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4 reasons why Samoëns is the perfect winter getaway for first timers

A picturesque town in the heart of the French Alps with spectacular views of world-famous Mont Blanc, it’s easy to see why Samoëns has become a popular destination. Stunning scenery, fantastic snow and ski runs for all abilities, this paradise in the heart of the Le Grand Massif region is the ideal luxury getaway.

Just an hour’s drive from Geneva Airport, Samoëns offers first-time winter sports enthusiasts a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a luxury world-class resort to learn how to ski or snowboard. There are so many reasons why this idyllic region to learn in, so we’ve picked four reasons why Samoëns is the ideal French Alps skiing or snowboarding destination.

Excellent skiing schools

Whether you are a couple, a group of friends, or a family of five skiing or snowboarding for the first time can seem scary at first. Fortunately, Samoens has a range of fantastic skiing schools offering you the ideal destination to learn. The stunning backdrop of the French Alps gives you a picturesque location to enjoy learning how to ski or snowboard. As you progress, Les Cascades gives you the opportunity to enjoy the longest blue piste in Europe.

Authentic alpine culture

As well as a fantastic ski resort, Samoëns is one of France’s oldest towns, offering you the chance to experience the authentic alpine culture. Whether you visit traditional shops, pubs or restaurants it’s easy to see why this resort has become one of France’s best-known winter treasures.

Great weather

With altitudes between 700m and 2500m, the Samoëns and Le Grand Massif regions have consistent snowfall during the winter months, making it the ideal destination to take your first steps on the snow. If that wasn’t enough, the beautiful surroundings ensure that it’s a beautiful resort for first-timers to make fantastic memories.

Luxury accommodation and cuisine

After a fun day of skiing, there is a range of fantastic ski chalets in Samoëns for you to unwind and enjoy a taste of modern luxury. If that wasn’t enough, Ferme du Ciel offers you a range of fantastic range of exquisite homemade cuisine by some of the finest chefs in the country. The beautifully renovated 350-year-old Savoyard barn boasts unbelievable views of Mont Blanc and is staffed by wonderful individuals ready to aid you in whatever you require. One service unique to Ferme du Ciel is that we can have your ski passes ready for you upon arrival in order to avoid the lengthy queues; this is a service that comes at no extra cost.

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