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What to pack for a family ski holiday

Ski holidays can seem like a bit of a mission when you bring children into the mix but with this handy list, you’ll be packed and ready for those blue bird days before you know it.

Don’t forget as well that we’re always on hand if you’d like to find out anything specific about the chalets or Samoens before you come over.
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And Our January Competition Winner Is…

The Winner of the January Giveaway is…

January’s competition answer was:

1) What is the playing surface made of on our new pool table in La Grande Ourse chalet? – Slate

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Some of Our Lovely Catered Chalet Treats

Our Catered Chalet Treats

We love good food and we think it’s important that you eat well in order to enjoy your holiday in the mountains. Unlike many catered chalets, we employ experienced professionals to ensure that you are served great quality and creative food, reflecting the diverse seasonal variations in produce that we see in this region.

Some welcoming bubbly at our chalet - holiday in style!

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Lucky December Competition Winners

The Winner of the December Giveaway is…

December’s competition answers were:

1) What resort did we compare Samoens’ snow history to in our recent blog post? – Chamonix
2) What is the missing word? “Never underestimate the appeal of a hot tub or a comfy ____ after a full day in the mountains”? – Comfy
3) We are an independent family run company – what is our surname? – White

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Exciting Chalet Changes for 2013/14

Exciting Changes for Winter 2013/14

We’ve been working very hard over this last inter-season to improve the Grande Ourse and offer you an even better chalet holiday here in Samoëns! This winter, we think we are delivering our best chalet improvements yet!

Winter has arrived

There is plenty already to be excited about with the snow falling in the village! Read on to find out about our chalet news too…

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Summer fun in Samoens

Summer in the Alps – more fun than winter?

The Alps is not always an obvious destination for a holiday that doesn’t involve sliding quickly down a snowy slope with a board or pair of planks strapped to your feet. However, the mountains have so much to offer outside of the winter months.

Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking for an altitude-based adrenaline rush, or seeking the remote tranquility that our wonderful alpine pastures offer, our series of summer fun blogs will offer summer holiday suggestions for you.

Fer a Cheval at Sixt nature reserve...  Stunning

In this blog post we’ll be inspiring you enjoy some of the sites in and around Samoëns on two wheels.

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Family Adventure in the Alps – A Great Summer Destination

A Family Holiday in the Alps – A Summer Adventure

Samoëns is a wonderful destination for a family ski holiday and is brilliantly suited to a week or two away with your loved ones. A proper, fully functioning & family-friendly village rather than a purpose built ski resort, the people and businesses of Samoëns are used to having children around all year.

More on our family-friendly village

Whether you are after a family ski holiday or an alternative to the more traditional summer holiday, the Alps have something to offer and Samoëns in particular is a wonderful family venue!

Pony rides in the stunning 'Fer a Cheval'

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Snowshoeing in Samoëns – some highlights

Snowshoeing in Samoens – some video highlights

We are huge fans of snowshoeing and it’s a wonderful alternative to downhill skiing or snowboarding. With the modern light weight snow shoes on your feet, you’ve got access to some of the most beautiful and quietest part of the mountains.

We have a number of blog posts on snowshoeing (learn more about snowshoeing here) and now we’ve got a video to share with you that was made during our January snowshoeing trip.

This video was kindly put together by Ian and Jane with footage that was taken on a Go-Pro during an overnight trip to the Tête de Bostan.

A huge thanks to them for their effort and for sharing this with us.

We hope you enjoy the video…

Snowshoeing highlights!

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Ski Safely on the Mountain – Top Safety Tips

Mountain Safety – Enjoy the Pistes Safely

Skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating and exciting activities – the incredible thrills come with an element of risk though. Just as the highway code helps reduce the risks of the road, there are steps that you can take on the pistes to help keep you safe up the mountain.

A snowboarder surveys the mountains

We want all of our guests and other mountain lovers to enjoy the mountains safely so in this blog post we’re sharing some top safety tips. Enjoy…

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Skiing and snowboarding comfortably

Enjoy the Mountains – Ski & Board Clothing Tips

When the snow is falling as much as it is this year (we’ve hit the 4 metre mark in Feb for the first time in at least 8 years – our snow history is here), excitement levels are high!

Skiing and snowboarding typically take place in an extreme environment though and before you blast off in excitement leaving a cloud of powdery white stuff behind you, we thought it would be good to put some tips here to help you enjoy your time on the mountain!

Absolute Alpine - come and join us...

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