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Winter in Le Grand Massif

Whether you are looking for a family-friendly luxury holiday or a quick couple’s weekend away, a popular holiday destination this winter is the town of Samoëns, in Le Grand Massif. Located in the centre of the French Alps, Samoëns offers a vast variety of winter sports activities, luxury hotels, and a lively, welcoming community set among fantastic views.

Winter activities

It comes as no surprise that Le Grand Massif holds ideal locations for French Alps skiing, as five stunning resorts combine to share an incredible 265 kilometres of spectacular runs for skiing and snowboarding. Visitors can enjoy open or tree-lined routes in a variety of levels suited for beginners and more advanced skiers, supplied by a steady and reliable flow of snow with plenty of clean air to reinvigorate and refresh.

If you are new to the skiing scene, ski lessons are available to teach you how to make the most of your holiday. For visitors who do not wish to partake there are many other winter activities to enjoy, including helicopter sightseeing, snowmobile rides, igloo building, and much more.

Local culture

Samoëns proudly carries the “ville fleurie,” distinguishing the town as one of the most beautiful in France. Clearly more than good slopes and snow, the area boasts amazing sights, fantastic bars and restaurants, and one of the largest markets in Haute-Savoie alongside small shops to explore local culture and company. In times of unfortunate bad weather, local museums and attractions ensure your break is full of wonder no matter the weather.

Hotels and resorts

With five resorts combining in Le Grand Massif, there’s no shortage of quality ski chalets in Samoëns, including those which are catered and dedicated to providing you with a memorable, easy experience. Ferme du Ciel is a luxury catered chalet, just one hour outside of Geneva airport; an astounding 350-year-old Savoyard barn renovated to blend traditional and modern style. Able to produce ski passes available right as you arrive, offering luxury food and quality service all year round, Ferme du Ciel is the place to be this winter.


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