New London Southend to Sion Winter Route 2017-2018


A new twice weekly direct route from London Southend Airport to Sion in Switzerland kicks off on 14th December 2017.

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Saas Fee – Easily accessible from Sion

Operated by Swiss based Powdair (we’ve never heard of them either) the Thursday and Saturday flights run through until 16th April 2018. Flights to Sion with Powdair are also available from Bristol, Edinburgh, Luton, Manchester and Southampton… so they’re definitely targeting the British market.

With a flight time of 1hr 33mins from Southend, Sion gives easy access to the resorts Crans Montana, Nendaz and Verbier. Saving you time on the usual train journey round from Geneva.

Powdair’s prices aren’t exactly cheap. All 1 week peak and off peak dates from Southend we tried on their (rather clunky) website came back as £290+ per person.

With prices like that it’s all going to come down to how much your travel time is worth should you be looking to ride on of those resorts. If you’re not in a rush then I can highly recommend the rather picturesque train journey round from Geneva to the Valais area, with beer, wine or cup of tea in hand.

More details and bookings with Powdair here



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Baden Knifton

Baden Knifton is owner and head coach at Onyx Snowboard School, holding BASI L4 ISTD Snowboard Instructor certification with further qualifications in Sport Technology (BSc) and Sport Psychology (MSc). He's the head trainer with Snowsport England and responsible for writing their instructor qualification programme. Additionally he works as a freestyle TD (technical delegate), judge, race official and regularly organises competitions around Europe. Away from snowboarding he's a winter sports and travel blogger, presenter, writer, general mountain man and tech geek!

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