5 Ski Resorts Near Geneva
If you're looking for a quick getaway to the slopes, a ski weekend can be the perfect solution. But, in order for you to make the most of your time in the mountains, it's important to get to the ski slopes as quickly as possible. Short airport transfers become a necessity if you want to ski on your arrival and departure days. Geneva is by far the most accessible airport in Europe for ski holidays. Hundreds of flights each day depart not only from the major London airports but smaller regional airports as well, including flights from Scotland and Ireland. This makes jetting off on a short ski break near Geneva simple, no matter where you reside.
We're taking a look at which of our ski resorts can get you from plane to piste in the quickest time possible. In other words, here are the closest ski resorts to Geneva airport. We're basing the transfer times on our most common transfer days (Wednesday at 10am and Sunday at 6pm) so you can get an idea of just how quickly you may be able to start skiing for your next weekend ski trip.
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Our 5 closest ski resorts to Geneva airport:
La Clusaz - France
One of the prettiest ski villages in France, La Clusaz is centred around a 200-year-old Savoyard church with surprisingly bustling streets branching off it. The slopes are full of trees and extremely varied and the aprés has a good live music scene.
Best for - all level tree skiing and a traditional village
Stay at the chalet style 4* Hotel Beauregard next to the piste
- Transfer time - 1 hour
- Resort height - 1,100m
- Highest point - 2,477m
- Ski area - 125km (linked area, 210km in wider area)
- 3 day lift pass - £107
Chamonix - France
The capital of French mountaineering, this is a ski resort with a very cosmopolitan feel. Known for it's extensive off piste skiing and a penchant for fine dining with a buzzing town to go with it.
Best for - confident skiers and those looking for decent nightlife.
Stay at the newly refurbished 4* Refuge des Aiglons
- Transfer time - 1 hour 10 minutes
- Resort height - 1,035m
- Highest point - 3,840m
- Ski area - 115km
- 3 day lift pass - £137
Megeve - France
France's answer to St Moritz, it's full of old world charm, cruising slopes and wonderful views. Woodland lines the lower slopes and there's plenty of terrain to explore for beginners right through to expert skiers.
Best for - relaxed skiing, leisurely lunches and a charming town.
Stay at the slopeside 3* Royal Rochebrune
- Transfer time - 1 hour 15 minutes
- Resort height - 1,100m
- Highest point - 2,355m
- Ski area - 325km
- 3 day lift pass - £119
Courmayeur - Italy
On the sunny side of Mont Blanc, in Italy, Courmayeur has a glamorous car free village centre lined with bars, cafés and restaurants. The food gets even better on the mountain, so the skiing starts to revolve around the long lunches. Enjoy a quaint ski break in this beautiful resort, with a short airport transfer from Geneva.
Best for - confident intermediate skiers with a love of food and wine.
Stay at the understated 4* Hotel Gran Baita
- Transfer time - 1 hour 30 minutes
- Resort height - 1,225m
- Highest point - 2,755m
- Ski area - 39km
- 3 day lift pass - £122
Avoriaz - France
It simply works, the purpose built resort is almost entirely ski in, ski out. The car less village gives a relaxed atmosphere and the location means it has great access to the rest of the Portes du Soleil ski area.
Best for - convenience, high altitude and fantastic local slopes.
Stay at the ski in, ski out 5* Residence L'Amara
- Transfer time - 1 hour 40 minutes
- Resort height - 1,800m
- Highest point - 2,275m
- Ski area - 650km
- 3 day lift pass - £129
If you want to find out more or if you have particular dates in mind give our ski specialists a call on 0208 939 0862 and they'll be able to recommend the best resorts for you and find hotels, chalets or apartments available when you want to go.