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When do the French ski resorts open?

PUBLISHED: 10:03 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:59 07 November 2017

When do French ski resorts open © istockphoto

When do French ski resorts open © istockphoto


Find out when your favourite French ski resort opens and closes this year and start planning your ski trip to France



Opens 18 November 2017

Val Thorens, Savoie (closes 8 May 2018)

Opens 9 December 2017

Méribel Vallée, Savoie (closes 22 April 2018)

Courchevel, Savoie (closes 22 April 2018)

Opens 16 December 2017

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

La Tania, Savoie (closes 15 April 2018)

Opens 22 December 2017

Brides-les-Bains, Savoie (closes 13 April 2018)


Opens 15 December 2017

Avoriaz, Haute-Savoie (closes 21 April 2018)

Opens 16 December 2017

Les Gets, Haute-Savoie (closes 15 Aprils 2018)

Morzine, Haute-Savoie (closes 15 April 2018)

Opens 23 December 2018

Châtel, Haute-Savoie (closes 22 April 2018)


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Opens 16 December 2017

La Plagne, Savoie (closes 28 April 2018)

Les Arcs Bourg-St-Maurice, Savoie (closes 28 April 2018)

Champagny-en-Vanoise, Savoie (closes 28 April 2018)

Montchavin-les-Coches, Savoie (closes 22 April 2018)


Opens 9 December 2017

Flaine, Haute-Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

Opens 16 December 2017

Samoëns, Haute-Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

Les Carroz d’Araches, Haute-Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

Opens 23 December 2018

Morillon, Haute-Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)


Opens 18 November 2017

Les Houches, Haute-Savoie (closes 15 April 2018)

Opens 23 November 2017

Combloux, Haute-Savoie (closes 25 March 2018)

Opens 9 December 2017

Megève, Haute-Savoie (closes 17 April 2017)

Opens 16 December 2017

Chamonix, Haute-Savoie (closes 22 April 2018)

Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie (closes 15 April 2018)


Opens 25 November 2017

Tignes, Savoie (closes 1 May 2018)

Val d’Isère, Savoie (closes 1 May 2018)


Opens 9 December 2017

Le Grand-Bornand, Haute-Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

Opens 23 December 2017

La Clusaz, Haute-Savoie (closes 30 April 2018)


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Opens 2 December 2018

Alpe d’Huez, Isère (closes 22 April 2018)

Les Deux Alpes, Isère (closes 28 April 2018)

Chamrousse, Isère (closes 22 April 2018)

Opens 9 December 2017

Villard de Lans/Ccorrencon, Isère (closes 9 April 2018)

Opens 16 December 2017

Vaujany, Isère (closes 20 April 2018)

La Rosiere, Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

Le Corbier, Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

Saint-Sorlin d’Arves, Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

Saint-Colomban des Villards, Savoie (closes 2 April 2018)

Autrans, Isère (closes 31 March 2018)

Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Savoie (closes 14 April 2018)

Opens 17 December 2017

Val Cenis Vanoise, Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

Opens 23 December 2017

Saint-Francois Longchamp, Savoie (closes 14 April 2018)

Praz-sur-Arly, Haute-Savoie (closes 13 April 2018)

Crest-Voland Cohennoz, Savoie (closes 13 April 2018)

Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, Savoie (closes 6 April 2018)

Flumet-Saint-Nicholas-la-Chapelle, Savoie (closes 6 April 2018)

Les Saisies, Savoie (closes 27 April 2018)

Pralognan-la-Vanoise, Savoie (closes 15 April 2018)

Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse/Le Planolet, Isère (closes 18 March 2018)

Valloire, Savoie (closes 13 April 2018)

Valmeinier, Savoie (closes 13 April 2018)

La Norma, Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)

La Giettaz, Savoie (closes 25 March 2018)

Alpe du Grand-Serre, Isère (closes 2 April 2018)

Praz-de-Lys Sommand, Haute-Savoie (closes 15 April 2018)

Albiez Montrond, Savoie (closes 7 April 2018)

Areches Beaufort, Savoie (closes 6 April 2018)

Aillons-Margeriaz, Savoie (closes 2 April 2018)

Lez 7 Laux, Isère (closes 2 April 2018)

Aussois, Saoive (closes 20 April 2018)

Thollon-les-Memises, Haute-Savoie (closes 2 April 2018)

Meaudre, Isère (closes 25 March 2018)

Bonneval-sur-Arc, Savoie (closes 27 April 2018)

Les Karellis, Savoie (closes 20 April 2018)


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Opens 2 December 2017

Mongenevre, Hautes-Alpes (closes 28 April 2018)

Isola 2000, Alpes-Maritimes (closes 15 April 2018)

Opens 9 December 2017

Auron, Alpes-Maritimes (closes 15 April 2018)

Opens 16 December 2017

Serre Chevalier, Hautes-Alpes (closes 22 April 2018)

Risoul, Hautes-Alpes (closes 22 April 2018)

Vars, Hautes-Alpes (closes 22 April 2018)

Les Orres, Hautes-Alpes (closes 15 April 2018)

Puy St Vincent, Hautes-Alpes (closes 20 April 2018)

Pra Loup, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (closes 15 April 2018)

Val d’Allos le Seignus, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (closes 2 April 2018)

Val d’Allos la Foux, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (closes 15 April 2018)

Le Sauze, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (closes 2 April 2018)

Chabanon, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (closes 25 March 2018)

Opens 23 December 2017

Orcières 1850, Hautes-Alpes (closes 22 April 2018)

Le Devoluy, Hautes-Alpes (closes 13 April 2018)

Serre-Eyraud, Hautes-Alpes (closes 31 March 2018)

2017/2018 dates TBC

Montclar, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 


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Opens 24 November 2017

Les Angles, Pyrénées-Orientales (closes 8 April 2018)

Opens 2 December 2017

Ax-les-Thermes, Ariège (closes 2 April 2018)

Grand Tourmalet, Hautes-Pyrénées (closes 8 April 2018)

Saint-Lary-Soulan, Hautes-Pyrénées (closes 2 April 2018)

Font-Romeu, Pyrénées-Orientales (closes 2 April 2018)

Peyragudes, Hautes-Pyrénées (closes 2 April 2017)

Opens 16 December 2017

Peyragudes, Hautes-Pyrénées (closes 2 April 2018)


Opens 2 December 2017

Le Mont-Dore, Puy de Dôme (closes 2 April 2018)

Besse-Super-Besse, Puy-de-Dôme (closes 15 April 2018)

Opens 23 December 2017

Le Lioran, Cantal (closes 2 April 2018)


Opens 23 December 2017

La Bresse Hohneck, Vosges (closes 2 April 2018)

2017/2018 dates TBC

Gérardmer, Vosges 

Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle, Vosges 

Ventron, Vosges 


Opens 9 December 2017

Les Rousses, Jura (closes 2 April 2018)

Opens 17 December 2016

Metabief, Doubs (closes 25 March 2018)

Monts Jura, Ain (closes 2 April 2018)



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