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Samoëns - Activities

Featured Activities (Winter)

Skiing and Snowboarding

The GME gondola delivers you directly into Samoens’ own extensive ski area, which joins with over 265km of piste, 140 individual pistes plus 80 lifts of the Grand Massif ski area, ideal for all levels. Samoens is increasing in popularity with those who seek the thrills of off piste skiing with qualified local guides who know the back country and secret powder spots available locally. The area is also great for boarders, it's easy to get fresh powder and there has been new investment into 3 snow parks and 3 half pipes. There are numerous events including the Bolle Winter Tour, open contests with some of the world's best riders. Samoens has very few drag lifts compared to other resorts, so is a snowboarders paradise.

Raquettes, Snowshoeing

There are guided trips for all levels of fitness, adults and children, and specially prepared tracks, you can even walk under the stars to a mountain restaurant. Take a local guide and see some of the fantastic wildlife.

Nordic Skiing

There are a variety of trails from 2km to over 16km. These give wonderful views extending from the Giffre Valley, over the entire Grand Massif ski area to Mont Blanc in the background. The area is accessed via a shuttle bus from the Samoens Tourist office. There is also a designated tobogganing area on the Col de Joux Plane suitable for all ages!

Featured Activities (Spring / Summer / Autumn)

Road Cycling

Samoens, is the start point and base for many fantastic rides, all very different with many more challenges in the neighbouring valleys. Last year saw the Tour De France passing through the town with the 14km climb to the Col de Joux Plane, a must to enjoy during your stay We can provide you with detailed maps, directions, suggested itineraries and we can arrange bike hire for all abilities. The chalet offers secure bike storage; short or long breaks as required.

Mountain Biking


Rock climbing

Great climbing is available within minutes of the town for beginners and intermediates, and overhangs for the experts. In addition there is the Via ferrata - a cross between walking and climbing, opening up the mountain to a wider spectrum of people. The routes are equipped with cables, ropes and ladders although it is a demanding activity and not for those with a fear of heights.


The magical experience of this sport is available all year round. Start with a tandem flight by taking the GME to Samoens 1600 then floating back down to the valley floor.

Other Activities

The list is almost endless but includes:-

  • Adventure Parks
  • Aqua Branche (Go Ape)
  • Bird watching
  • Bowling
  • Cookery classes
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Health Spas
  • Heli skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Massage
  • Photography
  • Rock climbing
  • Skidoos
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
  • Wildlife and flowers
  • Yoga
If you would like to know about any of these just ask!