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Spring Skiing in Samoëns – Sunshine & Empty Slopes

Spring Skiing in Samoëns – 5 Reasons to Ski in Spring!

Hardened skiers often approach spring skiing with caution. Preferring the colder weather and fearing poor snow, many miss out on some of the best conditions of the season. In this blog post, we’ll explain our top 5 reasons why later season skiing is often our favourite time on the slopes.

Sunshine and deep powder in spring

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Super Snowy Samoens

It’s All About the Snow

Given the impressive levels of white stuff falling on Samoëns and the surrounding area, it’s only right that this blog post is about snow! The start to the season has been incredible and the skies keep on giving! Read on for the snow facts…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

The weather outside is not frightful, but ski conditions are truly delightful!

A webcam shot from this morning… Look at the snow! Can you see all the people? Nope – us neither! The slopes are typically quiet for January!

Another bluebird day in Samoëns

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Winter has definitely arrived in Samoens!

Winter Has Arrived!

Winter is Here – Book Your Samoens Accommodation Now!

It’s been an incredible start to this winter with snow falling what seems like incessantly over the last week. The village looks incredible in its white, winter outfit and there’s a huge amount of excitement brewing regarding the snow on the mountain. There’s been so much that the lifts are opening early for a weekend in Samoens this coming weekend.

We can’t wait!

The valley in its afternoon glory.

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Ski Samoens – News for the 2012/13 Season

Ski Samoens

What’s New for 2012/13?

Our impressive Grand Massif ski region sees changes and improvements happening each year and the 2012/13 season is no exception. With our impressive snow record (take a look here at the Samoens snow history) and a particularly amazing season of powder last year, we are really excited about the arrival of this winter.

Ski Samoens

So what is new?
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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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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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Sunshine and Empty Pistes – Skiing in the Grand Massif

Quiet Pistes and Sunshine in the Grand Massif

It’s been another fabulous day in Samoëns and the Grand Massif with clear blue skies and fantastic snow conditions. The pistes were incredibly empty and the snow consistent and responsive throughout. I spent most of the day enjoying Flaine with friends.
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Snowshoeing – another way to enjoy the mountains

Snowshoeing is a Great Way to Enjoy the Mountains

If you’re looking for a little mountain adventure that’s something different to skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing may be the thing for you.
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