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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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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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Off-piste skiing Samoëns

Off-piste Skiing in Samoëns – a powder paradise

Samoëns sits within the extensive Grand Massif ski region, the fourth largest ski area in France. This impressive ski domain boasts over 265km of pistes (interestingly, this statistic hasn’t changed in at least seven years despite the creation of new pistes almost annually!)

Despite being a fantastic all round resort, particularly good for families (see more on family-friendliness in our previous post) one of the strengths of the Grand Massif and Samoëns is its off-piste skiing and boarding.

An off-piste adventure

This winter season has started brilliantly with an abundance of snow (250cm on the upper slopes – the best week 2 snow level in over eight years!) and we took to the slopes today to find some of that wonderful powder.

Sometimes the best spots are worth a little walk…

The hill walk

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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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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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Cake! One of the joys of our catered chalet in Samoëns!

Cake – it’s just one of the joys of our catered chalet in Samoëns!

As you may have seen on some of our previous posts (look here), we like welcoming our guests back to the chalets with cake! After a day of adventure on the mountains, you’ve definitely earned the treat…

Come and enjoy cake…

Mmmmmmm… Cake!

A vicky sponge waiting to greet our guests...

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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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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” »

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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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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