EASY TRAVEL TO VAL D’ISÈRE
In a former life, the YS of YSE had to limit the travel chaos of a major ski tour operator, while the E had to answer the hundreds of complaints each week about it! So when we set up YSE, hassle-free transport was one of our main aims.
On winter Saturdays, the airports, skies and roads are gridlocked, while the pistes are practically empty. On Sundays, travel is a joy, but the slopes are at their busiest. So we travel on Sundays.
After chartering our own flight from Gatwick for the last 28 seasons, we have given in this year to our friends from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and even the North of England, who have been complaining for years that we were too London-centric! Starting in Winter 2020-21, our guests will book their own travel, by road or rail or, ideally, by flight to Geneva, because we are providing inexpensive coach transfers (£35 each way) from Geneva Airport to Val d’Isère, and back the following Sunday. Flights to Geneva from all over Britain are amazingly reasonable if booked in good time.
Our transfer coaches will leave Geneva Airport at around 14.00 and 18.00, depending slightly on the speed of passport control, baggage delivery, etc.. Please do not book a flight that lands after 17.00, or you’ll miss us. If you want to take the earlier transfer you will need a flight landing before 13.00 as the coach will leave at 14.00 on the dot.
The transfer time is under three hours.
For the return journey, our coaches will normally leave Val d’Isère at 08.00, with another slightly later. Please do not book a flight taking off from Geneva before 12.30.