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French Alps Resort Opening Dates: Winter 2017/2018

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 Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Samoens 23/12/17 20/04/18
Partial opening of Samoens: 16/12/17-22/12/17
Morillon 23/12/17 20/04/18
Les Carroz d'Araches 23/12/17 20/04/18
Partial opening of Les Carroz: 16/12/17-22/12/17
Sixt fer a Cheval 23/12/17 16/03/18
Flaine 23/12/17 20/04/18
Partial opening of Flaine: 09/12/17-22/12/17
Peak Retreats don't feature Flaine, but our sister company SkiCollection offer this resort

 

Portes du Soleil             

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Les Gets 23/12/17 22/04/18
Partial opening of Linga/Pré-la-Joux and liason with Avoriaz: 16/12/17 - 22/12/17
Morzine 23/12/17 22/04/18
Partial opening of Linga/Pré-la-Joux and liason with Avoriaz: 16/12/17 - 22/12/17
Chatel 23/12/17 22/04/18
Partial opening of Linga/Pré-la-Joux and liason with Avoriaz: 16/12/17 - 22/12/17
Avoriaz 23/12/17 20/04/18
Partial opening of Avoriaz: 16/12/17-22/12/17
Peak Retreats don't feature Flaine, but our sister company SkiCollection offer this resort

 

Aravis                            

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Grand Bornand 23/12/17 20/04/18
La Clusaz 23/12/17 20/04/18

 

Mont Blanc                    

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Chamonix 16/12/17 22/04/18
Partial opening of Brevent, Planpraz, Flegere: 09/12/17-15/12/17
Vallorcine 09/12/17 15/04/18
Argentiere 23/12/17 01/05/18
Partial opening of Grands Montets: 08/12/17-22/12/17
Les Houches 23/12/17 17/04/18
Beginners areas:
Savoy - 16/12-09/04
Vormaine - 16/12-19/03
Chosalets - 16/12-19/03
Tourchet - 16/12-19/03
La Poya - 16/12-31/03

 

Espace Diamant           

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Les Saisies 23/12/17 13/04/18
Partial opening: only Les Saisies & Crest-Voland skiing areas & link will be open 14/04-27/04
Notre-Dame de Bellecombe 23/12/17 Early April

 

Evasion Mont Blanc      

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

St Gervais 23/12/17 08/04/18
Partial opening of St Gervais: 16/12-22/12
Combloux 23/12/17 08/04/18
Megeve  23/12/17 08/04/18
Princess sector closing on the 02/04
Les Contamines 23/12/17 15/04/18

 

Paradiski                       

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Peisey-Vallandry 16/12/17 28/04/18
Paradiski (to access La Plagne) links are open: 23/12/17 - 13/04/18
Montchavin-Les Coches 16/12/17 28/04/18
Paradiski (to access Les Arcs) links are open: 23/12/17 - 13/04/18
Champagny 16/12/17 28/04/18
Paradiski (to access Les Arcs) links are open: 23/12/17 - 13/04/18
Bourg St Maurice 16/12/17 28/04/18
Paradiski (to access La Plagne) links are open: 23/12/17 - 13/04/18

 

Tarentaise                     

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Sainte Foy Tarentaise 17/12/17 14/04/18
La Rosiere (Espace San Bernardo) 16/12/17 20/04/18
Tignes (Espace Killy) 25/11/17 01/05/18

 

3 Valleys                       

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

St Martin de Belleville
16/12/17 20/04/18
La Tania 16/12/17 15/04/18
Orelle 25/11/17 08/05/18
Brides les Bains gondola 22/12/17 13/04/18
Val Thorens opens 18/11-08/05, Courchevel 1850 opens 09/12-22/04, Meribel opens 09/12-22/04.
Peak Retreats don't feature these, but our sister company SkiCollection offer these resorts

 

Grande Domaine   

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Oz en Oisans
16/12/17 21/04/18
Auris 23/12/17 15/04/18
Vaujany 16/12/17 21/04/18
Alpe d'Huez 02/12/17 21/04/18
Full opening on 23/12. Peak Retreats don't feature Alpe d'Huez, but our sister company SkiCollection offers this resort

 

Oisans                          

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Les Deux Alpes 02/12/17 28/04/18
Serre Chevalier (Serre Grand Che) 16/12/17 22/04/18
Briancon (Serre Grand Che) 16/12/17 22/04/18
Montgenevre 01/12/17 21/04/18
Chamrousse 02/12/17  

 

Les Sybelles                 

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

St Jean d'Arves 16/12/17 20/04/18
St Sorlin d'Arves  16/12/17 20/04/18
La Toussuire 16/12/17 20/04/18

 

Grand Domaine            

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

St Francois Longchamp
23/12/17 15/04/18
Valmorel 23/12/17 15/04/18
Doucy 23/12/17 15/04/18

 

Maurienne Valley          

Official Full Opening     

Official Closing     

Termignon 23/12/17 08/04/18
Val Cenis 16/12/17 20/04/18
You can ski between Val Cenis and Termignon
Valloire (Galibier Thabor) 23/12/17 13/04/18
La Norma 23/12/17 20/04/18
Aussois 23/12/17 20/04/18

 

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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