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. 50,000+ 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!)

Table of shared transfer routes in the Alps

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
@denfinella, great reference document. I missed it the first time round, but can offer up that GoMassif from Geneva to Samoens/Morillon/Les Carroz/Flaine is all €42.50 per person per trip, one way.

You will definitely make life easier for yourself if you put it on Google Drive and then issue a read only link to the document! Just shout if you need help with making that happen.
snow report     
 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Update: table now available online (see first post for link - thanks sj).

I've added a few more resorts / companies, mostly close to Geneva. If I haven't added a company that you've suggested, there's probably a reason for it - see the first post for criteria for inclusion in the table. I realise there's a heavy French bias in current coverage - that's just because I'm more familiar with the French Alps so started there.
ski holidays     
 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?
@denfinella, amazing work. Many thanks and huge appreciation for your time and the attention invested.
It is a reference item for every trip my guys are planning, we would like to build you a statue. Ski dressed and riding a horse. It's more impressive on a horse, but you will probably be on very short skis for we are against animal cruelty.
So maybe no horse. NehNeh
ski holidays     
 You need to Login to know who's really who.
You need to Login to know who's really who.
Interesting how cheap the southern resorts are from Marseille/Nice
ski holidays     
 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Lyon airport (Altibus) to any of the Maurienne Valley resorts is 115 euros return during February (possibly other peak dates), and 99 euros non peak.
snow conditions     
 You'll need to Register first of course.
You'll need to Register first of course.
@drporat, thanks, hope it saves you a bit of hassle / cash!

@mikeycharlton, yes, some really cheap routes available, if you can get a flight there. Re. the Lyon Altibus routes, do you have a link to a webpage with a fares table? Otherwise it'll be difficult to update for each new season.
snow conditions     
 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
@denfinella,

Not a table as such, but I just played around with all the ski resort destinations by clicking on them individually and they all came up with the same price. €115 peak, 99€ off peak.
snow report     
 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Table now updated to cover more of the Skirama and Dolomites regions in Italy.
latest report     
 You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
@denfinella,

Good work.. But I cant see the Dolomiti info in the google drive link : am I missing something ?

================= EDIT

Dohhh -- found the info (button at the bottom of page gives access )

=================

This thread should be a 'Sticky'
snow conditions     
 Ski the Net with snowHeads
Ski the Net with snowHeads
Have I missed something??

It is possible to get to many resorts in the Alps (Austria,Switzerland) by train direct from Airports even from Airports as far away as Amsterdam ..
ski holidays     
 snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
@stanton, you're correct of course. But the sheer number of combinations of fares, routes and start points make it impractical to put train transfers into the table.
snow report     
 And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
I've updated the table with 2018/19 prices, and added / removed new or discontinued routes offered by the transfer companies already shown in the table. I haven't, however, added any new transfer companies yet (so Austria and Switzerland in particular are still very under-represented!).

Generally ticket prices have stayed about the same for the new season or increased slightly; a few in Italy have actually become cheaper.

I plan to add a column for all the resorts directly accessible by train.
snow conditions     
 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Name:denfinella

Specialist Subject: Alpine Motor Carriage Journeys, 2018 to 2019.

Your time begins now....


Well done that Snowhead! Great effort! Very Happy
latest report     
 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Anybody get any tips for Barcelona to Pas de La Casa in Andorra?

Youngest daughter going on the Uni trip Puzzled
snow conditions     
 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Something is going on in the car supply market meaning that car hire is now stupidly cheap across Europe. Even if there's only one of you it's.often cheaper than a transfer. If.theres more than one it's.a no brainer.....
latest report     
 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
@cameronphillips2000, I agree (for 2 people anyway) that this can often be the case, especially hiring from Italy. Even I've started hiring a car more than using transfer companies - though remember you have to factor in fuel, tolls and probably excess insurance.

However I'd already created the spreadsheet last year and thought I may as well update it!
latest report     
 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@denfinella, you are of course right. Add the price of covered parking in places like Val Thorens, Tignes or Verbier.
Shared transfers are many times the better option, thanks for updating.
snow conditions     
 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?
Fifespud wrote:
Anybody get any tips for Barcelona to Pas de La Casa in Andorra?

Youngest daughter going on the Uni trip Puzzled


@Fifespud www.andorrabybus.com. Pick up from BCN airport and drop-off to hotel/place of residence on Pas de la Casa. Around 4h trip.
snow report     
 You need to Login to know who's really who.
You need to Login to know who's really who.
ysb33r wrote:
Fifespud wrote:
Anybody get any tips for Barcelona to Pas de La Casa in Andorra?

Youngest daughter going on the Uni trip Puzzled


@Fifespud www.andorrabybus.com. Pick up from BCN airport and drop-off to hotel/place of residence on Pas de la Casa. Around 4h trip.


Thank you!
snow report     
 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anybody got any suggestions for transfer from GVA to La Thuile....getting quotes of €500 at the moment
snow report     
 You'll need to Register first of course.
You'll need to Register first of course.
@Leggylagrande, sorry just answered your other thread! Check the spreadsheet in the first post (see my other reply for more detail).
snow report     
 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Jan 2019's version has an easier to read colour scheme and (more usefully) all resorts with a train station in France, Italy & Austria have been added. Switzerland is on the to-do list.

Train fares haven't been included for obvious reasons.
snow report     
 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Anyone recommend Bens Bus, Snow Bus or Simply Transfers Puzzled
snow report     
 You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
I’ve used Ben’s bus from Grenoble to Alpe d’Huez, excellent service and great value, good communication. I would happily use them again
latest report     
 Ski the Net with snowHeads
Ski the Net with snowHeads
Thanks. Just not keen on the policy where they don't refund or get you on the next bus if you're delayed
snow conditions     
 snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
Fair point, however we were in a massive queue to get through Grenoble passport control and there was a chance we would miss our scheduled transfer, agent on the ground made regular contact and offered transfer to following bus, although in the end we did make it, perhaps the t&c’s are to cover all eventualities but in reality they are more flexible.
latest report     
 And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
@misternesty, they do get you on the next bus if there's space, unless the T&Cs have changed in the last few years. Happened to us with the Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez bus. (Obviously they can't do that if it's already full!)
latest report     
 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Thanks guys. Its just I've read some nasty reviews so it got me a little worried. Its helpful to know they will try to accommodate on next bus Very Happy
ski holidays     
 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Hi! What was the best option for private transfer by van? Please share your experience.
ski holidays     
 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
@burjacenko, from where to where?
ski holidays     
 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
from Geneva Airport to Chamonix deceber 2019
snow report     
 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
burjacenko wrote:
from Geneva Airport to Chamonix december 2019
snow report     



Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy