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What’s new this winter in Samoëns

This winter, head to the heart of the Giffre Valley, in Samoëns, a warm and authentic semi-pedestrian village-resort, for a holiday full of reunion and disconnection. Between skiing, off-ski activities, cultural heritage, gastronomy… In Samoëns, no time to get bored!
And this winter, the resort is full of novelties: a new residence with a cozy and warm atmosphere, new activities (chilling!) and even a new gondola! What to enjoy to the best of all the riches that offers this pretty high-savoyard station…

Accommodation side: New residence le Pré d’Anne-Chloé – Groupe Terrésens

Ideally located in the district of Les Moulins in Samoëns and bordered by a stream, the residence «Le Pré d’Anne-Chloé» benefits from a quiet and relaxing environment. Divided into 3 chalets, the residence offers 9 apartments for 4 to 12 people all decorated in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Each apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay, as well as a terrace or balcony.
From the residence you can easily and quickly reach the snow front and the centre of the village with its many shops and restaurants, in 8 minutes on foot and less than 2 minutes by car.
This is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday with family or friends this winter!

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Activities Side:

Frozen River: an icy adventure on the Giffre!
The Frozen River is a (very) refreshing experience to live on the Giffre, the river that crosses the resort of Samoens. Leave aside for a few moments the sensations of sliding on the slopes to try an experience that you will not forget: launch yourself on the river on any whitewater craft: raft, canoe or hydrospeed! Discover incredible unique sensations during an activity usually practiced in summer!
The Frozen River is three possible adventures:
> The descent of the Giffre on any glider: raft, canoe, airboard, hydrospeed…

> The Frozen Day! An adventure with a departure from Samoëns for an outing that starts by skiing off-piste or around the Grand Massif and an arrival at Sixt Fer à Cheval. The return to Samoëns is done… by the river!
> The Exclusive Outing: and for the Frozen Day Outing to end in style, enjoy a delicious hot meal and a moment in the sauna to warm you up!

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Frozen River

Cold Yoga

Cold yoga practices (also called toumo) were developed primarily by Tibetans in the Himalayas under very hostile conditions. Cold is known to bring many health benefits: improved blood and lymphatic circulation, increased immunity, better sleep in the evening, favorable effect on thermoregulation…
The activity starts with a snowshoe ride, during which yoga postures are practiced, breathing is activated, muscles contracted and the body rubbed to activate the internal heat. Breath is used as a tool of consciousness. So many tricks to reconnect to the environment as well as to oneself and learn to better fight the cold.

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Yoga hiver à Samoëns

Ski area side:

Vercland Gondola: A new 10-seater gondola enters this winter!
The Vercland 4-seater gondola is replaced by a new 10-seater gondola from DoppelMayr’s D-Line range. This new gondola will transport its first skiers in December 2020. An investment valued between 8 and 10 million euros that will make it easier to use the Grand Massif Express gondola.

Some numbers:
– Distance from line: 2200 m
– Height difference: 802 m
– Number of pylons: 14
– Throughput: 2000 people/hour
– Cabins: 10 seats
– Number of vehicles: 45 cabins
– Speed: 6m/s

A redevelopment of the departure station:
Priority is given to optimising the traffic flows of users both by car and on foot. The shuttle service of the Giffre is maintained and will be optimized according to the new throughput offered by the device.

Faster access to Grand Massif stations:
It takes about 7 minutes to get to the Samoëns 1600 plateau. You are ready to start your visit of the Grand Massif stations by the connection with the Coulouvrier or Chariande Express chairlifts.