Can anyone recommend a ski resort within 1-2hrs drive of Geneva?
Hoping to fit in a ski weekend in Feb?
Would have to be somewhere that accommodates beginners/intermediates as we are still just learning.
Dunno, but do yourself a favor and get a copy of Where to Ski and Snowboard; should be able to get a copy in a couple days via Amazon UK (they also have a reasonably good website, just Google where to ski and snowboard). They've got an extensive chapter on Flaine, for example.
Try Les Contamines.
It's just round the corner from Chamonix and not crowded. It tends to have great snow cause it's high at then end of a valley. Great off-piste which doesn't get spoiled as quick as in Chamonix.
Better snow than Megeve.
You can always go to:
to check on snow. I would recommend hopping on the train to Aigle and then hop on the train to Leyzin. It is great for the type of skiing you describe and almost free of tourists. Aigle is 40mins from Lausanne and Leyzin is 20 mins from Aigle.