Just an hour's transfer from Geneva Chamonix ski weekends are so convenient, fly out of London in the morning and be skiing after lunch. Set in the shadow of Mont Blanc, the 150km of pistes are extended even further when you take into account that the lift passes include a free day's skiing in Courmayeur.
Scenic and Sophisticated
Scenically, Chamonix has got to be one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the world, with plenty of challenging terrain that attracts advanced skiers from all over the world. In addition to this, there is also a large pedestrianised area in the town centre, which is action packed with atmosphere, stylish shops and buildings and a punchy apres scene.