Best Ski Resorts Closest to Geneva
At around an hour away on Geneva Airport ski transfers, these three fantastic resorts are perfect for a family friendly ski holiday.
Just because you have a young family doesn't mean you can't enjoy a ski holiday. "Are you kidding?" you may say. “You try travelling with children, skis and luggage on the trains, planes and automobiles you need to get to a ski resort." Well, it might not be as close to a seamless military manoeuvre as you might dream of, but the logistical miracle of a pulling off a family ski break without arriving in a foetal position with only half a head of hair left is possible. Read on to unlock the secrets of our success…
Pick Your Battles
By its very nature, a ski holiday is pretty specialised – you need snow, and lots of it, so one thing that's out of your control is geography. The best place to ski is the Alps, and getting there requires a plane ride (in theory you could drive, but with several young children do you really want me to go into all the reasons that's a bad idea?). The things that are in your control, however, are the resort you choose and the airport you fly into.
The majority of travellers heading to the Alps fly into Geneva, which at only 90 minutes' flying time from the UK is a logical choice. Because of its popularity it's also easy to pick up bargain flights, even in ski season. So, that's settled. The next part of your plan is to choose a resort that won't take you another three hours to get to when you land...
La Clusaz has a reputation as one of the best (and most underrated) resorts in the Alps for beginner and intermediate skiers. Up until fairly recently it's been a secret the French and Swiss have kept to themselves, but the word's out about this charming village resort – and the word is, it's super for families! It's got a really quaint feel to it and there's none of the crazy après ski action of some others.
Time on Geneva Airport ski transfers: approx. 55 minutes
Maximum Fun, Minimal Stress
So, you see? It is possible to take the family on a ski holiday without arriving back more stressed than when you left. Choose the right airport to fly into and a resort close enough not to entail a long transfer time and I guarantee it'll be happy days all round!
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