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Old Dec 18, 07, 9:47 am   #1
 
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Question Best Weekend Ski Trips from London?

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.

Any tips?
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Old Dec 18, 07, 11:30 am   #2
 
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Rather than fly, let the Ski Train take the strain or one of these
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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?
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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.
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If you fly to Chambrey or Lyon then many of the resorts mentioned in my previous links are easily accessible
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Try this.

http://ski.visitscotland.com/
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