Nestled in the heart of the Alps and its mountains, Samoëns is much more than an alpine ski resort. Fun and musical activities, cultural and sports activities, gastronomy … a place of life that will satisfy all your desires. Between the magic of the landscapes and a change of scenery, come and recharge your batteries in Samoëns.


It’s moving in Samoëns !


Village of Samoëns / Free

Go in search of the hidden treasures (geocaches) of Samoëns. During your quest, you will discover the richness of the village, its secret places and its magnificent landscapes. Accessible to all, this real treasure hunt will delight children and adults alike!

Trail games, discover Samoëns

La grenette / Free

As soon as you arrive in Samoëns, come and get your roadmap at the Tourist Office and discover the village and its secrets throughout your stay. The treasure hunt ends on Friday at noon, so don’t delay. Ready? Go for it!

With your family, with your partner or with friends … discover the resort of Samoëns and its heritage

Visit of the historical town of Samoëns

Tourist office / Group of 5 people minimum + 1 guide

Discover the historical and architectural heritage of the village of Samoëns, accompanied by our local guide. You will learn, at the bend of a fountain, a church and the castle of the Tower, the life of the old town and its evolution over time.

The market of Samoëns

Market Square / every Wednesday

Local products are honored on Wednesdays in Samoëns. Butchers, cheesemongers, fishmongers, pork butchers, greengrocers and bakers, all come together to offer you the best of our region’s products. The village, which hosts one of the largest markets in Haute-Savoie, expands during the school vacations to offer you clothing, crafts and regional specialties.


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For the little ones … and the older ones

Cross-country skiing

This winter, come and taste the pleasures of skiing in the heart of the Alps and its mountains. With our two Nordic areas, in the Giffre valley and at the Col de Joux Plane, beginners and expert cross-country skiers will find what they are looking for. Our cross-country ski schools will be happy to welcome you and accompany you on your first runs!

  • Given the current snow conditions, to find out which slopes are open at the moment click here.
  • The shuttles : Samoëns proposes you a service of shuttles allowing access to the Col de Joux Plane and the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval

The sled

Do you want to go down the sledging slopes of Samoëns? This fun activity that can be practiced with family, friends and solo, will delight the little ones … the big ones! Come and have a great time on our sledging slopes.


Experience biathlon like the greatest champions. Accessible to all, this combination of cross-country skiing and laser rifle shooting will delight those who love effort and precision. Well supervised by our French Ski School (ESF) instructors, you will have a great time learning the basics of this discipline.

  • Experience the biathlon, accompanied


Sports activities … and fun!

Le ski alpin

Beginners will have the chance to learn to ski on some of the slopes at Samoëns 1600. Thanks to the conveyor belt, you will be able to go back up to the top of the initiation slope and go for a ride! 

    • In view of the current snow conditions, to find out about the opening of the pistes click here.
    • Treadmill in free access.
    • Equipment rental : find all the brands for your ski equipment rentals, here


In search of sensations ? Looking for the great outdoors? Find the offer that suits you and take the plunge! A unique experience in the heart of the mountains and the Giffre valley.


Come and explore the 2nd deepest chasm in the world, the famous Jean Bernard chasm and the Samoëns 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 will find the formula that suits you.


Moments just for them, alone or with their family

The skating rink

There is no age to have fun on the ice, so we invite you, children and parents, to our two rinks located in the center of the village.

  • Places : the ice rink and the ice garden
  • Equipment rental : on site
  • Timetable: Coming soon
  • Experience the ice rink.

Pony or carriage ride

When they’re not pulling your children on their sleds, Equita’Passion’s ponies let them discover the joys of riding with them. In a carriage or on their backs, a great activity for the whole family

  • Experience the pony or carriage ride ! 

The snow garden will be open for young skiers.


Yoga hiver à Samoëns


Relaxing moments, in the heart of the mountains of Samoëns

The Afghan walk

 Quintessence accompanies you on a outing focused on well-being. Pace your steps and your breathing, for a moment of relaxation, to allow you a better management of the effort and a moment of disconnection.

  • Experience the Afghan march, accompagnied

Yoga and Cold Yoga

Snowshoeing and yoga, this is the experience that Quintessence, mountain guide, offers you. Breathing and muscular work will punctuate this relaxing snowshoe outing. Take some time for yourself, to disconnect your mind from everyday life and refocus on yourself.

  •       Experience the yoga and cold yoga 

Body massages

Samoëns is the resort of well-being and we make it known. Our service providers in the village offer you moments of relaxation and pure pleasure, so that the disconnection from your daily life is total.


Find us and contact us easily!

Samoëns Tourist Office

66, place de l’Office de Tourisme

B.P. 42


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