Samoëns – an historic village in the heart of the Grand Massif
Unlike it’s purpose-built neighbour of Flaine further up the mountain, Samoëns has worked hard to retain its historic heritage, giving the village a genuine ‘old-world’ charm. The old stone buildings in the village heart are being preserved and restored to maintain the old character – but its a modern working ski village and not a museum!
The village remains a living, working ‘year-round’ community, giving the resort a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Stunning mountain scenery coupled with traditional Savoyard charm, is seeing this resort gaining in popularity amongst British skiers looking for an authentic Alpine base.
An easily accesible village centre – perfect for exploring
The recently pedestrianised village centre contributes to the relaxed atmosphere of the resort, making it easy for the visitors to enjoy the facilities on offer after a day on the slopes.
Whether you fancy a little retail therapy in one of the chic boutiques, want to admire some of the historic architecture or just want to enjoy the hospitality in one of the bars or restaurants, the après-ski scene is certainly laid back.
Away from the Alpine skiing, the village has an ice rink, a 6 lane bowling alley and a sledging slope, as well as offering winter activities like dog-sledging, snow-mobiling, snow shoe walks and cross country skiing.
Samoëns – highly regarded for its picturesque village centre
It’s easy to see why Samoëns recently won the prestigious ‘Hardy’s Ski Guide Best Small Resort in Europe’ award – its authentic charm, great service and speedy access to world class skiing are appealing to an ever growing number of discerning skiers.
It has also been awarded the ‘Coq d’Or’ for being one of the prettiest villages in France, and is currently the only ski resort classified by the Caisse des Monuments Historiques. When you see the stunning scenery, architecture and wildlife, you will understand why.
Samoëns – Ski Resort Information – Overview, Piste Map, The Skiing
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