Samoëns is the ideal choice for those looking for a ski resort that offers an authentic alpine experience. Located in the heart of the Grand Massif, this medieval village is the only French mountain resort to be classified as a national heritage site. Its beautiful, traffic-free square and main streets, lined with stone and timber buildings, are full of specialty shops offering alpine decor, local charcuteries, cheese, wine, patisseries and chocolatiers as well as chic ski shops. The town also hosts a typical Savoyard market each Wednesday which is a ‘must do’ for foodies.
With approximately 3,200 year-round inhabitants, Samoëns has a friendly and relaxed après ski atmosphere, offering an array of restaurants and atmospheric bars that are popular with locals and visitors alike. And as it’s only 50 minutes from Geneva airport, it couldn’t be easier to enjoy a truly unmatched ski experience.