Reviews Samoens

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Ski resort ratings

Ski resort ratings for Samoens compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 30 reviews.

Overall 74 Skiing 72Skiregion 72
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
7.7 7.67.3 7.76.3 7.27.3 7.06.7 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
8.3 7.87.3 7.18.0 7.77.7 7.07.7 7.1

Scenic slopes Short airport/train transfer Large ski area Few challenges for experts

7.2 Samoens, Haute Savoie

Novice
7
Advanced
8
Expert
6
Offpiste
8
Snow
6
Lifts
8
Family
9
Ambiance
6
Nature
7
Walking
7

Skiers can enjoy the well groomed, tree lined inter-linked pistes down to Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt, and with north facing slopes heavy snowfall attracts off piste skiers to the areas above Samoens, Les Molliets and Vernant. Immediately above Samoens at the top of the new cable car, lies the purpose-built satellite, Samoens 1600, with its own small ski area beneath the 2120m Tete des Saix. Perfect for beginners there is a sizeable area of nursery slopes and some pleasant reds, and one steep and bumpy black. More expert skiers will head over to Flaine and explore the Grand Massif area, but beginners and early intermediates are best off staying here. The nursery slopes are north-facing and

Review by Ailbhe from Donegal on Wednesday Jan 6th. Visited Samoens in january 2010 as family

7.5 Samoens, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
7
Expert
6
Offpiste
7
Snow
7
Lifts
7
Family
8
Ambiance
8
Nature
9
Walking
8

Samoens is the most beautiful and enchanting ski destination we have ever tried and we've skied everywhere in the last 25 years!! With both the Sunday Telegraph and Times describing it as the "next big thing" we loved it so much we went back in August where the 20 waterfalls pouring off the mountains at Sixt blew us away with their beauty and the white water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking and bustling village were all fantastic. The skiing was superb and the apres great with the whole town seemingly out on the streets drinking vin chaud in the early evening. We're now seriously contemplating buying an apartment in a small swish new development right by the new gondola statio

Scenic slopes Few challenges for experts

Review by Thomas from Aberdeen on Thursday Feb 21st. Visited Samoens in february 2008 as group

7.6 Samoens, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
7
Expert
7
Offpiste
7
Snow
7
Lifts
8
Family
8
Ambiance
8
Nature
8
Walking
8

Samoens is one of the prettiest villages on France's skiing circuit. Its strict conservation policy means that it has none of the ugly purpose-built high rises that spoil many of the modern resorts. Samoens has a community and life of its own, so visitors can enjoy a true flavour of Frances - particularly in its many good restaurants and bars. The skiing is abundant and varied. Linked to Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt, Samoens offers a vast domain of runs - from challenging blacks to gentle nursery slopes. For those with insatiable appetites, Les Gets and the Portes de Soleil can be reached in under 40 minutes by car. Although Samoens itself is at a modest 820 metres, a brand new gond

Review by Mark Kelly from Bristol on Monday Sep 3rd. Visited Samoens in january 2007 as couple

Neighbouring ski resorts

Morillon 3.9 km Flaine 9 km Les Gets 9.5 km La Rosiere 8.4 km Morzine 12.8 km