4 September 2014 from Gareth in 'Tips'' | 1 Comments

Early season skiing

It may seem too early to start thinking about skiing but in the French Alps you can treat yourself to some superb early season skiing very soon. You can be back up on the ski slopes in one month’s time! Even though the kids have only just gone back to school and your summer holiday clothes are still in a pile ready to be packed away, you can start thinking about your first ski holidays for the 2014/15 winter season. Read on to find out where you can enjoy some early season skiing.

Early season skiing in Tignes

The hugely popular French ski resort of Tignes plans to open even earlier than last year which is great news for keen skiers. The resort will open its slopes on the Grande Motte glacier on the 4th of October! This isn’t even autumn skiing, it’s late summer skiing – what a treat!

Tignes early season skiing

Les Deux Alpes opens for early season skiing

During the autumn school holidays in France, the fabulous ski resort of Les Deux Alpes opens its slopes for some early season skiing. Part of the wonderful ski area will open on the 25th of October and will stay open until the 2nd of November with some popular activities lined up such as "Enjoy the Glacier" and the "Ski Test & Rock'n Roll" events.

Les Deux Alpes

More early season skiing destinations

If you can wait just a little longer to get back up on the slopes, then you can enjoy some early season skiing in some world-class ski resorts in France. Depending on snow conditions, Val Thorens, Montgenevre and Val d'Isere will open their ski areas before the rest of the French resorts! Get your diaries out and book the weekend of 29th and 30th of November for some early season skiing. Get the 2014/15 ski season off to a great start…

Montgenevre early season skiing

Official opening of the 2014/15 ski season

If you don’t manage to get away for some early season skiing, then it’s not that long to wait until the official opening of the 201/15 ski season. About 30 French ski resorts will open their ski areas the weekend of the 6th and 7th of December, including some all-time favourites such as Alpe d'Huez, Courchevel, La Clusaz, La Plagne and Chamonix. The rest of the French ski resorts will open their slopes from the 13th of December onwards. Watch this space for this season’s top 50 resorts’ official opening dates listing.

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from OT Orelle on 10 September

Opening of Orelle, the Maurienne valley connection with Val Thorens on the 29th of novembre ! Get you skis waxed !!!



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Skiing was something that was sort of forced on me as a child. When my parents signed me up for the school ski trip when I was 11, I think I sulked for a whole month! However, I have no idea how to thank them as I haven’t looked back since!

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