Winter is on its way – and that means snow. We take a look at cheap flights to some of Europe’s best ski hubs.
Geneva, Switzerland (from £31 return)
Close to the French border (the airport even has a French sector) Geneva airport is an ideal landing point for skiers and snowboarders, offering the choice of over 100 ski resorts within two hours’ drive.
One of the closest is Lelex, a small resort served by 13 ski lifts, ideal for families and beginners, and at the other end of the scale – Morzine, part of Les Portes Du Soleil ski area, a huge interlinked domain offering some 650 different pistes, served by over 200 ski lifts. Find cheap flights to Geneva
Nice, France (from £34 return)
Located for good access to the ski resorts of the Southern French Alps and Italian Alps, Nice offers access to 12 ski resorts within 3 hours drive. Isola 2000 is one of the best in range, rising to 2610m, and offering about 50 pistes and around 120km of downhill skiing and snowboarding. Alba, about 2.5 hours from Nice is an ideal choice for beginners, a compact area which is also good for cross country skiing, boasting 52km of Nordic trails. Find cheap flights to Nice
Salzburg, Austria (from £34 return)
Located in the north of the country, Salzburg is surrounded by over 100 resorts to the south, east and west, all of which are less than 2 hours drive from the airport. Mayrhofen is one of the most famous in Austria; part of the Zillertal ski area, it offers access to 130 pistes. If you’re looking for a family ski area and need something with shorter drive times, try St Wolfgang – one of the closest ski areas to Salzburg, this small resort has 9 ski lifts as well as 30km of cross country trials. Find cheap flights to Salzburg