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Samoens and Grand Massif in January

A very happy new year to all, and best wishes for the year ahead!  The team here at Alps Accommodation is looking forward to welcoming you this season to beautiful Samoens, right in the heart of the Grand Massif ski domain. 

The Winter Season 2013 is off to a great start already.  Those of you lucky enough to celebrate the New Year in Samoens were treated to a delightful fireworks display and vin chaud, the traditional French beverage of hot mulled wine.  There was some great partying to be had at local venue Covey’s Irish Bar, and the Office of Tourism put on a free and fun music event in the square.  Better still are the sensational skiing conditions we’ve been able to enjoy this past week!

Stunning, sunny days have made for perfect holiday skiing.  Some of our guests have enjoyed day-long jaunts to Flaine, touring the whole Grand Massif, while others have opted for a more relaxed pace.  At the Alps Accommodation welcome drink on Monday night, one guest informed me of the lovely afternoon she’d spent taking the sun in a deck chair up on the slopes.  She had been on a picturesque stroll along the valley floor earlier that morning, and said it was an ideal end to the day.  For skiers and non-skiers alike, the conditions at the moment are fabulous!

Of course sunny days, as lovely as they are, have meant a decrease across the resort of the impressive snow depth we had early in the season.  All is by no means lost however, with a still impressive 2.44m on the upper slopes of Flaine and just over 1m in Samoens.  Plus, the snow-gods are smiling upon us.  Snowfalls are forecast from Thursday evening and across the weekend.  That’s right folks – fresh powder is on the way!

So start planning your winter getaway now.  January is a great month in Samoens.  There’s still plenty going on in the village but fewer crowds to contend with, which of course is the same for the vast ski domain.  No lift queues, plenty of ski school and guiding availability, and the best part, you can enjoy the quiet slopes all to yourself.  So give us a call or email us today.  Here at Alps Accommodation we are sure to have just the accommodation package you’re looking for.  The current month’s specials include discounts of up to 50% on our larger properties – big chalets for small chalet prices!  There’s bound to be something to suit everyone’s needs, and so we look forward to hearing from you, and welcoming you into resort soon.