The APASSION Blog: Summer
It’s blueberry, or myrtille, season here in Samoëns at the moment so yesterday we took our guests, Alex, Evelyne and baby Mylo to the Plateau de Lois . . . . Continue reading
By taking the Grand Massif and Chariande Express lifts you can quickly reach the top of Samoëns from where you can start a number of tremendous hikes. We decided on a loop track walk that had been recommended to us by some guests from earlier in the summer.
From Tête des Saix at just over 2,100m we followed what would be the blue runs of “Silice Malice” (downhill) and “Dolomie” (long slog uphill) across to Les Grands Vans where we found a flock of sheep waiting for the lift to open!
One benefit of the recent unseasonably heavy rainfall is that the River Giffre has been running higher than normal making it an ideal time to try out white-water rafting.
We teamed up with Jeremy and Nat from FROGS rafting and after some fun and games trying to squeeze ourselves into our wetsuits
Buying a present for fathers is always a struggle but this year I decided to treat him to a tandem parapente flight whilst the family were staying with us in Samoëns for the week. I booked up with Michel and Erwan at Airone and ended up booking myself and my brother in for an introductory flight as well! Continue reading
As part of continuing to explore the Samoëns area we took a 2 hour walk from Lededian up to the Lac de Gers (1544m), one of the many alpine lakes in the Grand Massif region.
The track winds up through the forest to Roux and the Chalets de Porte
With the Samoëns lifts now open for the Summer we took the Grand Massif Express gondula and then the Chariande Express chairlift up to Tête des Saix which at over 2100m is the top of Samoëns . Whilst it was a slighty odd experience Continue reading
Today we discovered our most beautiful Alpine walk yet. On the recommendation of our French tutor we took the walking trail to the Refuge de Sales in the Sixt/Passy National Park in search of waterfalls! The walk started above the … Continue reading
Every year Samoëns hosts the Savoie Cup, a 3-day event for Porsche owners from across the Savoie and Haute Savoie regions to gather in the French Alps to take on some of the stunning mountain roads Continue reading
Two weeks after our 6 man hot tub was installed on the terrace at Chalet APASSION, and after feedback from our guests on how relaxing it is, Rob and I finally got our first dip. The jets give a great massage to a weary body Continue reading