During winter 2016-17, various events will be organized to enliven the holidays. They are cultural or sporting events on a day or a little longer periods. Here are the main ones:
THE EVENTS IN SAMOËNS FOR WINTER 2016-17
The Christmas Village: From Saturday 17 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
Place Samoëns village is transformed into Christmas village with many cottages where local traders make their specialties. A live nativity scene will be installed, and children can enjoy the sleigh of Santa Claus. The taste level, parents will have the pleasure of tasting donuts, cheese or local deli in a Savoyard atmosphere Christmas.
The Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc : 8 january
The Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc is one of the biggest races sled dogs in the world. The 20 most famous teams come to play in the mountains of the Pays de Savoie through a prologue and 10 stages.
The race will be in the Giffre Valley Sunday, January 8, the opportunity to see a unique event in a unique setting.
The Hivernales du Haut Giffre : January 22, 2017
The Hivernales du Haut-Giffre are organized by the Sixt-Fer à Cheval resorts, Morillon, Verchaix and Samoens in order to discover the different Nordic activities both parents and younger.
Many sporting activities are implemented as ski joering (Skiing pulled not a horse), cross country skiing, biathlon, paret but also educational activities on wildlife in the valley or igloo building, with research transceiver. The day is organized in usability and in order to please everyone.