The 6 Closest Ski Resorts To Geneva Airport

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 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 6 closest ski resorts to Geneva airport:

ski resorts near geneva, La Clusaz

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
ski resort close to Geneva, Chamonix

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 one of the closest ski resorts to Geneva airport

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
Ski resorts near Geneva, Avoriaz ski in, ski out

- 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
Courmayeur, ski resorts near Geneva

- 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
champery ski resort close to geneva


Champery - Switzerland

On the quieter side of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area, Champery gives you easy access to the 650 kilometres included on the lift pass. A quaint ski town with stunning views and beautiful food to match. There's a relaxed atmosphere around town and being able to lunch in France and dinner in Switzerland is certainly a novelty.

Best for - skiing across borders in a massive ski area
Stay at - the family-run 3* Hotel Suisse

  • Transfer time - 1 hour 45 minutes (by train)
  • Resort height - 1,037m
  • Highest point - 2,275m
  • Ski area - 650km
  • 3 day lift pass - £129

Geneva ski transfers

Geneva, being a major international airport, has countless transfer options and companies that operate to the various ski resorts accessible from here. 

Transfer options with flexiski:

- Private cars/vans to take you and your party to your chosen ski resort
- Shared transfers mean you may have to wait a little longer for other people to join you on the transfer but they are noticeably cheaper. Especially when travelling in ones and twos. The shared transfers we use group flights so you won't be waiting hours for people to arrive
- Car hire is a great option if you're confident driving abroad. We can book it for you as well as parking at your destination. no waiting for anywhere else and no need to use resort buses once you get there - unless you want to of course

Ski trains from Geneva airport

There is a train station at Geneva airport, however, the only resort it services is Champery in Switzerland. The train to Champery takes around 1 hour 45 minutes including one train change.

Chamonix does have a train station in the resort centre but there is no easy link to Geneva. It takes three times longer and is far more expensive than shared transfers.

Train links are good if you want to get to Zermatt in Switzerland for example but it's a hefty journey taking hours.

Ski transfer costs

La Clusaz
Private - £234*

Shared - £38pp
Private - £209*

Shared - £43pp
Private - £209*

Train - £53

Shared - £57pp
Private - £246*

Private - £283*

4-day car hire
around £180*

All transfer prices are approximated and one way (for return transfers you need to double these prices) and those marked with * are based on two people travelling, prices may increase if larger vehicles are required.

All prices on this page were correct at time of publishing this article, but are subject to change at any time.

If you want to find out more or if you have particular dates in mind give our ski specialists a call on 01962 587777 and they'll be able to recommend the best resorts for you and find hotels, chalets or apartments available when you want to go.

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