Geneva to Les Carroz Transfer ** - Mountain dropoffs

Les Carroz Transfer from €45

Dropped off at your door in Les Carroz

Mountain Drop-offs offers door to door transfers from Geneva Airport to Les Carroz, but sshhh, don't tell everyone about this charming ski resort!

The beauty of Les Carroz, which sits mid-way between Chamonix and Geneva, is that it is barely an hours' drive from the airport and a mere 15 minutes up the mountain from the 'Autoroute Blanche' motorway, yet offers direct and easy access to the heart of the Grand Massif ski area.

And once you arrive in Les Carroz you'll soon realise it's small enough to care, yet big enough to have all the facilities you need. In particular it is an excellent choice for families, especially those with young children. And with infant and toddler seats possible on all our transfer vehicles, getting the whole family to Les Carroz is child's play with Mountain Drop-offs.

Skiing in the sunshine - that's Les Carroz!

Les Carroz (or Les Carroz d'Araches to give the resort its proper name) is an authentic Savoyard mountain village sitting on a sunny plateau at 1140m on the road to Flaine. Skiing actually started here in 1936, with the inauguration of the first drag lift, which was, apparently, the longest in Europe at the time!

Since then, the ski area has grown, with a big surge in chalets, hotels and apartments being built in the 1950s and again a spurt in the 1990s. There are no huge blocks in Les Carroz and the ambiance is very much more relaxed and chilled out. And although it's certainly not a party town, there is just enough to keep everyone entertained both on and off the slopes, with friendly locals too (the permanent population is around 1700).

As for the skiing, we have to admit it's not the most challenging, but it is perfect for families and in particular children, whether they are literally taking their first steps in ski boots, trying to master snowploughing or progressing to parallel skiing. And we must mention the Sarbotte home-run - it's a true tree-lined delight and offers easy end of the day skiing back to resort.

That's not to say Les Carroz is only suitable for kids and beginners - far from it in fact, as simply taking the main Kedeuze bubble lift up from resort takes you directly to the Tete des Saix, the centre point of the whole Grand Massif ski area, in just six minutes. From here you can test yourself on the steeps of Flaine, or go for a thigh-burner of a run all the way down to Morillon to give you just two options.

Getting to and from the lifts is effortless as well. The bubble lift is above the village centre up a steep hill, but there are free shuttle buses that circulate around the different areas of resort (namely Carroz Centre - Carroz East - Carroz West) including taking you to the bottom of the lift. And although there is a lot of parking in and around resort, these car parks do get saturated at peak times, so you're still better off getting Mountain Drop-offs to pick you directly from outside arrivals at the airport in Geneva and taking you straight to the door of your accommodation in Les Carroz.

Investing for the future in Les Carroz

A lot of effort, thought and money has been invested in making the beginner ski areas of Les Carroz accessible and more comfortable too. Drag lifts have been replaced with really nifty covered magic carpets, with Tele Carroz designed to take both skiers and pedestrians up and down, in order to ease access on foot to and back down from the departure station of the gondola. The other covered carpet lift Tele Ecole gives access to the sledging area too.

Along with an increase in the number of snow cannons, ground works to make pistes larger and a new not-too-gnarly snow park, boarder cross and parallel slalom area called the Cool Zone, recent and continuing developments and investments ensure les Carroz stays on top of its game when it comes to being a lovely little ski resort.

And one of the largest projects in resort in recent times is Aquacime, a superb pool and spa centre that's open both winter and summer seasons. Inside is a lovely pool with jacuzzi bays, sauna, steam rooms and hamman, whilst outside is a swimming pool that's heated to 32 degrees even in winter. The views of the snowy pistes and mountain summits will take your breath away as you put in a few lenghts of front crawl whilst the snow is falling. It's open every day in season from 14:00-20:00 for the perfect apres-ski chill out.

So not only is Les Carroz a superb little family-favourite winter ski resort, it's also a really nice place to head to in the summer. There are miles and miles of signposted hiking paths, mountain biking trails, canyoning, pot holing and loads more besides. So if you fancy a trip over to see the cows and goats grazing on the grassy slopes you skied down in winter, Mountain Drop-offs will organise a private transfer for you to Les Carroz - and you can even bring your bikes with you on our services.

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Family-tastic times in Les Carrroz

As Les Carroz is so much geared towards family-friendly holidays, here are our top tips for making your next trip to Les Carroz with the kids a resounding success:

Normally, we'd never recommend walking in ski boots to the lift if you have youngsters in tow, as its a surefire recipe for stress and will probably wear you all out and test you mentally before you've even started your ski day on the slopes. The Les Carroz lift company also knows this and has come up with an ingenious solution - heated ski lockers at the bottom of the bubble lift!

For 48€ for a week, you have a secure locker large enough for all the ski gear for a family of four. Imagine arriving in your nice comfy trainers in the morning to a lovely warm pair of ski boots? One of those small, but very significant details that makes Les Carroz such a convenient resort.

Make the most of the excellent ski school and creche/nursery options for the kids. Les Carroz has a creche (La Souris Verte) for babies from three months to three years old that's open from 08:30 to 17:30, seven days a week in the winter and summer seasons and Le Club des Loupits for four to 12 year olds that runs from 08:30 to 18:30. Parents can mix and match with time at these clubs and ski lessons with ESF.

It's also worth noting that Les Carroz tourist office holiday booking service offers special deals for single parents bringing their kids out to ski, so you don't pay over the odds.

As for the lift passes, the Grand Massif pass covers every single inch of the Grand Massif, but a convenient, cheaper option is the Massif lift pass that covers all resorts apart from Flaine. A great deal for beginners and kids is the Les Carroz pass, which costs just 25€ a day for adults and 19€ for five to 15 year olds. 

Things to do in Les Carroz

When it comes to non-ski based activities in Les Carroz, the highlight in resort has to be Aquacime, but there are also lots of other fun activities too:

* Take a hot air balloon ride from Les Carroz. This 'must do' activity, bookable at Les Carroz Tourist Office, costs around 200€ for 1hr15mins flying over the Grand Massif and is a truly amazing experience.

* Go paragliding - with four different Parapente schools in resort offering everything from a tandem flight to a full course that'll see you going solo in the air, this is a high-thrills activity over the peaks and summits of Les Carroz

* Hike up to Lac d'Airon above Les Carroz at 1500m in summer. This is where the cows, sheep and goats all roam, you can fish for trout in the lake (you'll need a day licence) and the nearby Ferme Auberge sells homemade cheeses and other produce for a tasty little picnic in all that fresh mountain air

* After the lifts have all shut, head off on a snowmobile up through the forests and pistes of Les Carroz. Pause at the summit for great sunset and night time views, then whizz back down into resort. Thrilling stuff.

* Visit the Goyave workshop on route du Serveray in Les Carroz to learn all about gemology - the study of precious stones and jewels - for a truly sparkling little addition to your holiday programme

* Learn fruit and vegetable sculpting - this is quite possibly the most unusual apres-ski activity we've ever seen! Sabi the chef comes to your accommodation laden with fruit and veg to show you those lovely plate decorations you often see in Thai restaurants. Think a swan made from a melon or flowers out of radishes and you're on the right lines!

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