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Résidence Les Chalets de Layssia

Résidence Les Chalets de Layssia is a beautiful, luxury residence in the authentic center of Samoens. Here you are located close to the ski piste, so in the morning you can awaken in your comfortable apartment and be one of the first people to hit the fresh powder.

 

The apartments are like the rest of the residence modern and attractively decorated. For relaxation after an active day you can relax in the spa area of the residence. Here you can try out the sauna or hammam.

  • Luxurious residence
  • Modern apartments
  • Central location
  • Right by the lift
  • Spa

Room types

4-room apartment (3 bedrooms) cabin
for 2 till 8 persons
  • surface circa 70-80m²
  • Number of beds: 8
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television (satellite television)
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 3 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • 3rd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • Bathroom 2: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby package: (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • bath towel package: (included in the package price)
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • cleaning package: circa 8,00 € per piece (to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
  • parking garage available: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 2,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • deposit: circa 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
5-room apartment (4 bedrooms) duplex
for 2 till 10 persons
  • Number of beds: 10
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television (satellite television)
  • Telephone
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 4 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 3rd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • 4th bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet number: 2
  • Bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • Bathroom 2: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby package: (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • bath towel package: (included in the package price)
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • cleaning package: circa 8,00 € per piece (to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
  • parking garage available: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 2,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • deposit: circa 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
2-room apartment (1 bedroom)
for 2 till 4 persons
  • surface circa 35-40m²
  • Number of beds: 4
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television (satellite television)
  • Telephone
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby package: (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • bath towel package: (included in the package price)
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • cleaning package: circa 8,00 € per piece (to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
  • parking garage available: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 2,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • deposit: circa 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms) duplex
for 2 till 6 persons
  • surface circa 50-55m²
  • Number of beds: 6
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television (satellite television)
  • Telephone
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby package: (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • bath towel package: (included in the package price)
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • cleaning package: circa 8,00 € per piece (to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
  • parking garage available: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 2,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • deposit: circa 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
4-room apartment (3 bedrooms) duplex
for 2 till 8 persons
  • surface circa 70-80m²
  • Number of beds: 8
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television (satellite television)
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 3 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • 3rd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • Bathroom 2: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby package: (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • bath towel package: (included in the package price)
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • cleaning package: circa 8,00 € per piece (to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
  • parking garage available: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 2,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • deposit: circa 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms) general
for 2 till 6 persons
  • surface circa 50-55m²
  • Number of beds: 6
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television (satellite television)
  • Telephone
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby package: (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • bath towel package: (included in the package price)
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • cleaning package: circa 8,00 € per piece (to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
  • parking garage available: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 2,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • deposit: circa 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
5-room apartment (4 bedrooms) cabin
for 2 till 10 persons
  • surface circa 85-90m²
  • Number of beds: 10
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television (satellite television)
  • Telephone
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 4 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 3rd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • 4th bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet number: 2
  • Bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • Bathroom 2: bath or shower, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby package: (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • bath towel package: (included in the package price)
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • cleaning package: circa 8,00 € per piece (to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
  • parking garage available: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 2,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • deposit: circa 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)

Boardtype

Self catering

Location and surroundings

in the centre
distance to ski piste distance: approx. 1,5 kilometres
distance to ski bus stop approx. 50 metres
distance to ski lift distance: approx. 1,2 kilometres

Map

Facilities

Health & Safety Measures
  • Hand sanitizer dispenser at reception
  • Hand sanitizer dispenser in different areas
  • Cleaning can only be done when you are not in the room
  • Cleaning will be done more days
  • check in from 17:00 o'clock
  • check out 10:00 hour at the latest
  • Reception open
  • Limited number of swimming pools open
  • Sauna limited opening
General Information
  • Reception (open: saturday from 07:30 untill 22:00 o'clock, open: sunday untill friday from 07:30 untill 20:00 o'clock)
  • Lounge
  • Bread delivery service
  • Library
  • Parking garage
  • wireless internet internet in public area (free of charge), in the room (free of charge)
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Cleaning room
  • Pets allowed
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby package: (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • bath towel package: (included in the package price)
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
Optional facilities
  • cleaning package: circa 8,00 € per piece (to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 65,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 2,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: circa 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Children
  • Cot
  • Children's chair
Spa facilities
  • Spa with:: sauna (free of charge), hamam treatments (free of charge ), swimming pool (free of charge, heated), gym (free of charge), massage (added costs) (added costs)

Samoëns

Like many French ski villages, Samoëns consists of two areas. The first is the authentic, traditional village that has many old buildings and chalets. The second is Samoëns 1600, which is located at a higher altitude and has more modern hotels and apartments. Samoëns 1600 also has better access to the ski lifts. The authentic village is the only ski holiday destination that has the official status of "Monument Historique".

Skiing in Samoëns

Samoëns is part of the extensive Les Grand Massif ski area. Overall this area has over 265km of ski slopes. It also includes the famous French resorts of Flaine, Morillon and Les Carroz d’Araches. It is a perfect area for beginner to intermediate skiers/snowboarders. The highest point of Les Grand Massif is approximately 2500m, making it a fairly snow sure destination through the whole of the winter season.

The Resort

Samoëns has a fantastic assortment of bars and restaurant. For cross country skiers there is approximately 50km of different tracks available. For non skiers there are plenty of different activities available. This includes a weekly market, dog sledding, snow shoe walks, ice skating, a public spa area and a cinema.

Sunweb has a great range of different ski packages available in Samoëns. From all inclusive luxurious hotels to simple cheap apartments. There are packages to suit all groups.

