To explore the resort of Les Saisies ski resort is to escape life through a dream of nature. Its vast expanses reach altitudes between 1,600 and 2,050 meters. The “Savoy snow loft” unfolds over a 360° panorama view of Mont Blanc. Mountains, pine forests and a plateau will make you feel as though you were in Lapland. But here you have the sun as a bonus!
Les Saisies ski resort
From the Les Saisies ski resort, you can access the huge “Espace Diamant” ski area. A perfect place to experience the feeling of freedom, while watching one of the most emblematic mountains in the world: the Mont Blanc. It has been known worldwide since the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games for hosting cross-country skiing and biathlon events.
Les Saisies is not only a ski resort, it is also a tourist village on a human scale, family friendly. Throughout its development, it has preserved a traditional and harmonious architecture in the heart of the virgin alpine nature.
The ski slopes of Les Saisies
The Espace Diamant, which links Les Saisies, Hauteluce, Bisanne, Crest Voland, Notre-Dame de Bellecombe, Flumet and Praz sur Arly, has 192km of varied pistes and impressive views.
The Les Saisies ski area has expanded considerably in recent years and now offers 77 km of runs from the foot of the resort itself, but also from Hauteluce and Bisanne 1500. It has 60 runs including 9 green, 29 blue, 16 red and 6 black. It also has 30 ski lifts (16 chair lifts and 14 drag lifts).
Ski resort activities
Not skiing? Don’t worry, Les Saisies ski resort also offers a wide range of non-skiing activities. A great way to extend the fun once you take off your skis.
One of the activities offered by the resort that will not disappoint is sledging or dog sledding, day or night you can do these activities. Fun for the whole family or with friends.
The resort also offers snowshoeing, with 16 different routes. You can enjoy 65 km of marked trails, and admire the landscape that the resort offers, including Mont Blanc.
And don’t miss the ski joering. New sensations of sliding at the rhythm of horses. A new way of skiing accessible to all, children, the elderly and the disabled. Guaranteed fun on a hill designed for the activity.
Les Saisies Villages Tourisme has been honoured with the trophy for tourism diversification at the Mountain Tourism Awards 2021, thanks to a totally unique attraction: the “Balcony on Mont Blanc”. This is a panoramic platform that invites visitors to relax and contemplate, while enjoying an exceptional view of the Mont Blanc Massif.
Sustainable development of the Les Saisies ski resort
Some resorts, including Les Saisies, are focusing on “eco-responsible skiing”.
The resort is increasing its efforts to improve its image.
AT LES SAISIES, WHITE GOLD IS STORED UNDER A LAYER OF SAWDUST.
In summer, mountain bikers descending the slopes of Les Saisies are sometimes surprised to see this curious beige mound. Few know it, but under this pile sleeps an enormous quantity… of snow! The technique used, “snow culture”.
“The idea first came to us when the Tour de France passed through the resort in 2016,” recalls Philippe Clochey, head of the piste department. We managed to create an ephemeral track, in the middle of summer, with real snow on which we skied while the cyclists passed by a few metres away. ”
“We keep 8,000m3 of snow which we protect with a layer of sawdust,” Philippe continues. “It stays covered all spring, summer and autumn, and only loses 20% of its volume. At the beginning of the winter season, we use it to create up to 2.5 km of tracks in our Nordic ski area. ”
The trick is as economical as it is ecological because it avoids the need to produce artificial snow, which is expensive and requires a lot of electricity and water. This is essential for the resort of Les Saisies, which hosts official international Nordic skiing competitions in early December.
Moreover, during the COVID-19 of winter 2020-2021, Les Saisies will become THE ideal resort to come and slide. And skiing in Les Saisies is worth it!
Unforgettable experiences in Les Saisies
Not everything has to be skiing, skiing and more skiing. We can also take advantage of other alternatives that the mountain offers. For example, the “Mountain Twister“, a year-round sled mounted on rails that will make you enjoy going down the slopes of Les Saisies ski resort at dizzying speeds.
A source of emotions of almost 800 meters long with parts where you think you are flying, descending by their rails at more than 8 meters from the ground. A source of emotions “Space Mountain” atmosphere in Les Saisies thanks to this sled!
Station de ski Les Saisies en été
In summer, from the top of Bisanne, you can access 45 km of mountain bike routes. Moreover, you will have the possibility to come back to the resort Les Saisies thanks to the shuttles of the natural line of Beaufortain between the villages of Beaufort, Arêches, Hauteluce, Bisanne 1500 and Albertville.
Do you want to discover and have thrills at the same time? Les Saisies resort offers you different via ferrata, canyoning and rafting courses adapted to your level and wishes. White water activity, fun and refreshing. 100% guaranteed laughter and sensations. The programme offers you jumping, sliding down natural slides and abseiling down waterfalls. You will also be offered photos of the descent, so don’t hesitate, jump in the water!
To discover beautiful landscapes from an unusual angle, the paragliding school “Les Volatiles” offers two-seater first flights from 800 metres to 1200 metres. The school also organises training courses. Also, 4 flight formulas are offered: discovery, piloting, ascent and education according to the aerology and the flight autonomy. You can’t miss it!
Hotels in Les Saisies
Hotel La Ferme du Chozal ****
Located in Hauteluce, this hotel offers direct access to the slopes of Les Saisies ski resort. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a wellness centre with sauna and a terrace with hot tub and views of Mont Blanc.
Decorated with wooden walls, the rooms offer a view of the mountain. The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional dishes prepared with local products and herbs from the garden. There is free parking, a treatment service and a free bicycle rental service. What are you waiting for?
Hôtel Le Calgary ***
This hotel is located in the heart of the Beaufortain valley, at the foot of the slopes of Les Saisies ski resort. It features a heated swimming pool, a hammam and a spa.
All rooms have free Wi-Fi and a balcony overlooking the Beaufortain. In addition, 3 of the rooms are adapted for disabled guests. The restaurant serves regional cuisine accompanied by a good selection of French wines.
Relax on the large terrace with mountain views and play a game of billiards in the games room.
Hotel Le Very **
Hotel Le Very is located in the heart of Les Saisies ski resort. It features a sauna, a whirlpool and a gym.
The hotel also features a terrace and a bar. Decorated in a traditional Alpine style, the rooms also have a balcony and a fully equipped kitchen.
The hotel serves a buffet breakfast and regional dishes. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas and private parking is available on site. A charming hotel that will make you enjoy your stay.
Skiing in Les Saisies : the resort’s main strengths
✅ Proximity of the accommodation to the ski slopes. You can even find on the same slopes.
✅ They have services adapted for disabled people.
✅ They have a multitude of family-friendly services. In winter as well as in summer.
✅ Bus line that runs through the resort and the resort, avoiding the need to take the personal car.