This spacious and stylish chalet is located just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Samoens - officially recognised as one of the prettiest villages in France, set in the heart of the Grand Massif mountain region, just one hour from Geneva. With 265 km of pistes and one of Europe's best snow records, it is ideal for all levels of skiing / snowboarding and joins with Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon and Sixt. The chalet is just 300m from the centre of the village and 1km from the lift or a free ski bus stops within 50 metres of the chalet.
The chalet sleeps 10/12 or up to 20 in five/eight light and spacious ensuite bedrooms with baths and/or showers; 6 doubles, a quad and 2 twins (slight alterations can be made to this configuration if required). All have mountain views and two have a balcony. As an exclusive supplier of Molton Brown toiletries, we provide a selection of their products in each bathroom.
The large lounge area has 4 big comfy sofas, log fire, large flat-screen LCD TV, Satellite TV, DVD's, high spec stereo with iPod connector, WiFi, Wii, books and games, while the spacious dining area can seat 18 comfortably. There is also the snug/cinema/games room, with huge cinema TV, XBox 36-, tablefoot ball and dart. For larger groups, the chalet is opened up internally to join the 3 bedroom Apartment Moccand occupying the top floors, making the entire chalet sleep up to 20 with a second lounge and second kitchen. For smaller groups the chalet can be split into 2 separate self contained units with 5 and 3 bedrooms.
The chalet is run by Alps Accommodation's resident owners, Tom and Alison Ward-Lee, who are on hand to provide you with an excellent holiday experience. The chalet can be booked on a self catered,or fully-catered basis using our recommended external caterers.
Samoens, in the Northern French Alps, sits between Morzine and Chamonix, only 1 hour from Geneva. This spectacular and beautiful area is protected and hence hasn’t been spoilt by tourism yet. Samoens has been awarded a ‘Coq d’Or’ for being one of the prettiest villages in France and is the only ski resort classified by the Caisse des Monuments Historiques. Samoens is full of character and charm with stone masonary and farming at the heart, yet still provides the centre for almost every outdoor activity imaginable.
Based at the heart of the Grand Massif mountain region and nestled in the stunning valley of the Giffre river, Samoens and the area provide spectacular scenery including mountain lakes, national parks, waterfalls, botanical gardens and an abundance of wildlife. Just minutes up the road at Sixt Fer a Cheval are over a dozen enormous waterfalls falling some 500m. It has a great deal to offer families, groups and individuals of all ages seeking adventure or alternatively, just sheer relaxation.
Supermarkets and specialist food stores in the area are plentiful. On the edge of Samoens is a Carrefour Market, which is a great sized supermarket, open 8.15-7.15pm, weekdays and non stop on Saturday. Also peak winter season on Sunday mornings. Within the village centre there are 2 small supermarkets open 7 days per week normally with 2 hours lunchtime closing. In addition a super fruit and vegetable store and plenty of ham, cheese, bakery, meat and chocolate shops! Don't forget also to visit the open air market every wednesday throughout the year.
Grand Massif ski area includes the following five resorts: Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt and Samoens. Those after self-catered ski chalets in France will relish the extensive skiing and snowboarding this area offers, with an excellent snow record, which is one of the best in the Alps, not only due to the number of north facing runs, but also it enjoys a microclimate due to its proximity to Mont Blanc.
The super fast gondola from Samoens village takes you up to the Samoens 1600m within just eight minutes. This delivers you directly into Samoens’ own extensive ski area, which joins with over 265km of piste, 140 individual pistes plus 80 lifts. Click here to view the piste map. The recent addition of numerous new snow canons in the Grand Massif guarantees snow-covered runs throughout the season, so you can be sure to enjoy great conditions. Winter 2009/10 saw the opening of a new six-seater high-speed chair, which takes you from Samoens 1600m to the Tete de Saix in just six minutes ‐ drastically cutting the time it takes to get to the top!
Samoens not only offers a great please for skiing holidays, but also for summer holidays. Perhaps you're bored of the standard beach holiday? Looking for something relaxing yet adventurous? We have the perfect holiday here! With lakes and outdoor pools to relax by, there's also rafting down the river Giffre, plentiful hiking, mountain biking, adventure parks, rock climbing, via feratta, botanical gardens, road cycling, pony rides, giant inflatables, trampolines, and if that isn't enough for you, Annecy is an hour away, Chamonix 50 minutes away, as well as other great places worth visiting. Contact us for more information.
Premier Services Included
¤ Towels and linen provided
¤ Complimentary end of stay cleaning
¤ 5% off ski passes delivered to you on arrival
¤ 20% off ski hire
¤ 24/7 local assistance
¤ Welcome basket of food and drinks
¤ Meet and greet service
¤ Sample selection of Molton Brown toiletries
¤ Firewood included
¤ Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
¤ Provision of cleaning products
¤ Washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets provided
¤ Free baggage storage
Please contact the owner to check availability of this ski property.