4 magical Samoëns adventures
From 1,7000 vertical metres of skiing on one of Europe’s longest pistes to husky sledding through bewitching forests, the medieval town of Samoëns transports you to a fairytale snow-covered landscape that’s never short on magical adventures. Whilst the French Alps skiing here is phenomenal and made all the more special when coupled with a stay at our Samoëns luxury chalet, there’s also so much more to see and do. We’ve outlined four unique activities for you to experience on your Samoëns holiday, whether you’re seeking adventure, romance or adrenalin filled excursions.
1.) A classic adventure
Soak up breathtaking views as you cruise Flaine’s epic Cascades run – Europes longest blue – where you’ll take the Grandes Platières cable car up 2,500 metres high and down Serpentine to descend 14 kilometres of awe-inspiring piste on the edge of the Grand Massif. A wild but soothing adventure, Cascades is filled with Alpine peaks and a frozen lake, whimsical forests and solitary valleys. The variety of skiing is second to none – blue and green runs as well as cross country skiing and it’s not unusual to see mountain goats on your way down.
2.) A spontaneous snowshoe
If you’ve never tried snowshoeing, a holiday in Samoëns offers the perfect opportunity and terrain to give it a go. Away from the pistes you’ll be guided on a Narnia style journey through powdery snow and marked mountain trails. Both relaxing and invigorating, snowshoeing is great for all the family and rewards you with outstanding Mont Blanc and Cirque du Fer a Cheval views.
3.) A unique ride
Driven by an experienced musher, there’s nothing quite like a dog sledding adventure through the snowy landscape. A romantic husky ride takes you through the Upper Giffre Valley and is a fast-paced, adrenalin-fuelled way to charge through the snow on this traditional mode of transport that offers a truly unique adventure.
4.) A day trip with a difference
If you fancy taking a day trip, the medieval town of Annecy is just an hour away from Samoëns. Known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’, it brims with cobblestoned streets, tiny boutiques, pastel-coloured houses and pretty canals. A bicycle ride around the enchanting crystal clear lake is a must-do as is a trip to one of the many exceptional restaurants. Expect everything from raclette to crepes and castles to canals.