6 Resorts With The Shortest Transfers
Short ski breaks form the vast majority of our European ski sales. We tailor make your ski trips for any duration and with any departure date you need. As this means that it's only a few days on the mountain, rumour has it, people want to make the most of their time off work. And the best way to do that is to get skiing on your arrival and departure days. An early flight out and a late flight back coupled with the shortest transfer possible gives you as much ski time as your legs can manage.
We have 14 resorts with a 1 hour 30 minute or shorter transfer time from airport to ski slope, and many more that aren't much longer. But, which are the very shortest? Which resorts will have you on the slopes almost as soon as you touch down? Here are our 5 resorts with the shortest transfers to date.
6. ZELL AM SEE - flying into Salzberg
It surprised me that Zell am See is quicker to get to than Morzine. Only by 6 minutes, but quicker is quicker (1 hour and 17 minutes). Fantastic scenery, right on the lake which will freeze over in a good winter. The skiing is on an unusual horseshoe shaped mountain and Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is included on the lift pass - a short shuttle ride up the road.
Stay at the Boutique Hotel Steinerwirt 1493 to be in the centre of town and just 200m from the lifts.
5. MEGEVE - flying into Geneva
Arguably our most underrated resort. Megeve traditionally brings the old money, but it's far more accessible to all than it's ever been. One of the prettiest villages in the Alps is just 1 hour 14 minutes from Geneva airport. Go in the middle of winter for the best snow, late January is the perfect time to avoid the crowds of school holidays.
Stay at the 3* Hotel Royal Rochebrune to be just 50m from the lifts.
4. CHAMONIX - flying into Geneva
The year round mountain enthusiasts’ mecca has all the winter sports prestige you could possibly hope for and a transfer time to suit our impatience to get on the slopes. You will have to catch a resort bus to the slopes once in town but it hardly makes a difference when it's just 1 hour 13 minutes from the airport.
Stay at 4* Le Refuge des Aiglons with in-house ski hire shop and bus stop outside the front door - no faff once you're in resort.
3. KITZBUHEL - flying into Salzburg (or Innsbruck)
New to our winter program this season 2017/18, Kitzbuhel has some serious ski pedigree and being just 1 hour 13 minutes from Salzburg airport (or two minutes slower from Innsbruck) it's a very tempting short break option. Fantastic ski area, gorgeous town and a rich history, you're not wrong in thinking this must come with a price tag - yet you can still grab a bargain in resort. We found a beer for €3.75 and noodle soup for €2.80 at the Huberbrau Stuberl in the town centre - hardly bank busting.
Stay at the central 4*S Hotel Kitzhof for some serious sumptuousness, your 500m from the lifts and even closer to the town centre.
2. ST ANTON - flying into Innsbruck
Whether you want to get there in the quickest time possible with a private transfer (1 hour and 11 minutes) or take the slightly slower train option, you'll be in St Anton in no time. You'll have hours on the slopes before the draw of the après scene has you dancing on tables and throwing back the Jägermeister before dinner.
Stay at 4* Anthony's Hotel next to the slopes and with a rooftop hot tub overlooking the town.
1. MAYRHOFEN - flying into Innsbruck
Mayrhofen is a surprisingly quick transfer of just 1 hour and 3 minutes when the traffic's good. Closer than any of our Geneva centred resorts. Fantastic skiing as well as après all night. It was our 6th most popular resort last year and we're putting money on it climbing that ladder this season.
Stay at the 4* Elisabeth Hotel to be closest to the lifts, it's a 600m walk to the Penkenbahn.