The Best Weekend Ski Breaks from Geneva
These 10 Instagram-ready ski resorts within 2 hours of Geneva are perfect spots for a weekend of skiing, eating and general merry-making.
With flight times from London as short as 90 minutes, Geneva is the perfect base for a quick weekend getaway. From Geneva, ski transfers to the following 10 resorts are under 2 hours, further making the most of your weekend of skiing. You can be whooshing down the slopes or sipping a delicious wine piste-side within a few short hours of take off.
Verbier is the furthest from Geneva, with a 2-hour transfer, but this gorgeous, decadent resort makes up for it. If top restaurants and buzzing après are important to you then Verbier is the place to be.
Courmayeur is picture perfect and boasts really good snow as well as a picturesque town and slopes.
Megève has the best of everything from the sumptuous, luxurious food offerings to the simply stunning views.
La Clusaz is situated a mere 55 minutes from Geneva and has an amazing snow record. With 220kms of pistes it has a wide range of slopes to cater to all capabilities.
Les Gets offers a more serene ski break in idyllic surroundings. If you’re after something more secluded and peaceful then opt for this resort.
Morzine is Les Gets’ busier, livelier neighbour. It’s a great spot for beginners to intermediates and is reachable from Geneva in just 1 hour.
Avoriaz offers delightful ski in/ ski out accommodation and travel within the resort is done in horse-drawn sleighs – think of the Instagram possibilities!
Flaine is the place to be for powder hounds and adrenaline junkies in search of fresh powder. It was purpose-built to make the most of the powder bowl it’s situated in.
Chamonix, made up of several charming little towns, definitely couldn’t be considered a purpose-built resort. Great dining possibilities are easy to find in the resort and on the slopes here.
Andermatt is super reliable with a great snow record. It’s especially attractive for snowboarders due to its abundance of wide free-riding slopes.
How to Get There
On such a short trip, you’re definitely going to want to maximise your time on the slopes. The best way to do this is by prearranging a transfer by booking a shuttle before you fly. Fly into Geneva on one of many flights from the UK every week: take advantage of some of the super-cheap flight routes and have more money to spend on cheese fondue when you’re out there.
From Geneva, ski transfers are really easy to organise: Shuttle Direct have a really user-friendly platform, many transfer options and will transport ski gear for free if you let them know when you make your booking. Geneva ski transfers to all of the resorts mentioned in this article are under 2 hours, so you can spend more time sitting on chair lifts than on coaches.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable ski transfers, Geneva airport is the hub for a host of surrounding resorts. Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your ski equipment get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.