If you are considering a family summer or ski holiday in France, driving to our closest European neighbour is a lot easier and cheaper then you may think. Samoens is only 780km (485 miles) from the port of Calais, and with the vast majority of the journey on a motorway, you can arrive from the ferry to your chalet in less than 8 hours. With the need for social-distancing likely to be with us for a while, travelling by car also allows you to avoid congested airports and your own space to travel in.  [...]

If you are a regular in the Alps, you will no doubt have seen stickers on the back of cars, proudly stating “In Tartiflette We Trust”. Tarti-what? Tartiflette – Think melted cheese, onions, diced bacon - combined with the carb-loading comfort of steaming golden potatoes. After a long morning tearing up the snow, nothing beats refuelling the real Alpine way – with a large serving of Tartiflette.  [...]

This coming winter, 2020/2021, promises to be a little different to previous seasons. To ensure our guests’ comfort and guarantee an experience that suits you, we have pivoted to now offer our guests varying food options. We now offer fully catered, self-catered or our new “flexi catered” service. Here we’ll go through all 3, and why they might be right for you…  [...]

Our friends from ZigZag Ski School Samoens have prepared a few tips to help you get the most from your ski and snowboard lessons.  [...]