The Aravis resorts are some of the closest to Geneva, just one hour from the airport. Both La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand (with its higher, connected village Le Chinaillon) are renowned as friendly French village resorts that both have a deceivingly wide range of slopes for skiers and boarders of all abilities. Although not particularly high in altitude, both resorts hold their snow cover well as the slopes are mainly north-facing.
Espace Killy combines old with new - Val d'Isere has long been on the map for the place to be seen, whereas Tignes is establishing itself as one of the hottest resorts hosting the first Winter X Games Europe
Chamonix is a true year round resort with many long-term season workers heading there after several seasons. Close proximity to Geneva makes it an ideal base to use as commutable work base
Even closer to Geneva, Morzine especially has seen a huge rise in popularity for the ski bum with good value accommodation and plenty of pro's hanging out
Great value accommodation in the second largest ski area in the world. Peisey-Vallandry is an under-rated central point of the Paradiski area
Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier are ideal choices for cheap spacious accommodation. Both are popular with season workers looking for lively resorts with a good close community
Meribel and Val Thorens are the resorts of choice in the Three Valleys, which is the largest ski area in the world. Brides Les Bains offers a cheap alternative with direct lift access to Meribel