Any time in January is a great time to travel to Chamonix for a ski weekend. The snow base is in place, there’s a good chance of fresh powder, it can be quieter and prices are lower!
Plus if you book before 30 November you can save money on lift pass costs!
If you're planning a ski weekend flying in to Geneva, there is a great selection of ski resorts near to the airport.
We look at the best ski resorts for ski weekends within easy reach of Geneva...
The Col du Passon (3028m) in Chamonix is an excellent ski touring route with a good ratio of skiing/climbing. This article covers the route, timings and tips. Expect the ascent to take 2-3 hours and descent 1 hour 30 minutes.
We look at the right way to layer for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the high mountains. Modern materials and construction techniques mean that there is no such thing as bad weather in the mountains, just poor clothing!
Winter skiing in the Alps usually starts in December, and the majority of resorts remain open until the last week in April. This leaves you around 150 days to take your ski weekend or short ski break...