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Mousie Mon 27-Aug-07 18:10:37

i woudl love to go skiing february half term - 08. kids will be 4 and 6. they are bad on planes - fidgety, not good travellers, but a couple of hour fliht would be fine. however a long coach transfer would make the whole thing hell. anyone know of any european ski resorts where the journey time from airport to resort is minimal?? we are all beginners..

psychologist Mon 27-Aug-07 19:16:09

We are going to kaprun in march, less than an hour, I think from airport. With ski esprit. Our son will be 4 and its his first time. They have a great website and will offer advice if you phone too.

ChippyMinton Mon 27-Aug-07 19:30:36

Geneva - Morzine/Les Gets
Geneva - Chamonix/Les houches/Megeve/St Gervais Les Bains
Grenoble - Les Deux Alpes/Alpe D'Huez
loads of info here

amidaiwish Mon 27-Aug-07 20:22:57

Morzine gets my vote - just 40mins from Geneva and not too hilly/mountainous. Morzine is also good for kids/beginners and not too expensive.

also flight to geneva is very quick.

amidaiwish Mon 27-Aug-07 20:23:23

i mean the transfer is not too hilly /mountainous!!!

sazzybee Mon 27-Aug-07 20:25:05

I'd go for Morzine for beginners rather than Chamonix or Deux Alpes too

And it's quite pretty too which is a bonus for people who might not want to ski 24/7

AlwaysWatchingCastawayAt2am Mon 27-Aug-07 20:25:18

Another vote for Les Gets, great skiing for beginners, you can get the train from London in the morning to Geneva and be there for tea time. Ski Famille were great last year and do the transfer from Geneva as part of the package.

Mousie Mon 27-Aug-07 21:02:52

thank you all - will search links and brochures as soon as kids back at school... can't wait!

LIZS Tue 28-Aug-07 10:41:02

If you fly to more provincial airports like Innsbruck, Champery or Sion it opens up many more resorts such as Seefeld (very pretty and lots to do other than ski) about 45 minute transfer from Innsbruck.

NicholeFR Tue 28-Aug-07 13:26:54

If you opt for Morzine, see details of our luxury and value for money chalet accommodation deals on www.chaletlesechos.com. Airport transfers to and from Geneva airport are only 1h 15 minutes each way and are inclusive in your holiday package price. We will also help you to book your children's ski lessons, equipment hire and babysitting. Bon Vacance!

debinaustria Sun 02-Sep-07 08:47:48

I would look for something near to Salzburg( Ryanair, Thomsonfly, Flybe, BA Connect etc... - the flight there is only 2 hours max and there are loads of resorts within 45 minutes.

hth

Deb

kookaburra Mon 03-Sep-07 14:32:57

We had a good hol in Morzine last year, and would love to go again - EXCEPT that it is low and if the snow conditions are poor the runs to the village are shut. Also the quesue to get up n the telecabine in the morning make the ski school very tedious - the DC did not enjoy the lessons there, whereas in other resorts with more accessible skiing they have been okay wioth ski school

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