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Samoëns, a hidden gem of the French Alps, where winter adventures await you at every turn. From thrilling ski slopes to serene snowshoe hikes, discover a world of snowy activities suitable for all ages and skill levels. Whether you seek adrenaline rushes or moments of tranquility, Samoëns offers an unforgettable winter experience.

Modern, efficient and environmentally friendly, the Grand Massif ski area is suitable for skiers of all levels, solo, group or family.

Close and accessible, from Lyon, Annecy and Geneva, the Grand Massif combines several ski areas located 1100 to 2500 meters above sea level in Haute-Savoie.

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There are five ski resorts: Samoens, Flaine, Les Carroz d’Araches, Morillon and Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval. In the heart of the Haute-Savoie and facing Mont Blanc, this incomparable ski area includes, in addition to classified sites, 23 green slopes for beginners, 61 blue runs and 44 red slopes for medium-level skiers. The 11 black runs are dedicated to the most experienced skiers. In all, 265 kilometers of skiing, connected by a modern, efficient and comfortable network of ski lifts.

Samoëns has plenty of bars and restaurants for your après-ski requirements, on or off the slopes, you definitely won't get bored in this fun-filled resort.

The closest airport to Samoens is Geneva Airport (GVA), which is located around 85 km away. There are a number of ways to get from Geneva Airport to Samoens, including:

Transfer: This is the most convenient option, as there are a number of companies that offer shared and private transfers from Geneva airport to Samoens. The transfer time is typically around 1 hour.

Train: You can take a train from Geneva Airport to Cluses station, and then catch a bus or taxi to Samoens. The train journey takes around 1 hour 30 minutes, and the bus journey from Cluses to Samoens takes around 30 minutes.

Car: If you are hiring a car, the drive from Geneva Airport to Samoens takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. However, be aware that the roads can get very busy during peak season, so allow extra time for your journey.
Here are the estimated transfer times from the closest airports to Samoens:

Geneva Airport (GVA): 1 hour
Chambery Airport (CMF): 1.5 hours
Lyon Airport (LYS): 2.5 hours
Grenoble Airport (GNB): 2.5 hours

Parking in Samoens
There are a number of car parks in Samoens, both free and paid. The free car parks are located on the outskirts of the resort, while the paid car parks are located in the centre of the resort.

Here are some things to keep in mind when parking in Samoens:

Free car parks can fill up quickly, especially during peak season.
Paid car parks offer guaranteed parking, but they can be expensive.
Some accommodation providers offer parking for their guests.
If you are planning to drive to Samoens, it is a good idea to book your parking in advance, especially if you are traveling during peak season. You can book parking online or by contacting your accommodation provider.