The ski season is a popular time to fly by private jet because of the many benefits it can offer over scheduled services.
Avoiding the busy hubs, such as Geneva, private jet charter offers access to the smaller private airports that are closer to the ski resorts, thus minimising the transfer journey to your final destination. Whilst we can fly you anywhere in the world, these are 3 of the most popular airports for accessing the top ski resorts, along with examples of just some of the aircraft you have access to with Air Partner’s JetCard.
Chambery is a small international airport located in the French Savoie region, ideal for accessing the French resorts in the Southern and Northern Alps. Due to its close proximity to some of the prime ski resorts, it becomes one of the most popular airports in the winter season. Although it is a small airport, it has a private terminal dedicated to private jet travellers.
Flight time to Chambery from London: Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes
Transfer time from Chambery to Courchevel: 1 hour
Transfer time from Chambery to Val D’Isere: 1 hour 50 minutes
Transfer time from Chambery to Meribel: 1 hour 20 minutes
Ski resorts best accessed by Chambery airport
The Three Valleys are easily reached by Chambery, giving you access to Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens. Chamonix and Val D'Isere are both also nearby and are best served by Chambery airport.
Best jets to reach Chambery airport
We would recommend a Light jet or Midsize jet to fly comfortably from London, such as a Citation XLS or Embraer Phenom 300.
Book as early as possible to get your preferred flight time and date. If you are flexible then take advantage of the quieter weekdays when there aren’t scheduled services flying in or out - you’ll have the airport to yourself. Grenoble is also a good alternative option and can be less susceptible to weather conditions and slot restrictions than Chambery – for an extra 40 minutes on the road (or less time in a helicopter) it can offer slightly more flexibility.
Located in the Rhone-Alps in France, Annecy airport provides excellent access to the French ski resorts. Annecy only offers private travel in and out of the region and has a small private terminal building specifically for private jet travellers.
Flight time to Annecy from London: Approx 1 hour 30 minutes
Transfer time from Annecy to Megeve: 1 hour
Transfer time from Annecy to Chamonix: 1 hour
Transfer time from Annecy to Morzine: 1 hour 20 minutes
Ski resorts best accessed by Annecy airport
Annecy is a great private jet airport alternative to the usually busy Geneva, to access resorts such as Megeve and others in the nearby area, such as Chamonix and Morzine.
Best jets to reach Annecy airport
Fly into Annecy on a Cessna Citation Jet 2 or Cessna Citation Jet 3 from London.
This airport is particularly convenient if you want to access Megève. Plus, as you can’t fly to Annecy on commercial services, you’ll have an exceptionally quiet and quick experience.
Sion is a dedicated private jet airport and can cut your journey time down if you are travelling to ski resorts in and around the Valais Alps. Whilst the airport is small, it features a private terminal with a comfortable lounge and all the expected amenities.
Flight time to Sion from London: Approx 1 hour 20 minutes
Transfer time by helicopter to Gstaad: 25 minutes
Transfer time by helicopter to Zermatt: 20 minutes
Transfer time from Sion to Verbier: 45 minutes
Transfer time from Sion to Crans-Montana: 1 hour
Ski resorts best accessed by Sion airport
Located in the Rhone Valley, Sion airport is ideal for accessing Verbier and Zermatt in particular, but also other smaller Swiss ski resorts, such as Saas Fee and Crans-Montana.
Best jets to reach Sion airport
Why not fly on something bigger? The Embraer Legacy 500 or Challenger 350 offer spacious cabins.
Take a helicopter transfer if you want to get to your resort quickly - particularly if you’re going further afield to resorts such as Gstaad, which is just a 20 minute helicopter flight.
Fly with JetCard to access these benefits
Access to smaller private airports, so you can get closer to the slopes
Apply your JetCard funds to a helicopter transfer straight into your resort
Guaranteed jet with as few as 24 hours’ notice so you don’t miss the fresh powder
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