Skiing & Snowboarding
The Grand Massif ski region features some truly exceptional skiing including the ‘Combe de Gers’ – famous for its dizzying 800m drop and untouched snow – and the ‘Blue Cascades’ that runs for 14 km from the summit at Flaine into the village of Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval.
As a result of the region’s closeness to Mont Blanc and its many north-facing slopes, the Grand Massif ski region regularly enjoys abundant snowfalls throughout the season, with Flaine in particular having one of the best snow records in Europe.
In addition, the area is renowned for its snow quality later in the season allowing the resort to remain open until late April for those seeking great Spring skiing. As added insurance, the region has over 140 snow cannons to keep the Grand Massif snow-sure throughout the season.
For the snowboarders, there are three parks in the Grand Massif region for the enjoyment of beginners and experienced freestylers alike. Whilst the parks in Samoëns and Morillon are more appropriate for those just looking to build their confidence, the snow park in Flaine offers boarders the opportunity to really test themselves with a varied selection of jumps, rails and pipes.
The eight-person Grand Massif Express gondola, just a couple of minutes from our luxury ski chalet in Samoëns, takes you up to 1600 metres in eight minutes. The brand new Chariande Express six-person chairlift then takes you up to 2500 metres within minutes.
Chalet APASSION is on the ski bus route, located mid-way between the two Samoëns ski lifts up to 1600 but we offer a complimentary shuttle service that drops you off and picks you up from either of the two ski lifts in Samoëns.
If you fancy a change, the Portes De Soleil ski area is less than half an hour away and we can arrange to drop you in Les Gets or Morzine for the day so that you can experience this vast ski area.