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Skiing holidays in Samoens from Drive-Alive Motoring Holidays.

Winter Sports Holidays in Samoens. Great prices on accommodation, ferries, Eurotunnel and Eurostar ski train. Self drive ski holidays to Samoens.

Samoens resort information: 700 - 2500 metres.

Samoens piste map

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Unlike its neighbour Flaine, Samoens is very attractive, a medieval village and a listed monument. A lift from Samons village at 720m whisks skiers up to the Grand Massif ski area at 1,600m in eight minutes, so you get the benefit of a real village together with some great skiing.

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Our apartments are scattered throughout Samoens and the nearby village of Morillon, so a car is essential, as some apartments are up to 2 km from the nearest ski lift. Or for some real Savoyard hospitality, pamper yourself in the Hotel Edleweiss in the village itself.

Access: Samoens is one of the easiest resorts to reach by car,  just 40 miles from Geneva along the A40 plus an easy 11 mile climb from Cluses. It's about a 9 hour drive from Calais, not counting stops. You can book a taxi to Samons from Geneva Airport for only 39 euros per person, based on 2 people - you can book it on line at

Samons in summer

150 km of hikes, 7 tennis courts, football pitch, minigolf, heated swimming pool with slide, riding, paragliding, rafting on the 'Giffre',mountaineering and hiking. Child-minding service in the village from 3 months of age.

Samons in winter

4 skiing resorts Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz and Samoens have joined together to form "Domaine du Grand Massif" and together they form one of the largest ski regions in Europe. In Samoens itself there is 1 cable cabin, 4 chair lifts and 9 drag lifts. Ski school, child-minding in the village for over 1 year olds and on the ski runs for over 3's. 50 km of cross country ski trails, 1 trail at Lac aux Dames is illuminated at night, trails for ski hikes. Artificial ice rink.

Number of lifts in Grand Massif: 72: 6 gondolas, 28 chairlifts, 38 draglifts

Pistes and Trails: 260km in Le Grand Massif; 25 km difficult, 185 km medium, 50 km easy

Lift pass: Grand Massif (covers Les Carroz, Flaine, Morillon, Samons, Sixt) 160 for 6 days.

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