Ski airports are air terminals that are closely and more conveniently located to the leading ski resorts of the continent. These airports have a special schedule during the winter season. As a rule, this schedule means more flights, including low cost, increased number of shuttles to the ski resorts and special offers for winter tourists.
Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland - every country of the European "big ski four" has several airports that serve skiers in winter. Moreover, if in such countries as Switzerland the role of the major airports in winter is performed by Zurich and Geneva, then Italy and France have a network of smaller airports that operate exclusively during the winter season. In total, in Europe there are more than 40 airports that could be called skiing. Among them are such monsters as the Olympic airport "Cuneo" in Turin and tiny airports for budget airlines, such as Sion airport in Switzerland or the Poprad airport in Slovakia.
Europe is a single region. The unity is reflected primarily in the infrastructure. Thus, airports in Italy (Turin) are used by skiers, who want to get to the winter resorts in France. Geneva Airport is the gateway not only to the Swiss Alps, but also a number of Italian centers of winter recreation.
Among the major ski airports in Europe are: Geneva, Turin, Grenoble, Milan, Lyon, Salzburg and Munich. To date, Russian and CIS countries airlines during the winter season organize numerous charter flights to all these airports.
Ski airport is not just the proximity to the mountain resorts. It is also a wide range of services from special bus routes to the major resorts to special devices for transportation of ski equipment. Today, virtually in every airport there are available shuttles to the ski resorts. And you can book the transfer in advance on the Internet by determining the size of the vehicle and the number of people.