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***DO NOT GO DURING FRENCH SCHOOL HOLIDAYS***
The Grand Massif area has a good variety of skiing. On nice days there are plenty of wide open pistes in Flaine but if it's snowing there is almost always great skiing to be had in the trees in Morillon or Les Carroz.
However, the whole area has been completely overdeveloped and when it's busy you will spend at least 60% of the day fighting it out in (yes) Massif queues. Last week we had our last run in Flaine around 2:30pm and started heading back to Samoens. We got off the lift down to Samoens village at 5:45pm. This comprised about 15 minutes of skiing and the rest of the time was spent queuing for the four separate lifts involved in getting back.
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Love Samoëns- a pretty French village that also is a ski village you feel you are in France.
Perfect for families and those with non skiers and young children.
Large ski area that improves every year
Limited late night life but that’s why we love it. Lots to do in village apart from skiing.
Good quality accommodation
Easy access from Geneva-1.30 hours typically
Good shops and bars
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All our party were quite disappointed with Samoens. We stayed in Vercland which had a 40 year old quirky carbines with few queues. However, it was difficult to get into Samoens as the busses ran every 90 minutes!! Didn't see any taxi ranks. The ski lift in Samoens is quite out of town. They didn't prepare the pistes very well after snow. There was only 1 map up the mountain and that was damaged several years ago and not repaired. If pistes or chairs were closed you wouldn't know. Not a great choice of places to eat up the mountain. There were no singles queues and many of the 6 seater chairs went up with 2,3 or 4 people in them even when there were large queues. We wouldn't go back.... Full Review