Les Saisies, a village ski resort with multitude attractions both in summer as winter.
Lying at the gateway to the magnificent Beaufortain mountain, between Savoie and Haute Savoie, les Saisies have unique features. Located at 1650m high, abundant and qualitative snowfall is exceptionally throughout the winter season. In a spectacular landscape, with views on the mythic Mont Blanc and also on the Vanoise Massif, the mountain is kind and sweet.
Throughout its development, the ski resort has preserved his authenticity adopting a traditional architecture like “chalets de montagne”. With a natural and cultural great interest heritage, all visitors will be delighted.
The natural and regional reserve of Tourbieres besides its geological interest is a fantastic area to contemplate the local fauna and flora. There are abundant rare protected varieties of flora with priority issue like the Andromede which is a heritage specie.
Historic villages as Hauteluce, Beaufort or Boudin, propose you to initiate at the mountain baroque art with their churches, chapels and character historic houses. Also, it is possible to discover the local handicraft, pastoral traditions and the farming activity with the famous Beaufort cheese.
For leisure activities, a wide range of possibilities to satisfy all the family: mountain twister, swimming pool, bowling, paraglider, helicopter ULM or plane flight, sled dogs, alpine or cross-country ski, mountain biking, hiking, …
In winter, playground is amazing for every practice of snow sliding.
Many possibilities in cross-country skiing (140km) or in snowshoeing which are world widely known. Concerning the alpine ski, with about 200km of slopes and 84 ski lifts on the “Espace Diamant” area. In few years, this one will be considerably developed with the connection with the Contamines-Montjoie area. A ski resort well known for its mythic and sportive slopes.
It’s also non-ski activities with dog sledding or snow scooters and the discovery of the snow engineering with a baptism in a groomer.
Also in summer, the resort offers a multitude of activities. For all mountain biker (beginner of confirmed), the area has a wide playground favourable for all practices (downhill mountain biking, enduro, cross-country, free ride).
A lot of marked mountain biking routes for different levels located between alpine pasture and forest at the hearth of breathtaking landscapes. 13 paths of downhill mountain biking for all levels, 3 enduro paths, 160km of cross-country routes FFC labelled, a ludo park, a pump track and a wood zone, many possibilities proposed by the Saisies bike park.
For walkers, there are a lot of marked paths to contemplate faboulous panorama such as the Mont Bisanne view (mentioned by the Michelin “guide vert”) or to take the way to the Col du Joly and Contamines-Montjoie : a dreaming place among the greatest of France where you can explore the Aiguille Croche or Mont Joly paths. Do not forget the natural and regional Tourbieres Reserve to discover the geological and botanical heritage.
The resort offers you as well an aqua leisure center Le Signal, a bowling, the Mountain twister sledge ( a rail toboggan), the adventurer park, Via Ferrata and an original way to discover Les Saisies from the sky with a ULM helicopter or a plane, fishing in river or in mountain lake.