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Skiing in Geneva, Switzerland

Have a high-adrenaline holiday with our guide to ski resorts near Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

There’s nothing quite like a skiing holiday: the snow-covered mountains, the crisp morning air, and a cold, refreshing glass of ‘après ski’ – in whatever form it might take – once you’ve finished shredding slopes for the day. 

Some holidays, you just want to relax by the beach. With sunny destinations like Palma, Faro, Malaga and Paphos, we’ve got you covered. But what about the times you’re looking for something more exhilarating?

Indeed, there’s nothing quite like a skiing holiday. And now, you can fly from London Southend to Geneva Airport, the closest airport to the Swiss and Italian Alps, recognised as the Best Airport by the World Snow Awards. 

You can also fly on a limited number of easyJet flights to Grenoble, France starting Sunday, January 14.

Here are some of the best ski resorts near Geneva, all under a 90 minute drive from the airport, so you can dive right into your next high-adrenaline holiday.

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Distance: 80m drive from Geneva Airport

Chamonix is one of the most renowned ski resorts close to Geneva. The resort has a whopping 492 different slopes for skiing enthusiasts of all levels. It’s also where the first Winter Olympics took place, back in 1924! 


Distance: 90m drive from Geneva Airport

Cross the Italian border to discover the stunning medieval village and ski resort of Courmayeur. Enjoy excellent snow conditions throughout the season, thanks to the resort’s high altitude. You can even ski north to Chamonix and the Vallée Blanche by skiing down the mountain, then returning through the Mont Blanc Tunnel. 


Distance: 90m drive from Geneva Airport

For those seeking a quieter ski resort near Geneva, the Swiss resort of Megève is an excellent choice. Megève offers over 400 km of slopes and is known for its cosy bars and restaurants for idyllic après-ski relaxation. 

Les Gets

Distance: 80m drive from Geneva Airport

Les Gets is a family-friendly ski resort in the Portes du Soleil ski area, which is home to 12 resorts total, with 120 km of slopes. There’s something for everyone. Hit the slopes or explore the village and take a break with great food, shopping and bowling. 


Distance: 90m drive from Geneva Airport

Also found in the Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine is another fantastic ski resort near Geneva. As well as 120 km of pistes,  Morzine boasts a vibrant village atmosphere that has made it famous even among tough local competition.

Wherever you choose, you’ll find plenty of amazing ski resorts close to Geneva. With regular flights between London Southend Airport and Geneva, accessing some of the best ski slopes in the world has never been easier.


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