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Alpine skiing for beginners in Samoëns is possible!
Beginners will have the chance to try downhill skiing on some of the slopes at Samoëns 1600. Thanks to the conveyor belt, open every day from 9am to 4pm except Saturday. You will be able to go back up to the top of the initiation slope and go for a ride! Closed on Friday 5th March.
This winter, take the opportunity to learn to ski
In Samoëns this winter, all beginners in downhill skiing are welcome. Our mountain and ski professionals will help you discover the joys of skiing in the heart of the Samoëns 1600 resorts. For your children, the Piou-Piou Club and its ESF instructors will help them discover the joys of skiing while having fun. Children who have mastered the snowplough will quickly leave the Piou-Piou Club to go to the beginners’ sector. Sessions lasting 2 to 2.5 hours do not necessarily mean 2 to 2.5 hours of skiing. Indeed, depending on age, degree of tiredness or weather conditions, games or even rest may be preferred to skiing.
For adults, our ESF instructors offer private lessons in Samoëns 1600 so that you too can learn to ski in complete safety.
Discover the Piou-piou club for beginners. Private lessons for beginners (piou-piou, children and adults) of 1h30.
For adults, private lessons.
Group lessons : For 3-4 year olds, 4 days from Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 11am limited to 6 students. For 5-10 year olds, beginners and maximum whistle level, 3 days from Monday to Wednesday from 9.30am to 11am limited to 6 students.
Equipment rental: find all the ski equipment rental companies here.
Equipment rental : find ski touring rentals in Samoëns, here.
Experience ski touring with a guide.
Loan of the safety pack (bag, DVA, shovel, probe)
ESF: 1/2 commitment 3h30 – Commitment 7h – Private lesson 2h for DVA, shovel, probe initiation.
Useful numbers: Emergency 112 / Weather 08 99 71 02 74 (2,99 € / call + call price) / Snow bulletin of the day.
Discover the wide open spaces of Samoëns and its surroundings. On your own or with a guide, get off the beaten track to discover the natural riches in the heart of the snowy mountains. After the effort … the reward! Enjoy the beautiful descents, trace your route and savour the moment.
To make your ski touring experience as enjoyable as possible, we recommend a few routes:
Please note: Keep yourself informed of the latest news in the ski area: grooming machines can be used at any time, and PIDAs (avalanche control plans) can be triggered (in which case, hiking is prohibited in the ski area) – Follow the Grand Massif on Facebook for information.
Equipped with crampons, ice axes and a good dose of courage, you will follow our guide in the ascent of an ice fall. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced mountaineer, come and discover this unique practice of ice climbing with our experienced and passionate guides. An activity which is an excellent approach to winter mountaineering while remaining accessible, as long as you don’t tackle the stalactites, cigars and other even more vertical ice jellyfish straight away…
With the frost, the waterfalls become ephemeral paths of ice. By climbing them, we accept the subtle game of taming these apparently fragile structures. Ruse, economize and anticipate the route to follow are the rules of this discipline… But beyond the technical aspect, which is quickly mastered, ice climbing is above all an extraordinary winter day, suspended out of time, in the heart of an unreal world. Thrills guaranteed!
Looking for thrills? Looking for the great outdoors? Between training courses and first flights, find the paragliding offer that suits you and take the plunge! A unique experience to live with your head in the clouds, facing the Mont-Blanc. Those who suffer from vertigo can be reassured, as they no longer have a link with the ground, vertigo no longer exists. The take-off from a very gradual grassy slope will bring you gently into the air. In paragliding, there is no sensation of vertical fall, you fly like a bird!
Our mountain and tandem paragliding professionals will accompany you on your flight. These state-licensed instructors will share their passion and experience with you during quality flights in complete safety. Discover Samoëns, its surroundings and its landscapes in an original way by living an extraordinary experience. Sit comfortably in your seat, let yourself be guided in the air and live an unforgettable moment.
Equipment: downhill skiing, ski clothes to keep warm.
Duration: approximately one to two hours depending on the flight, this includes the shuttle ride, preparation of the canopy, and the flight.
State-qualified pilots. No experience is necessary, your pilot will take care of everything while you enjoy the joys of free flight and magnificent panoramas.
Equipment provided: wetsuit, harness, helmet with light.
Equipment to bring: Backpack, old tracksuit, old jacket, jumper, hiking boots or closed shoes with laces, water bottle, snack depending on the duration of the activity, gloves (for vertical caving)
Price: from 40€ onwards
From 8 years old
Come and explore the 2nd deepest chasm in the world, the famous Jean Bernard chasm and the Samoens underground passages. In the heart of the Alps, this activity is open to the most experienced as well as to beginners, children and adults. Exploration with a guide, multi-activity week or caving school, you are bound to find the formula that suits you.
Explore the underground world to discover unique geology and exceptional light. Caving is a sensational adventure: you’ll enjoy climbing, slides, discovering galleries, abseiling and exploring the many ornate rooms.
With our guides from the ZigZag Ski School – ESI Samoëns
With the bureau des guides de la Vallée du Giffre :
With Nunayak – Alpes Rafting