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French Alps Resort Opening Dates 2024/25

A Guide to Ski Resort Opening and Closing Dates in 2024

Dreaming of powdery snow and exhilarating descents in the French Alps? Look no further, find out the opening and closing dates for all our French Alps ski resorts here. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a first-timer eager to hit the slopes, knowing when resorts are open is crucial for planning your perfect winter getaway.

General Ski Season Opening Dates in France

The French ski season generally stretches from mid-December to mid-April, with variations depending on the specific resort and altitude. Some resorts feature diverse opening and closing dates, such Val Thorens or Tignes that often kick off the season as early as November and stay open until May, offering an extended window for snow enthusiasts.

Beyond Opening and Closing Dates: What to Expect Early and Late Season

Opening and closing dates are just the beginning. Early and late season can bring slightly different experiences. Some high-altitude areas offer glacier skiing even before the official opening, while lower resorts might have limited terrain available until the snowpack thickens.

Remember to consider factors like altitude when choosing a resort for early or late season skiing and be aware that some facilities, like certain lifts or restaurants, may not be fully operational during shoulder seasons.


Looking for opening and closing dates for a particular ski area? 

Grand Massif

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Samoëns

TBA  

Les Carroz d'Araches

TBA  

Flaine

TBA  

 

Tarentaise

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Sainte Foy

TBA  

La Rosière

14/12/2024 - tba  

Valmorel

21/12/2024 - 11/04/2025  

Doucy

TBA  

 

Tignes Val d'Isère

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Tignes Val Claret

30/11/2024 - 04/05/2024  

Tignes Le Lac

30/11/2024 - 04/05/2024  

Tignes 1800

30/11/2024 - 04/05/2024  

Tignes Les Brevieres

30/11/2024 - 04/05/2024  

Val d'Isère

30/11/2024 - 04/05/2024  

Isère

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Les Deux Alpes

TBA  

Alpe d'Huez

30/11/2024 - 21/04/2025  

Vaujany

TBA  

Oz 3300

TBA  

Auris en Oisans

TBA  

Les 7 Laux

TBA  

Chamrousse

TBA  

Villard de Lans

TBA  

Corrençon en Vercors

TBA  

Southern Alps

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Montgenèvre

TBA  

Serre Chevalier

TBA  

Vars

TBA  

Isola 2000

TBA  

Auron

TBA  

3 Valleys

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

St Martin de Belleville

TBA  

Les Menuires

TBA  

Val Thorens

TBA  

Courchevel

TBA  

La Tania (Courchevel)

TBA  

Méribel

TBA  

Maurienne Valley

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Val Cenis

TBA  

Aussois

14/12/2024 - 11/04/2025  

La Toussuire

TBA  

Le Corbier

14/12/2024 - 11/04/2025  

St Sorlin d'Arves

14/12/2024 - 11/04/2025  

Valloire

14/12/2024 - 11/04/2024  

Orelle (Val Thorens)

TBA  

Paradiski

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Peisey Vallandry

TBA  

Arc 1600

TBA  

 Arc 1800

TBA  

Arc 2000

TBA  

Plagne Soleil & Plagne Village

14/12/2024 - 26/04/2025  

Plagne 1800

14/12/2024 - 26/04/2025  

Belle-Plagne

14/12/2024 - 26/04/2025  

Plagne Centre

14/12/2024 - 26/04/2025  

Champagny

14/12/2024 - 26/04/2025  

Les Coches

14/12/2024 - 26/04/2025  

Plagne Montalbert

14/12/2024 - 26/04/2025  

Bourg St Maurice

TBA  

Portes du Soleil

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Les Gets

TBA  

Châtel

TBA  

Morzine

TBA  

Avoriaz

TBA  

 

Mont Blanc & Chamonix Valley

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

Les Saisies

TBA  

Chamonix

TBA  

Les Houches

TBA  

Combloux

TBA  

Areches-Beaufort

TBA  

Les Contamines

TBA  

Saint Gervais

TBA  

St Nicolas de Veroce

TBA  

Megève

TBA  

Notre Dame de Bellecombe

TBA  

Vallorcine

TBA  

Aravis-Annecy Mountains

Ski Resort 

Opening-Closing

Nordic

La Clusaz

TBA  

Le Grand Bornand

TBA  

Manigod

TBA  

Lake Annecy

TBA  

These dates are being updated as and when the resorts release the information. Opening dates are subject to change. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be kept in the loop with resort news, special offers and the latest availability.

If you're booking an early or late season ski holiday please be aware not all facilities in the resort may be open - including some ski lifts. Some resorts may open earlier than their official opening dates if snow conditions, grooming, equipment readiness and lift staff availability allow. If you have any questions or would like some advice on the best places to ski at the start and end of the ski season, call our team on 023 9283 9310 or send an email to reservations@peakretreats.co.uk.


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