Past and present
After organising emergency transfers for holiday makers stranded in the Alps due to the ash cloud of Eyiafjallajokull volcano in 2010, we called ourselves the Mountain Rescue and started along this road we are on today.
Nowadays along with all the other local firms in the area we only have to deal with the extreme and unpredictable weather conditions and the occasional 50 ton rock blocking the path to Val Thorens.
Using experience and plenty of planning is the way to operate at this type of altitude. We use a comprehensive booking and scheduling system to take care of our data and our office is running 7 days a week helping customers and taking last minute bookings.
As you would expect, operating a French registered transport business, there is plenty of red tape to keep on top of and as we operate inside Switzerland as well, all our drivers need to be registered each year with the Swiss authorities before they start work. All our drivers also have to supply a basic disclosure, pass a french medical and be able to drop 10 interesting facts about the route from Geneva to Tignes in order to start the season with us, so its no simple feat!
Our team is made up of myself, my wife, our office team and around 20 elite drivers, between us we have an extensive knowledge of working in the Alps and in particularly the Tarentaise valley.
Our main business is private airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery airports but we also offer our services around the cities and pick ups from hotels in all of these areas and occasionally other locations.
We know traveling from the airport to resort isn't the most exciting part of the holiday but its our aim to make it as enjoyable and pleasant as possible.
We ask you to sit back, enjoy the ride and let us bring you seamlessly from the plane to the powder.
Simon Wilkinson (Owner)
This year we have upgraded our entire fleet to Volkswagen Caravelles, after using a range of vehicles over the years we have decided the VW is the perfect transfer vehicle for our customers.
If you are booking a transfer last minute we now offer last minute transfers from Geneva and the other airports we operate out of. Every weekend we put up the empty legs available for the coming week. So if you are looking for a transfer for the coming week you may find a real bargain.
Little extras are always nice and this year we have teamed up with SunGod optics, not only have they supported our drivers vision with their trademark 4K Optics® but they are offering all our customers 10% off of any purchase of Sungod products with a code you will receive when booking with Mountain Rescue.
Here is a picture of our driver Ben enjoying his fresh new Sungod glasses. This year with even more drivers on the road we have created our very own Mountain Rescue Team page, check out your drivers profile by going to our Team Page.