Samoens resort information: 700 - 2500 metres.
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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.
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 http://www.giffre-transports.com
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
Number of lifts in Grand Massif: 72: 6 gondolas, 28 chairlifts,
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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