Discover Samoëns: a resort and village in the heart of the Grand Massif
Samoëns, a village and resort in the heart of the Grand Massif mountain range in Haut Savoie, is ideally located between the lakes and the mountains in a wholesome natural landscape.
A recognised historical heritage site
Samoëns is just an hour from Geneva and 2 hours 30 mins from Lyon, and most of the Samoëns ski area falls within a natural reserve, making for the perfect balance of typical village life and great skiing.
The resort helped to make winter sports popular in the 1960s and then successfully invested in summer mountain tourism, banking on its own advantageous proximity to major roads. Although Samoëns attracts many holiday-makers, it has successfully striven to preserve the special features and Savoyard characteristics of its local environment.
Samoëns acts as a gateway to the entire Grand Massif ski area, which includes the resorts of Sixt, Morillon, Les Carroz d’Arâches and Flaine and boasts no fewer than150 ski slopes covering 265 km.
The ski area is accessible to everyone and will delight kids, adults, novices and experts alike, guaranteeing all visitors fantastic holidays and allowing everyone to discover the joys of the mountains in ideal conditions.
An area with many attractions
Thanks to the wealth of facilities on offer, the village and resort of Samoëns can guarantee you an enjoyable and fun-packed break in both summer and winter.
There is downhill and cross-country skiing, ski touring, snowmobiles, dog sledding, luge, skijoring, and snow-shoeing for winter sports enthusiasts; and, mountain biking, canyoning, golf, fishing, archery, trampolining, paintballing, trail running, and pony trekking for those who love the mountains in summer.
What is more, regardless of the season you love best, Samoëns offers year-round ice skating, paragliding, climbing, hiking and the opportunity to unwind in the Spa or swimming pool at the end of your sensation-filled days!
With so many activities available, it is impossible to get bored and you are guaranteed to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Samoëns !