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The Semnoz

The Semnoz, a plateau in the Bauges massif

The alpine skiing of the resort of Semnoz is located on the rural commune of Allèves, and whose massif is located on the slopes of the Bauges and the slopes ofAnnecy. The slopes are perched between 1450 and 1704 meters ofaltitudes.

The station welcomes all types of skiers, whether they are beginners, intermediate or experienced. In fact, novices can enjoy the 7 green runs. Those who are not at their first try can try the 5 blue runs. The most daring will enjoy the pistes more technical and will have the choice between the 6 red trails. This part of the resort is served by 10 chairlifts, 7 drag lifts and 1 cable car.

A large Nordic domain

At the ski resort of Semnoz, Nordic skiing is in the spotlight. The Nordic ski area is formed by the large plateau nordic and the Nordic chalet in the forest. The enthusiasts of cross-country skiing will be able to explore the 35 km of trails. They will have the opportunity to ski down the slopes in classic or skating.

The hikes Snowshoeing or sledging are also allowed. Everyone can enjoy it at his or her own pace and convenience by choosing from the 9 trails in different levels 1 black, 2 red, 3 blue and 3 green.

The Snow Park of Semnoz

There is a part accessible free of charge to the station of Semnoz. It is the Snow Park. There, the amateurs of glide and strong sensations will be able to exert themselves in all freedom. The 3 courses 3 levels are favourable to the practice of the freestyle and the slopestyle. A 100-meter long course has been built there. It includes synthetic modules composed of bars of slide, boxes and JIB’S. There are also snow modules like tables and spines. What to give free rein to the imagination of freestylers. They will perform figures, jumps and rotations as they wish.

The Semnoz ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ The Semnoz
Commune Allèves
Massif Massif des Bauges
Department Haute-Savoie
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 20
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 20
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 1
Name of the ski area The Semnoz
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 450
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 704
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 577
Total height of the domain (in m) 254
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 5
Number of blue trails 7
Number of red trails 8
Number of black runs 0
Total number of downhill ski runs 20
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 10
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 1
Detachable Chairlifts 1
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 12
? Nordic area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 10
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 46
?️ 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) 410
Slogan of the station The balcony of the Alps
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Annecy
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 578
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 16 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 79 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 460 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 640 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 778 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 115 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 500 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 700 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 150 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 270 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 7
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 7
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 6
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 9
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 ? 132nd position out of 232 stations in France

The Semnoz in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in the Semnoz ?

The resort of Semnoz is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like:

Snowboard Snowboarding : this activity will allow you to enjoy the strong sensation and to take full advantage of the relief of the station. Thanks to its Snow Park, this resort promises you even more fun.

Luge Sledding : perfect for fun with family or friends, this activity will allow you to enjoy unique sliding sensations. You will have the opportunity to discover all the pleasures of free sliding in complete safety.

Snowkite This activity promises you a lot of thrills. You can enjoy sliding at high speed pulled by the wind. This station offers 2 areas with free access more fun.

Snowshoe hikes Thanks to this activity you will have the opportunity to explore the resort and its surroundings. You can discover its fauna, its flora and admire its beautiful landscapes.

  • What are the activities in summer at the Semnoz resort?

The Semnoz resort also offers many summer activities such as:

Summer sledging This safe activity will allow you to enjoy the sensations of sledding in summer. You will be able to fully enjoy the unique sensation of sliding under the summer sun.

Runix & Blackmountain This activity will allow you to take advantage of small carts to go down the slopes at full speed. It is perfect to fill up with strong sensation.

Mountain bike ride This activity will allow you to discover the resort and its surroundings while enjoying the sensations of mountain biking. You can enjoy the relief of the station while admiring its landscapes.

Hiking This activity will allow you to enjoy the nature of the resort and its surroundings at your own pace. You will have the opportunity to explore it to discover its fauna its flora and admire its landscapes.

  • What to visit in and around Le Semnoz ?

Among the places you must visit in Le Semnoz, we can mention the Basilica of the Visitation, My Canyon, La Grande Evasion -Escape Game Annecy, the Bridge of the Abime.

  • Where to eat in Le Semnoz ?

The resort offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : Pura Vida, the May Restaurant, The Garden of Punjab.

  • Where to sleep in Le Semnoz ?

Le Semnoz offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Ibis Annecy Centre Vieille Ville, The Tresoms, Lake and Spa Resort, the Imperial Palace.

  • What is the size of the Semnoz ski area?

The ski area of the Semnoz resort has a size of 20 kilometers, divided into 20 slopes. Of these runs, the longest is 1 kilometer. It also has 46 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of the Semnoz ?

This domain has an altitude between 1450 meters and 1704 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Semnoz ski pass ?

Their packages start at 16 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Le Semnoz?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 460 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 640 euros.

  • Does the Semnoz resort have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Le Semnoz 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 resort.

  • What is the postal code of Semnoz ?

The zip code for Semnoz is 74320.

  • In which department is the Semnoz resort located ?

The Semnoz resort is located in the department of Haute Savoie.

  • Does the Semnoz resort have a tourist office ?

The resort of Semnoz is part of the tourist office of Lake Annecy Bureau de Saint-Jorioz. It is located at Place de la Mairie, 74410 Saint-Jorioz, France.

  • Are there any webcams on Le Semnoz ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Le Semnoz ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Semnoz station at

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

In Semnoz, the 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 Semnoz ?

Yes, it is at La Maison du Semnoz, 74540 Viuz-le-Chiésaz, France.

What is’s opinion about Le Semnoz ?

Bottom line, gives an average score of 7 to the resort of Semnoz, which places it in the 133th position in France. Its strong points are: the cost of a stay, the proposed activities, the evaluation of the Internet users.

Map of the ski slopes of Semnoz

Le Semnoz - Ski slope map
Le Semnoz – Ski trail map
Le Semnoz - Nordic ski area and trail map
Le Semnoz – Nordic area and map of the cross-country ski trails



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