Chalet L'Oreade - Fully catered ski chalet for winter ski and snowbaord holidays

"Super duper food, Wacky music! Super skiing - wicked snowboarding - awesome instructors. It was fun, fun, fun....." (D&NS)

" We shall take home some great memories.....The hosts have been A1, as has the food and skiing and snowboarding instruction. Fantastic! Thanks a lot. No doubt we'll be back." NS

"Amazing place. Gorgeous tukka. Great laughs. Fantastic company...and those are all the boring bits! Thank you so much for introducing me to the dynamic and hysterical world of boarding. And for so generously and openly welcoming us into this special place." (Sue - UK)

"Will, thanks for showing the kids the Way of the Force (Will style) - great to be with you -" (HM)

Ski & Snowboard

The ski & snowboard piste awaits

L'Oreade's Ski and Snowboard Chalets

are all about living with a healthy ethos centred on Winter-sports, in the superb mountainside environment of the Grand Massif.

The Grand Massif skia area

includes the resorts of Sixt, Samoens, Morillon, Flaine and Les Carroz offering 265km of downhill, in addition to the cross country complex at Joux Plane and local trails. The ski area caters for all standards and the views are spectacular.

To help you decide what type of lift pass you want, where to go, and information about ski & snowboard coaching/lessons, please follow this link."

Ski In/Ski Out

A special place

Within five minutes walk of some of the chalets/appartments you can be on the chair lift making your way up the Vagnys for the surrounding runs or on the debutante slopes of Sixt Fer a Cheval learning how to get hooked on ski or snowboard.

Immediate views and ski areas include the Vagnys and the area adjacent to the end of the Cascades in Sixt which offers green, blue, red and black runs.

Ski and Snowboard Sixt & The Grand Massif

Ski the Grand Massif

At an altitude range of 800 - 1,600m, this part of the Grand Massif provides 34km of ski runs with 7 ski lifts. An ideal learning base for beginners on both ski and board allowing for easier progression to red runs later in the week.

The red and black runs are both stimulating and challenging providing a beautiful setting in which to play a while.

Sixt, Samoens and Morillon all provide ideal conditions for beginners on both skis and boards with lovely sunny flat slopes overlooked by bars and restuarants from where to watch members of your group whilst sipping a vin chaud. And if you are unsure about chair lifts, the gondolas are at hand to transport you home.

Ski and snowboard piste,Grand Massif,Samoens

Of particular interest, in good conditions, is the descent down to Sixt from the Grand Platieres in Flaine via the Cascades ski run (1,700m of descent) which is a blue run of 14km (offering red and black options for half of the run) and passing the Lac du Gers. Les Cascades is a must for all ski and board enthusiasts - a not-to-be-missed experience. Why not make it a whole day's expedition if weather conditions permit. Click here to find out more about the "Unique Excursions" that are available.

Ski Samoens, Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz

It is approximately a 10 minutes drive to the Grand Massif Express lift in Samoens, which then carries you up to the third biggest interconnected ski domain in the French Alps.

Chalet L'Oreade for your wonderful winter ski holidays in Samoens, Grand Massif
Ski Time
The Snowboard challenge

Getting to the Slopes

In just 8 minutes you will reach the Grand Massif ski area, comprising Sixt, Samoens, Flaine, Morillon and Les Carroz, totalling 265km of piste (130 runs), 3 Jam Parks, Free Ride domain, 77 ski lifts and 128 snow machines - one of the biggest European Ski areas. As well as the GME (Grand Massif Express)there are two further gondolas available - one from Vercland and one from Morillon.

Ski Bus

From Sixt there is a free ski shuttle system to The Grand Massif Express (GME) in Samoens, which then speeds you on your way up the mountainside to begin your day. The Ski Bus links Sixt, Samoens, Vercland and Morillon so you can always be sure of getting home. Timetables are available to you in the Chalets.

The Grand Massif/Portes du Soleil Exchange

Exchange between areas - Grand Massif Ski passes for 6 days and more entitle the holder to a day's skiing in the Portes du Soleil (Morzine/Avoriaz) during the validity of the pass. Access to the Portes du Soleil, via Les Gets, is only a 30 minute drive away. Chamonix, Mont Blanc is just under an hour away to the south and both areas provide alternatives when ski/board conditions merit or for excursions and safaris which can be arranged at an additional cost.

Winter Activities include:

  • Crosscountry - Sixt and Joux Plane.
  • Snow Shoes/Raquettes - Sixt and Samoens
  • Skidoo - Samoens 1600
  • Dog Sledging - Samoens 1600
  • Paragliding with skis
  • Ice Skating - Samoens
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Rallying
  • Helicopter Rides