Samoens is the cutest of lower, traditional village bases sharing the impressive Grand Massif area with high, purpose-built Flaine; it's not the most convenient for skiing, but its fans are willing to forgive that. Samoens is an attractive village - once a thriving centre for stonemasons, with their work much in evidence.
Pros

Lovely historic village, with traffic-free centre and weekly market

Part of the big, varied Grand Massif

Glorious views from top heights

Cons

Main access lift is well outside the village, and has no return piste

Not the best base for beginners

Limited nightlife

Getting there

  • Chambery airport: 1.5 hours
  • Geneva airport: 1 hours

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