Samoëns, plunge into the history of a picturesque village-resort
Why come to the Samoëns ski areas ?
The village resort of Samoëns is located in Haute-Savoie. It is the 5th resort attached to the Grand Massif domain with Morillon, Les Carroz d'Arâches, Flaine and Sixt Fer à Cheval. Its exceptional location allows it to offer a superb panorama in the heart of the French Alps. From Samoëns village you will reach 265 km of ski slopes thanks to an 8-seater gondola lift. You can rent skis in Samoens and enjoy this vast alpine ski area via 2 different ski passes. One gives access to the slopes of the 5 resorts while the other excludes Flaine. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, you will have the choice between black, blue and red slopes. The "Septi Snake" play area, accessible by ski lifts, is ideal for children while parents rest. If you are considering snowboard hire, Samoëns' intermediate level piste is particularly suitable for freestyle enthusiasts, young and old. Cross-country ski enthusiasts can enjoy a large Nordic area with around fifty prepared tracks.
The village of Samoëns
The ski resort of Samoëns is divided into 3 poles, the most important of which is Samoëns village at 750 m altitude. Nestling in the Haut-Giffre valley, this charming Savoyard village is the home of the stonemasons, the Frahans, whose authentic residences can be found in the medieval-looking village. A free shuttle service provides links between the various districts of the village, which is particularly extensive, with the gondola lift. On the heights, the small resort of Samoëns 1600 offers very little accommodation and no ski hire shop. This mountain resort is classified as a historical monument with some unusual sights such as a "Big Lime Tree" over 570 years old and a botanical garden, the Jaÿsinia, which is a must to visit. It promises you a complete change of scenery with a privileged view of Mont Blanc. The village of Flaine in the Grand Massif will also seduce you with its authenticity and warm setting.
Your ski rental shop in Samoëns
When you come on holiday to the charming family ski resort, you will have the opportunity to go to the ski rental shop in Samoens called 100% SKI. Located in the town centre, you will find a wide choice of ski and snowboard hire equipment at the best prices. A team of enthusiasts is ready to advise you in the choice of your ski hire in Samoens with great brands at your disposal. You will also be able to find a wide range of accessories and technical clothing to make the most of your stay in complete safety. Whatever your level, the 100% SKI technicians are at your disposal to offer you equipment at the best prices. They will also take care of the maintenance and refurbishment of your skis after your outings. Don't hesitate to make an online booking for your ski hire in Samoens, you'll save time with always the advice of our team of specialists. Very close to Samoëns, discover our Grand Massif ski rental shops to make the most of the ski slopes in this immense ski area.
The other activities of the resort
Relaxing in Samoëns off the ski slopes
Whatever the time of year, it is important to take the time to relax. Why not let yourself be pampered during a wellness activity or a massage? Hammam, whirlpool baths, spa leave no one indifferent. Yoga and sensory gymnastics may tempt you. So take off your shoes and let yourself go for a moment of well-deserved pleasure. Come and discover the history of the village and its heritage during tasting sessions of local products such as cheeses, charcuteries, wines and liqueurs from Savoie. After a day on the slopes, you can relax in one of the pubs, wine bars or tea rooms of the resort. In the centre of the village or at altitude, you will find many restaurants for great moments with friends or family.
Welcome to Samoëns, winter as summer
If you don't really want to ski but are looking for thrills, then speedriding, snowmobiling, paragliding, helicopter flight or ice climbing are for you. No question of renting skis in Samoens in the summer but this typical Alpine village offers a wide range of activities that will keep you waiting until the next winter season. The mountains are the ideal terrain for hiking on theme trails to discover the Platé desert. Mountain biking will take you up and down the slopes of the resorts. On land, you can try your hand at all-terrain scooter or sledge on rails. Take a paragliding flight to admire the mountain pastures. To refresh yourself, canoe and kayak in the white water await you. Would you like to go golfing or fishing?
Access to the resort of Samoëns
- By road: On the A40 towards Geneva/Chamonix, take exit 18 towards Cluses la Sardagne - Samoëns - Les Gets - Morzine - Avoriaz. Then follow Chatillon and Samoëns.
- By plane : At 1 hr, Geneva airport. At 2 hours, Lyon airport.
- By train: Cluses SNCF - TGV station.