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COME RELAX, (RE)DISCOVER THE VILLAGE RESORT OF SAMOËNS AND ENJOY A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS

We know that unfortunately, there is little chance that the Grand Massif ski area can open its doors for the Christmas holidays – New Year’s Eve but we haven’t said our last word and we are ready to welcome you with a great program! Activities to do, good addresses that offer take-out sales, good plans for these holidays…
The resort of Samoëns, located in the heart of the Giffre valley in Haute-Savoie, is a village-resort full of charm and history, which lives all year round and offers multiple activities to test. A village full of treasures, breathtaking panoramas, activities to practice in the open air, local products to taste, and even good plans to grab for a holiday at a very low price!
After several weeks of confinement, what more can you ask than to enjoy the great outdoors, unique moments of reunion and the magic of Christmas in the mountains?

A village full of charm and history to discover…

Its central square and picturesque alleys trace centuries of a history shaped by the Septimontains. Walk through the historic heart of Samoëns: you can visit the church of Our Lady of the Assumption, the fountain with bronze spouts, or admire the Big Linden, a remarkable tree planted in 1438 that gave its name to the square.
The covered market halls «La Grenette» were built in the 14th century. A true economic center of the valley, they have been destroyed several times. Those present today date from the eighteenth century..

Reconnect to nature…

Enjoy nature and the Nordic activities offered in Samoëns to recharge your batteries. Snowshoeing lovers will be pleased on 15 marked snowshoe routes for magical walks in the heart of nature.

Good news, all activities outside of downhill skiing are possible during this end of year period!

However, we invite you to book as soon as possible because in order to respect the health protocols, the activities will be limited to 6 people while respecting the barrier gestures.

Please note:

  • The northern sites of Joux Plane and the valley: open for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (marked trails) and tobogganing. Download the shuttle schedules.
  • The snow garden will be open for young skiers.
  • Ski touring is prohibited on the Grand Massif ski area even if it is closed.
  • And the leisure activities still waiting… the cinema that will reopen its doors on January 7, the wellness areas (sauna, hammam..) on the other hand massages are allowed, visits to the Bourg and farms.
  • The helicopter will not be able to be made during this holiday period.

And for this Christmas to be the most magical, the animation team of the tourist office of Samoëns concocts you a program of tailor-made animations respecting, of course, sanitary measures.
Animation program to come.

Fatbike en hiver à Samoëns

From restaurants to pampering…

The restaurant owners of the resort, although their doors must remain closed, will pass through the windows to offer you meals cooked and ready to be warmed. Just book by phone and come pick up your food!
And so that holidays in the mountains always rhyme with the essential raclettes, tartiflettes, fondues, the merchants have everything planned and will offer you kits ready to make your recipe at home in all friendliness with family or friends.
And for those who want to taste local products, the merchants and farmers of the resort will be delighted to introduce the specialties and products «made in Samoëns»!

List of restaurants that offer the “click & collect” while waiting for the opening of January 24. Enter your dates of stay to find your restaurant.

Special offers for Christmas holidays at the best price! discount on your accommodation up to – 20%

Spend Christmas in the mountains by booking now your stay at the best price! Enjoy discount on your accommodation up to 20%, for the holidays at the end of the year. It’s already Christmas!
Whatever your preference, hotel, bed and breakfast, apartment or chalet for unforgettable moments of reunion, book in complete tranquility thanks to the free cancellation, without maximum delay, due to restrictive measures implemented by the French government (confinement, radius of 100km, department closed to stays, etc.) due to the Covid-19 health crisis.

FREE CANCELLATION

Cancellation without charge, without maximum delay, due to restrictive measures implemented by the French government (confinement, radius of 100km, department closed to stays, etc.) due to the Covid-19 health crisis.
Attention the closure of the ski area, will not involve the support of a cancellation free of charge by our services.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Up to 30 days before your date of arrival: 0 % of the total amount of the stay
From 30 to 21 days before your date of arrival: 25% of the total amount of the stay
From 20 to 8 days before your date of arrival: 50% of the total amount of the stay
From 7 to 2 days before your date of arrival: 75% of the total amount of the stay
Less than 48 hours before your date of arrival: 100% of the total amount of the stay

Our reservation service also offers a cancellation insurance (3.4% of the amount of your stay), it will allow you to claim a total refund in case of cancellation regardless of the date and the reason. See guarantees.