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The Ski and Snowboard Short Break Specialist

On a short skiing holiday, such as a ski weekend or a midweek ski short break, choosing a resort that’s close to Geneva Airport is essential if you want to maximise your time on the slopes.

Geneva Airport is one of the major travel hubs for skiing in France, as there are many popular and famous ski resorts within a reasonable distance.

A short transfer can make all the difference to your enjoyment of your short ski break, allowing you make the most of your time by arriving in resort fresh and ready to ski, rather than sitting in a mini bus for up to 3 hours – especially as mountain roads can be pretty windy and lumpy!

Our team have many combined years of skiing in the Northern Alps near Geneva, and between us we have skied all of the main resorts, as well as having done countless airport transfers in peak season back and forth in this area ourselves.

Ski resorts with short transfers from Geneva airport

As a result, we decided to put together a REALISTIC comparison of transfer times between the main ski resorts close to Geneva Airport.

Note – contrary to a few other resources we found, and the claims of some tour operators, we believe these are realistic times you can expect during the busy winter ski period, not times you ‘could‘ do it in.

Ski resorts under an hour from Geneva Airport

The resorts highlighted in blue are those that Ski Weekender currently operate in, for our own midweek and weekend ski breaks. Click on the links to find out more about our hassle-free, inclusive ski packages in each area.

Ski ResortSki Domain
(Linked resorts)
Ski Area / DomainAltitudeTravel TimeLift Pass
(4 days, adult)
Le Grand BornandAravis (La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand)90km /
1000 - 2100m55 mins€100.50 (Grand Bo) / €121 (Aravis)*
La ClusazAravis (Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz)130km / 220km1100 - 2400m55 mins€116 (La Clusaz) / €121 (Aravis)*

Ski resorts under 90 minutes from Geneva Airport

Ski ResortSki Domain
(Linked resorts)
Ski Area / DomainAltitudeTravel TimeLift Pass
(4 days, adult)
St GervaisEvasion Mont Blanc
(La Giettaz, Megève,
St Gervais, Combloux,
Les Contamines)
235km / 445km900m - 2350m60 mins€142 (St Gervais/Megeve) / €137.50 (Evasion Mont Blanc)
Les ContaminesEvasion Mont Blanc
(La Giettaz, Megève,
St Gervais, Combloux,
Les Contamines)
120km / 445km1100m - 2500m60 mins€134 (Les Contamines) / €137.50 (Evasion Mont Blanc)
SamoënsGrand Massif (Samoëns, Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillion)145km / 265km700 - 2500m60 mins€132 (Samoëns / Morillion / Les Carroz) / €156 (Grand Massif)
Les HouchesChamonix Mont Blanc (Argentière, Les Houches, Brévent, Flégère)47km / 157km1000m - 3300m60 mins€124 (Les Houches)
Les CarrozGrand Massif (Samoëns, Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillion)145km / 265km1100m - 2500m65 mins€132 (Samoens / Morillion / Les Carroz) / €156 (Grand Massif)
ChamonixChamonix Mont Blanc (Argentière, Les Houches, Brévent, Flégère)157km1000m - 3300m70 mins€153 (Chamonix Mont Blanc)
Les GetsPortes de Soleil (Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Châtel, Morgins)120km / 650km1100m - 2450m70 mins€109.50 (Morzine / Les Gets) / €151 (Portes de Soleil)
MegèveEvasion Mont Blanc
(La Giettaz, Megève,
St Gervais, Combloux,
Les Contamines)
325km / 445km900m - 2350m70 mins€144 (Megeve, Combloux, La Giettaz)
€137.50 (Evasion Mont Blanc)
FlaineGrand Massif (Samoëns, Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillion)140km / 265km1600m - 2500m75 mins€140 (Flaine) / €156 (Grand Massif)
MorzinePortes de Soleil (Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Châtel, Morgins)120km / 650km900m - 2450m75 mins€109.5 (Morzine / Les Gets) €151 / (Portes de Soleil)

There are a number of smaller resorts we have not included for the sake of easy comparison, as well as many ski resorts that do not quite make the 1hr 30 minutes cut off time. Many of these are linked to the above ski domains however.

All ski pass prices have been taken from ski resort official websites and are for the 2017/18 season.

All of our packages include your airport transfer from Geneva Airport to your accommodation of choice, and full lift pass, available for you when you arrive.

*When you book one of our ski weekends or short ski break holidays at either the Aravis Lodge, or any other accommodation in Le Grand Bornand or La Clusaz, you will receive a full Aravis region lift pass, which covers both resorts, and will be ready for you on arrival.

About Ski Weekender

We are a specialist provider of ski weekends and short ski breaks in small, friendly resorts in the Northern French Alps, within 60-90 minutes from Geneva airport, mostly with a traditional Savoyard appeal. They are Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz, Saint Gervais, Samoëns, Les Contamines and Areches-Beaufort.

Our short ski breaks work on a fixed 3-day Monday – Thursday ski midweek or 4-day Thursday – Monday ski weekend basis, except during the festive/New Year period when the change-over days may be adjusted to fit in with the public holidays.

Our ski packages include catered accommodation in small friendly hotels and chalet-hotels. Your package also includes your lift pass, and airport transfers for flights scheduled to arrive into Geneva airport between 1500 – 2115 and depart after 1600 on our standard transfer days.

Flights, ski hire and tuition are NOT included and will need to be arranged by yourselves independently.

If you are interested in a short ski break, please check out the various options on our website, or contact us for further information. We can provide details on all aspects of your holiday, and are happy to discuss your requirements and offer suggestions.