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La Sambuy

La Sambuy, in the heart of the Natural Park of the Massif des Bauges

The station of La Sambuy is located inside the regional natural park of the Massif des Bauges in the Alps. Its altitude can vary between 1 000 and 2 000 m while offering a rather high chairlift. The latter gives a view on the Mont Blanc and the chain of the Aravis.

The entry in the station is done at the level of the center of Faverges by taking the road of the pass of Tamié. You will arrive directly in the heart of the Bauges massif while admiring the view on the lake of Annecy. The resort is at the same time completed by its famous Nordic domain.

Reminder on the history of the resort

The history of the Sambuy ski resort goes back to 1955 where a refuge was set up. This last one finds a place on the foot of the mountain of La Sambuy which sees the appearance of the first ski lift in 1960. This one is accompanied by a track adapted for this type of sport. Another ski lift was installed in 1962 with a chairlift.

The station is facing a major breakdown of its chairlift in 2013. This caused the evacuation of more than 50 skiers using a hoist. Please note that the resort does not have a single village resort. You will slalom on a vast and unique ski area. For theaccommodationIf you are looking for a place to stay, just go to one of the nearest towns to the resort.

Activities at La Sambuy

There are many activities to do in La Sambuy resort starting with the downhill skiing. We will also add cross-country skiing and the new slide. Otherwise, you can participate in hikes. The chairlift is available in summer for those who want to take a ride in altitude. This gives the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of the surroundings. Note that the station, La Sambuy is now under the direction of the town hall of Faverges-Seythenex.

The Sambuy ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ La Sambuy
Commune Seythenex
Massif Massif des Bauges
Department Haute-Savoie
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 40
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 40
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 3
Name of the ski area La Sambuy
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 150
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 850
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 500
Total height of the domain (in m) 700
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 1
Number of blue runs 2
Number of red trails 4
Number of black runs 5
Total number of downhill ski runs 12
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 4
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 1
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 5
? Nordic area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 6
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 29
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa : No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 7600
Slogan of the station Land of Games and Discovery
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Annecy
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 576
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 20 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 97 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 700 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 874 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 261 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 800 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 100 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 168 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 210 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 4
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 8
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,0
? Ranking according to ? 131st position out of 232 stations in France

La Sambuy in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in La Sambuy ?

The resort of La Sambuy is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Luge Tobogganing: This resort also offers tobogganing runs for you to enjoy with your family or friends. You can enjoy all the fun of sledding in complete safety.

Snowshoeing This activity will allow you to discover the beauty of the snowy landscapes of the resort. You will have the opportunity to discover its fauna and flora.

Yooner : This station also has yooner so you can have fun sliding down the slopes and enjoy the snow.

Snake glide Snake Slide: This sled-like activity will provide you with fun and enjoyment in a group setting.

  • What are the summer activities at La Sambuy resort?

La Sambuy resort also offers many summer activities such as:

4 season sledding : With this activity you can enjoy the thrill of sledding in any season.

Tubby jump Install on a buoy you will go down a slope before taking off a few meters high and landing on an airbag. This activity will allow you to fill up with adrenaline.

Hiking Hiking: you can discover the nature of the resort and its surroundings in summer.

Kart Runix This activity provides non-motorized karts for you to explore the resort.

  • What to visit in La Sambuy and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in La Sambuy, we can mention : Caves and waterfall of Seythenex, Church of Saint Sigismund, The Butterfly Museum, The Castle of Farverges.

  • Where to eat in La Sambuy ?

The resort of La Sambuy offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : La Remontee, The Avalanche, The Toasted Delights.

  • Where to sleep in La Sambuy ?

La Sambuy offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Au Gay Séjour, Rooms In The Mountain, Olachat Yurts.

  • How big is the ski area of La Sambuy ?

The ski area of the resort of La Sambuy has a size of 40 kilometers, divided into 12 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 3 kilometers long. It also has 29 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of La Sambuy?

This area has an altitude between 1150 meters and 1850 meters high.

  • What is the price of the La Sambuy ski pass?

Their packages start at 20 euros per day.

  • What is the average cost of renting an apartment in La Sambuy?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price found is 500, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price found per week is 700.

  • Does the resort of La Sambuy have a bike park?

Yes it has a Bike Park, it measures 3 kilometers and has 3 trails, the longest of which measures 1 kilometer.

  • How to get to La Sambuy by train ?

You can easily get there from the Annecy train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of La Sambuy ?

The zip code of La Sambuy is 74210.

  • In which department is located the station of La Sambuy ?

The resort of La Sambuy is located in the department of Haute-Savoie.

  • Does the resort of La Sambuy have a tourist office ?

The resort of La Sambuy is part of the tourist office of the Sources du Lac d’Annecy. It is located at Place Marcel Piquand 74210 Faverfes-Seythenex.

  • Are there any webcams in La Sambuy ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in La Sambuy ?

You can find the latest weather report for La Sambuy station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in La Sambuy ?

In La Sambuy, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in La Sambuy ?

Yes, it is at the address 74210 Faverges, France.

What is’s opinion about La Sambuy?

On balance, gives La Sambuy a rating of 7/10 and places it in the 126th position in France. Its strong points are: the cost of a stay, the charm of the resort, the evaluation of Internet users.

Map of the ski slopes of La Sambuy

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