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Summer Activities in Samoëns and Morillon

While very much a family-friendly resort, Samoëns also caters to the dedicated outdoor and sports enthusiast. The Haut-Giffre valley is in fact quite the adventure playground in the summer, perhaps even more so than during winter. From the smallest to the biggest adventures, you'll find something for everyone!

Grand Massif Lift Opening Dates - Summer 2024

The lifts of the Grand Massif provide quick access to the peaks for fantastic views, picnics, hiking, and parapenting. These activities are not limited by the lift opening dates however, so if your visit falls outside these dates, you'll still be able to enjoy the same range of activities!

  Opening Closing  
Grand Massif Express
31-5-2024 1-9-2024  
Chariande Express
6-7-2024 25-8-2024  
Morillon Telecabine
29-6-2024 1-9-2024 plus weekend 31/8 to 1/9
Sairon Chairlift
26-6-2024 25-8-2024  
Grandes Platières Telecabine
29-6-2024 1-9-2024  
Les Carroz
Telecabine Kédeuze
22-6-2024 8-9-2024  
Les Carroz
Tête des Saix chairlift
6-7-2024 25-8-2024  

The lifts are open non-stop 7 days per week. More info can be found on the Grand Massif website.


The valley offers hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails, from easy family friendly walks to mountain peaks and multi day hikes, from beautiful rivers and waterwalls to exhilerating ridges, and everything in between.

Visit our Hiking page for more information.

Mountain Biking

In Samoëns, enjoy family friendly river side trails, marked cross country and e-bike routes, steep technical lift-served singletrack, bikeparks, and shuttle services.

Visit our Mountain Biking page for more information.

Road Cycling

Whether you wish to test yourself on the 1000m climb to the Col de Joux Plane, or cruise up the Cirque du Fer a Cheval for lunch, there’s something for everyone.

Visit our Road Cycling page for more information.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Samoëns has a large open air swimming pool with 3 pools, water slides, and it is set in 6000m2 of grassy area with table tennis and volleyball areas, enabling you to relax in stunning scenery. There is also a restaurant/bar next to the pool.

Opening Dates: 15 June - 15 September 2024
Cost: Adult day - €5.30, Child day - €4.20

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Lake Swimming

Samoëns and Morillon each boast their own fantastic lake with life guarded swimming area. Lac Bleu in Morillon has an inflatable obstacle course on the water (see below), and it's own sandy beach!

The lakes are surrounded by numerous other activities such as tree top adventure parks, golf, tennis, volleyball, huge grassy areas for games, picnics, sunbathing and so much more.

Lac aux Dames, Samoëns (life guarded swimming area)
Opening Dates: 6 July - 1 September 2024

Lac Bleu – Morillon (life guarded swimming area)
Opening Dates  1 July – 30 August 2023 (2024 dates TBC)

Le Splash (inflatable obstacle course)

A fantastic inflatable obstacle course based on Lac Bleu in Morillon! Online booking is advised.

Opening Dates: 29/6 to 1/9/2024 between 12pm and 7pm.

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White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking & Hydrospeed

Ecolorado Rafting

The Giffre River is perfect for a range of water activities, in particular rafting and canoeing. With a professional qualified instructor, you will be able to experience the thrills of the river and rapids without any previous experience. An age limit of around 7 years is normally in place.

Available Dates: April to October
Alps Accommodation discount: 10% on all activities

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Nunayak, based in the heart of the village of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, can off you for a descent of the Giffre by canoe, kayak and hydrospeed! Private departures, showers and Nunabar terrace to reward your efforts!

Available Dates: April to October
Alps Accommodation discount: 10% on all activities

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Tree Top Adventure Parks

Featuring two tree top adventure parks, one in Samoëns, one in Morillon, everyone can have a go swinging like a monkey! Suspended bridges, climbing, rope slides, walkways high in the trees, and zip slide over Lac Bleu in Morillon!

Opening Dates: April to August
Alps Accommodation discount: 10% or 20% for groups of 4+ during morning (Morillon only)

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Accompanied by a guide, descend a natural canyon using a mixture of walking, swimming, jumping, sliding, and abseiling. A half-day outing and a total change of scenery in the heart of nature in a completely unique environment.

Alps Accommodation discount: 10%

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Rock Climbing

There are several excellent rock climbing spots around Samoëns and the Haut-Giffre valley, from easy low-grade climbs to high grade multi-pitch routes. Contact Zig Zag for climbing lessons.


There's no greater sensation than flying! Take in the views of the valley from the air via a tandem parapente flight with a qualified guide. There are various options available, from single flights to 5-day paragliding courses. An age limit of 10 years applies.

