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Closest luxury ski resorts to Geneva Airport

May 08, 2023  · 
Closest Luxury Ski Resorts to Geneva Airport

Geneva Airport is an incredibly popular gateway to the Alps and to some of the most luxurious ski resorts in the world. With its central location and excellent transfers, it is the perfect starting point for luxury ski holidays in France, Switzerland, and even Italy. Ski resorts near Geneva make for hassle-free travelling, with easy access to some of the most popular snow-sure resorts in the Alps.  With varied terrain, stunning vistas, picturesque villages, and slopes suitable for skiers of all levels, explore our list below.

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Geneva Skiing

Geneva Airport is arguably one of the most important Airports in Europe for skiers. It is conveniently located along the Swiss-French border, with terminals that can be accessed from both countries and transfers that will swiftly take you to top skiing destinations.

Who Flies to Geneva from the UK?

Many UK Airports fly to Geneva, from London and Manchester to Birmingham and Southampton. The flights to Geneva from the UK tend to be better value for money with many major airlines travelling there including British Airways. Private jet charters are also available from London to Geneva for an exclusive experience.


French Ski Resorts Near Geneva

Les Gets – 1 hour 10 minutes from Geneva

Just over an hour’s drive away from Geneva, this pretty ski village is the perfect family resort. With access to the Portes du Soleil skiing area, les Gets offers an extensive number of local slopes that cater to all levels. The short transfer time from Geneva makes this the perfect location for a short weekend away.

  • Ski domain: Portes du Soleil
  • Resort height: 1170m
  • Pistes: 650km
  • Best for: Perfect positioning in the Portes du Soleil skiing area, traditional French atmosphere, and a free mini-train that runs through the village and connects to the main areas.


Geneva to les Gets ski transfer times: By car or private shuttle, you can travel from Geneva to les Gets in about one hour and 10 minutes. Luxury transfers are also available. Without a car, you can take a bus straight from the Airport to the resort.

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Avoriaz – 1 hour 30 minutes from Geneva

Although Avoriaz is in France, it’s located right on the Swiss border and is one of the most accessible luxury ski resorts from Geneva Airport. A winter wonderland retreat, Avoriaz is the perfect ski-in ski-out resort with all the roads covered in winter and over 650 km of pistes right on your doorsteps.

  • Ski domain: Portes du Soleil
  • Resort height: 1800m
  • Pistes: 650km
  • Best for: Snow-sure slopes, weekend breaks, and family ski holidays.


Geneva to Avoriaz ski transfer times: If you travel by car, the trip from Geneva to Avriaz will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes via the D907. You can also travel by bus, which should take around the same amount of time. There are also private luxury transfers available.

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Megève – 1 hour and 15 minutes from Geneva

Only a little over an hour’s drive away from Geneva, this stylish resort is another weekend favourite. With cobbled streets, stunning mountain ambience, and some of France’s best mountain restaurants, Megève is a charming resort near Geneva Airport that you shouldn’t miss.

  • Ski domain: Megève
  • Resort height: 1100m
  • Pistes: 325km
  • Best for: Traditional alpine architecture, horse-drawn carriages, and tree-lines slopes perfect for intermediate skiers.


Geneva to Megève ski transfer times: Travelling by car via A40, you will arrive in Megève from Geneva Airport in about one hour and 14 minutes. If you would prefer to travel by bus, there are roughly three connections that service the Geneva Airport Megève bus route. These buses may have a slightly longer transfer time.  

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Morzine – 1 hour and 15 minutes from Geneva

Nestled in the breathtaking Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine is a charming resort and an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts. This French ski resort is easily accessible, with 650 km of pistes and a lively town centre a mere hour's journey from Geneva Airport.

  • Ski domain: Portes du Soleil
  • Resort height: 1000m
  • Pistes: 650km
  • Best for: Traditional French stone buildings, a vibrant nightlife, and the Swiss Wall mogul that straddles the Swiss-French border.


Geneva to Morzine ski transfer times: Via the D907, you can drive from Geneva to Morzine in about an hour and 15 minutes. If you are not travelling by car, the Geneva to Morzine bus route is served by roughly 14 connections every day. These transfers may take around one hour and 25 minutes depending on traffic.

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Chamonix – 1 hour 30 minutes from Geneva

Tucked in a valley near the intersection of the French, Italian, and Swiss borders, Chamonix is a stunning luxury resort with varied and adventurous ski terrain. This picturesque ski village features an impressive backdrop of the majestic Mont Blanc and is only 90 minutes away from Geneva airport.

  • Ski domain: Chamonix Valley
  • Resort height: 1035m
  • Pistes: 155 km
  • Best for: Stunning vistas of the French countryside, formidable pistes, and the location of the first Winter Olympic Games.

Geneva to Chamonix ski transfer times: Via the A40, travelling from Geneva to Chamonix is an effortless 95 km journey and only an hour and 15-minute drive.

