Samoens Other Activities

There’s a popular ice-rink, which makes a good après-ski destination for kids and grownups, and great facilities for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing, with some incredible runs alongside scenic lakes and the Giffre river.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross Country ski-ing in the Col de Joux Plane is guaranteed from November to April, providing beautiful views at an altitude of 1700 (shuttle bus runs from town centre). Additional skiing also in the area, and the passes are purchased in the Tourist Office in the Centre of the village.

Ice Skating

There is a 600m2 rink in the centre of Samoens opposite the Tourist Office which is open from Autumn to April each year. Fun, but not quite up to Torville and Dean standards. Popular with kids.

Raquettes Snow Shoeing

This is a popular activity in Samoens because of its close proximity some of the most beautiful scenery in the Alps, including Mont Blanc, with awesome views. Not to be missed. There are guides for all levels of fitness, from kids to "seniors", specially prepared tracks and you can also walk under the stars to a meal stop with an organised group. 

Avalanche Rescue Introductory Course

Designed for those who like to go off piste now and again. .The Tourist Office in the centre of town, opposite the ice rink, has the booking information.


Organised evening sessions ending with a fondue. No experience required. Details from the Tourist Office.


There are two new Luge runs on the plateau at the top of the Grand Massif Express, for children of all ages. From 16m long for the youngsters, to 60m for the older children, and dads!

and there's more...

Tobogganing, dog sledding, indoor climbing, igloo building, iceclimbing on waterfalls, heli-skiing, ice diving, winter archery and caving.


There are public indoor swimming pools in Cluses and Flaine, open all year. 


All year round, weather permitting. Take a trip with an instructor, or even a five day initiation course. Details from the Tourist Office.

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