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Torchlight snowshoe walk followed by fondue in a Yurt, near Samoens
Ski joëring in Samoens
Winter fat biking in Samoens
Samoens - A fantastic family resort

What's Happening in February & March?

The February holidays are here! If you're visiting us this February there is a good chance you've been drawn to the valley by skiing available in the Grand Massif. But if you fancy a bit of a change, an afternoon away from the pistes, or you have some non-skiers in your group, then we have good news. There is a lot more to the villages of Samoens, Morillon and Sixt than skiing! There are a wealth of events and activities which can be enjoyed by skiers and non-skiers alike, that's one of the reasons the area has become such a firm family favourite.

Here's a taster of what's going on this February / March holiday period in 2020...


17 Feb - Ice Hockey - Samoëns vs Plan Les Ouates

23 Feb - Les Givrés - Family obstacle course in Sixt Fer-a-Cheval

24 Feb - Ice Hockey - Samoëns vs Combloux

25 Feb - Samoens Carnival

25 Feb - Morillon & Verchaix Carnival

28 Feb - 1 March - French Championship Open Water Swimming

1 March - Ice Hockey - Samoëns vs Annecy

Every Friday - Illuminated Fridays - End the week with music, torch parade, vin chaud and hot chocolate!

Every Wednesday (until 11/03) - Descend the Marvel ski piste on a sledge!


There are a vast array of non-ski activities available in winter, more than enough to keep even the most enthusiastic non-skier happy for many weeks! You can find a full list of these on our website, but in the meantime, here are a few activities with a difference.

Fat Biking

Increasingly popular, fat bikes feature huge tires which offer massive grip on the snow and ice of winter. Various different outings can be customised to your level and interests, including heritage tours!

Snow Shoeing & Fondue in a Yurt

Hire a snowshoe guide who can help you explore our beautiful natural environment in winter. Without a doubt, one of our favourite non-ski activities is an evening exploring the forests under moonlight, followed by a delicious fondue in a hidden yurt!

Ski Joëring

Never heard of Ski Joëring? Originating in Scandinavia, it essentially involves being towed behind a horse on skis. Great fun and certainly a very different way to explore the area!

Cold Yoga

A snowshoe outing and yoga combined into one chilly outing! Experience 'cold yoga' techniques, originally developed by Tibetans in the Himalayas to develop body awareness, respiratory capacity and soothe the mind.

For more information on any of these events, visit the Tourist Office websites of Samoens and Morillon / Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval.


The best place to sample delicious local produce is the weekly markets of Samoens and Morillon which are a hive of activity in winter!

Samoens - Every Wednesday, 7am - 1pm
Morillon - Every Wednesday, 4pm - 7pm

What Else?

Still not satisfied? Remember Samoens and Morillon are real villages packed full of history and charm, as well as fantastic restaurants, cafes, boulangeries and local shops for you to explore. We have mountain restaurants accessible by skiers and non-skiers alike. And lastly, you don't have to ski to enjoy some excellent apres-ski!

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