Hotel La Boule de Neige **
Great value ski-in, ski-out base for Samoëns, Flaine & the Grand Massif ski area
Convenience & Value hard to beat…
Hotel La Boule de Neige, a traditional, family-run hotel right next to the Vercland cable car
- Ski-in, Ski-out, next to telecabine
- Half-board, dinner each night
- Great value option
- Just 1hr 10mins transfer from Geneva
- 265km of piste in the Grand Massif
Located right next to the Vercland cable car (the quieter “back door” from Samoëns into the Grand Massif ski area) and a couple of minutes walk to a popular après-ski bar, everything you need for a fun-filled short break is on your doorstep.
The hotel has 21 ensuite bedrooms, a games room, sauna & hot tub, and a bar. This is a lovely setting and once the telecabine and local bar closes, it is a very tranquil place with stunning views.
Hotel La Boule de Neige is a small, comfortable French hotel with a friendly atmosphere.
Located in the small hamlet of Vercland and away from the main lifts of Samoëns, this offers very quick and easy access to all 265km of piste in the Grand Massif ski domain (including Flaine, les Carroz, Morillon, Sixt and Samoëns) via the small, but not busy, Vercland Saix telecabine.
In the evening the restaurant serves traditional French cuisine and also hearty Savoyard specialities.
The Ideal location for Short Ski Breaks
Hassle free skiing, ski-in ski-out without any fuss
- 21 cosy ensuite rooms
- Games room, sauna & jacuzzi
- Ski hire and lockers at the top of the lift
- Very quiet location
- Beautiful mountain views
- Hotel bar, and nearby Auberge
Hotel La Boule de Neige – Rooms
The hotel offers 21 ensuite bedrooms across 2 chalet buildings. Each room also has a flat-screen TV. Some of the rooms have a balcony with fantastics panoramic views of the Grand Massif mountains, and the valley below.
Hotel La Boule de Neige – Social Facilities
After a day on the slopes, enjoy the sunny terrace for a drink or the hotel does feature a jacuzzi and sauna. It also has a games room with pool table, but the hotel does lack a lounge or cosy space in which to relax. However, just 50m away is a very cool and chic auberge-bar which is a favourite apres-ski hang out.
The hotel is located 2km from Samoëns town centre, where you will find much more going on if you want some livelier après-ski. There is a bus to Samoëns until 6pm which takes 5 minutes, or you can take a taxi for around €10.
Hotel La Boule de Neige – Food
Catering is on a half-board basis, and includes a continental breakfast and 3-course evening meal, featuring traditional French cuisine, and Savoyard specialities.
The food is very good, and comes in generous portions, ideal after an energetic day skiing.
Hotel Boule de Neige – Location & Skiing Access
The hotel is located in the pretty hamlet of Vercland, just 2km from Samoens village and 1 hour 10 minutes airport transfer from Geneva.
The Vercland Saix Gondola is just across from the hotel which gives you quick access to the whole of the Grand Massif ski area.
There is just one bar in the hamlet which boasts a lively après-ski, and the main village of Samoëns, which has a good selection of restaurants, bars, shops, banks and other services, is a 2km downhill walk or a 5-minute bus ride. Buses stop around 6pm and there are some taxis available if you don’t fancy the walk back!
Our ‘Lite’ Package at Hotel La Boule de Neige
With our ‘Lite Packages’, you benefit from our experience and support in arranging all the elements of your holidays within an inclusive package – yet with more independence and flexibility as to how you eventually enjoy your holiday.
Our ‘Lite’ Package Ski Holidays Include…
- Half-board ensuite accommodation
- Grand Massif Region Lift Pass
- Airport Transfers from Geneva
- Access to Off-Site Support if Required
All the essentials in a convenient package
All of our ‘Lite Packages’ include your accommodation, airport transfers and full region lift pass – but unlike on the ‘Classic Packages’, you won’t see one of our team every day and we do not have our Ski Team on site to actively manage your days – leaving you to ski and enjoy your holiday independently.
However, we will still be available and easily accessible to support and help you should you require it!
Full package details – Hotel La Boule de Neige
Our ‘Lite Packages’ at Hôtel La Boule de Neige include:
- Half-board, ensuite accommodation;
- Full Grand Massif region lift pass included in the price and ready for you on arrival;
- Afternoon / evening airport transfers during our standard transfer windows included in the package price*;
- Access to our off-site ski team if required.
*Airport transfers on Lite Packages are included for flights scheduled to arrive into Geneva between 1500 to 2115, and for departure flights taking off at 1600 or later. On departure, your airport transfer will leave resort 3 – 3.5 hours before your flight time, meaning an evening flight from about 2000 onwards will let you ski all day on your last day.
Ski Holiday Dates and Prices – Hotel La Boule de Neige
Stays at Hotel La Boule de Neige are possible throughout the winter season, from the end of December to mid-April.
Prices are per adult, assuming 2 people sharing a twin / double room.
Hotel La Boule de Neige 3-Day Midweek Prices from £379… click here >>>
Hotel La Boule de Neige 4-Day Weekend Prices from £549… click here >>>
Hotel La Boule de Neige 7-Day Weeklong Prices from £919… click here >>>
Availability can change suddenly at any time and may depend on your group size, so please contact us >>> for the most up to date information.
Stays include half-board hotel accommodation – continental breakfast and 3-course evening meal.
All stays at Hotel La Boule de Neige include a full Grand Massif region lift pass, covering 265km of skiing.
Airport transfers are included on our fixed Monday / Thursday change-over days, for flights scheduled to arrive into Geneva airport between 1500-2115, and depart 1600 or later. Transfer time from Geneva to Samoëns is just 1 hour 10 minutes.
Ski & Snowboard Hire
Our ski hire solution and partner shop is located at the top of the telecabine, where there are lockers available to leave your gear overnight, and pick up again the following morning.
We can recommend a couple of ski schools in Samoëns who provide good English-speaking ski instructors. This is for private lessons.
Ski Clothing Hire
New to Skiing or Snowboarding? Don’t have all the gear you need for your ski holiday? No problem, we have a solution!
Whether you simply need a jacket or trousers, or you require the full works, we can offer you a range of high quality ski clothing (via our partner Crevasse Clothing) during your holiday with us. You will need to order this in advance, but once done, it will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive at your accommodation.
Ski Weekender guests staying in Samoëns can pre-book their clothing package on our Ski Clothing Hire partner’s website.
Your clothing will then be sent through the post and it will be ready for you when you check in.
Creche and Childcare
Samoëns has a municipal crèche in the village centre, with places available for children from 6 months to 4 years.