We love early-season skiing - it can be amazing. By early season, we mean all dates before the peak week of Christmas. There are so many benefits including quieter slopes and great prices. But what about the snow? At Ski Collection, we're all about high-quality, high-altitude resorts so we asked our team of Alpine experts for their recommendations...
Val Thorens is perfect for those wanting to be the first on the slopes this season. Opening from 20/11/21, the highest resort in Europe is perfect for a pre-Christmas break!
Stay at the ski-in/ski-out Les Balcons de Val Thorens Platinium. Facilities include a sauna, solarium, steam room, and hot tub. You also get free access to the spa of the main Les Balcons de Val Thorens residence which has a swimming pool and fitness room!
Tignes provides a large well-linked and high-altitude ski area with a very reliable snow record. Opening from 27/11/21 there is something for everyone with varied ski terrain easy ski access and an excellent lift system, it offers something for everyone.
Val d'Isere is linked to its neighbour Tignes which together form the vast and exciting Tignes Val d’Isère ski area. As a whole, the Tignes-Val d’Isère ski area has become one of Europe’s premier ski resorts. Opening from 27/11/21, why not take a walk down to La Daille, home to the funival underground funicular and the gondola to Folie Douce.
Stay at the brand-new Vail Lodge, opening in December 2021, a very welcome addition to the resort’s high-end accommodation. The south-facing residence enjoys a ski-in/ski-out location on the Santons ski slope in the sunny Legettaz sector.
Les 2 Alpes is one of the highest altitude areas in Europe and boasts an excellent snow record and an amazing 225km of snowsure ski slopes. Opening from 27/11/21, we love the dramatic scenery and vibe of this resort.
Stay at Neige et Soleil which opened for the 2020/21 season. These warm and welcoming apartments have facilities including a wellness area with a relaxation pool and massage nozzles, sauna, steam room, and spa.
Alpe d'Huez is built on a sunny plateau above the tree line and enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year! Opening from 11/12/21, enjoy Christmas early with access to 250km of pistes and a lively atmosphere.
Stay at the 4-star Le Cristal de l'Alpe, ideally located in the heart of the resort, 200m from the ski slopes and just 50m from the nearest ski lifts and shops. Facilities include access to a pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, and fitness room.
Les Arcs ski area is made up of four ski resorts including Arc 1600, Arc 1800 and Arc 2000 - each a modern, purpose-built resort developed with superb winter skiing and enjoyment in mind. Opening from 11/12/21, enjoy high-quality facilities for children and parents as guaranteed by being awarded the ‘P'tits Montagnards’ label.
Stay at the luxury Chalet Cascade. Facilities inside the chalet include a sauna and a plunge pool with unrivaled views over the slopes, a ski room with boot driers, Wifi, and a bakery service!
If you're ready to head to the slopes but would like some advice on the best destination for your ski group, call our friendly team on 023 9289 0960. You can also request a quote for the latest pricing and availability. Don't forget to check out our ski deals and stay up to date with all the latest French Alps news with our newsletter.