Village and ski resort

Samoens is a village steeped in history that has welcomed tourists since the 18th century while maintaining its authenticity and natural beauty. You can walk around the pedestrian market town and enjoy its chic boutiques and architectural heritage or take take the cable car and reach the slopes of the Domaine du Grand Massif in 8 minutes.

The Cognacq-Jay Botanical Garden (named after the founder of the Parisian store La Samaritaine), opened in 1906, is still accessible for free.

During both summer and winter, many sports are on offer: paragliding, down-hill, cross country and Nordic ski as well as skijoring, sledging, hiking, climbing, rafting, cannoning, running, horseback riding, cycling, fishing, quad biking…

You can also relax by the bar or at one of the very good restaurants (Savoy restaurants, traditional French cuisine and more modern). You will also find a cinema, a bowling alley as well as a brand-new ice rink.

Samoens’ lake and waterfalls are perfect for all to enjoy. Many nighttime activities such as torchlight outings and mulled wine evenings are also organized.

You will feel welcome during the summer and winter!

Ski domain

Samoens, a mountain village provides direct access to the fifth largest French ski area: Le Grand Massif which includes the resorts of Flaine, Les Carroz d’Araches, Morillon and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
The Grand Massif is divided between forests and panoramic peaks. The ski area includes 151 slopes. The summit is 2500 meters high and has a stunning view of the Mont Blanc on the North Side of the Grandes Platières. There is something for everyone in the Grand Massif !

From the village, access to the slopes requires only 8 minutes via the Grand Massif Express. You can also discover the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc ski area and its glaciers, which are just a one-hour drive away.

Ski slopes info