Fri
4 °c
7 mm

mod rain, winds: 10kph light winds, windchill: 0°c, Rain: 7

Sat
9 °c

clear, winds: 5kph calm, windchill: 8°c

Sun
13 °c
1 mm

rain shwrs, winds: 5kph calm, windchill: 13°c, Rain: 1

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Samoens, Morillon and the Grand Massif Ski Information

Located in the heart of the Grand Massif, one of the largest Alps ski resorts (made up of five ski areas) in Europe. The Grand Massif includes the following five towns: Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt and Samoens. Those after self-catered ski chalets in France will relish the extensive skiing and snowboarding this area offers, with an excellent snow record, which is one of the best in the Alps, not only due to having 80% of pistes facing north, but it also enjoys a micro-climate due to its proximity to Mont Blanc. The area is not just popular in winter, with the Grand Massif ideal for Alpine summer holidays too.

The super fast gondola on the edge of Samoens village takes you up to the Samoens 1600m within just eight minutes. This delivers you directly into Samoens’ own extensive ski area, which joins with over 265km of piste, 148 individual pistes plus 80 lifts.

For guests staying in Morillon village are able to take the Gondola to Morillon 1100/Morillon Les Esserts.

Click here to view the piste map.

The recent investment and addition of numerous new snow canons in the Grand Massif provides snow-covered runs throughout the season, so you can be sure to enjoy great conditions.

Discounted Lift Pass Information  -  Discounted Ski Hire Information  -  Discounted Ski Lesson Information

Check out the Family Savings page which details how much guests can save who have booked via Alps Accommodation.

Find out more about Spring skiing in Samoens and the Grand Massif.

Samoens boasts a fantastic nursery area
Breathtaking views
Family friendly ski area
Deep snow

Samoens Skiing Information

There are loads of new improvements to the lifts and pistes of Samoens and the Grand Massif during the summers. Check out our detailed article Samoens piste improvements 2016/17.

The ski area is varied and offers runs for all abilities. The area holds the lowest ratio of accommodation capacity to number of ski lifts, which explains the small amount of queues encountered here. When you stay in a self-catering chalet, you will soon notice that the resort has some breath-taking views and even non-skiers can take the Grand Massif lift from Samoens to 1600m and watch family and friends out on the pistes. Beginners are well catered for on the extensive groomed nursery slopes at 1600m, this plateau is one of the largest beginner’s areas in Europe! Intermediates have a whole host of runs to chose from locally in Samoens, as well as others that take you far afield to neighbouring resorts and beautiful tree-lined runs including Europe's longest blue run, the cascades which meanders 14km down the mountain. There are numerous red and black runs to be found locally in Samoens and Les Carroz and of course over in Flaine, where experts are catered for even further. Click here for the Grand Massif virtual tour. Download the ski lift opening/closing times. Find out the locals' favourite spots in our news article.

The pistes - 148 pistes in total, consisting of 14 black runs, 50 red runs, 64 blue runs, 20 green runsA recent 11m Euro investment saw the introduction of a massive free car park at the main Samoens Grand Massif Express lift and a new children's ski area at Samoens 1600. The area is undergoing major investment throughout which is massively improving everything year on year.  In a weeks skiing holiday, you'd be really hard pushed to cover all the runs in this huge area.

Beginners - Are you a beginner?  We recommend booking some lessons and then reading The Beginners Guide to Skiing in Samoens, Morillon, Flaine and The Grand Massif.

Snowboarding - The area is great for boarders, it's easy to get fresh powder and there has been new investment into 3 snow parks and 3 half pipes.  There are numerous events including the Bolle Winter Tour, open contests with some of the world's best riders. Samoens has very few drag lifts compared to other resorts, so is a snowboarders heaven.

Off piste skiing - Samoens is increasing in popularity with those who seek the thrills of off piste skiing with qualified local guides who know the back country and secret powder spots.  For more information and to book your guide, please contact info@zigzagski.com

Ski Bus - download the free ski bus timetable for winter 2016/17 here.

Behind the scenes of the Grand Massif - Would you like a behind the scenes tour of the Grand Massif - download the flyer 'Grand Massif Backstage'.

Samoens and Grand Massif Webcams

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Ski touring in the Grand Massif
A fantastic family resort
Great views above Samoens
Mountain restaurants

Grand Massif, Samoens and Morillon Ski Lift Opening Dates 2016/17

Skiing for the forthcoming season commences on Saturday 17th of December throughout the entire Grand Massif, with the 17th of April marking the last day of the Grand Massif ski season.

Over in Flaine things start slightly earlier on Saturday 10th December.

     Opens   Closure
Samoens 17/12/2016 17/04/2017
Morillon 17/12/2016 17/04/2017
Flaine 10/12/2016 23/04/2017
Sixt 17/12/2016 10/03/2017

 

Grand Massif, Samoens and Morillon Ski Lift Opening Dates 2017/18

For 2017/18 ski season, the full Grand Massif area will be open from 23 December 2017 until 20 April 2018. There will be pre-openings in Flaine (from 9 December 2017), and Samoens/Les Carroz (from 16 December 2017).

  Opens Closure
Samoens 16/12/2017 20/04/2018
Morillon 23/12/2017 20/04/2018
Flaine 9/12/2017 20/04/2018
Sixt 23/12/2017 16/03/2018
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Snowshoeing in the Samoens valley
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