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Real transfer time to Morzine on a Saturday

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I am flying into Geneva on Saturday 13th January landing at 11.10 and wanting to assess my chances of getting a few hours afternoon skiing. I notice that an End Of Day pass exists from 2.30pm. Given the scheduled shared transfer is at 12 and they claim its 90 minutes, I wanted to find out if anyone had a more realistic view of travelling to Morzine on a Saturday in January
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Sounds about right.
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I'd say it's doable as long as nothing goes wrong but some of the timing is a bit tight.

See this thread 'Geneva Airport - How long from landing to reach transfer bus?' http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=69723

I don't think the journey in January is likely to be horrendous but all it takes is a road accident and that can change.


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yeah sounds about right to me. i'd not get too excited about skiing on saturday though, i suspect by the time you've got into your apartment/hotel and kitted up it will be pushing 3ish anyway.
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Thanks for the quick response. It sounds like we have a chance, thankfully we have our own kit so don't need to hire. Although given the above thread that might hold us up at the airport. My main concern was if the road to morzine was a traffic nightmare
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Morzine isn't usually too bad to get to, it's in the valley so generally below the snow and can be approached from a couple of directions so it's not everyone on the same bit of tarmac. You're also outside school holiday hell (I think). Time-wise you can do it in just over an hour, with a good run, but remember with a shared transfer you might have to wait for other people and might be the last drop, rather than the first.

Your main pinch-point will probably be baggage collection - especially with skis. Zurich airport seem to get your bags on the carousel quicker than you can walk there, Geneva not so much. Also are you sorted for where your bags are going to go while you ski? If you can't get in until 4pm you'll be looking for a locker under the Pleney.
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Travel time is realistic and it's low season. Possible buggeration factors include late flight arrivals and heavy snow. But you really won't mind heavy snow at the start of your holiday, will you?
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@alan_utchi, That's probably the most quiet Saturday of the 'season' so you have got a chance to get a few runs in.

If it's a shared transfer, maybe you could discreetly incentivise the transfer driver in advance at GVA airport to ensure you are the 1st drop off in resort? Very Happy
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And hope somebody hasn't incentivised him not to wait for your plane landing 40 minutes late. wink
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@alan_utchi, "a few hours" sounds extremely optimistic...

*an* hour perhaps if everything runs like clockwork and you have all your own equipment (but then if you have all your own equipment will you really clear GVA in 50 minutes, especially given the reported issues at passport control?)

chill out and save your admirable enthusiasm for Sunday would be my advice
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@Red27 and I was getting all giddy about stealing a couple of hours. What passport control issues!
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Mjit wrote:
Morzine isn't usually too bad to get to, it's in the valley so generally below the snow and can be approached from a couple of directions so it's not everyone on the same bit of tarmac. You're also outside school holiday hell (I think). Time-wise you can do it in just over an hour, with a good run, but remember with a shared transfer you might have to wait for other people and might be the last drop, rather than the first.

Your main pinch-point will probably be baggage collection - especially with skis. Zurich airport seem to get your bags on the carousel quicker than you can walk there, Geneva not so much. Also are you sorted for where your bags are going to go while you ski? If you can't get in until 4pm you'll be looking for a locker under the Pleney.


Last time I went to morzine took me 2 hours for my skis to turn up at GVA and I was flying shedule
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The last 2 times we went (mid March), big group of us, we managed to put a decent shift in on the mountain. That is despite having to trek miles with our bags just to get to the bus. If you are organised and all the stars align for you there is no reason why not. I'm taking my family on the 23rd and hoping to manage a few runs when we get there.
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That's encouraging. If you think its possible with a family, there are only the two of us so we are in with a chance

I now await something to come along and burst my bubble
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