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Country: France
Ski Region: Close to Geneva for max slope time
Resort facts


Ski area:  Grand Massif
Resort height:  800 m
Highest lift:   2560 m
Total Kms pistes:  265 kms
Nearest airport:  Geneva
Transfer time:   1hr
Driving Time :  8 hours (Calais – Samoens)
Pistes/Lift info Local Area Whole Area
Top Lift 2200m 2560m
Piste length 130km 265km
Black runs 12 16
Red runs 37 54
Blue runs 32 47
Green runs 12 15
Total runs 93 132



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How does it look in Samoens just now?
Snowbeds says


Part of the impressive Grand Massif ski area with something for everyone and a great snow record.

For beginners there is one of the longest and prettiest green runs in the Alps,for experts the huge off piste bowl of Gers behind Flaine.

Samoens is a historic and very pretty village based in the valley as popular in summer as winter.It is not a ski in ski out location access to the skiing and back is by the untra modern and ver efficient grand Massif telecabine  which is located just out of the centre


Where is it?
Good For
Off piste
What others say


I consider the Grand Massif to be the most under-rated ski area in the Alps. The 265kms of piste are more exciting and varied than the motorways of Paradiski or the Trois Vallées”. Peter Hardy – The Daily Telegraph.

Also from the Telegraph “Nearby Mont Blanc acts as a giant fridge. Despite its modest altitude – the Grandes Plattières ridge at the top of the ski area is at 2,480m – Flaine has a more reliable snow record than any other resort in Europe.”

Apres ski
The village has bars and restaurants including an Irish bar Coveys and is very much a family destination.
Snow forecast

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