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Swiss Ski Resorts Near Geneva

Verbier - 1 hour 50 minutes from Geneva

Facing the majestic Grand Combin, one of the highest peaks in the Alps, this stunning Swiss resort can be reached in under two hours from Geneva. With incredible skiing, luxury ski chalets and hotels, and a lively après ski culture, Verbier is the ultimate alpine retreat.

  • Ski domain: Les 4 Vallees
  • Resort height: 1500m
  • Pistes: 412 km
  • Best for: Celebrity sightings, sunny winter days, and some of the best après ski in the Swiss Alps.


Geneva to Verbier ski transfer times: Via the A1 and A9, you can drive to Verbier from Geneva in one hour and 50 minutes. Aside from private shuttles and buses, you can also travel to Verbier by train in two hours and 30 minutes. Take the train to Martigny from the Geneva Airport train station, and from there to Le Châble VS. From here, you can ride the Le Châble - Verbier cable car to the resort.

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Veysonnaz - 1 hour 40 minutes from Geneva

Another Four Valleys resort, Veysonnaz is much quieter than Verbier and a charming destination for a luxury ski break. This highly fashionable ski resort features traditional Swiss architecture, is less than a two-hour drive from Geneva, and is the perfect base to explore the 400 km of pistes available.

  • Ski domain: Les 4 Vallees
  • Resort height: 1350m
  • Pistes: 412km
  • Best for: Breathtaking Alpine views, chic après ski bars, and wonderful gourmet experiences.


Geneva to Veysonnaz ski transfer times: Veysonnaz is 170 km away from Geneva airport, and you can arrive there by car on the A1 and A9 in about one hour and 40 minutes. If you would like to travel by train, you can travel from the Geneva Airport train station to Sion. From there, a 14-minute bus ride will take you to your destination.

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Zermatt - 3 hours and 15 minutes from Geneva

Zermatt is an ever-popular resort to travel to from Geneva, with the longest pistes in the world, year-round skiing, and stunning views of the famous Matterhorn peak. Located right on the Swiss-Italian border, Zermatt offers vibrant apré ski options, luxury dining, and incredible skiing set against the stunning Matterhorn backdrop.

  • Ski domain: Zermatt
  • Resort height: 1620m
  • Pistes: 200km
  • Best for: Extensive skiing options, with 360 km of slopes available when combined with the Italian Cervinia ski domain.


Geneva to Zermatt ski transfer times: Although you can travel to Zermatt by car in about two hours and 40 minutes, the resort itself is car-free; the only cars allowed past Täsch belong to residents. We would recommend travelling by train instead which would take you to Zermatt from the Geneva Airport train station in under four hours.

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Geneva Skiing FAQ

What is the nearest ski resort to Geneva?
Both Chamonix and Les Gets are two of the closest ski resorts to Geneva airport, both reachable in only about an hour.

What is the highest ski resort near Geneva?
Only an hour and a half away and resting at a hefty height of 1800, Avoriaz is one of the highest ski resorts near Geneva.

What is the nearest Swiss ski resort to Geneva?
Veysonnaz and Champéry are both accessible from Geneva airport in under two hours.

What is the closest Italian ski resort to Geneva?
La Thuile is one of the closest ski resorts to Geneva, only a two-hour drive away.

How far is Val Thorens from Geneva?
Val Thorens is about a two-hour and 30-minute drive from Geneva airport.

How long is the transfer from Geneva to Cervinia?
On average the transfer from Geneva to Cervinia is about three hours and 15 minutes depending on traffic and weather conditions.


Geneva Airport Transfers

As Geneva is a major international Airport, there is an abundance of ski transfer options, including luxury transfer, be it a car hire, shared transfer, train, or bus.

Car hire Geneva Airport - Car hires are available at Geneva Airport from both the Swiss and French sides. The rental desks can be found at arrivals on the Swiss side and in a building next to arrivals on the French side.

Contact a member of our expert Experience Team if you would like assistance in booking your car hire.

Geneva Airport train station - Geneva Airport features a train station that links to the Swiss rail network and train stations across Europe. It will take you to the Geneva city centre in under ten minutes and offers direct sources to Champery and good links to Zermatt.

Busses from Geneva Airport - Aside from private cars and vans to take you and your party to your resort, there are also shared transfers and buses. Although these usually take longer, they offer great value for money. Buses depart from the check-in level, near the rail station. There are bus links to the city centre as well as to many French ski resorts.

Geneva Airport taxis - Taxis are available to drop off travellers at the check-in level and pick them up right from outside arrivals. Uber is also available, operating from the P4 car park.

Geneva luxury airport transfers - There are also luxury transfers available from Geneva for those who wish to get their luxury ski holiday off to the best start!


For more skiing options available from Geneva Airport, see our guides on the best ski resorts in France and the best luxury ski resorts in Switzerland. Explore our offering of luxury ski chalets and hotels here or contact a member of our team to start planning your perfect luxury ski holiday.


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