your equipment and then you simply leave it at the chalet at the end of your week for them to collect, saving you from having to go back to their shop after a tiring week's skiing. If you forget to book in advance, ask us for our 20% discount card which you can use once you arrive. They also offer a 10% discount on any accessories or clothing that our guests purchase.

They will let you switch your equipment during the week, so if you like to alternate between skiing and snowboarding, or simply try a different model, then you can do this free of charge with our recommended supplier.

Passes

Choose between the smaller 'Massif' ski pass which covers Samoëns, Sixt, Morillon and Les Carroz, or the larger 'Grand Massif' Ski pass which also includes Flaine, the highest resort in the domain. Family passes, children's passes and day passes are also available, so call us to discuss what would suit you best.

Let us take the pain out of sorting lift passes. We can order them for you and have them waiting for you at the chalet when you arrive. Alternatively, you can order them yourself and have them delivered either to your home address or to our chalet.

Transfers

We're just a 75 minute transfer from Geneva, giving you more time on your holiday to relax and ski! We can arrange and book a door to door transfer for you, through our partner company who offer our guests discounted rates. Contact us if you'd like a precise quote, but the current discount rates are included below. If you're self-driving, we have free parking for 6 cars and you can park up in the main car park at Samoëns 1600 for free all through the Winter and Summer seasons.

Transfers Shared Shared Plus Private
1 ppl € 40 € 127 € 165
2 ppl € 78 € 127 € 165
3 ppl € 105 € 132 € 165
4 ppl € 125 € 142 € 165
5 ppl € 135 € 152 € 185
6 ppl € 145 € 162 € 185
7 ppl € 155 € 172 € 185
8 ppl € 165 € 172 € 185
Shared: Transfer is shared with passengers on flights scheduled to land within 60 minutes (Saturdays) or 90 mins (Sunday - Friday) of each other. Door-to-door service. Vehicle will not detour to non-Grand Massif resorts.
Shared Plus: You may share with passengers who land before you, or those scheduled no later than 10 mins after you. You will be met straight away in arrivals. Transfer is direct and door-to-door, but other passengers may be dropped off en-route to your destination.
Private: You will be met as soon as you arrive. Your private vehicle will go directly to resort, with no detours or stops.
Transfers 1 per 2 ppl 3 ppl 4 ppl 5 ppl 6 ppl 7 ppl 8 ppl
Shared € 40 € 78 € 105 € 125 € 135 € 145 € 155 € 165
Transfer is shared with passengers on flights scheduled to land within 60 minutes (Saturdays) or 90 mins (Sunday - Friday) of each other. Door-to-door service. Vehicle will not detour to non-Grand Massif resorts.
Shared Plus € 127 € 127 € 132 € 142 € 152 € 162 € 172 € 172
You may share with passengers who land before you, or those scheduled no later than 10 mins after you. You will be met straight away in arrivals. Transfer is direct and door-to-door, but other passengers may be dropped off en-route to your destination.
Private € 165 € 165 € 165 € 165 € 185 € 185 € 185 € 185
You will be met as soon as you arrive. Your private vehicle will go directly to resort, with no detours or stops.

Prices quoted are each way.

Late flight out of Geneva? Our check out time is 10am, but you can have a leisurely breakfast on your last day and then leave your bags with us and we'll take you down to Samoëns village to spend the day before your transfer back to the airport. Or alternatively, you can ski as normal and then we'll provide somewhere for you to get changed before you head off back home.

Après

There's a wealth of options for Après ski throughout the domain. Ski back to either Samoëns 1600, Vercland or Morillon and we will collect you from the bar in plenty of time for dinner. Here's a few of the choices you have...