Ski Club 2.0 Home
Snow Reports
FAQFAQ

Mail for help.Help!!

Log in to snowHeads to make it MUCH better! Registration's totally free, of course, and makes snowHeads easier to use and to understand, gives better searching, filtering etc. as well as access to 'members only' forums, discounts and deals that U don't even know exist as a 'guest' user. (btw. 40,000+ snowHeads already know all this, making snowHeads the biggest, most active community of snow-heads in the UK, so you'll be in good company)..... When you register, you get our free weekly(-ish) snow report by email. It's rather good and not made up by tourist offices (or people that love the tourist office and want to marry it either)... We don't share your email address with anyone and we never send out any of those cheesy 'message from our partners' emails either. Anyway, snowHeads really is MUCH better when you're logged in - not least because you get to post your own messages complaining about things that annoy you like perhaps this banner which, incidentally, disappears when you log in :-)
Username:
 Password:
Remember me:
durr, I forgot...
Or Register
(to be a proper snow-head, all official-like!)
Resort Reviews and Trip Reports is supported by ALPINRESORTS.com Ski Hire.

Close to Geneva - cheap - suitable for long weekend March

Author

Close to Geneva - cheap - suitable for long weekend March

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi All,

I'm attempting to arrange a ski trip for a mixed group of about 10 (skiers with 1 week experience through to seasons) towards the end of March.

We are looking at going for a long weekend, ideally Thursday - following Monday and looking to fly to Geneva as flights are short/cheap.

The question is, which ski resort do we go to in order to cater for all abilities, short transfer time (due to limited time in resort) and cost of accommodation/lift pass. Is it even likely to be possible to get Wednesday to Monday accommodation for a group of 10 for this time period, or is it only possible to book in one week blocks? Any suggestions?

Initial thoughts were Flaine or one of the surrounding resorts that accesses the Grand Massif as ideally we want somewhere reasonably high up that will handle late March skiing.

Any and all help appreciated!
snow report
    
 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Chamonix would be good (though the whole group would probably not want to ski in the same part of the valley) and more likely to find non-standard week accommodation. Easier access from Geneva than Flaine and a lot more lively.
snow report
    
 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
MWG_Thomas, Chamonix is a good option, but so is Morzine. You can ski the Avoriaz area which is nice and high. Flaine is great for skiing but aprés ski is a lot quieter than Morzine or Chamonix. It depends what you are after... Smile
snow report
    
 You need to Login to know who's really who.
You need to Login to know who's really who.
Chatel is a great option. We are a group of 10 and have gone to Chatel four years in a row, we book 3 apartments for the whole week and stay for 4 days. Generally we get a room each and it works out at around £120 per head. Geneva flights arrive and depart all day every day so you can arrive and leave when you like. We hire cars and it is just over an hours drive. The Ski area is huge and the village is beautiful with good bars and restaurants. We have had a lads trip 4 years running and it has been great every time.
We are going to les carroz (flaine) this year just for a change but I expect we will be back at some stage.
snow report
    
 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Les Contamines is normally terrific in March.
ski holidays
    
 You'll need to Register first of course.
You'll need to Register first of course.
Quote:

Les Contamines is normally terrific in March.

true, but very limited accommodation options compared to Chamonix.
snow report
    



Derived from phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group & 2004-2013 snowHeads.com Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy