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Travelling to La Tania

Snow Retreat offer the flexibility for guests to chose whether comfort, speed or budget are your main criteria, you can book your transport early to get the best price. Listed below are some of the most frequently used options. For further information and assistance call Andrea on 0033642832598

Driving driving to la tania

  • Driving down to the alps can keep costs down for small groups and families, especially in peak weeks when flight prices are inflated.
  • Driving directions here (via google maps)
  • Simply follow the signs from Calais to Reims, Troyes, Dijon, Lyon, Chambery, Albertville, Moûtiers, La Tania.
  • Average time is approx 10hrs at 70mph on the French side.
  • It's possible to split the journey with plenty of hotels just off the motorway. Check out the Accor hotel group for numerous hotels for all budgets.
  • Average fuel costs will be about approx 200 euros return at 35mpg on the french side plus About 150euros return for tolls if you use the motorway all the way.
  • Drive down and stay in a Motel Friday night and get 8 days skiing!
  • Please note that the chalet is not available until 4pm on the day of arrival. If you would like to arrive to resort earlier than this there are public facilities for showers, changing and luggage storage between the bus stop and the gondola station.
  • Guests are requested to vacate the chalet by 10am on the day of departure. After this time shower facilities are available within La Tania at a small cost.
  • Parking - our chalets have some on site parking. For additional parking spaces after luggage drop off there is free parking a short walk away.

Crossing the Channel ferry to france

The Euro Tunnel (www.eurotunnel.com) is the quickest way across the channel with your car running from Folkestone to Calais. As typical with travel the sooner you book this the lower the price.

Ferries provide the cheapest crossing from the southeast of England with P & O ferries and DFDS seaways running multiple services daily in to Calais and Dunkirk (Pand&O and DFDS Seaways).

For those in the southwest Brittany ferries operate from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth to France which is a good option if you live nearby and can use the night sailing as an overnight stop.

Travelling from Ireland there are services operating to France from Cork, Rossiare and Dublin (Stena Line, Brittany Ferries and Irish Ferries).

Flying plane to ski resorts

Flying is the most popular option to the alps especially withthe increase in number of flights from regional airports. Geneva in Switzerland or Chambery in France are the airports with the most transfer options to La Tania and are therefore more economical for small groups. Grenoble and Lyon (St Exupery) are also close, but as there are less transfer options, so it is only worth looking at these airports if you can find a great flight deal. The main airlines to look at:

Airport Transfers

The right transfer option for your party depends on the number of people who are travelling together.

Car Hire (2-4 people)

Car hire is available at all our local airports and is ideal if you would like flexibility or on a short stay.

From Geneva airport there are a number of companies that provide car hire, these are listed on the airport website http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-72/ . It is advisable to hire from the Swiss side of the airport rather than the French.

Small groups (5 or less people)

Shared transfers are best for small groups. There are numerous transfer companies, the following are local companies that typically offer the best value:

Snow Bus https://www.snowbus.co.uk/ - £89 return from Geneva.

Shared transfers with 3VT http://www.3vt.co.uk/shared_transfers.htm

Snow Drone http://snow-drone.com/shared-transfers/

Groups of 6-8 people

A private transfer in an 8 seater mini bus is the best value and is very convenient.

We recommend www.3vt.co.uk 

Groups of 9 or more

Le Praz transfers, http://www.lepraztransfers.com/, have mini buses that seat up to 16 people and this can often be cheaper than hiring two smaller mini buses.

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