Lyon Airport has direct access to the motorways which means easy ski transfers! You can fly to Lyon from many UK airports including Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton and London Airports. There is an excellent range of car rental options such as Avis, Enterprise and Hertz; as well as airport transfer companies such as Altibus

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Ski Resorts Near Lyon

To save you time researching (which could be better spent packing) we’ve created a list of the best ski resorts near Lyon Airport.

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1. St Francois Longchamp, Grand Domaine: A 160km journey in approximately 104 minutes*

Quick Ski Facts:

  • 90 slopes (24 green, 39 blue, 19 red, 8 black)
  • 165km piste
  • 50 lifts
  • Top resort height of 1650m

St Francois Longchamp is good for beginners and intermediates. Après-ski options include nine restaurants and two bars/nightclubs in the village plus one altitude restaurant.

Journey Summary:
Take the D29 towards Lyon which turns into the A432 and turn right on the A43/E70 towards Turin. Leave to follow the D207 and continue along the D75. Turn right onto the D1006 and left onto the D76A. At La Chambre take the D213 and continue to Saint Francois Longchamp.

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2. Le Grand Bornand: A 159km journey in approximately 106 minutes*

Quick Ski Facts:

  • 131 slopes (36 green, 45 blue, 44 red, 10 black)
  • 220km pistes
  • 80 lifts
  • Top resort height of 2100m

Rob Freeman visited Le Grand Bornand, where he was 'totally charmed'. Le Grand Bornand is good for intermediates, snowboarders and families (Le Grand Bornand has the Famille Plus label and the Top of the French Alps label (TOTFA)). Le Grand Bornand's après-ski options include 30 restaurants and bars in the village plus 15 altitude restaurants.

Journey Summary:
Take the D29 towards Lyon which turns into the A432 and turn right on the A43/E70 towards Turin. Follow the signs for Annecy-Le-Vieux until you reach the D1203. Pass Argony and follow the D916 until it turns into D16. Exit on the D909. At the roundabout take the D4 and continue to Le Grand Bornand.

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3. La Clusaz: A 157km journey in approximately 107 minutes*

Quick Ski Facts:

  • 131 slopes (36 green, 45 blue, 44 red, 10 black)
  • 80 lifts
  • 220km piste
  • Top resort height of 2600m

Journalist Rob Freeman recently gave 'A Perfect Ten for La Clusaz' in his recent review on MadDogSki. La Clusaz is great for beginners, intermediates and families (Aravis has been awarded the Famille Plus label and the Top of the French Alps label (TOTFA)). For après-ski, La Clusaz has 10 bars and restaurants, a nightclub, a cinema and, 200 shops and services.

Journey Summary:
Take the D29 towards Lyon which turns into the A432 and turn right on the A43/E70 towards Turin. Follow the signs for Annecy-Le-Vieux until you reach the D1203. Pass Argony and follow the D916 until it turns into D16. Exit on the D909 and continue to La Clusaz.

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4. Notre Dame de Bellecombe, Espace Diamant: 164km from Lyon in approximately 116 minutes*

Quick Ski Facts:

  • 157 slopes (30 green, 67 blue, 50 red, 10 black)
  • 81 lifts
  • 192km piste
  • Top resort height of 2070m

Notre Dame de Bellecombe is good for beginners and intermediates. Après-ski options include eleven restaurants in the village.

Journey Summary:
Take the D29 towards Lyon which turns into the A432 and turn right on the A43/E70 towards Turin. Take the N90 until Albertville. Exit Albertville on the D1212 and continue until Flumet. Pass and turn right onto the D218B and continue to Notre Dame de Bellecombe.

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5. Vaujany Alpe d’Huez, Grand Domaine: 182km from Lyon in approximately 126 minutes*

Quick Ski Facts:

  • 135 slopes (42 green, 37 blue, 39 red, 17 black)
  • 80 lifts
  • 250km piste
  • Top resort height of 3330m

Vaujany is good for intermediates, experts, free-riders and snowboarders. Après-ski options include nine restaurants and bars in the village and six mountain restaurants. There’s a nightclub and cinema in Alpe d’Huez (30 minutes drive), plus the legendary Folie Douce.

Journey Summary:
Take the D29 towards Lyon which turns into the A432 and turn right on the A43/E70 towards Turin. Continue toward Grenoble on the A48/E711. Pass Grenoble on the A480 before taking the N85 followed by the D1091 past Les Clots. Then take the D526 to the D44 which turns into the D526. Turn onto the D43A and continue to Vaujany.