The perfect ski lodge in Samoens in the French Alps

Written by on December 1, 2017 in Ski

Skiers in Samoens in the French Alps

Samoëns is one of the least known ski centres in the French Alps outside of France – it’s also one of the best. Here’s why we think its a brilliant ski destination and we tell you our secret brilliant place to stay when you visit…

Samoëns– one of the best ski centres in France

skiing in perfect snowy conditions in Samoens French Alps

In Samoëns, snow falls better and survives longer due to the Mont Blanc microclimate, and the resort is officially recognised as family friendly by the French Tourism Ministry.  The ancient village is part of the Grand Massif ski domain and is connected to high-altitude, snow sure Flaine AKA the big snowy bowl.

The Grand Massif offers an impressive 265km of piste and caters to skiers at all levels. For novice skiers and children the skiing is ideal at Samoëns 1600 (the largest beginners’ area in the Grand Massif). The longest run is the 14km Les Cascades (blue) from Grandes Platières (2,480m) to Sixt via the lovely Lac de Gers refuge. And, there’s more than enough to satisfy the expert, including the Gers bowl, with an 800m-drop of untracked skiing.

Town of Samoens lit up at night

The centre of Samoëns is traffic free, and has a beautiful square dominated by a magnificent lime tree. For the self-caterer, the main street is a delight, full of gourmet shops offering mountain ham, local cheese and mouth-watering pâtisserie. Every Wednesday there is a wonderful market selling local produce.

The French proudly describe Samoëns as one of their monuments historiques, that just happens to be attached to a great ski area.

At home in the mountains

Traditional wooden ski lodge Samoens French Alps

The magnificent mountainscape views and sparkling snow-capped mountains of Samoëns, cheesy fondues, steaming hot chocolate, an award-winning boulangerie and après-ski are just a few of the things that make a ski holiday here such a thrill. And if you’re looking for the perfect ski lodge then look no further – The Lodge ski chalet is gorgeous, cosy and set in idyllic surroundings. It’s just a short walk (or an even shorter drive) from Samoëns’ village centre, an hour from Geneva airport by car, and an eight-minute gondola ride from some of the Alps’ finest North-facing ski slopes.

With 5 double bedrooms it’s just right for friends and families. There’s plenty of room for socialising in the large, split-level lounge with a glass of something chilled around a roaring log fire. Of course that’s when you’re not in lovely Samoëns enjoying one of the many fabulous bars and restaurants. Just ask Morag and Andrew, the lovely British owners, about the best places for dining out in the town.

The Lodge has a large ground floor garage for storing, washing, and drying all your equipment and outdoor gear. Having this is a real treat, since there are numerous outdoor winter activities from ski, snowboard, snowshoe, skidoo, dogsled, and touring the mountain forests by flickering, real flame torchlight and more.

We love this place for the three south facing terraces, perfect to drink in those picture perfect views, the comfy interior and for being so cosy you never want to leave!

Ski holiday extraordinaire

For a ski holiday in authentic France, with the most amazing mountain setting and quite possibly the best ski runs – Samoëns is unbeatable. Combine that with a stay in a cosy, comfy and enchanting ski lodge, your home in the mountains, and you’ve got a little bit of snowy heaven.

Find out more and book at: www.thelodges.me

Related Articles

Alpe D’Huez, the Island of the Sun in the French Alps

The French Alps are breath-taking no matter what season you choose to pay a visit. But if you’re fan of skiing then this impressive chain of picturesque mountains, which boast some of the highest and most spectacular peaks in Europe, will float your adrenaline-seeking boat during the winter months. For skiers at all levels, Alpe […]

Continue Reading

5 Great Spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

The alpine village of Samoëns is just an easy 1-hour drive from Geneva international airport but if feels as if it is 100’s of miles away from the real world. When you’re there you’ll feel like you’re living in a beautiful Alpine bubble where the daily stresses of life are easily forgotten. Spring in the […]

Continue Reading

Ski holiday with dogs in France

Ski holiday with dogs in France

Written by on February 23, 2018 in Ski

Have you dreamed of taking your dogs on a ski holiday to France? Well there are ski companies that will accommodate the whole family, even the furry members. Our intrepid reporter Lucy Pitts checks out skiing with dogs, kids and a heroic partner in the French alps. The family: Mum, dad and three kids (aged […]

Continue Reading

7 Fabulous ski villages in France that are off the beaten snow track

When it comes to skiing, France is the most popular destination for British holidaymakers – and with good reason. A choice of fabulous ski destinations is a huge lure plus there’s a massive variety of resorts to suit all tastes and budgets. Expensive prices can deter visitors from choosing a ski holiday, but one of […]

Continue Reading

Fabulous Flaine in the French Alps is great for skiers at all levels

It’s in the impressive shadow of the snow-capped Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the beautiful, French Alps, that you’ll find the ski resort of Flaine. Located in the Haute Savoie region, and part of the Grand Massif ski-ing area, Flaine has earned itself the nickname of “big snowy bowl”, as it boasts one of […]

Continue Reading

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed

Comments are closed.

Top