Whether you are a family, a couple, a sportsman or a contemplative person, Samoëns offers you a wide range of activities, entertainment and leisure activities.
Shops and accommodation are open, our restaurants offer you their best take-away menus, our mountain professionals are waiting to guide you through their land, and our entertainment teams will make your stay sparkle!

We are happy to share your future holidays with you!

Are there any events and festivities in the village?


A rich programme of activities is organised every day by the tourist office teams. Some are free, others are not, and may require pre-booking. On the programme this winter: calèces ride, living cot with farm animals, climbing wall, wooden games, remote control car race, introduction to video making, photography course…


Father Christmas is visiting the village for young and old who want to stay small. He meets every day in his chalet at the Pied de Ville.

The covered ice rink remains open and accessible to all – Prices: Children’s entrance: 8.20€ (3.80€ without skate rental) – Adult entrance: 8.90€ (3.50€ without skate rental). Skate rental on site. Attention, no locker for backpacks.

What activities can I do instead of skiing?

Free activities

  • Tobogganing tracks: it’s all about sliding in Samoëns. 3 areas are fitted out and secured with nets for the pleasure of children and older children:

.Col de Joux Plane, accessible by shuttle. Please note that there is no restaurant on site.

. Plateau des Saix at 1600m

. Sixt Fer à Cheval circus, accessible by shuttle

Hiking and snowshoeing: accessible to all, 15 marked snowshoeing routes are marked out in the Giffre valley.

Information from the tourist office or Accueil Nordique. Find the service providers.

The Bois aux Dames leisure centre, accessible on foot from the village, is a beautiful area for families (flat paths, suitable for pushchairs, etc.) on the banks of the Giffre.


  • Cross-country skiing: this is the main activity in winter. Several marked trails (skating and alternative) offer beautiful landscapes and panoramas. An area at altitude at Joux Plane, at 1700m. An area at the bottom of the valley in the heart of the Sixt Fer à Cheval cirque. Prices, maps to be collected from the sites or from the Accueil Nordique in the offices of the Samoëns tourist office. These two sites are served by shuttles.

Samoëns has many ski touring routes outside the ski areas. Here too, you venture out into the wilderness on your own responsibility. Don’t hesitate to contact the guide offices or ski schools to be accompanied by a qualified guide.

Supervised activities


  • Activities supervised by the ESF :

. Snowshoe outings: possible individually or in groups of up to 5 people

. Cross-country skiing and ski touring: activities available for individuals. Remember to bring your own equipment, the ESF does not provide it.

  • . Club Piou Piou: private ski lessons of 1h30 for the little ones in a secure and equipped area with a sheltered carpet. On the Saix plateau at 1600m


  • Paragliding: several schools will make you discover Samoëns by the air for an unforgettable first flight.

And also all the outings supervised by the Bureau des Guides, and mountain guides: ski touring, snowshoeing, ice climbing…


  • Electric scooter

Scooter électrique

A ride on an all-terrain electric scooter, suspended, to discover new sensations

Quelles sont les activités détente et cocooning ?

Yoga sessions, cold yoga sessions, body massages… You will take care of yourself during your holidays.

How do I get around and reach the Nordic sites?

A free shuttle bus system is in place to access Joux Plane (1,700m) and the Cirque de Sixt Fer à Cheval.

As the Joux Plane car park is limited in size, access will be denied once capacity is reached. So please use the shuttle bus.

A reminder: all the car parks in Samoëns are free, so you have no excuse not to come and stroll through the streets of our beautiful village.