Chamonix to Vevey/Montreaux

Deluxe Transfers in Vevey

Deluxe Transfers in Vevey

A great trip away from Chamonix for the day is to visit Vevey on the shore of Lake Geneva.

Distance from Chamonix is 100 KM’s and takes around 1.5 hrs drive time.  The direct route involves driving over the Col De Montets and Col De La Forclaz and passing through Martigny before heading round to Lake Geneva and Vevey.

Charlie Chaplin chose Vevey as home and Shania Twain calls this place home at the moment!

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Geneva airport “lost passport” campagne

Geneva airport lost passport campagne

Geneva airport lost passport campagne

The British Embassy in Berne (Switzerland) has decided to try and reduce the number of emergency travel documents they issue every year (650 in total 2014).

With about 1 million British passengers travelling through Geneva airport every year its no surprise there are a few lost passports.  The weekend that i am writing this (14-15 Feb 2015) Geneva airport is expecting 30,000 British passengers alone.

The idea of the new banners is to try and increase awareness in the airport both before and after passport control to try and make people think about security and perhaps pay a bit more attention to where they put their passport.

Information found and taken from www.gva.ch, website of Geneva international airport.

 

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Chamonix to Zermatt

zermatt-villageFollowing on from our “Quick look” at Chamonix to Courchevel here is a “Quick look” at Chamonix to Zermatt.

A common route for us all year round, both Chamonix and Zermatt are on most peoples “must see” list while in the alps.  however, this particular route becomes very popular during the Spring Ski touring season when many groups require transport back from Zermatt.

Stats are as follows.

  • Distance by road – 145 Km
  • Time taken – 2hrs 30 mins
  • Road type – Autoroute and twisty alpine roads
  • Peculiarities – Only accessible by train the last 5 kms

 

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Chamonix to Courchevel

At first it was a mystery to us why so many people were choosing to travel from Chamonix to Courchevel during their ski holiday.  However, when you start think about it there are lots of reasons one might choose this route.

Firstly, the two resorts couldn’t be much different, one (Chamonix) is for the adventure seeking, off piste skier who is looking to get some serious vertical in and not to bothered about the rest (this is a major simplification I would like to add).  The other (Courchevel) is more suited to the skier who likes to get a little pampered, eat very well, drink nice wine and enjoy some well groomed medium pistes.

If you are skiing with the family or a group of friends you will no doubt find that you are in a group of differing abilities and it would therefore make total sense to spend a week in Chamonix and then a week in Courchevel.

ROUTE DETAILS

  • Distance – 120 Km via Megeve, Flumet and Ugine.
  • Time – 2 – 2.5 hrs
  • Road conditions – Very twisty, often snowy and often closed.
Chamonix to Courchevel

Chamonix to Courchevel

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Luxury Spa in Chamonix soon.

Great news for Chamonix!

The luxury Spa company “QC Terme group” are planning to open a brand new Spa in Chamonix in 2016/17.  Their current Spa locations include Milan, Turin, San Pellegrino, Rome and Pré Saint Didier, with Chamonix and New York “coming soon”.

Pré Saint Didier

Pré Saint Didier

 

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Luxury Cars in Chamonix and the Alps

Luxury cars in Chamonix

Luxury cars in Chamonix

Deluxe Transfers provide Luxury cars and people carriers for the traveller who requires a professional, prompt and discreet cheauffeur driven service.  Our fleet of Mercedes and VW vehicles is always at the ready to get you to your destination in comfort, style and ease.  Our professional chauffeurs speak a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish and Russian.

We pride ourselves in offering our customers the best possible service wether its a quick shopping trip to Geneva centre or transporting 15 people across Europe, we have the solution.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

 

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Chamonix Snow Forecast looking good at last

Chamonix Snow forecast

Chamonix Snow forecast

Looks like winter might be coming to the Alps at last!  We might not be holding our breath just yet but it does look encouraging.

We will of course post something as soon as the white stuff starts falling.

This image is taken from www.snow-forecast.com.  They give you a very detailed and accurate forecast for many resorts around the world, not just Europe.

 

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Chamonix skiing has started, At last!

Today was officially the opening day for Chamonix skiing.  Normally by this time we have been skiing for about 1 month already but due to very few snow falls and very mild temperatures there simply isn’t enough snow on the ground.

The skiing that is actually open is taking place up high on the Grand Montets which is north facing and generally holds snow well.  They do have plenty of snow making facilities too, but due to the mild temperatures they haven’t been able to make the most of using them.

With nothing really to speak of on the snow forecast everyone in the Alps is holding their breath to see what is going to happen next and most are praying for some of the white stuff to fall out of the sky at some point soon.

When it does start to snow we will let you know about it!

Jim Coates

 

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Courchevel ski area open TODAY!

Courchevel

Courchevel

Verdons, Saulire, Vizelle and Mamottes lift are open as from today with more to open at the weekend according to S3V, the lift company in charge of the lift system in Courchevel.

As you can see from the above picture there is plenty of snow cover now.

For more information or enquiries about transport to and from resort please get in touch with us.

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VIP airport transfers to Chamonix, Courchevel…..

Our Luxury VIP transfers are available all over the Alps, all year round.

Two of our main destinations are Chamonix and Courchevel.  Chamonix is only a one hour drive from Geneva along the autoroute A40.  Courchevel is 2.5 hours from Geneva along the shore of Lac Annecy with spectacular views (during the day time).

Pick up points can be from any location, however, in geneva we frequently pick up from Geneva airport, Geneva train station (Cornavin), Geneva business addresses and Geneva private addresses.

So, if you are looking for a Luxury VIP transfer to Chamonix or Courchevel dont hesitate to contact us.

james Coates

 

 

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