Set at the base of Mount Criou, Samoens is an old French village with mountain loads of alpine charm. From here, you can access the Grand Massif ski area, including runs down to Flaine, Morrilon, and Les Carroz - just grab a ski-lift shuttle bus from the peaceful, kiddie-safe and traffic-free centre and off you go! Little rippers will have loads of fun at the Samoens 1600 bunny slopes.
While the rest of the gang can venture beyond and cruise down tree-lined blues - don’t miss Les Cascades, a 14km long must-do run - and lively reds with spectacular vistas. For some adrenaline-fuelled off-piste action, check out the six freeride zones.