Winter in Geneva
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April events: let’s welcome spring

Samedis du Vélo. If you fancy biking and discovering new places, then join pro-vélo one of these Saturday afternoons. Once a month they offer two options for a gentle bike ride.

April 10-18* (Don’t miss): Cully jazz.
2 weeks of pure bliss if you like small festivals and good music. Lots of free concerts in wine cellars and bigger concerts on the 2 stages. Go early, be ready for a big crowd and enjoy! Taking place in a beautiful wine village on the lakeshore, just after Lausanne


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Where to Ski and Work!

Stuck in cold, cloudy Geneva when you are desperate to be on the slopes?
Here’s the solution!

In the morning, check and the webcams for the latest snow reports and weather conditions.

The closest ski resort to Geneva, is only 45 minutes drive.

Skiing & Snowboarding

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Samoens, the French Alps Part 2; Restaurants, Hotels and Property

Samoens is a stunning Medieval style village, only 50 minutes from Geneva in the French Alps.
It’s well worth a day trip, has a lovely main square and is famous for stone sculptures. You can visit the Botanical Gardens above the village or take stunning walks along the River Arve or by the lakes in the valley. There are also fantastic mountain hiking and biking routes in Spring/Summer and Autumn.

Awesome powder

Champoluc, Italy; Fine food and skiing….

We are blessed with some fine resorts around Geneva both in the Swiss and the French Alps (and some smaller ones in the Jura) but occasionally it’s great to venture further afield into Italy for a taste of something different.

Courmayeur is one of the closest and nicest resorts in Italy near Geneva and has some fine hotels, restaurants and shopping but one of my favourite resorts feels a little more traditionally Italian and is comparatively undiscovered;

Around 2 and a half hours from Geneva, lies the Italian 3 valley resort of Champoluc in Monterosa, largely undiscovered by tour operators. The resort is at almost 1600 metres but the mountains of Arosa are high and reach up to 3,200 metres with plenty of opportunities for both intermediate skiers and off piste powder hounds. It is perfect for a long weekend from Geneva and is accessed via the Mont Blanc tunnel.