Terminal 1 - Geneva airport departures
In terminal 1, once you have checked in your luggage, security control is on the floor above. In this public area you will find a small collection of shops and restaurants such as McDonalds and a Starbucks.
Security is quick and efficient with multiple terminals flowing continuously, but what else would you expect from a Swiss airport?
Once you are through the whole shopping experience at Geneva airport is easy and not pushy. You are not deliberately directed through duty free, like many airports, but can choose to visit the area once through security.
There is a small selection of high end brands and watch shops, with Swiss chocolate and souvenir shops sprinkled between. Note that if you have children you can't buy specific kids or baby food easily as there is no pharmacy such as "Boots" so take what you need with you. If you are happy for them to eat chocolate and cheese there is more than enough to choose from.
A selection of restaurants are available, as shown below, and a large seating area.
Geneva airport departures are separated into different hubs. Each departure lounge manages 4 flights at a time, making the whole departure process efficient and quick. There is a passport control at each hub so you wont wait in any long queues.
Terminal 1 - Geneva airport arrivals
When your flight arrives at Geneva airport you are also dropped off at the corresponding hub so again there are no long passport control queues and you are likely to be through to baggage collection in under 15 minutes.
Your skiing and snowboarding equipment will arrive on a separate belt where larger equipment is delivered.
If you have forgotten to buy your duty free this is your last chance at Geneva airport arrivals to buy a few items from the new duty free shop before you go through customs and into the main Geneva arrivals lounge to meet your Whiterides driver.
Once through you will find a selection of shops, restaurants and toilets for use before getting into your minibus and setting off to your ski resort.