Mountain harmony in all seasons
In an idyllic setting in Savoie Mont Blanc, nestled between Beaufortain and Val d'Arly, the resort of Les Saisies is a popular destination for mountain lovers in all seasons. Renowned for its quality snow cover in winter, it offers an ideal playground for skiers and board sports enthusiasts. Its varied slopes are suitable for all levels. In summer, Les Saisies transforms into a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers, with a network of trails offering breathtaking views of the Alpine peaks. With its friendly atmosphere, the resort appeals to visitors in search of relaxation and mountain adventure.
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Amaya, nestled on the heights of the Les Saisies resort, welcomes you. With direct access to the slopes, this residence is ideally located in the heart of the Espace Diamant ski area, offering a playground of no less than 192 kilometers. Within three connecting chalets, combining the nobility of stone and the charm of wood, you'll find refuge in your apartment with refined decor and spacious rooms for unparalleled comfort. After a day in this vibrant resort, indulge in a moment of gentleness in our wellness area.
The resort’s main activities
Les Saisies, nestled in the heart of the Alps, offers an exceptional mountain experience all year round. The famous Beaufort Festival is honouring the local cheese, inviting visitors to savour this Savoyard speciality in a festive atmosphere. In summer, mountain bike enthusiasts discover a vast and varied playground, with trails for all levels. In winter, Les Saisies become a nordic and alpine skiing paradise, with immaculate trails and breathtaking panoramas. For thrills, the Mountain Twister is an attraction not to be missed, as is the bowling alley at Le Signal. It’s a versatile and captivating mountain destination.
Cross country skiing
Les Saisies Nordic ski area is known as one of the largest Nordic ski areas in France, with more than 120 kilometers of trails winding through forests and glades overlooking Mont Blanc. At an altitude of 1650 meters and thanks to snowfarming, snow cover is guaranteed from mid-November to the end of April. In 1992, the resort hosted the cross-country skiing and biathlon events at the Albertville Winter Olympics. Today, it is the favorite playground of athletes like Justine Braisaz-Bouchet and Julia Simon, who represent the resort on the international biathlon circuit.
With 77 kilometers of mostly easy runs, Les Saisies ski area is one of the most accessible to the greatest number of people. But Les Saisies is also the highest and largest resort in the Espace Diamant ski area (created in 2005), which links Hauteluce-Les Saisies to Crest-Voland-Cohennoz, Flumet, Notre-Dame-de- Bellecombe and Praz-sur-Arly. Situated at the foot of Mont-Blanc, between Beaufortain and Val d'Arly, the Espace Diamant ski area offers a total of 192 km of runs at altitudes of between 1,000 and 2,000 meters. This expansive area provides a wide variety of skiing experiences for visitors to enjoy.
Beaufort Cheese Festival
Traditionally organized by the Club des Sports des Saisies, the Beaufort Festival takes place every year on August 15 in the heart of the village, and immerses you in the ancestral traditions of the Beaufortain region. The programm includes a traditional mass, the blessing of the herds, and a parade in period costume. There are also cheese-making demonstrations, dances and folk groups to enjoy. A refreshment bar offers traditional raspberry drinks and old-fashioned coffee, along with the sale of Savoyard bread, Raclette cheese and dry ham tartines.
At Les Saisies, the must-not-miss activity for your mountain holiday is the rail-mounted luge for all seasons, a stretch that spans for almost 800 meters and offers vertiginous passages up to 8 meters above the ground. This sensational attraction is sure to please even the most daring, with accelerations, banked turns, 360° twists and series of waves, providing an exhilarating experience for all who try it.
Les Saisies mountain biking area offers 4 downhill trails for all levels, accessible by 3 chairlifts: Bisanne, Chard du Beurre and Légette. Linking up with the Beaufortain and Val d'Arly regions, Les Saisies mountain biking area is a land of adventure and discovery, with 175 km of FFC-certified cross-country itineraries and 5 trails for all levels. Classic or electric bikes can be rented by the day or by the week from a number of stores, and a detailed map of the routes is available to download free of charge from the tourist office website.
Bowling Le Signal
"Le Signal" is the place to be at the end of the day in Les Saisies. Located at the entrance to the village, it offers an aqua-sports center with an aqualudic area, a sports area, a bowling alley with 6 lanes accessible from 6 years old, a bar, games (billiards, arcades and more), entertainment, themed evenings, concerts and sports broadcasts. It’s a versatile and entertaining hub for visitors of all ages.