Samoëns

  • Authentic and monumental village
  • Direct connection to the ski area Le Grand Massif
  • Family friendly village

Location and surroundings

in the centre
distance to ski piste distance: approx. 1,5 kilometres
distance to ski bus stop approx. 50 metres
distance to ski lift distance: approx. 1,2 kilometres

Le Grand Massif

The ski area of Le Grand Massif, with approximately 265km of pistes, is regarded as one of the best ski resorts in France. The area has an altitude of 900m to 2500m. The ski area Le Grand Massif is known as a snow-sure resort. If there is snow falling in the French Alpes, it likely to be snowing in Flaine! Every year we get many messages from guests who have chosen to return to Le Grand Massif, a strong sign that once visited you will want to keep going back!

 

The pistes of Grand Massif are well-connected, consisting of Flaine, Samoens, Morillon and Les Carroz. The combination of these areas, make it the fourth biggest ski area in France. This fantastic area offers plenty of options for skiers and snowboarders of every level. Novices and intermediate skiers can head to one of the many wide pistes that are also ideal for snowboarders.

 

Snowboarders in Le Grand Massif can also test their skills in one of Europe’s biggest snow parks that include a half pipe, boarder cross and various jumps. Highly experienced will be happy to know that there is a challenge in Grand Massif: Gers descent!

There are also plenty of off-piste route or you can head off on one of the longer ski trails. We recommend the Cascade, a fantastic descent lasting 14 km.

 

There are rarely waiting times or queues in Flaine but you can expect the resort to be relatively full during French school holidays. On location you can opt for a hands free lift pass. This lift pass costs approximately € 3,- extra. All Sunweb packages include a lift pass for the full ski area (Grand Massif).

 

In the villages of Les Carroz and Samoëns you will find an extensive cross country skiing area. There is a total of 47 km of cross country tracks in the area. Samoëns is also the only ski resort with the official title of "Monument Historique”.

Le Grand Massif

  • One of the larger ski areas in Europe
  • Snow guarantee in the French Alps
  • Almost all villages are connected by lift

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per destination

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Mask
Yes
Masks are mandatory from the age of 11 in public transport and air traffic. Also in all public closed buildings and areas, for example government buildings, hospitals, shops, restaurants and hotels. Ski lifts, drag lifts, ski schools, ski buses (also on the platform), lift stations, ski rental shops and other closed parts of the ski area. Even when you are in line (outside and inside).
Covid test before departure or wait in quarantaine
No
Covid test on destination (random or everyone)
No
Health declaration
Yes
All travelers are required to complete and carry the certificate corresponding to their situation: for exceptional international travel from abroad to France and for a non-conforming trip to certain overseas communities.
It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found
here.
Quarantaine
No
Max persons together outdoors
No
Not allowed to come together
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
But advised to wear a mask inside aswell when in company of others
Curfew
Depends
From November 28, 2020, French people may be outside for 3 hours and a maximum of 20 kilometers from their home address. This does not apply if they have to leave for work or for a medical emergency.
Slopes
Closed
Skilifts
Closed
Ski rental
Closed
Ski lessons
No
Unavailable from Friday 30.10.2020.
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mask is mandaotry for everyone aged 11 and over, and only take transport for essential trips. Travelling between the French regions is no longer allowed as of Monday 02.11.2020
Restaurants
Closed
Bars / Apres-ski
Closed
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Events open air or indoor
No
Not allowed
Shops
Closed
Shops will reopen 28.11.2020
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mask is mandatory
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Wellness
Closed
Additional airline and bus rules
No
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Petrol stations
Open
A mask is mandatory
Other formalities needed to enter destination?
No
Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling.
Good to know
Additional measures per ski region
No
Other area information
Yes
Additional COVID-19 information provided by France Montagnes.

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

Flight packages are not available for this destination/resort. Please see the prices for self-drive packages (including lift passes) on the Prices and Booking tab.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

A lift pass for Le Grand Massif is included in your package:

3-day trip including 2-day lift pass

4-day trip including 2-day lift pass

5-day trip including 3-day lift pass

6-day trip including 4-day lift pass

7-day trip including 5-day lift pass

8-day trip including 6-day lift pass

In step 1 of the booking process, it is shown which days the lift pass is valid for (eg Sunday to Friday). If you would like the lift pass to start on a different day than shown in the booking steps, please contact us after your booking has been completed and we can amend it. . The booking can then be adjusted.

On destination, it is not possible to change the lift pass start date to another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked for an extra surcharge; the price for this can be found in step 1 of the booking process. The discount for "no lift pass" can also be found in the booking process.

Discounts:

For children up to 4 years old, the lift pass is free. When you are entitled to a free lift pass, choose "No lift pass" when booking. The free lift pass can be picked up locally on presentation of your ID.

Passport photo:

A passport photo is not required.

The above fees and discounts are valid when booking with Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.

You can book skilessons direcly in the booking. If you have booked a short-stay, it is not possible to book lessons through us. You can organise this at the destination.

When booking ski lessons, you will be asked to specify your level of experience:

Beginners: Only choose beginners lessons if you have never skied before.

Intermediate: If you are able to break and make turns, choose this level.

Advanced: If you are able to ski but you would like to improve your technique, please choose this level.

- The ski and snowboard lessons start on Sunday.

- When booking lessons:

Beginners: Choose beginners lessons if you've never skied before.

Average: Can you brake / make a curve? Opt for average and not for beginners.

Advanced: Can you ski, but you want to develop your technique? Opt for advanced.

Ski and snowboard hire can be added in step 2 of the booking.

When renting Gold or Diamond ski equipment, you can exchange this once per week for snowboard equipment or free ride skis (not applicable in the weekends)

The following types of material can be booked:

Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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