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The slopes

  • Extent 4 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 4 out of 5
  • Convenience 1 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 1 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Piste maps

Key facts covers:

  • Grand Massif ski area (Samo‘ns and all linked resorts)

Key facts

Resort720-1600 m
Slopes700-2480 m
Lifts69
Pistes265 km
Price index95

Linked resorts

Samoëns

France

Samoens CG

The upside

  • Lovely historic village, with traffic-free centre and weekly market
  • Part of the big, varied Grand Massif
  • Glorious views from top heights

The downside

  • Main access lift is well outside the village, and has no return piste
  • Not the best base for beginners
  • Limited nightlife
  • Latest user reviews

    Date: February 07 Our holiday: Family trip (2 adults…

    Martin Nicholas 10 Mar 2007 

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    News – 2016/17

    Most of the news is from the plateau of Samoêns 1600. The short Demoiselles chair lift will be replaced by a six-pack; a new blue piste, Ecureuil, will open; a Club Med ‘village’ is being built, but will not open until December 2017. In Samoêns itself a third CGH residence, Alexane, is also expected to open next season.

    News – 2015/16

    Chalets de Laÿssia, a new CGH residence, opened in the centre of the village, with the usual pool and spa. A new hockey-size ice rink (with spectator seating) opened, plus a bowling alley.

    Summary

    Samoëns is the cutest of lower, traditional village bases sharing the impressive Grand Massif area with high, purpose-built Flaine; it’s not the most convenient for skiing, but its fans are willing to forgive that.

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