Be one of the first to be informed and start your travel and ski holiday planning well in advance. In this blog, you will find the projected opening and closing dates for each ski resort for the upcoming European ski season and links to the official ski resort landing pages on Maison Sport to book your ski lessons. We have also included a detailed month-by-month ski season breakdown, allowing you to plan your next trip to the ski slopes with precision.
The majority of ski resorts in Europe will open at the beginning of December and close towards the end of April. It’s important to note that the dates provided here are preliminary and subject to change as resort opening dates are projected and may be updated. Check out our blog here for the most snow sure resorts to visit if you are looking to take a trip early in the season. We will update this blog accordingly, so make sure you don’t miss the opening day at your favourite ski resort!
SKI RESORTS IN AUSTRIA
Kitzbühel | 25 Nov 2023-7 April 2024
St. Anton | 01 Dec 2023-12 April 2024
Zell am See | 09 Dec 2023-TBC
SKI RESORTS IN FRANCE
Alpe d’Huez | 2 Dec 2023-21 April 2024
Avoriaz | 15 Dec 2023-21 April 2024
Chamonix | 16 Dec 2023-5 May 2024
Courchevel | 2 Dec 2023-21 April 2024
Flaine | 16 Dec 2023-21 April 2024
La Plagne | 16 Dec 2023-28 April 2024
Les 2 Alpes | 2 Dec 2023-28 April 2024
Les Arcs | 16 Dec 2023-27 April 2024
Les Gets | 16 Dec 2023-7 April 2024
Les Menuires | 2 Dec 2023-21 April 2024
Megeve | 9 Dec 2023-14 April 2024
Meribel | 2 Dec 2023-21 April 2024
Morzine | 16 Dec 2023-7 April 2024
Tignes | 18 Nov 2023-5 May 2024
Val d’Isère | 2 Dec 2023-5 May 2024
Val Thorens | 18 Nov 2023-5 May 2024
SKI RESORTS IN ITALY
Abetone | 16 Dec 2023-7 April 2024
Bormio | 25 Nov 2023-14 April 2024
Cervinia | 14 Oct 2023-5th May 2024
Champoluc | 1 Dec 2023-7 April 2024
Cortina D’Ampezzo | 25 Nov 2023-1 May 2024
Courmayeur | 25 Nov 2023-1 May 2024
Livigno | 18 Nov 2023-1 May 2024
Madonna di Campiglio | 26 Nov 2023-16 April 2024
Sauze d’Oulx | 7 Dec 2023-7 April 2024
Sestriere | 7 Dec 2023-7 April 2024
SKI RESORTS IN SWITZERLAND
Crans Montana | 2 Dec 2023-7 April 2024
Engelberg | 2 Dec 2023-14 April 2024
Gstaad | 16 Dec 2023-1 April 2024
Saas Fee | 3 Nov 2023-21 April 2024
St. Moritz | 26 Nov 2023-10 April 2024
Verbier | 2 Dec 2023-21 April 2024
Zermatt | All Year Round Skiing
The European ski season traditionally spans from late November to mid to late April. However, the ideal timing for your skiing adventure may vary depending on your preferences.
In December, you can expect a tranquil skiing environment with relatively less crowded slopes, which is especially advantageous for beginners and intermediates. Skiing during the holiday season adds a festive touch to your experience, as resorts adorn their surroundings with sparkling lights and Christmas decorations.
January is renowned for its abundant snowfall and colder temperatures. For seasoned skiers, this means the opportunity to explore more terrain, as all links between ski areas are typically open by this time. This month is also relatively less crowded, making it an excellent choice for beginners who need ample space to practice their skiing skills.
February brings a lively atmosphere to the resorts, thanks to half-term family ski vacations. Resorts are bustling with activities during this period, making it an enjoyable time for families.
March and April are characterized by longer daylight hours, milder temperatures, and quieter slopes. These months are perfect for those seeking a more relaxed skiing experience under the clear blue skies. The snow tends to be softer, which is advantageous for beginners looking to improve their skills.
Make sure to book your ski lessons as early as today to ensure the best availability from the fantastic independent ski instructors of Maison Sport!
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