Samoëns, France: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Samoëns, France? If you're planning to go to Samoëns, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Samoëns, France

Based on the climate and weather in Samoëns, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Samoëns, France by month

January

Traveling to Samoëns in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans

February

If you go to Samoëns in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots

March

March in Samoëns is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces

April

April in Samoëns is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks

May

May is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

June

If you visit Samoëns during June, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

July

If you visit Samoëns during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

August

In August, Samoëns is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Samoëns, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

September

Traveling to Samoëns in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

October

If you vacation in Samoëns during October, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

November

If you vacation in Samoëns during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet a bit less than half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots

December

December here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Samoëns, France

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Samoëns, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Samoëns
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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