More flights and an enhanced French airport experience for East Midlands’ snow sports lovers

The journey to the pistes of the Alps will be easier for skiers and snowboarders from the urban centres of Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Mansfield, Northampton and Nottingham this winter with thanks to the introduction of a new direct flight from East Midlands airport to Grenoble Isère, operated by Jet2 on Saturdays from 15th February 2020 to April 2020.

  • East Midlands is one of six new ski routes introduced from the UK to Grenoble Alpes Isère airport for winter 2019/2020
  • 23 ski resorts are accessible from Grenoble Isère airport direct from East Midlands Airport
  • The addition of these new flights will make skiing in France even more accessible to the East Midlands skiers
  • Low-cost transfers from the airport to the main resorts are on offer
  • VINCI Airports is a major player for skiers accessing ski resorts in the French Alps
  • Ski weekends are now possible from London Gatwick

In anticipation of the new route bringing more holidaymakers to the pistes, Grenoble Isère airport has invested to enhance the experience for skiers and snowboarders at the end of their holiday as they make their journey home.

The resorts of the Vercors and the Chartreuse regions have just got even closer. Easily reached in less than two hours from Grenoble Alpes Isère airport, the beautiful alpine resorts of Vaujany, Alpe d’Huez, and Les Deux Alpes are the perfect destinations for a snow sports holiday.  The resorts of Villard de Lans, Corrençon, Chamrousse, les 7 Laux as well as Oisans and Belledonne are closer still. The Isère region has a total of 23 ski resorts that represent 1,200 km of slopes

The slopes of all local resorts are also a short drive from the airport and easily accessible by tour operator transfer, hire car and regular coach services which run directly from the airport.

With these new flights a city break is also an option being based in Grenoble and skiing in one of the local resorts such as Chamrousse just thirty minutes away. As well as its heritage and natural beauty, Grenoble is also a thriving modern city offering great opportunities for couples and families. Stroll through the food markets of Les Halles Sainte-Claire or enjoy a spot of shopping at the popular  Caserne de Bonne or up the Bastille for stunning views across the city.

Bassma Jarbouai, Director, for Grenoble Alpes Isère airport, says: “The announcement by Jet2 is fantastic news for us and for the passengers from across the Midlands. This is making Grenoble a destination for winter ski holidays as interest in the region grows. Jet2 is an important and valued partner for us at Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport and we’re delighted to support the airline’s exciting expansion plans this winter.”

Flights are available with Jet2 departing from East Midlands airport on 22nd February 2020 costing £63 per person return excluding a 22kg luggage allowance or £123 with luggage. To book visit