Les Saisies, France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: 1650m
ski area: Espace Diamant
height at summit: 1941m
marked runs: 185km
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 1hr
geneva 1½hrs
lyon 2hrs

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Les Saisies

Les Saisies

Les Saisies Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

Les Saisies has been known on the international level since the 16th Winter Olympic Games at Albertville in 1992.

Best recognised as being the centre for cross-country skiing, it also has extensive alpine skiing linked with its neighbours Crest Voland, Notre-Dame de Bellecombe and Flumet to form the Espace Diamant.

The setting is spectacular, as Les Saisies lies halfway between the Beaufortain valley and the Val d'Arly valley, two magnificent areas of Savoie, with views towards Mont Blanc. The 'Beaufortain' with its wonderful scenery is sometimes called 'The French Tyrol'.

Les Saisies itself is charming with wood clad chalets and a bustling high street.

Ski holidays in Les Saisies:

Les Saisies resort enjoys a truly privileged climate at the foot of Mont-Blanc, with superior snowfalls and maximum sun exposure.

Thanks to the newly built chair-lift connection to more neighbour resorts, beginners as well as intermediate skiers will find plenty of well-maintained pistes, ideal for gaining confidence. Advanced skiers will discover the new black run off the top of Legette with its narrow couloirs, only challenged by the longer known Kamikaze.

Summer holidays in Les Saisies:

Lots of sporting activities available and well placed to visit some of the great places in the area.

Winter activities include:

tobogganing, cross country skiing, dog sledging, snow shoeing.

Summer activities include:

mountain walks,horse ridding, mountain biking, quad, paragliding, hiking, canyoning, swimming in the lake.

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Eating out: a good selection of bars, pubs, pizzerias, crêperies, grills and restaurants offering a choice of Savoyard dishes. In the evening there is a wide selection of restaurants to choose from including La Ferme du Chozal which offers a wide variety of meals and Le Meteor, Le Copon and Le Sartoa all offering local, traditional meals.
Apres ski: mainly bars and there is one nightclub.
Non skiers: 20kms of sign-posted footpaths or try snowshoeing. There are also snow scooters, dog-sleigh rides, Telemark, child's quad's, parapenting and ice cart racing for you to try. Les Saisies also has a cinema.