Imagine a metre of fresh snow on the morning of your departure. Would you really want to be waiting in your chalet or apartment anxiously for your taxi, coach or minibus to arrive from Geneva, or any of the other airports ? In bad weather, especially snow , because the drivers are based in the three valleys they often know the best routes and short cuts to avoid serious traffic jams. There are often bad traffic queues from Chambery & lyon towards Albertville and heading in the direction of Moutiers, and the other Tarantaise ski resorts. Also allow for road accidents or a puncture. You never know what can happen on a long mountain journey.