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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 Samoëns – White Water Activities

White Water Fun to Cool Down in Samoëns

Sunny Summers in Samoëns

Summer in Samoëns tends to be a sunny and uplifting affair. Of course, it’s the mountains so we can have an odd day of rain or a spectacular storm sweep through but the underlying climate is blue skies and sunshine (it’s 31°C as I write this.)

What better way to enjoy the sun than to take a splash into one of the various white water activities on offer? The Giffre meanders its way down the valley through Samoëns and offers incredible and exhilarating opportunities for all those who want to float along it.

Big smiles for the whole family

In this, another of our summer blog posts, we’ll give you information on white water fun.

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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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Winter in Samoens – a perfect family ski holiday destination

Family Ski Holidays in Samoens -
The ideal destination

If you are looking for a family ski holiday with something for everybody, Samoëns is a wonderful destination. Yes, we may be slightly biased as we live here, but the family-friendliness was a big part of its attraction to us (the youngest member of the Absolute Alpine team – Barney – is not quite 15 months old yet).

If you are looking for a more reasons to help with resort selection for your family skiing trip, we have outlined a few of the key points below to help with your decision.

Enjoy some winter sledging in Samoens

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Ski Samoens – Winter is coming!

Ski Samoens – winter is coming to the Samoens valley

With snow arriving in the village this week, the Samoëns ski season is definitely well on its way… We took the opportunity to enjoy some early winter fun although there’s still time to relish some more of the alpine autumn before winter arrives fully.

Winter in the morning…

Winter sledging in the morning...

Autumn in the afternoon…

Autumn via ferrata

Read on to see some photos of our mountain adventures this week. Believe it or not, all these photos were taken over the last three days!

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Family walking in Samoens – autumn fun!

Family walking in Samoens

So we’ve seen snow on the higher summits for a few weeks now (and even down to 1,200-1,300m on a couple of occasions – skiing in Samoens should be good this winter!) although the walking season definitely isn’t over yet. With such breathtaking autumn colours, it’s an incredible time of year to enjoy some alpine outings.

Enjoy autumn in the Alps!

On the way to refuge de Sales

This weekend, we took to the hills with some friends for a family day out. Read on to find out more…

Even the panoramic photo software doesn't do the scenery justice...

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More Catered Chalet Cakes!

Today’s Catered Chalet Decision…

Cake or… Cake?!? Surely fruit is not an option today!

These yummy chocolate brownies are waiting for our guests after a selection of mountain adventures today. The guided walking group enjoyed Refuge de Sales with the self-guided walkers heading for a mixture of Pointe D’Anglon and Lac de Gers.

Cake or... Cake! Fruit's surely not an option!
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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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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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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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