Other Winter Activities

At Villa Rose, we can help you find just the right guide to suit you and your group for all of the winter activities you may wish to enjoy in Samoëns and the surrounding area.

Ski Mountaineering (Ski Touring)

Discover skiing without a ski pass. Enjoy tracing out a route through totally unspoilt nature on special skis. We work with a small number of handpicked private guides for ski touring. All are highly qualified and trained, and speak both English and French. These guides come from our “Little Black Book of Guides” developed after years of trial and error! We also work closely with Zig Zag Ski.

Snow Shoeing

Snowshoe walks make snowy winter terrain accessible to everyone and whether you take a half-day or full day to conquer a summit, stroll through the woods or build an igloo, there’s an excursion to suit your needs. Sixt is one of many itineraries, home to a 12th century abbey and the stunning Cirque du Fer á Cheval, a horseshoe of snow covered mountains and frozen waterfalls that can only be explored on foot or snowshoe.

Ice Climbing

The Giffre Valley is renowned for icefalls, and when the conditions are right Zig Zag offer mountain guides for this challenging and exhilarating mountain sport.


Both Tandem Rides for skiers and Speed Riding along with tuition are available from Pégase Air Samoëns, guaranteeing some unforgettable sensations and memories.


Enjoy open air ice-skating at Samoëns’ new and spacious 56x26m rink, a short walk from the Villa.

Husky Sledding

Head out into the forest with your own team of huskies. We work with ‘Les Carroz Tourist Office’ to arrange this exciting adventure.


Try skidooing in Samoëns with ‘Delta Evasion’ in the late afternoon and evenings.


A fun activity for everyone, there are numerous sledge slopes suitable for beginners and the more adventurous. Enjoy fabulous sledging at Samoëns 1600 and many other local areas.

Fat Biking

Riding on bikes with super fat tyres, designed to ride on snow and ice, is the latest and most exciting winter sport to come to Europe. Well established in the US, fat biking is becoming increasingly popular. ‘Ride the Alps’ can provide you with everything you need for a brilliant day out.


Combine your love for horses and skiing with this unique Nordic sport.


The wonderful art deco cinema in Samoëns, Le Criou Cinema, has daily showings and screens films in English a couple of times a week.

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