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Samoens Resort & Transfer Guide

Samoens is located in the Giffre Valley in the Rhône-Alpes region in the south-east of France. This ski resort is one of the five resorts located in the Grand Massif area, at the foot of the majestic Tête des Saix (2120m). From the top station, there is a magnificent panoramic view. With neighbouring resorts Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Sixt, Samoens is connected by road and cable cars.

Despite the rapid growth of ski tourism and the development of sports infrastructure at the resorts of Grand Massif, Samoens remains virtually untouched, and still retains the charm of the French Alpine village. A picturesque French village with deep traditions is classified as a historical monument. In the central part, there are preserved ancient houses and churches of the 17th century, keeping the secrets of the masonry masters of the time.

Samoens is surprisingly good and proudly wears the title "ville fleurie", as one of the most beautiful cities in France. And, certainly, you have to visit this amazing place in order to enjoy true France.

Ski Resort Location

The Samoens ski resort is situated in the Haute Savoie region, in a beautiful location between Annecy Lake, Chamonix and Mont Blanc in the heart of the Rhône Alpes department. The mountains around Samoens are characterized by relatively low altitudes, the village is famous for karst sediments and underground caves of unusual depth.

From time immemorial, stone was a traditional occupation of people in the valley, which is covered with limestone quarries. The income from agriculture was not enough, people in the region had to deal with the processing of stone. In 1659 there was created a brotherhood of masons that was engaged in charity, took care of the sick, and trained young students in their own drawing school.

Evidence of their work can still be seen in the architecture of the village, and even today a number of stonemasons are steadfastly observing traditions, and the Brotherhood has become a cultural association. Samoens is the only winter resort in France, referred to the monuments of national heritage.

Closest Airports to Samoens

If you’re going to spend your holiday in Samoens, be sure to arrive into one of the closest airports:

Closest Train Stations to Samoens

If you’re travelling by train, you should get to know that the nearest train station to Samoens is Cluses Station.

Transfer Times

These transfer times are approximate only because unfavourable weather and traffic on road can impact transfer time a lot:

  • Cluses Station – 30 minutes
  • Chambery Airport –2 hours
  • Geneva Airport – 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Lyon St Exupery Airport – 2 hours 40 minutes

How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

Alps2Alps specializes in high-quality transfer services to the most popular Alpine ski resorts. At the service of our customers are always the most profitable and reliable transfers at very attractive prices. Our team is a team of professionals, and we certainly know all the needs of every, even of the most demanding ski traveller. Our clients always arrive at their holiday places on time, in safety and with family-friendly service. You can be 100% sure that even if you will be travelling at the peak of ski season, you will still guaranteed to get the lowest possible price for your transfer.
Transfer price is individual for every our client, and it depends on the following factors:

  • Airport of your arrival
  • Distance and road time from the airport to the point of destination
  • Season and seasonal demand
  • Date and day of the week when you are planning your trip
  • How many people will be with you (both adults and little skiers)
  • Our current special offers and seasonal discounts

But all these factors will only lead to the fact, that the base price of the ski transfer will be the most profitable. We never overstate prices for our customers. In order to save money, Alps2Alps recommends you to book a transfer for the middle of the week (for working days) or after the high season. On working days from Monday to Friday we usually offer very significant discounts up to 60% on all our services.

The final cost of your transfer will be dependant on the availability and utilization of the vehicle, transfer schedule, toll roads and parking charges in the airport.
If you still have some questions, please get in touch directly so we can discuss all your requests.

Resort Open & Closing Dates

Seasonal opening dates in Samoens are following:

  • Season opens: 16 Dec 2017
  • Season closes: 21 Apr 2018

Ski Resort Essentials

The resort is part of the "Big Five" (Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt) and forms together with them a ski region Grand Massif. Samoens itself is:

  • A part of Grand Massif Ski Area (265km of trails with 351 individual pistes)
  • Resort Altitude – 1600m (Samoens)
  • 22 ski trails (52% - beginner, 37%-intermediate, 11% - advanced)
  • Max Vertical – 1780m
  • 16 Ski lifts
  • X-Country skiing – 90km

Family Friendly/Kids

For the excellent conditions for tourists with children, Samoens was awarded the "Famille Plus Montagne" label. The main trails of the region are wide and smooth, which makes the region an excellent place for recreation for beginners and families with kids. For those who want to increase their level of skiing, there are many schools where experienced instructors will gladly share their knowledge. For the younger generation of skiers, they also have prepared a children's training ground with a ribbon lift, a ski kindergarten for children from 3 months to 6 years old and numerous ski schools.

The entertainment program for children includes the museum "Ecomusée du Clos Parchet", which invites you to make a historical excursion to the old peasant courtyard high in the Alps. And also an excursion to the large botanical garden "Jardin Botanique Alpin Jaysinia", founded in 1906, which stretches over an area of about three hectares.

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Tourist Resources & Links

There are a lot of opportunities for excellent recreation in Samoens. Check out the following tourism web pages to get more information about this Alpine ski resort:

How to Choose Transfers to Samoens

Alps2Alps always guarantee the most high-quality transfer services to Samoens for our clients at the lowest prices. For us absolutely doesn’t matter at that time are you planning to spend your holiday - at the start, at the end or even at the peak of the ski season – at any time we promise to provide you with the most comfortable and reliability transfer on all our destinations.

Choose us with no doubts, and in return, we will give you:

  • Clean, modern and safe vehicles always
  • General commitment to reliability and punctuality
  • Our friendly Customer Support team – 24/7 at your service!
  • Good drivers with fluent English Language knowledge
  • Family service with a smile
  • The best prices for all trips

Book your transfer to Samoens

We always recommend you to book your ski transfer as early as possible for getting the best value of money. All you have to do is just give a call to our customer care team.

Let your alpine ski holiday start the best way with Alps2Alps  - book your transfer to Samoens!

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