As you’re probably aware, it has been snowing in the Alps! Over the past week the French Alps have seen bucket loads of snow steadily cover the mountains. Some resorts are claiming to have had over 70cm of the white stuff! This weekend it looks to settle down a little, but with more forecasted for Monday. 

Veteran Ski Journalist Peter Hardy has said, ‘’I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that – potentially, in the French Alps, at least – we are in for the most promising and prolific start to the season in 25 years.’’

With the fresh snow currently beautifying the Alps, several resorts look to open early…

Photo: Les Deux Alpes Facebook


In the words of Courchevel, ‘On November 6th it snowed. On November 7th we started grooming… And on November 11th, you ski for free!’ They have named it the ‘Exceptional Opening’, and this is ahead of their official opening date 12th December.

Photo: Savoie Mont Blanc Tourist Office


Val Thorens has been blessed with 130cm of snow at the top of the pistes, which allowed them to open earlier. From the 19th November 70% of Val Thorens lifts will be open to the public.

Photo: Val Thorens Tourist Office Webcam


Alpe d’Huez is celebrating their coating by opening some of their ski area on the 12th and 13th of November. The resort will open every weekend until the official opening on the 3rd December.

Photo: Alpe d'Huez Facebook


Information from the resort websites.