U.K. and Ireland - Best Weekend Ski Trips from London?
Dec 18, 07, 9:47 am
I love skiing, having cut my skis on the best mountains in Colorado! Now that I live in London, I'm wondering where I can escape to for skiing that will only require a short flight+drive so I can pack in skiing on both Saturday and Sunday (i.e. fly there Friday night, fly back very early Monday morning). We'll likely be needing to stay in a hotel and rent equipment, so tiny resorts may be out of the question. As for terrain, we're hoping to keep it intermediate.
Dec 18, 07, 11:30 am
Rather than fly, let the Ski Train (http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/destinations/direct_services/ski_train.jsp) take the strain or one of these (http://www.raileurope.co.uk/snowtrains/)
Dec 19, 07, 6:41 am
Thanks, Alan. The train might make it difficult to be back at my desk by 10AM on Monday morning. :) I'm not so much looking for method of transportation as I am recommendations for specific resorts within striking distance of London.
I've heard Tignes is good, but 2 hours from the Grenoble airport... Perhaps there are some around Geneva, which offers some good flight options as well?
Dec 19, 07, 9:09 am
Chamonix is the obvious choice - quite a large town, rather than a resort. Probably easier to find a place to stay for the weekend.
You may also want to look at Morzine/Avoriaz & Flaine - all within easy striking distance of Geneva - best bet is to rent a car, though the queues can be bad on the weekend. Make sure you have a frequent renter card (Hertz club gold) and you'll save a bit of grief.
Arriving late on Friday? There's a very decent Holiday Inn Express at the airport for a quick pitstop before heading off early to the slopes the next day. Beats driving to the resort in the middle of the night.
Dec 19, 07, 11:03 am
If you fly to Chambrey or Lyon then many of the resorts mentioned in my previous links are easily accessible
Dec 19, 07, 9:56 pm