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UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES TO TEST ALL WINTER IN SAMOËNS

Opening of the resort from December 14, 2019 to April 19, 2020.


Station-village of Haute-Savoie, Samoëns is a true mountain village full of charm. This winter, enjoy the ski area, its 265 km of skiing and one of the largest beginner areas in France for skiing adapted to all desires and all levels … And as there is not only ski in winter, the resort of Samoens offers many activities off-ski to live the mountain differently!

New: Discover the richness of Samoëns in Fat Bike ! 

In Samoëns, the Fat Bike is now practiced in cultural version: get on your bike and pedal to discover the heritage and wealth of the resort. A unique outing offered by Mountain Spirit, supervised by an instructor who will bring you, in a friendly atmosphere, with knowledges and anecdotes about the history of the valley.

Prices: from €49  (All inclusive package including: Fat Electric Bike & Helmet).
More information here.

Try new snow sports with Ski Joëring and sled pony

Discover the valley Giffre through a new slide, ski-joëring: get pulled by a horse while being on your skis. Walking, trotting or galloping, the activity does not require any particular level, just be guided by the horse. Meanwhile, the little ones discover their first feelings of sliding sitting quietly in a sledge pulled by a pony. Simple and fun, the activity will delight your children!

Prices: Ski-joëring: from €38  // Sledging pony: €10  /30 min / per person
More information here.

Afghan walking, a relaxing experience in the heart of nature

Enjoy the landscapes of Samoens and reconnect with nature.The Afghan walk allows you to synchronize your breathing with the rhythm of your steps for a regenerative walk. An experience that is relaxing and almost meditative. Initially practiced by nomads on the High Plateaux, this activity combines  relaxation and better management of the effort in the mountains. With the help of some breathing exercises, you are invited to walk faster and further without tiring yourself!

Prices: from €24 . More information here.

Snowshoeing at night and aperitif in a real igloo

The guides’ office offers snowshoes outings at night, supervised by professionals, in the snowy alpine pastures of the Haut-Giffre massif. A fun activity accessible to all to discover the secrets of the winter mountains at dusk! After a hike in front of the sunset above the village of Samoëns, the participants join a real igloo for a tasting of Savoyard specialties. 

Prices: from €40 

Challenge the laws of gravity over ice cascades

If you do not want to get started on a climb to the summit, you can still reach the first chills by testing the climbing on ice cascades with our guides confirmed. With frost, waterfalls become ephemeral ice trails that must be tamed.

Once the technical aspect is mastered, to make a cascade of ice is above all to live an extraordinary winter day, suspended out of time, in the heart of an unreal world …

Price: Adult: from €205 to €345  ( €205  1/2 day €345 the day). More information here.

Challenge the laws of gravity

Over ice cascades If you do not want to get started on a climb to the summit, you can still reach the first chills by testing the climbing on ice cascades with our guides confirmed. With frost, waterfalls become ephemeral ice trails that must be tamed. Once the technical aspect is mastered, to make a cascade of ice is above all to live an extraordinary winter day, suspended out of time, in the heart of an unreal world …

Price: Adult: from 205 to 345 € (205 € 1/2 day 345 € the day). More information here.