Ski Resorts with Quick Airport Transfers
No one likes the long transfer once you land in Geneva or Zurich or Lyon. So finding ski resorts with quick airport transfer times can save you arduous car or bus trips to your resort. Not only good for ski weekends, they may prevent a family ski holiday going sour before you even get to the resort!
Ski Resorts with Quick Transfers
From resorts that are 30 mins from an airport to just over the hour, the greatest selection in Europe is from Geneva due to the sheer number of resorts that are a short drive or airport transfer! Check out the ski resort below we've highlighted as a starting point.
Only one hour transfer time from Geneva airport Morzine is ideally situated. In the heart of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area, a huge area that offers a round circuit of 76km which can be completed in a day. It is a pretty chalet style resort with lively après ski and excellent restaurants.
Chamonix is one of the more accessible resorts with Geneva only 53 miles away, it is also only an hour and a half's drive away from Chambery, Lyon only 137 miles away. Home to Europe's highest mountain Mont Blanc it is one of the most snow sure resorts with 90% of its slopes above 2000 metres. It offers a huge variety of expert level terrain and powder descents but as a premium resort it is good for beginners and intermediates. The town itself is stylish with great bars and restaurants.
Mayrhofen is a pretty Tyrolean town in the Ziller Valley only one and a half hours away from Innsbruck. It offers lively nightlife and great terrain. It offers two ski areas Ahorn and Penken and between the entrance of the valley and the Hintertux Glacier you'll find a further four ski areas providing a tremendous variety of terrain.
Argentière is a small yet attractive resort close to Chamonix and is a mecca for advanced skiers and boarders. It lies just 8km up the valley from Chamonix and is only one and a quarter hours from Geneva airport. For advanced skiers and boarders The Grand Montets is renowned for its steep black piste and off piste runs. Not known for its lively après ski, Argentière is more intimate with a few cosy bars and restaurants.
One of the best resorts in Europe with over 270km of piste and only 1 hour transfer from Innsbruck airport. St Anton is the largest resort in the Arlberg ski area, it has a traditional alpine feel with spectacular scenery and great après ski.
Only about an hour from Geneva airport La Clusaz is a traditional Savoyard village with a friendly atmosphere. The area is best for beginners and intermediates with 132km of piste, although advanced skiers have the black run down the Massif de Balme area. Accommodation, bars, shops and restaurants are all close to the slopes.
A small picturesque town in the heart of the Ziller Valley and only about an hour from Innsbruck. Though smaller and quieter than its famous neighbour Mayrhofen there are great bars and restaurants and a range of activities including night skiing, curling and sleigh rides. There are only 47km of runs at Zell itself mostly for beginners and intermediates but as it is part of the Zillertal ski area you have access to 455 km of runs across 12 local resorts
Flaine may not be the prettiest resort but it is great for convenience, only one hour from Geneva airport. Situated in the Grand Massif ski area it offers 260km of piste, great varied terrain for all levels of skier and boarder. It is very sunny with a good snow record. The resort is traffic free and connected by free funicular.
Les Gets offers premium skiing only one hour from Geneva airport. As part of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area the resort offers over 650km of skiing and boarding. It is suited to all levels. In appearance les Gets is a very pretty 'chocolate box' chalet style resort with a colourful cafe culture and great après ski.
Alpbach is one of Austria's most picturesque villages, a real winter wonderland. The skiing is excellent for beginners and intermediates with some challenging off piste for advanced skiers and boarders. Situated only an hour and a half from Innsbruck it is a good choice for families. The après ski is informal and relaxing.