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Samoens Ski Resort Guide

Ski France

Samoens Ski Resort Guide

Samoens Ski Resort Guide

Le Criou, Samoens photo

Samoens

Photo credit: Andy Petersen

Sun set on the mountains, Samoens photo

Samoens

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Rainbow over the Criou Mountain, Samoens photo

Samoens

Photo credit: Martin Halliday

Off piste in the Combe Gers, Samoens photo

Samoens

Photo credit: Sian Hughes

Slope Stats

  • 2120m

  • 1302m

  • 818m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:22
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:90 km
  • beginner52%
  • intermediate37%
  • advanced11%

Samoens, together with Morillion, Sixt and Les Carroz comprise the Massif ski area. The area offers a total of 125 km of slopes and 42 ski lifts. This smaller Massif ski area excludes Flaine. The area that includes Flaine is known as the Grand Massif. Samoens itself has 16 lifts and 22 groomed ski trails. The runs are most suitable for beginners and intermediates. There is a terrain park and cross country skiing. The nearest airport to Samoens is Geneva.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Geneva / Geneve
  • Nearest Train Station:Cluses
  • Tourist Office Phone:+33450344028
  • Tourist Office Website:www.samoens.com
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
  •   18
  •   4

Lifts

  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:16 (42 in four resorts of Massif)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:12 May
  • Last Snowfall:12 May 2019
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:-
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1469 m)view full snow forecast

AM
light rain
5 NNW5
6 °CF-Level
2350m
PM
moderate rain
10 NNW10
7 °CF-Level
2500m
night
heavy rain
5 SSW5
6 °CF-Level
2350m

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Visitor Reviews of Samoens

Lynne from United Kingdom writes:

There has been huge investment in the Grand Massif lift system over the last few seasons which continues. This has opened up new ski slopes and is helping to reduce queues at previous bottlenecks.
Yes, half-term is busy but isn’t everywhere in France and Italy during these periods.
This is such an extensive ski area close to Geneva and it’s very possible to drive to Les Gets and ski the Portes de Soleil and Chamonix if you wish.
A really pretty typical working French village with lots for non-skiers to do with lovely valley walks and an extensive animation programme during the season.
Yes, the lift to 1600 can get busy especially if there are lots of skiers coming for the day from Geneva on the weekend. However, there are plans to build a new lift to alleviate this in the next few years.
We have been coming here for 23 years and still love it today.
We’ve seen many changes, most for the better and yes, a few more manners from some wouldn’t go amiss but the same can be said for all nationalities.
We’ll keep returning especially for the skiing and amazing summer.

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