Closest Ski Resorts To Geneva
If you're planning on flying into Geneva Airport for a short ski / snowboard break this Winter, then you'll want a ski resort that is close to the airport so that you can maximise your time on the slopes. As such, you'll want to choose a ski resort that is close to Geneva airport.
The good news is that Geneva is by far the most accessible airport in Europe for ski holidays. Hundreds of flights depart for Geneva every week in the Winter, making it the perfect hub for flight choice, cheap flights and the range of ski resorts available to you. This blog post takes a look at the closest ski resorts to Geneva Airport, that will ensure you're on the piste in the quickest time possible.
We're basing the transfer times on SkiWeekends transfer days - i.e. any day apart from Saturday - so you can get an idea of just how quickly you may be able to start skiing for your next ski trip.
Without further aduei, here are our top 6 closest ski resorts to Geneva airport:
Flaine is located a stone's throw from Geneva Airport and Mont Blanc. The transfer time from the airport to Flaine is around 1 hour. Flaine is part of one of France's largest ski areas, the Grande Massif, giving you beautiful panoramic views as far as the eye can see. It is a traffic free resort and has a vibrant atmosphere, great for families and groups looking to enjoy everything Flaine has to offer.
Stay at: the Hotel Terminal Neige - Totum.
2. LA CLUSAZ
La Clusaz is 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. For skiing, the resort is around 1 hour from Geneva and offers 130km of slopes that descend from open glades into tree-lined pistes. As a village, La Clusaz offers rustic charm in an unspoiled French mountain town, with a good selection of restaurants catering for weekend skiers.
Stay at: the Hotel Beauregard.
You can't read a blog post about the closest ski resorts to Geneva without mentioning Chamonix. Arguably the go-to destination for most short break skiers, Chamonix is a 1 hour and 10 mins transfer from Geneva. The streets of the old town are a mix of old-world elegance with French charm and the cobbled pedestrian centre, with a river running through it, is compact and easily accessible. The town is busy and has a lively nightlife for those that enjoy an after ski tipple or two.
Stay at: the Excelsior Hotel & Spa.
4. LES GETS
Les Gets is a true rustic oasis, a village that has managed to retain it's uniquely Savoyard identity while quietly reinventing itself as a slick modern ski resort. Families in particular love Les Gets for a short weekend break. An hour's transfer from Geneva airport, Les Gets has great English-speaking ski schools and safe nursery slopes for the kids. In the village itself, free shuttle buses and motorised trains mean the streets tend to be car-free, something that adds to the welcoming, laidback atmosphere.
Stay at: the Hotel Chamois d'Or.
Morzine is a large, lively, year-round resort popular with the British crowd located in the centre of the Portes du Soleil. It is a traditional town which sprawls along both sides of a river gorge and is surrounded by traditional wooden chalets with slate roofs and stone foundations ensuring the village retains its character and traditional Savoyard charm. Only 1 hour from Geneva and you get access to Les Gets, Avoriaz and even parts of Switzerland, so if you like to cover lots of kilometres, get those Ski Tracks ready!
6. LES HOUCHES
Les Houches is only 10 minutes down the road from Chamonix, but the transfer time from Geneva Airport is about the same - 1 hour. Les Houches is a quiet village ski resort without the bussle of Chamonix. The ski area at the foot of Mont Blanc links to St Gervais and offers a great mixture of runs above and below the ski line. There is also a local bus that takes you to all the Chamonix ski areas.
Stay at the: Rocky Pop Hotel.