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The Frozen Day trip: an extreme, icy adventure!
Imagine skiing off-piste down the snowy slopes and then riding the rushing waters of the Giffre in the middle of winter. The Frozen Day is an adventure that starts with off-piste skiing from the resort of Samoëns 1600 to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
The return journey to Samoëns is made … on the Giffre torrent with a white water boat. In raft, canoe or hydrospeed, discover unique and incredible sensations during an activity usually practiced in summer.
Price: 145€ per person
Includes: supervision, ski safety equipment, river equipment, transport of people and equipment
This winter, discover the treasures of the mountain with the guides of Samoëns. On the programme of the multi-evasion outing, a chamois hut to observe the chamois in its natural environment, sunset, panorama of the Mont-Blanc, astronomy or tales and legends of the Haut-Giffre. For those with a sweet tooth, you can enjoy a real Savoyard fondue.
Outings organised by the Samoëns Guide Bureau
Telephone : + 33 (0)4 12 01 00 44
To climb the 800 metres from the bottom of the resort to the ski resort of Samoëns 1600, the old 4-seater Vercland gondola has been replaced by a new 10-seater gondola from the D-Line range from the manufacturer DoppelMayr.
An investment of more than 8 million euros to allow you to get to the top of the slopes even more quickly! It takes 7 minutes to reach your destination on the Samoëns 1600 plateau. In short, the 45 Vercland gondolas will take you up 800 metres at more than 6 metres per second on the 2 kilometres of cable, something never seen before!
Learning to know oneself better by practising gestures and postures with an adapted breathing rhythm, Hatha Yoga is a practice combining meditation and yoga postures. Stretching, breathing, relaxation, yoga also brings a better knowledge of oneself and one’s body.
Isabelle offers to come to your holiday destination to give you a private session at your own pace and always more attentive to your needs. At the end of the session, once your body is rested and toned, you will feel relaxed.
Price: 36 euros per session for 1 to 4 people
Registration with Isabelle on + 33 (0)6 23 46 72 20
Stonework has been a tradition in Samoëns for centuries. The Samoëns masons’ society, a cultural association, heir to the tradition of the stone masons, has been at the origin of a residence devoted to stone sculpture since 2002.
In summer, every 2 years, the last one having taken place in 2021, a stone symposium is organised in order to highlight the local stone to French and foreign artists as well as to the public. For several days, the stone carvers sculpt on a given theme before your eyes and thus enlarge the beautiful communal collection that can be admired in the four corners of the village and the Lac aux Dames leisure centre.
Throughout the year, a guidebook, available at the Tourist Office, allows you to follow the two available circuits, and thus enjoy an original walk full of surprises, discoveries and lessons.
Guide to download
To simplify your holidays, Samoëns now offers you, in addition to the physical booking at the Tourist Office of the resort, an online booking module directly on the website www.samoens.com. This new booking option is a real time saver and allows you to plan your stay in the resort before you even arrive.
With the Regiondo service for leisure activity providers, you can easily book guided tours, outdoor activities and even tickets for events in the valley. In person or online, the choice is yours!
In this complex of 3 houses on a 10,000m2 plot of land, whose farmhouse dates back to the 19th century, you will appreciate the entirely handmade staircases. Located in Chantemerle, one of the most beautiful hamlets of Samoëns, you will have the opportunity to discover one of the seven chapels of the village, listed as a historical monument.
With a view that stretches from the Mont Blanc chain to Lake Geneva and exceptional sunshine, especially in winter when the valley is shrouded in mist, this superb location is ideal for hosting reunions with friends or family. The farmhouse sleeps 6 to 14, a shed sleeps 5 and a small house sleeps 6 to complete the chalet to accommodate up to 27 guests. This rejuvenating place is ideal for those who love peace, nature and beauty.
More information on the chalet website
Simple, natural, authentic and local. These are the 4 words that define this good local address. Located in the beautiful hamlet of La Rosière, in the heart of a preserved nature, you will be welcomed by Sylvie in this old farmhouse renovated with great taste.
Surrounded by the impressive wild cliffs of the north face of Criou and the majestic white snow, you will be able to taste Savoyard specialities. Homemade with quality and local products, they will be served by the stove in a warm atmosphere, to spend an excellent moment.
All year round, by reservation at + 33 (0)6 24 98 64 26
After a nice ski descent on the Grand Crêt slope, take advantage of a stopover to eat in this alpine chalet built at the end of the 17th century. Completely renovated, you will appreciate this restaurant decorated in a very cosy mountain style with a large wood stove in its centre where you can warm up before going skiing or walking again.
Stéphane and his team offer a varied, quality menu. If the sun is shining, you can even enjoy the terrace with a magnificent view of the Criou. In the evening, the Savoyard specialities are in the spotlight and you will appreciate them after a good day in the mountains.
Reservation on + 33 (0)7 60 70 78 15
Do you want to spend a convivial moment on the slopes? Don’t hesitate to enter this new restaurant located in the ski area, at the arrival of the Vercland gondola.
The atmosphere is one of “Les bronzés font du ski” (the name of the restaurant is closely linked to the film): good food (potato fritters, cold meats, salads, diots….), good drinks with local products (wines, beer), good sharing with aperitif boards, the tone is set! Sweet moments to share with family and friends under the music of live concerts and not forgetting one evening a week a cabaret evening!
Reservation at + 33 (0)6 43 58 09 04
During your stay in Samoëns, the Criou brewery welcomes you to discover its menu of 6 beers. Whether you like triple, blonde, double IPA, amber, white or raspberry beer, the Criou brewery will make you (re)discover its beers brewed and produced at the foot of the Criou. Find all their news on their Facebook page and their products at l’Art des Choix in Samoëns!
Phone : + 33 (0)6 76 60 17 27
134 Quai Rive Droite du Clevieux, 74340 Samoëns
Located between the centre of Samoëns and the Grand Massif Express, the food truck, “l’Atelier culinaire” offers traditional wood-fired cooking. On the menu, Savoyard specialities (tartiflette, minced Savoyard chicken with reblochon and cured ham, raclette box, diots with white wine, etc.) to help you discover or rediscover the gourmet pleasures of the region. After a day in the mountains of the Haut-Giffre, the Culinary Workshop awaits you to spend a warm moment around a table.
432 avenue du Giffre, 74340 Samoëns
66, place de l’Office de Tourisme – 74340 SAMOËNS
Tél. : +33 (0)4 50 34 40 28
Mail : email@example.com
Open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm