Questions ?

1 / Aren't the ski slopes too steep for beginners?

The resort of la Sambuy used to be famous for its steep slopes. However a lot of work has now been done on the slopes (levelling, draining, stone crushing, revegetation) in order to make them more accessible.
Today any skier, from beginner to advanced level, will find in la Sambuy a playground adapted for his/her way of skiing.

2 / Which pass should I get for a beginner ?

The "flocon" ("snowflake") pass was specially designed for beginners and accompanying people.
For 5 € a day, it grants an unlimited access to the green slope and two turns (but only two) on the Ecureuils ski lift so that beginners can also go down a blue slope and evaluate their progress.

3 / Is it dangerous to go on the chairlift ?

Since our business is based on ski lifts and chairlifts, we are submitted to many regulation and security controls.
If you comply with the security instructions given by the person who will help you to use the chairlift, its use will be absolutely safe.
Please be assured that you will always find help to sit down on the chair and stand up from it.

4 / How is la Sambuy different from its neighbouring resorts ?

There are several answers to this question!
First of all, we strive every day to preserve the wild beauty of the ski area by choosing the most "natural" ways of using it: no artificial snow, no huge buildings or facilities.
We do not want to become a "ski factory" so we do our utmost to protect the natural environment as much as possible.
In winter we also enjoy an exceptional area for off-piste skiing, which is much appreciated by local skiers who don't hesitate to get up at dawn when it has just snowed.
Our prices are also a clear competitive advantage with regards to the neighbouring resorts.
In la Sambuy you can ski freely for the whole day from only 12 € (children rate).

We can humbly say that we are a friendly and cosy place to relax!

5 / How old should be the kids in order to use the toboggan ?

Les enfants peuvent emprunter la luge dès 4 ans, accompagnés d'un adulte en dessous de 8 ans. Sont considérées comme adultes les personnes de plus de 12 ans.
The toboggan is suitable for children aged 4 and above if accompanied by an adult, until age 8.
Anyone older than 12 is considered an adult.
The facility is entirely secured: safety belts, integrated braking system, monitoring cameras…
The toboggan allows you to slide 600m downhill with 9 turns and 3 jumps, and may reach a speed of 35 km/h.
Great thrills are guaranteed!
All our prices are indicated for one sledge, and two people can ride in a sledge for the price of only one ticket.

6 / Are the summer guided walks accessible to everyone ?

The walks led by Christophe, our guide for medium-altitude mountains, are suitable for everyone: children, older people, groups, school trips, mountain experts…
Depending on who is in the group, the guide will choose a specific hike, adapt his explanations and make shorter or longer breaks.
These mountain hikes will certainly be great fun for people who want to know more about our mountains.
In summer workshop sessions for children are organized each Wednesday afternoon by our guide Melanie.
Various topics are studied during these sessions, such as how the mountains were created, or the life of marmots.
This is a great way of discovering the mountains while having fun !

7 / Which animals can be seen in la Sambuy ?

La Sambuy is located at the heart of the regional natural park of the Bauges, and as such enjoys a very rich natural environment (fauna and flora).
You might see marmots, chamois, mountain sheep or a golden eagle...
However those are wild animals and we can not guarantee that they will be seen on the day of your visit.
On the other hand you will certainly see the goats of Virginie, the shepherd of the near-by Chalet de la Bouchasse. Her goats walk freely at the top of the resort.

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