The most popular ski resorts near Geneva Airport

The best airport to fly on if you want to go skiing in the northwestern part of the Alps is Geneva Airport. There are plenty cheap flights every season. An advantage of Geneva Airport is that there is a train station underneath the airport with good connections to many ski areas in Switzerland.

Ski resort Le Grand Massif (family & beginners)

A ski resort that is very popular with skiers from France, Belgium and the Netherlands is ski resort Le Grand Massif. The ski area has everything that a winter sports enthusiast is looking for: large, modern and authentic villages and you are almost assured of snow. The fact that you are practically guaranteed of snow here is due to the geographical location. Because most of the slopes are not south-facing, the chances are that you can still ski very well until the end of April.

Characteristics of the ski area

Le Grand Massif is a perfect ski resort for families. In every village, there is a children’s meadow, and there are much easy green and blue runs. Perfect for learning curves. Besides, the ski area is ideal for tours. You can ski a lot of kilometres, for both beginners and advanced skiers.
Do you like to ski off-piste? The Gers is just like the Grands Vans well-known. If you want to stay on the piste, slope Mariel is highly recommended. The green slope meanders down through the trees. Want to rest on the way? That is possible because there are several picnic tables along the track.

Distance from the airport to the ski area

The distance from Geneva Airport to the ski area is 88 kilometres and travel time will be about 54 minutes. The ski area is easily accessible by car or taxi because Le Grand Massif is close to the motorway (A40).

 

Ski resort Evasion – Mont Blanc (advanced skiers)

The Evasion – Mont Blanc ski area is a 54-minute drive from Geneva Airport. Geneva and the foot of Mont Blanc are an hour’s drive from the airport. The ski area is less known than many other ski resorts in France, but Evasion – Mont Blanc is one of the largest ski areas in the world.

Characteristics of the ski area

The ski area consists of several areas where you can buy your own ski pass for each area. You would expect that the ski area is very steep as it lies at the foot of Mont Blanc, but that’s not the case. The area is quite sloping and there are open slopes making it ideal for the novice skier. For the advanced skier there are difficult slopes, but for French standards, the slopes are quite easy.

This ski area is one of the most beautiful landscapes in France because of the beautiful alpine meadows and the almost hilly mountains that immediately merge into the steep walls of the Mont Blanc. If you’re going to this ski area and you stand still between the snow-covered trees, you will undoubtedly wonder if there is a beautiful ski resort than Evasion.

Although not all pistes and lifts are connected, you can get anywhere with free ski buses.

Distance from the airport to the ski area

The distance between Geneva Airport and the ski area is 87 kilometres. Travel time will be about 57 minutes by car or taxi. You can choose to take a taxi to the ski area or you can rent a car at the Geneva Airport yourself. A car ensures that you have a lot of freedom of movement.

 

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