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French Alps Resort Opening Dates: Winter 2016/2017

Opening dates for resorts we feature in the French Alps. Please note these are scheduled opening/closing dates and can be subject to change. Clients looking to book their ski holiday in the French Alps in the early or late season should be aware that not all amenities/facilities in resort may be open (e.g. lifts). Please check the tourist office website for the resort before making a booking. 

Note: These dates are being updated as and when the resorts release the information. If no information has been released, last year's dates are shown.

GRAND MASSIF

Official Opening Dates

Closing Dates

Samoens

17/12/16

17/04/17

Morillon

17/12/16

17/04/17

Les Carroz d'Araches

17/12/16

17/04/17

Sixt fer a Cheval

17/12/16

10/03/17

(Flaine)

17/12/16
Partial:
10/12/16

17/04/17
Partial:
23/04/17

PORTES DU SOLEIL

Les Gets

19/12/15

17/04/16

Les Gets partial opening: Les Chavannes side and link with Morzine   

12/12/15

18/12/15

Morzine

19/12/15

10/04/16

Chatel

17/12/16

23/04/17

Chatel partial opening: Linga / Pre-la-Joux area and link with Avoriaz

10/12/16

16/12/16

(Avoriaz)

12/12/15

24/04/16

ARAVIS

Grand Bornand

19/12/15

22/04/16

La Clusaz

17/12/16

30/04/17

MONT BLANC - CHAMONIX VALLEY

Chamonix (Brevent & Flegere)

12/12/15

17/04/16 

Partial opening

05/12/15

 

Vallorcine

19/12/15

17/04/16 

Partial opening

12/12/15

 

Argentiere

tbc 

tbc 

Partial opening

Les Houches

19/12/15 

17/04/16

Partial opening

05/12/15

 

VAL D'ARLY

Les Saisies

19/12/15

22/04/16

Les Saisies Nordic Ski Area (Cross Country)

First snow fall

22/04/16

Notre-Dame de Bellecombe

17/12/16

07/04/17

MONT BLANC - EVASION

St Gervais

19/12/15

10/04/16

St Gervais partial

11/04/16

17/04/16

Combloux

19/12/15

01/04/16

Megeve 

19/12/15

16/04/16

Les Contamines

18/12/15

22/04/16

PARADISKI

Peisey-Vallandry

12/12/15

23/04/16

Montchavin-Les Coches

12/12/15

23/04/16

Champagny

12/12/15

23/04/16

Bourg St Maurice gondola

12/12/15

23/04/16

Link to Paradiski

19/12/15

23/04/16

TARENTAISE

Sainte Foy Tarentaise

19/12/15

17/04/16

La Rosiere (Espace San Bernardo)

12/12/15

22/04/16

Tignes (Espace Killy)

28/11/15

08/05/16

3 VALLEYS

Brides les Bains gondola

18/12/15

15/04/16

(Meribel)

05/12/15

22/04/16

St Martin de Belleville

10/12/16

21/04/17

La Tania

12/12/15

22/04/16

Orelle

26/11/16

01/05/17

(Courchevel)

05/12/15

22/04/16

(Val Thorens)

26/11/16

01/05/17

OISANS

 

 

Oz en Oisans (Grande Domaine)

05/12/15

23/04/16

Auris (Grande Domaine)

05/12/15

23/04/16

Vaujany (Grand Domaine)

05/12/15

23/04/16

(Alpe d'Huez)

05/12/15

23/04/16

Les Deux Alpes

03/12/16

29/04/17

Venosc gondola

05/12/15

30/04/16

Serre Chevalier

07/12/16

23/04/17

Briancon

12/12/15

24/04/16

Montgenevre

28/11/15

23/04/16

Chamrousse

12/12/15

23/04/16

MAURIENNE VALLEY

Termignon

12/12/15

15/04/16

Val Cenis

11/12/16

21/04/17

Bessans

19/12/15

tbc

Bessans Nordic Ski Area (Cross Country)

First snow in November

tbc

Valloire (Galibier Thabor)

17/12/16

14/04/17

Valloire partial opening: Valloire only

17/12/16

17/04/17

St Jean d'Arves (Les Sybelles)

17/12/16

14/04/17

St Sorlin d'Arves (Les Sybelles)

17/12/16

14/04/17

La Toussuire (Les Sybelles)

17/12/16

14/04/17

Albiez

17/12/16

02/04/17

La Norma

17/12/16

14/04/17

Aussois

19/12/15

15/04/16

St Francois Longchamp (Grand Domaine)

19/12/15

16/04/16

Valmorel (Grand Domaine)

19/12/15

16/04/16

Partial Opening

01/12/15

 

Doucy (Grand Domaine)

19/12/15

09/04/16

Opening dates for resorts or rather ski areas we feature in the French Alps. Please note these are scheduled opening/closing dates and can be subject to change. Clients looking to book their ski holiday in the French Alps in the early or late season should be aware that not all amenities/facilities in resort may be open (e.g. lifts). Please check with us or the tourist office website for the resort before making a booking. 

Please note that some resorts (ski areas) sometimes open earlier than their official opening dates if snow conditions, grooming, equipment readiness and lift staff availability allow (see below for a list of French ski areas already opened). Sometimes they open only a limited number of lifts, mainly for local clients (who feel they have been waiting too long since the previous April!) and sometimes they only open at weekends again mainly for the benefit of local clients. Full ski area opening is normally for the scheduled date initially set months in advance.

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