The 6 Closest Ski Resorts To Lyon Airport

Take a look at our pick of the best ski resorts near Lyon to help you plan your next short ski break.

If you’re looking for a quick escape to the slopes a short ski break provides the perfect solution. However, when you’ve not got the luxury of time afforded by a seven night Saturday - Saturday ski break you’ve got to use your time carefully. We all know how important it is to keep your journey to a minimum when planning a short ski break. 

Time spent ineffectively at the airport or on the roads takes away from possible skiing time. Basically, squeezing everything you want to do into a short ski break or ski weekend is a near impossible task if things haven’t been meticulously planned. Here at flexiski, we’ve got the expertise to ensure your trip runs as seamlessly as possible.So, that’s why we’ve put together a guide to our closest ski resorts to Lyon Airport.

Booked your flights and looking for great ski accommodation? Or, are you looking for a full package with ATOL protection? Get in touch! Call us on 01962 587777 and we’ll help you put together the perfect short ski break. 

Our 6 closest ski resorts to Lyon Airport:

ski resorts near lyon

Alpe d’Huez - France

Alpe d’Huez is a solid option for anyone flying into Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. With a transfer time of just over 2 hours, you’ll be able to access Alpe d’Huez’s 249km of piste without spending too long on the road. 

Best for ski terrain for all abilities (including some leg-achingly long black runs)

Stay at the 4* Hotel Le Pic Blanc for stunning views from sweeping picture windows

  • Transfer time - 2 hours
  • Resort height - 1,869m
  • Highest point - 3,300m
  • Ski area - 249km
  • 3 day lift pass - £128
les deux alpes skier with view

Les Deux Alpes - France

Unspoiled off-piste terrain and ample room for improvers makes Les Deux Alpes a fantastic all-rounder. Bring the whole family and you’ll no doubt find somewhere for everyone to explore. Les Deux Alpes features a 2 hour transfer from Lyon making it a strong contender for short breaks and ski weekends. 

Best for high altitude glacier skiing and wide cruisy runs

Stay at the 4* Hotel Chalet Mounier for family-run accommodation and Michelin star dining

  • Transfer time - 2 hours
  • Resort height - 1,650m
  • Highest point - 3,600m
  • Ski area - 220km
  • 3 day lift pass - £145
meribel view of valley in snow

Meribel - France

Easily the prettiest resort in the Three Valleys, Meribel is a flexiski favourite. Add that to its wide variety of après options and excellent variety of ski terrain (Meribel is part of the largest ski area in the world, with 600km of linked piste to explore) and you’ve got yourself a winner.

Best for all-level skiing and charming French mountain restaurants

Stay at the flexiski operated Chalet Ophelia for outdoor hot tubs and roaring fires

  • Transfer time - 2 hours
  • Resort height - 1,400m - 1,700m
  • Highest point - 3,230m
  • Ski area - 600km
  • 3 day lift pass - £178
courchevel valley view during sunset

Courchevel - France

Known as the Three Valleys’ chicest resort, Courchevel provides a stylish setting for your ski weekend. With a two hour transfer time from Lyon, you won’t need to be stuck on the roads for an age to find your way to the world’s largest ski area.

Best for world-class mountain restaurants and snow sure slopes

Stay at the flexiski operated Vieille Forge for a friendly welcome and quality chalet catering

  • Transfer time - 2 hours
  • Resort height - 1,800m
  • Highest point - 3,230m
  • Ski area - 600km
  • 3 day lift pass - £178
val thorens view of town from mountain

Val Thorens - France

Voted the World's Best Ski Resort 2019 in the World Ski Awards, there's certainly a lot of hype around Val Thorens at the moment. Part of the legendary Three Valleys ski area, Val Thorens is the highest of the bunch - offering plenty of snow sure piste on your doorstep.

Best for parties and pistes in abundance

Stay at the 4* Hotel Le Hameau du Kashmir for the best located hotel in Val Thorens

  • Transfer time - 2 hours
  • Resort height - 1,800m
  • Highest point - 3,230m
  • Ski area - 600km
  • 3 day lift pass - £178
view of val d'isere in the snow

Val d'Isere - France

You don't get much more picturesque than Val d'Isere. Not only does this charming French resort provide a stunning setting for your Insta snaps, but it's also home to some of the best apres ski in Europe.

Best for parties and pistes in abundance

Stay at the flexiski operated 5* Hotel Avenue Lodge for ski luxe accommodation at its best

  • Transfer time - 2 hours
  • Resort height - 1,800m
  • Highest point - 3,230m
  • Ski area - 600km
  • 3 day lift pass - £178

If you fancy any of our ski resorts near Lyon or simply want to find out more, give our ski specialists a call on 01962 587777. They can run through the best options for you and your dates.

Or, if you can't find what you're looking for above and you'd like to try skiing in Austria, take a look at the beautiful ski resorts near Innsbruck.

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