SKI CLUB MED'S "GRAND MASSIF" SAMOËNS MORILLON
JANUARY 28 to FEBRUARY 5, 2023
Base Price: $3,750 (all inclusive)
Trip Leader: RUTH D'ALESSANDRO
THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED - FULL REFUNDS PENDING
Samoëns is part of the Grand Massif ski area which offers 265 km of slopes divided over 5 interlinked resorts: Morillon, Samoëns, Les Carroz, Sixt Fer à Cheval and Flaine. The Grand Massif ski slopes are considered as one of the largest, finest domains in France. For a long time, they were used as a training ground by Antoine Deneriaz, the gold medal winner in the downhill event at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Samoëns has more to offer than just the skiing with all its different winter activities, snowshoe walks, archery, dog sleigh, paragliding, ice skating etc... This authentic mountain village is a short distance from the glacial cirque of Fer à Cheval, one of the most splendid limestone sites in the Alps. Samoëns together with its nine surrounding hamlets, all situated at about 700 meters above sea level, not only has an exceptionally rich heritage, but also a thriving life throughout the year. This is not a purpose-built resort. This winter is as well the opportunity to discover the heritage of the market town at its stone masons. See the resort video to be AMAZED!
NOTE: This is an International Trip, a passport is required and must have 6 months remaining until the expiration date. American citizens do not require a Visa to enter France. Citizens of other nations should check with the French Embassy to determine whether they require a Visa or not.
"Les Grand Massif" is a popular French snow holiday destination combining Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns & Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval to form one of the largest interlinked skiing areas in the Haut-Savoie region.
In the center of the Alps, sitting at 2,500m, Le Grand Massif welcomes winter sports lovers of all skiing abilities. Located in the Haute-Savoie facing the Mont Blanc, Le Grand Massif skiing offers breathtaking vistas across all of its ski resorts and a beautifully preserved environment. Its high altitude makes it optimal for great snow conditions throughout the season.
The Grand Massif ski area has 265 km of pistes, with the longest descent over 14 km in length! Over 80% of slopes are north facing, making the conditions perfect for excellent quality snow. With everything from cruisy blues to steep blacks, everyone can enjoy the snow at Le Grand Massif. With your expert guide, you will easily be able to explore the entire area from Samoëns to Flaine.
See the complete video guide to Grand Massif HERE.
We'll be staying at one of Club Med's newest resorts, "Grand Massif", just over an hour away from the Geneva airport (no long bus ride). As always, Club Med's All -Inclusive package (gourmet food and beverage, lifts, lessons, ski guides, nightly entertainment & trip insurance) provides an incredible value.
Club Med Grand Massif was voted "France's Best Ski Hotel in 2021" by the World Ski Awards. The Club Med resort is located at the top of the mountain, so there is no waiting for a long lift line and ascent. Just put on your skis, hook up with your Club Med instructor/mountain guide, and start skiing! It's all downhill from there... See for yourself:
Discover Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon resort - YouTube
- United Airlines nonstop from Dulles (IAD) to Geneva, Switzerland
- Motor coach transport to/from the airport and the Club Med resort
- Double occupancy slope-side accommodations at the resort. Single occupancy rooms available at extra cost.
- International gourmet cuisine (3 meals and snacks daily) at Club Med
- Unlimited "open bar" including beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks
- 6-day lift ticket to all ski areas
- Professional ski/snowboard lessons (full day) in English for all levels of ability, Monday thru Friday. Instructors serve as mountain guides for experienced skiers
- Nightly entertainment and Apres-ski
- Extended trip insurance ($20K medical)
Number of Skiers: 30
Base Price: $3,750 (All Inclusive)
Ground Only: deduct $1035 ($2715) - Must arrive prior to group air. Not available until minimum group air reservations are met.
Single Supplement: add $950 (only 4 available, check with trip leader)
A $50 cancellation applies for any cancellations prior to 09/23/22. Afterwards, the participant will also be responsible for any unrecoverable expenses, including 3% credit card transaction fees on applicable payments.
Payment Schedule (per person):
$500 deposit is due w/ registration. Remaining balance is due on September 30 and may be paid by credit card or check. You may also pay in three monthly installments (by check only, not by credit card):
09/30/2022: One-third of the balance
10/30/2022: Second third of the balance
11/29/2022: Remaining balance
Please mail payment checks to SCWDC, 5309 Langston Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22207. Do NOT mail payment checks to the trip leader.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club. You can sign up as a member online HERE .