With winter just around the corner, we have compiled a handy guide of all the top ski resort opening dates to ensure you’re set for the season ahead.  Summer is over and it’s time to dust off those skis and boots to get ready for your next ski holiday but where will you head?


Alpe d'Huez

This typically French resort sees an early opening with plenty of time left prior to Christmas to fit in a quick break.

Opening: 2nd December 2017


A sunset over the Avoriaz ski resort

Located bang in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz has access to high-altitude skiing that’s suited to all abilities.

Opening: 23rd December 2017


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Part of the Three Valleys ski area, Courchevel has a good selection of north facing slopes making it a very attractive skiing spot.

Opening: 9th December 2017

Les Arcs

This leading resort has something for everyone – long leisurely slopes, tree lined trails  and plenty of steep stuff.

Opening: 16th December 2017

Les Deux Alpes

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This snowy sure resort offers some extraordinary off-piste riding and with an altitude peak of 3568m, skiing is pretty much guaranteed here, even in the poorest winters for snow.

Opening: 23rd December 2017


The extensive network of lifts in the resort of Meribel is another part of the Three Valleys’ area.

Opening: 9th December 2017


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A combination of impressive snow cover, terrain variation and a season that actually last most of the year ensures Tignes is one of the most reliable winter ski resorts.

Opening: 30th September 2017

Val d'Isere

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An ideal ski resort for many holiday goers, this French spot offers high quality skiing for a long winter season right through till May.

Opening: 25th November 2017

Val Thorens

The first resort in the Three Valleys’ network to officially open, VT has plenty of slope to door-step skiing and is the highest resort in Europe.

Opening: 18th November 2017

And the countdown is on until the first French resort opens... why not get yourself suitably excited and book your next ski holiday with My Swft?  Drop us a message on Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp today to start the conversation and make your holiday booking that little bit simpler.