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Samoens Ski Resort Guide

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Samoëns is a beautiful, traditional, unspoilt village in the Northern Alps. The panoramic views encompassing Mont Blanc are fantastic and the village centre retains its historical focus with some newer developments on the outskirts.

Other Facilities

There are local tours, a library, cinema, massages, paragliding, ice skating, helicopter rides, dog sledging and snow shoeing.

Facilities for Children

Les Loupiots” nursery is open everyday for children from 3 months to 6 years.  ESF is available for all starting from 3 years old.

Mountain Information for Samoens


Resort Altitude: 1600m
Summit Elevation: 2500m
Vertical Drop: 900m
Total Piste: 145km
17 67 46 14
Number of Lifts: 67
Snowmaking: 218
Snow Parks: 0

Samoëns links in to the Grand Massif ski domain which offers a highly diverse ski experience.  There is a beginner area in Samoëns and intermediate and advanced skiers will enjoy the extensive area further afield.  It is noted by some to be “the best kept secret in the Alps” as there are reputedly hardly any lift queues.

 

Samoens Map


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Samoens Piste Map


Samoens piste map
 

Ski Passes for Samoens


Please note the following prices are based on Winter 2013/14.

Grand Massif Adults (16-64 yrs) Children (5-15 yrs) Senior (65-74 yrs)
6 Days £198 £151 £191
7 Days £234 £176 £222
8 Days £267 £201 £254
13 Days £432 £325 £411
 

Ski Rental for Samoens


Ski Equipment Rental

You can pre-book your ski equipment rental with Erna Low through our preferred partner, Skiset. With over 700 rental locations throughout Europe and discounts of 20-40% on walk-in rates, Skiset is the ideal choice for your ski rental package.

You will be given the option to add ski rental during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski equipment.

Please note: although our main rental partner is Skiset, there may be other rental locations that are more convenient for your particular residence.  Please speak to our sales team, who will be able to advise you on the best options for your party.

See below for prices and more information about our rental packages.

  6 days hire 8 days hire 11 days hire
  7th day free   12th, 13th & 
14th days free
 Adult Packages
 Excellence Package
 Skis & boots £116 £135 £193 
 Skis only £87 £101 £145 
 Boots only £41 £47 £68 
 
 Performance Package
 Skis/snowboard & boots £92 £107 £153 
 Skis/snowboard only £69 £81 £115 
 Boots only £32 £38 £54 
 
 Evolution Package
 Skis/snowboard & boots £74 £86 £123 
 Skis/snowboard only £55 £64 £92 
 Boots only £26 £30 £43 
 
 Eco Package
 Skis & boots £55 £64 £92 
 Skis only £41 £48 £69 
 Boots only £19 £23 £32 
 
 Child Packages
 Champion Package (8-13yrs)
 Skis/snowboard & boots £55 £64 £92
 Skis/snowboard only £41 £48 £69 
 Boots only £19 £23 £32 
 
 Espoir Package (6-11yrs)
 Skis & boots £29 £34 £49
 Skis only £22 £26 £37 
 Boots only £10 £12 £17 
 
 Mini-kid Package (-5yrs)
 Skis & boots £24 £28 £40 
 Skis only £18 £21 £30 
 Boots only £8 £10 £14 
 
 Child Helmets (2-11yrs) £13 £15 £22 

 

The following resorts offer reduced rates on the prices shown above, from 8% off adult Excellence equipment to 31% off child Espoir ski hire (excluding helmets and mini-kids equipment).

Flaine, Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz, Chatel, Le Grand Bornand, Les Orres, Chamrousse, La Norma, Val Cenis, Valfrejus, Termignon La Vanoise, Le Corbier, St Jean d'Arves, La Toussuire, Ox en Oisans, Vars, Superdevoluy, St Francois Longchamp, Puy St Vincent, Montgenevre.

SKI/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

In order to make the most of your ski holiday, it is important to select the right equipment.  Budget, ability level and skiing/riding style can are all important factors, so we have added a useful guide which explains the various ski rental options in order to help make the correct decision.  If you're still not sure which option to go for, give us a call and we'll be happy to advise you further.

 

Ski Schools for Samoens


Ski school 360
Phone +33 (0)4 50 53 38 92
Fax +33 (0)4 50 47 93 25
resasamoens@ecoledeski360.com


French ski school ESF
Phone +33 (0)4 50 34 43 12
Phone +33 (0)4 50 34 40 86
Fax +33 (0)4 50 34 17 22
info@esfsamoens.com


ZigZag International ski school
Phone +33 (0)6 86 66 07 21
info@zigzagski.com

 

 

 

Travel information for Samoens


Approx. distance from Calais: 875 km
Driving time from Calais: 8 hrs 10 mins
Approx tolls from Calais: €71 ea. way
Gateway airports: Geneva - 64 km
Lyon - 195 km
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