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Résidence MGM Alexane

Résidence MGM Alexane is located in the centre of Samoëns in Le Grand Massif, France.

The traditional yet modern 5-star hotel has everything required for a perfect winter holiday. Résidence MGM Alexane makes use of both natural materials including wood and stone as well as refined fabrics proving a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the entire residence. After a great day on the slopes you can pamper yourself in the huge 1000m² Montagne du Monde wellness centre which features a swimming pool, a sauna, a sensory shower, a hammam and much more. There is also a lounge with a fireplace and a popular restaurant for those looking to stay out of the kitchen.

Résidence MGM Alexane is a short shuttle bus away from the ski lift so you can be one of the first to enjoy the fresh snow each morning.

  • Huge 1000m² wellness centre
  • Private shuttle bus to the ski lift
  • Restful and welcoming atmosphere
  • Spacious and luxurious apartments

Room types

2-room apartment (1 bedroom)
for 2 till 4 persons
  • surface circa 40m²
  • Number of beds: 4
  • Kitchen
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons sleeping couch), sitting corner
  • Bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons bed or two single beds)
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath and shower
  • deposit: circa 500,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,50 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: (free of charge)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • beds made on arrival:
  • cleaning package: (included in the package price)
  • place in car park: on request (free of charge)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 100,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (free of charge)
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms)
for 2 till 6 persons
  • surface circa 65m²
  • Number of beds: 6
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (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): 2 bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1: shower, toilet
  • Bathroom 2: bath and shower
  • deposit: circa 500,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,50 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: (free of charge)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • beds made on arrival:
  • cleaning package: (included in the package price)
  • place in car park: on request (free of charge)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 100,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (free of charge)
4-room apartment (3 bedrooms)
for 2 till 8 persons
  • surface circa 80m²
  • Number of beds: 8
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • (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: shower, toilet
  • Bathroom 2: bath and shower
  • deposit: circa 500,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,50 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: (free of charge)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • beds made on arrival:
  • cleaning package: (included in the package price)
  • place in car park: on request (free of charge)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 100,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (free of charge)

Boardtype

Self catering

Tip!

Only 1 pet per apartment is allowed.

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 30 metres
distance to Airport approx. 80 kilometres
distance to ATM approx. 200 metres
distance to ski piste approx. 500 metres
ski bus right next to hotel ( ski bus free on showing your lift pass)
distance to ski lift approx. 500 metres
nearest shops approx. 15 metres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 100 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 200 metres

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Facilities

General Information
  • Official classification: 5 stars
  • Reception (open from 08:00 till 19:00 o'clock)
  • Shuttle bus
  • Parking
  • wireless internet internet in public area (free of charge), in the room (free of charge)
  • Pets allowed
  • baby package: (free of charge)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • beds made on arrival:
  • cleaning package: (included in the package price)
  • place in car park: on request (free of charge)
  • parking garage available: on request (free of charge)
Optional facilities
  • pets, excl. food: circa 100,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: circa 1,50 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: circa 500,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Restaurant/bar
  • Food establishment: Restaurant
  • Drinking establishment: Bar, Lounge bar
Spa facilities
  • Hamam (free access)
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna (free of charge)
  • Gym (free of charge)
Swimming pools
  • indoor swimming pool(heated)
  • Children's swimming pool

There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.

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

distance to centre: approx. 30 metres
distance to Airport approx. 80 kilometres
distance to ATM approx. 200 metres
distance to ski piste approx. 500 metres
ski bus right next to hotel ( ski bus free on showing your lift pass)
distance to ski lift approx. 500 metres
nearest shops approx. 15 metres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 100 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 200 metres

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

Important information regarding mandatory documentation
Yes
Read the FAQ page here
Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Mouth mask
Yes
From the age of 11, it is mandatory to wear a mouth mask on public transport and air traffic. Also in all public buildings and areas, such as government buildings, hospitals, shops, restaurants and hotels. Even if you are standing in line (outside and inside). In the following places, it is mandatory to wear a mouth mask on the street for anyone aged 11 or older: Haute-Savoie (74), Briançon (Serre-Chevalier, 05) and Savoie (73).
Max persons together outdoors
N / A
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
Certain hours not allowed to be outside?
No
Restaurants
Open
Terraces and restaurants are open. Since 9 August 2021, a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate from covid, or a PCR test / rapid antigen test (maximum 48 hours old), is mandatory in indoor areas and on terraces, from 12 years.
Bars / Apres-ski
Open
Terraces and restaurants are open. Since 9 August 2021, a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate from covid, or a PCR test / rapid antigen test (maximum 48 hours old), is mandatory in indoor areas and on terraces, from 12 years.
Club/Nightlife
Open
Terraces and restaurants are open. Since 9 August 2021, a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate from covid, or a PCR test / rapid antigen test (maximum 48 hours old), is mandatory in indoor areas and on terraces, from 12 years.
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Activities, attractions and sights
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Events open air or indoor
Yes
With vaccination certificate, recovery certificate from covid, or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Transfer
Yes
A mouth mask is mandatory (from 11 years old)
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
With mouth mask and vaccination certificate, recovery certificate from covid, or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old), mandatory.
Slopes
Open
Skilifts
Open
Ski rental
Yes
Ski lessons
Yes
Wellness
Open
Additional measures per ski region
No

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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