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Archive for 2012

Treats waiting for you at the catered chalet

After a day on the mountain, what better than a little treat?

Enjoy one of our fresh home-baked cakes while reliving the day with friends. Of course you could go for the fruit, but I know my choice…

Carrot cake or fruit after a day in the mountain? I know my choice...

There are some great last minute special offers on the few remaining places for our summer walking holidays.

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Summer is the time for a family adventure in the Alps

Summer arrives ready for your family adventure!

After a truly phenomenal winter season (take a look at here at the Samoëns snow history), summer has arrived in the Giffre valley. Often thought to be solely a winter playground, the French Alps actually offer an incredible opportunity for a fun and exciting summer holiday.

An exhilarating family river ride!

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Great end of season savings on Samoëns accommodation

Huge Savings on Luxury Samoëns Accommodation

It’s been a while since our last blog post and there’s been a lot happening here in the valley. Let’s start with something exciting… Continue reading “Great end of season savings on Samoëns accommodation” »

Off-piste Ski Guidance with Zig Zag

Off Piste Adventure – the Benefits of Ski Guidance

Guest Blog Post

Our guest blog post this week is brought to you by Louise at our highly recommended local ski school ZigZag.

We hope you enjoy this blog post about the joys of guided off-piste skiing/boarding!

A Zig Zag Instructor enjoying some fresh tracks

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Family Accommodation in Samoëns

Our Samoëns Accommodation is Perfect for the Whole Family

We’ve had some wonderful families in the chalets over the last few weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed having little people playing about the place. Aside of the special kiddies dinners (dinosaur sausages are a big hit!), the Nintendo Wii and the hot tub (often seen by little ones as a small swimming pool), we also see the occasional children’s art gallery appear in the chalet.

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Tips for Intermediate Skiers

How to Improve Your Intermediate Skiing

In this article (written by a guest writer) we share some hints and tips to make your skiing more fluid and less like hard work. This article is aimed at those with some skiing ability and experience who feel ready to take the next step and move up to the next level.
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A lesson in bending the knees…

A Short Ski Lesson…

As good skiers will know, bending the knees is essential in order to absorb the bumps and undulations experienced whilst skiing. Seb, one of our guests, kindly offered this video as a general lesson in what to avoid…

No skiers were harmed in the making of this video…

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Fun in the snow for the whole family

Samoëns – The Perfect Family Destination

If you’re after a family winter holiday, look no further than Samoëns! In addition to being one of the most beautiful mountain villages in France (it’s the only mountain resort to be classified as a ‘Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques’ – a French National Heritage Site), our stunning village is a great spot for young and old.

Samoëns is also one of the few selected French resorts to be awarded the Famille Plus label by the French Ministry of Tourism reflecting the village’s commitment to meeting a number of family friendly criteria:
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And the snow keeps on falling…

Can The Samoëns Snow Get Any Better?

This season has started with truly epic snow conditions! As you’ll have seen from recent posts (And it’s yet another big powder day), the snow levels in Samoëns and the Grand Massif have been staggering this year.

The Flaine Plateau

With well over 3 metres of snow already at the top lifts and 150cms at Samoëns 1600, we thought that our luck might be running out… It turns out the snow gods have other ideas with another day of constant snow last week!
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Special Offers for our wonderful self-catered chalet – La Roche

Self-Catered Chalets Samoens – Special Offers!

As the snow continues to fall and we enjoy one of the best seasons in a long time (yes snow really is already 128cm on the lower slopes and 320cm up top!), we’ve got a few last minute chances to enjoy a chalet holiday in Samoëns.
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