With beautiful scenery, 265km of Grand Massif pistes to explore and the bonus of arguably the prettiest town in the alps sitting just below the resort, a Samoëns ski holiday provides something for all comers and presents an enticing alternative to the typical French megaresorts. The Grand Massif offers a balance of excellent, easily accessible beginner’s slopes and more challenging terrain for seasoned skiers. Les Carroz, Morillon and Samoëns itself offer tree runs in abundance whilst the natural bowls of Flaine provide extensive opportunities for off-piste exploration. Furthermore, thanks to its proximity to Geneva, it’s also one of the most easily accessible of all French ski domains, making it an ideal option for a quick break or for families wanting to avoid long transfers.
Where to ski in Europe
Our guide to the best ski resorts, whatever you’re looking for
Of all the factors to take into account when choosing a ski holiday, there’s no doubting that the quality of the snow is pretty important. But that’s not all that you need to consider. Nobody wants slopes that are as crowded as Clapham Junction at rush hour or a domain with nothing but stunning black runs and raucous nightlife when you’ve brought your six-year-old son for his first taste of skiing. Luckily, it isn’t necessary to leave any of this to chance.
Follow our guide to the best ski resorts in Europe and find the right domain for your needs.