The APASSION Blog: Winter


Development of the Ski Domain

Work is well underway to complete a number of major upgrades to the Grand Massif ski domain in time for this coming winter season.  Considerable expansion of the Massif domain area with the developments of a new bowl between Samoëns … Continue reading

All new in the Grand Massif!

You may already know that the Grand Massif, with its 265km of piste, is the 9th largest ski area in Europe and the 5th largest in France and that with 80% of the slopes being North facing it has one … Continue reading

What a winter season!

From the serenity of empty pistes on blue-sky days, to the mad antics of skiing in fancy dress, from the adrenaline rush of creating fresh tracks in the off-piste, to relaxing in the mountain sunshine with a well deserved drink … Continue reading

Avoid the crowds – try Snowshoeing!

If you’re looking to try something new on a ski trip or you want to avoid the crowded pistes then why not try snow-shoeing! There are plenty of walks to chose from.  Take a freshly filled baguette from the local bakery or enjoy a typical … Continue reading

Samoens ski season ends with 30cms of fresh snow!

Opened the curtains this morning to find 10cm of fresh snow outside the chalet! Quite a shock given we’ve been basking in sunshine and temperatures in their 20s this week! The Grand Massif is reporting 25cm of fresh snow at … Continue reading

Spectacular skiing in the Grand Massif

Wow, what a fantastic day to be on the mountain!  Conditions on and off-piste in the Grand Massif were simply amazing!  A blue sky day without a cloud in sight and what was even better was that there were hardly any … Continue reading

Fresh powder and blue skies!

After all the snow over the last few days the view from the chalet this morning was picture perfect.  Blue skies and an abundance of snow everywhere!  In fact Flaine, part of the Grand Massif ski area, has reported 80cm of … Continue reading

Perfect February skiing

The recent snowfall over the last couple of weeks has resulted in superb ski conditions across the Grand Massif with some of the best off-piste skiing and stunning mountain views we’ve ever experienced.  Soft fluffy powder and plenty of it, and more is … Continue reading