The APASSION Blog: Samoëns

All new in the Grand Massif!

You may already know that the Grand Massif, with its 265km of piste, is the 9th largest ski area in Europe and the 5th largest in France and that with 80% of the slopes being North facing it has one … Continue reading

Guided Cycling – Days Out

Inspired by the stunning scenery and the classic mountain climbs including the Col de Joux Plane and the Col de la Colombière on the doorstep of Samoëns, we recently launched guided cycling breaks in conjunction with our hugely experienced cycle guide, … Continue reading

Our first night in a refuge – Moëde Anterne

The walk to the Col d’Anterne had come highly recommended and for added excitement it involved an overnight stay at a refuge – a first for Vicky and I, so we weren’t too sure what to expect! For morale support, … Continue reading

Samoëns Yoga Retreat – May 2013

Chalet APASSION hosted its second spring weekend devoted to total relaxation and plenty of yoga courtesy of the hugely experienced yoga and life-style coach Michele Willmott from Inpired-4-Life. Whilst the weather unfortunately ended up being too chilly to hold any … Continue reading

Samoens ski season ends with 30cms of fresh snow!

Opened the curtains this morning to find 10cm of fresh snow outside the chalet! Quite a shock given we’ve been basking in sunshine and temperatures in their 20s this week! The Grand Massif is reporting 25cm of fresh snow at … Continue reading

Spectacular skiing in the Grand Massif

Wow, what a fantastic day to be on the mountain!  Conditions on and off-piste in the Grand Massif were simply amazing!  A blue sky day without a cloud in sight and what was even better was that there were hardly any … Continue reading

Fresh powder and blue skies!

After all the snow over the last few days the view from the chalet this morning was picture perfect.  Blue skies and an abundance of snow everywhere!  In fact Flaine, part of the Grand Massif ski area, has reported 80cm of … Continue reading

Perfect February skiing

The recent snowfall over the last couple of weeks has resulted in superb ski conditions across the Grand Massif with some of the best off-piste skiing and stunning mountain views we’ve ever experienced.  Soft fluffy powder and plenty of it, and more is … Continue reading