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Winter activities

There is much more to Samoëns in Winter than just skiing and snowboarding.

There are numerous winter activities on offer in Samoëns in the Giffre Valley for those who don’t like skiing or snowboarding but still fancy an energising winter break in the mountains. You can explore the slopes at a more leisurely pace on snowshoes or cross country skis, sail above them on a tandem parapent ride, whip across them on snowmobiles, soar above Mont Blanc on a spectacular helicopter ride, or take a romantic trip on a husky sleigh ride. At luxury chalet Ferme du Ciel we’ll be delighted to recommend activities and operators, or book on your behalf.


Ski taxi

Grandparents, children, beginners, injured skiers and anyone who can’t ski for themselves can hail a ski taxi to experience the elements and the exhilaration of the mountains. Meet the rest of your group for lunch in a mountaintop restaurant, explore the forested pistes or even try the famous 14km Cascade run together.

You’ll be seated comfortably and warmly in a chair with specially adapted skis, guided by an experienced English-speaking instructor. For more information, contact zigzagsk, mentioning that you’re staying at Ferme du Ciel.