Alternative family winter vacation in Sameons, France
If you’re looking for a memorable family ski trip in France, you just found it. This family winter vacation in the Samoens has pretty much got it all.
Family skiing in Samoens Ski hire All-inclusive of meals, plus full Grand Massif lift pass Half-price equipment hire on-site En suite family rooms Daily yoga sessions Daily guided Winter Wonderland activities Family-friendly disco, games room and chill out room 24/7 kitchen facilities Incredible community feel for families with kids from 5 to 18 Help arranging morning lessons with private ski school
£965 excluding flights
Amazing value all inclusive vacation - 7 nights, all meals, Grand Massif ski pass, ski hire, yoga, activities all included. Deduct £70pp if you organise your own breakfast and lunch.
Description of Alternative family winter vacation in Sameons, France
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This is much more than a ski vacation so if there is no snow we could hike, dance, do yoga, circus skills, ask our amazing guests to facilitate conscious raising workshops, do crafts, etc.. It has never happened though, it almost did when we ran this trip over New Year.. which is why we moved it to Feb Half Term!
We only run our trips in places that are easily accessible by train from the UK. We recommend snow carbon, Loco2 and Trainline.eu and advise on setting up an alert with Loco2 as bookings only open 3 to 4 months before the trips. In the winter we offer free local travel passes to everyone. We are also encouraging our winter guests to try activities that do not involve any carbon emissions such as ski de font and ski touring.
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
7 Reviews of Alternative family winter vacation in Sameons, France
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020 by Rebecca LongFabulous vacation for a family of novice skiers! Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020 by Liz ThompsonBrilliant, voted as the best ski vacation we have ever had by the whole family. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Mar 2019 by Gemma CarrWonderful skiing and meeting all the other families. The yoga in the mornings and evenings really helped the muscles after skiing. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Feb 2018 by Britta BaymanSuch an unusual and great blend of yoga in the morning as the sun came up and fun circus skills, provided by fun, caring people. The community feel that the team creates is very special. Nothing is too much trouble. Our kids aged 10 and 12 had a ball and enjoyed mingling with the 35+ other kids form the UK. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Feb 2016 by Holly WhittleFabulous!...We loved the location of Skiroc next to the beginners slopes and a short ride on the local train to a bigger area. Lovely people, ample and wholesome food and just a great weeks skiing. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Feb 2016 by Lorraine YearronA fantastic vacation. The kids had a blast with all the other children and after-ski activities leaving the adults free to relax and chat in front of the fire. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Feb 2016 by Patience Scott-BrownWe all had a super time and really hope to be back next year! Read full review
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PlanetOur company has sustainable travel at its heart. We were one of the first companies to offer sustainable vacations in the Alps.
On this trip we are staying in a 'Green' Outdoor Centre. This concept of 'Centre De Vacances Verte' is little known outside of France. 'Green Vacation Centres' offer French schools and adults access to and an appreciation of the Great Outdoors. They offer Nature Discovery weeks and try to give people new Outdoor experiences. Our Outdoor Centre is run by a local family.
February is a busy time in the Alps, but we try to minimise our impact by staying in a simple Outdoor Centre that is very aware of its carbon footprint, that sources much of its food locally, that recycles and is generally very aware of having the least possible impact on nature.
We often have guests who are strong ecological activists and work in areas of sustainability. We moved our trip from New Year to Feb Half Term so that the snow conditions are more reliable and have never had no snow, but it is a possibility and if it it did happen, we would organise hiking and biking and other activities and tours for our guests. We work with a local mountain guide and learn about the local flora and fauna as we learn about the impact of the changing climate and tourism on the valley. We offer daily low impact activities tempting people to try ski touring, snow shoeing and things that do not require a ski infrastructure.
We encourage our guests to travel to the Alps in the most sustainable way possible and selected an Outdoor Centre within driving distance of the UK. Train access is also an option. Our Outdoor Centre is in walking distance to the slopes.
We do not see carbon off setting as a valid excuse to burn Co2.
La Source offers a generous monthly donation to Tree Sisters who plant trees and manages some of the most impactful rainforest projects around the world. Also the Eco Village Network who teach and promote sustainable lifestyles and communities around the world.
PeopleWell this trip is entirely supported by locals, from our accommodation to our chefs, to the ski instructors and guides. This small community who we have got to know well over the 15 years we have visited this valley, love us bringing them our lovely guests and welcome us with open arms. They appreciate our philosophy of working as much as possible in harmony with nature.
We will work with the lovely local ski school and hire our equipment locally. The Outdoor Centre will provide us with meals and they source as much as possible locally and organically.
We partner with Respect the Mountain a charity that promotes conscious travel in the mountains. We ask and expect our guests to act with deep Respect not only for the environment but for the local community, and for our own community. We draw our community from alternative schools around Europe - schools that promote environmental awareness and an appreciation of nature and the seasons, and of course Responsible Travel.