Available Dates: April to September
Alps Accommodation discount: 10%

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The area boasts several excellent golf courses with the stunning backdrop of the Alps.

Visit our Golf page for more information.


The Morillon pumptrack is sure to be a hit with adults and kids alike! Located next to Lac Bleu in Morillon, it's the ideal place to perfect those biking skills!

Fatscoot - Samoens

These all-terrain, downhill scooters provide fun for all the family! 

Telephone: 00 33 (0)450 90 18 90
Alps Accommodation discount: 10%

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Via Ferrata

Located between Samoëns and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is a moderate grade Via Ferrata route overlooking Sixt and the beautiful mountains which surround it. For those unfamiliar with Via Ferrata, it's similar to rock climbing but the route is equipped with cables, ladders, and artificial foot and hand holds, which make it less technically difficult than traditional rock climbing.


Samoëns offers 5 tennis courts and 3 beach tennis courts, all of which are located next to the outdoor swimming pool.

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The best place for fishing is the lake at the Col de Joux plane.  The lake is stocked with trout and you can buy a fishing permit from the restaurant next to the lake.  The views are spectacular!

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A great way to explore the local area around Samoens and Morillon. Find out more about it in our article Hidden Gems in Samoens.

Just Jump

An impressive trampoline park located in Marnaz, around 20 minutes drive from Samoëns. Perfect for rainy days!

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Horse Riding

Located next to Lac Bleu in Morillon, Equita Passion offer rides from one hour to full days, and for both adults and kids.

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Helicopter Sight-Seeing Tours

Explore the valley, or the greater Haute Savoie region from the air aboard a helicopter!

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Learn French!

Avancée Formation, the local language school, offer intensive French courses: looking for a holiday with a difference? Those courses will give a big boost to your French with 15 hours of tuition a week while letting you make the most of what our beautiful area has to offer. The perfect language holiday option. Upon request, junior lessons can also be organised to get the little ones started on their French!

Telephone:  00 33 (0)6 50 24 63 33


Fancy a bit of pampering after all those exhausting activities?! We’ve partnered with ‘Massage Me’, an experienced team of massage therapists, to offer you a variety of fantastic treatments. You can book your treatments online and they will come to your accommodation. 

Their tailor made service means you can choose a treatment to suit your needs, whether it’s a relaxing massage, deep tissue or sports massage. The therapists are also trained to massage "mum to be's" and children. 

Therapists are on hand between 8am and 9pm, 7 days a week. Prices start from as little as 50€ for 30 minutes. For groups there are 10% discounts available for bookings of 3 or more consecutive hours, so it’s ideal for getting everyone involved. There are also some wonderful gift packages available if you’re looking to treat somebody special.

If you’d like to enquire about this in chalet service please contact Massage Me directly.


Simply Yoga with Annabelle

Annabelle will hold private yoga sessions in the comfort of your chalet.  Available for all levels.

Website  Email  WhatsApp/SMS:  00 33 (0)6 27 57 27 74

Julia Barnes Yoga

Website  Email  Phone:  00 33 (0)6 13 48 12 38


Pilates with Abbie

Book Pilates sessions at your chalet. Convenient and suitable for every ‘body’, Pilates is a great way to support your core and joints during the ski and bike seasons, stretch you after a day on the mountains or simply to enjoy! With hundreds of hours training and over 10 years teaching experience, Abbie will tailor each session to your requirements. €45 for 1-4 people for 1 hour, or €10 per person per hour for groups of 5 and more. Email or phone : 0033 (0)7 83 50 70 59

Day Trips

If you fancy exploring a little further, then there are so many more attractions to enjoy within an hours drive of Samoëns.

Vitam Leisure Parc

50 minutes drive away is the Vitam Leisure Parc, just before Geneva. From soft play areas, to water parks with slides, indoor climbing walls for all ages, fitness activities, warm indoor and outdoor pools, shops, lunch - it's all there.  Ideal for sunny or rainy days! More information


At the foot of the highest mountain in the Alps, a day exploring Chamonix is complete without a cable car trip to the “Aiguille du Midi” to at almost 4,000 metres. Enjoy stunning views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding glaciers.

Parc de Merlet

A fantastic animal park in Les Houches, Chamonix, overlooking the mighty Mont Blanc. Find our more - A Fun Family Day Out.

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Located on the shores of Lake Annecy, the old town of Annecy is highly recommened for its canals, flower decked quays and marvelous shopping and restaurants.

Yvoire & Geneva

A magnificent 14th century village located on the largest lake in Europe, Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).

Please note : dates and prices are indicative, please contact activity suppliers directly to confirm.

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