Samoens is an old French mountain village. Its past as a stone mason’s village is obvious with grand stone buildings, water fountains and a beautiful car-free cobbled centre.
The drawback with staying in the village of Samoens is that the lifts are not near the centre. However, from this year we are recommending the newly opened Club Med Samoens hotel, which is located on the slopes much higher up the mountain at 1600m, on a sunny plateau looking over the village below.
As Samoens forms part of the underrated Grand Massif ski area in France which offers 265km of pistes. The ski range is an impressive 700m to 2480m.
Other villages in the ski area include the purpose-built resorts of Flaine, Sixt and Morillon.
If you chose to stay in Club Med’s new hotel, the skiing is suitable for all levels of skier, but if you choose to stay below you will be joining the queue to reach 1600m to reach the nursery slopes.... Read more