Snow Forecast 12 am 24 Feb 2017(local time) Weather Forecast for Samoens at 1469 m altitude issued:
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Days 0-3 Samoens Weather Summary:Mild at first with light rain (total 5.0mm) on Thu night followed by colder weather and light fall of snow, heaviest on Thu night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Sun morning, min -5°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Days 4-6 Samoens Weather Summary:A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue night. Becoming milder with moderate rain (total 11.0mm) on Wed morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Mon afternoon, min -2°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.
|Thu||Friday 24||Saturday 25||Sunday 26||Monday 27||Tuesday 28||Wed|
|Summary||mod. snow||mod. snow||light snow||snow shwrs||clear||clear||clear||some clouds||some clouds||some clouds||clear||rain shwrs||heavy snow||mod. snow||mod. snow||heavy snow||light snow||light snow|
|Freezing level (m)||1850||1300||1200||850||1250||2100||2600||2450||2500||2050||2000||2150||1550||1400||1600||1150||1700||1950|
- The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
- Fantastic skiing on piste. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.
- some fog patches sticking to the slopes early in the morning ‑ else, clear or partly cloudy on the whole ‑ some high cloud passings from the northwest making hazy sunshine at times. Period of sunshine close to 85%.
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Visitor Reviews of Samoens
Martin from France writes:
I have to disagree very strongly with the overall sweeping statements about the area being overwhelmed and too busy with long lift queues.
We have had a chalet in Samoens since 2005 and ski here all season from December to April.
Apart from New Year week and some school holiday periods in February, the resort is pretty much deserted. It can be busier some weekends as day trippers come to ski but midweek it's very quiet.
Just be aware of the busy periods and book accordingly. All resorts are busy at New Year and half-term. Christmas week, much less so.
There are new lifts put in every year.
If you require transfers from Geneva, please look up Go Massif Transfers to Flaine, Morillon, Les Gets, Samoens etc. Very frequent and inexpensive. We have used them for 8 years and highly impressed by the standard of service. Rates vary from shared to private transfer.
You can even book your lift passes online with Grand Massif to prevent queuing at the lift. The season pass is an absolute bargain at around 439 Euro from Decenber to April. That's a 50% discount! 254 Euro for up to 17 yrs.
We love this area and after skiing all over the Alps for 40 years, wouldn't be any place else. Samoens is beautiful both winter and especially in summer having been awarded special French heritage status.
Certainly one of the better kept secrets rather than the average soulless purpose built resorts.
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