Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas

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Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas

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Hazza987 posted 16-Dec

Good evening everyone

I have a skiing trip book in Chamonix with flights to Geneva from England...obviously with the recent changes to Frances travel policy this is out of the question. I am wondering if anyone has any ideas. I had first thought about heading to Italy but that would require travelling through France. Perhaps Switzerlands a possibility

Covid really is ruining the ski season

Admin
reply to 'Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas'
posted 16-Dec

When are you going, and what sort of skiing are you after? There are many options from Geneva!
The Admin Man

Hazza987
reply to 'Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas'
posted 16-Dec

the first week of feb...a while of but I can't see the situation improving. I would call myself an intermediate but travelling with a beginner snowboarder with some experience and someone who's never skied before

cheers for any help

SwingBeep
reply to 'Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas'
posted 16-Dec

You don't have to go through France to get to Italy (Aosta valley) you can also go via the Grand-Saint-Bernard tunnel http://www.letunnel.com/homepage.asp?l=3

Iainm
reply to 'Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas'
posted 17-Dec

Perhaps Crans Montana or Glacier 3000, both in the Valais, close to GVA

Hazza987
reply to 'Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas'
posted 17-Dec

thanks for the replys....some great ideas so perhaps skiing isn't cancelled after all

Timeforabeer
reply to 'Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas'
posted 23-Dec

As far as I'm aware you're allowed to transit through France. Second, from GVA you could go to Swiss resorts in Portes de Soleil. And let's face it you're not going to get stopped on a plate if you happen to stray towards Avoriaz or Abondance for a lunch.
Yeah, I knew that.

Msej449
reply to 'Flying to Geneva airport Chamonix out the question any ideas'
posted 30-Dec

Well, Verbier is an obvious alternative:as the hub of an area totalling 400Kms of pistes and great off-piste as well (the Quatre Vallées). Easily accessible by train and télépherique from right inside Geneva Airport, about 2½ hours transfer time, see the SBB timetable*. If you stay inside Switzerland then you only have one set of rules and checks to deal with, and if you can get into the country, then odds are you can ski there too.

If that's a bit pricey you could go for a 4 Vallées satellite like La Tzoumaz or Nendaz.

*Set 'from' to Genève-Aéroport and 'to' to Verbier (télécabine). Public transport to Verbier is pretty direct with regular trains, but if you go for a satellite (e.g. La Tzoumaz (téléc. Savoleyres) or centre) be aware there may be gaps in the schedule around lunchtime that add an hour or so to the transfer.

UPDATE 11.1.22 - The astronomical prices for car hire at GVA seem to have moderated now. WHen I looked yesterday, prices started at £65/day from Hertz but I daresay you may be able to get something cheaper or a larger car for not much more. I always start at the Geneva Airport Car Hire pages to get an idea. If there's not much difference in the prices, you can join Hertz Gold Club for free and it gets you a free 2nd driver and a priority desk, plus an upgrade if you're lucky.
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Topic last updated on 30-December-2021 at 11:59

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