Village Height: 1600m
Highest Point: 2561m
Total ski area: 265km
Cost Indicator: 2/5
❄️Le 8M des Monts
❄️Les Tartines de Martine
❄️La Luge à Téran
❄️Pony Trek / Pony Sledge
Ski Holidays in Samoens
Ski holidays in Samoens remain a popular choice for family ski holidays, and with good reason! Nestled in the Haute Savoie region with ideally only a 1.5 - 2 hours drive time from Geneva airport (traffic depending), and has a vast array of beginner and intermediate runs making it perfect for families and big groups of mixed ability.
Samoens is a lovely picturesque village with its old stone buildings, treelined and of course surrounded by the mountains, you are sure to get some wonderful photos to cherish for a long time.
Samoens sits at a height of 1600m with lifts reaching grand heights of 2561m. As part of the Grand Massif ski area (one of the biggest linked ski areas in France) you have over 265km of groomed pistes to explore including the neighbouring villages of Flaine, Les Carroz, Les Morillon and Sixt.
Skiing In Samoens
In the Grand Massif area there are over 265km of pistes which are utilised by 75 lifts. There are also some beginner lifts at the bottom of the mountain which are free to use, so total beginners won’t even need to buy a ski pass for the first day or so. Once you are ready to hit the big lifts though, you will find an abundance of easy pistes, some that run all the way from the top of the mountain. It goes without saying that you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy all that skiing that Samoens and the Grand Massif has to offer.
However, skiing in Samoens has something for everybody. If you are an intermediate or advanced skier then the huge range of cruising red runs, mogul fields and even the super taxing black runs such as Diamond Noir are sure to keep you occupied all week long.
If it’s tree runs you are after then try the wooded run that goes all the way down into Samoens, or simply head off-piste into the forests and duck some branches. If you want to hit the boarder park, or perhaps try racing down the Stade red run, then head for the Aujon lift and have a go.
Accommodation in Samoens
Accommodation in Samoens tends to be self catering apartments, our recommended accommodation option in Samoens is below -
The MMV Samoens residence opened it doors recently (2022), offers fresh and modern self catering apartments in the fantastic family friendly resort of Samoens. A highlight of the residence is the spa area with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam and an outdoor whirlpool.
Apres Ski In Samoens
Being more of a family orientated resort, the apres ski in Samoens is not a huge focus. However, there are around a dozen bars in the resort, with Covey's Pub, an Irish Pub, open until late for those looking to party. For anyone looking for live sports, it's also the place to go.
But if, like many others, you are here with the family and not out for a party, there are plenty of lovely restaurants in Samoens to visit. There's also plenty of other activities to get involved in, be it ice skating at the ice rink, kids will love the pony trekking/pony sledging, for those looking for more of a thrill - the luge, fat bikes and snowmobiling are worth having a go at.
Transfers to Samoens
Shared Airport Transfers from Geneva airport are great value and are almost certainly the cheapest way of getting from the airport to Samoens.
Alternatively, private transfers are an option, they tend to be more expensive but you get a door to door service and there's no waiting around at the airport. For groups of 8 (which is the sweet spot for minibus transfers) it wouldn't be too different in price to shared.