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This page will tell you all you need to know about transfers to Les Pleiades a Swiss ski resort with altitudes ranging from 1048m to 1348m above sea level. This resort has direct access to 5 individual pistes, served by 5 ski lifts. The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.
We have listed the airports in order of distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
Les Pléiades located at an altitude of 1,397 m is a mountain range of the Swiss Prealps, overlooking Lake Geneva in the Swiss canton of Vaud. They are located north of Blonay. A railway connects Vevey and Blonay to a secondary summit (1,361 m) of the resort which forms a very small ski area nearby, including the lifts belong to the municipalities Blonay and St. Légier. From the parking lot of Motalles to nearly 1200 m above sea level, a telebob has been installed for sledging. The estate is reached by cogwheel train with the line Vevey-Blonay-The Pleiades and car.
To reach the ski area if we have to get by car, it is necessary to push the sticks to reach the relatively hidden chair lift 4-seater fixed grip slow but recently built (2004). Two main runways, located on either side of the chair lift and low slope can reach the foot of the rise nearly 200 meters below. Directly under the path of the latter, it is possible to practice a little bit off-piste in the forest. At the ends of the slope, two short lifts complete the offer, offering respectively 30 (Bowl) and 100 vertical meters (Prantin).
The subdomain The Châ is itself located on the opposite side of the mountain. It offers a direct view on the Swiss Plateau and Châtel-Saint-Denis. Between 1080 m and the top, it offers - thanks to its ski lift built in 1955 and still in service in 2014 - with almost 300 m, the biggest drop of the field, through two tracks mainly on slopes and relatively narrow. Due to the low attitude of the domain and its exposure to the sun, the ski season is heavily dependent on natural snow and relatively short, usually to finish mid-March.
There are six Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Les Pleiades are perfectly feasible. Berne Airport and Sion Airport are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. Train options to this resort are also available with trains running from Berne airport Mon-Sat: 6 AM–3:30 PM · every 60 min and the travel time is 3 hours and 34 minutes. From Sion airport too trains run Mon-Sat: 7 AM–5 PM · every 60 min and the journey time is 2 hours and 18 minutes. Trains from other airports may take a bit longer time to reach the resort.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.