Dates 2017 to be announced
Les Saisies ski resort, Hauteluce (Rhône-Alpes region)
Les Saisies is a popular ski resort and village located at an altitude of 1650 m in the Massif du Beaufortain, just in front of Mont-Blanc, on the northern edge of the Savoie department of France, at about 30 km from Albertville, the host of the 1992 Winter Olympics, 80 km from Chambéry, 110 km from Grenoble and 180 km from Lyon. The location of Les Saisies, on a mountain pass linking the Savoie and Haute Savoie departments between the Beaufortain and Arly valleys, provides the visitors with some of the most breathtaking views. Les Saises has kept its original spirit and its authentic and friendly alpine hamlets. offers to the guests quite memorable holidays, with sport activities and several exciting events during the year, also thanks to a micro-climate ideal for the Nordic sports.
Among the many events scheduled all year round a special mention deserves the Nordic Festival which is usually held in December to celebrate the start of the winter season and dedicated to the life and culture of the Vikings. Surely the unique landscape of Les Saisies helps make the atmosphere of the past particularly magic and convincing. This Deep North culture celebration invites the visitors to experience the Viking village and the Viking artisans’ market, to see arms demonstrations in the camps and take part in the traditional wooden games and contests. The programme includes various animations, ice sculptures, cross-country ski and sports initiation, sled dogs, Christmas village, trained raptors performances and archery with 3D objects.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Les Saisies Tourist Office / SAEM Les Saisies Villages Tourisme
Address: 316 Avenue des Jeux Olympiques, 73620 Les Saisies, Hauteluce, Savoie department, France
Tel.: +33 (0)4 79389030 – 79389389 | Fax: +33 (0)4 79389629
Image: Les Saisies Tourist Office
Text sources: Les Saisies Tourist Office, Wikipedia
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