As you might see, winter is coming back again.
On mid-november, the first snowflakes have fallen on the slopes. The biggest french ski resorts took the opportunity to open part of their domain. In fact, the 2017 season pioneers could enjoy some fresh snow in the Alps’ mountains.
Where to go ?
After this captivating introduction, you probable crave to ski but you have no idea where to go.
Don’t worry, our team is here to guide you to the best slopes.
Here is a table showing the resorts which are already open :
|Tignes||Open until May, 8th 2017
8 ski lifts and 9 open slopes
|Val Thorens||Open until May, 1st 2017
70% of the domain is open
|Montgenèvre||Open until April, 24th 2017
9 remontées et 12 pistes ouvertes sur 900 mètres de dénivelé
|L’Alpe d’Huez||Temporary opening (November, 19-20th week-end only)
5 ski lifts and 25 km of open slopes (including Sarenne, the longest ski slope in Europe)
|La Clusaz||Open since novembre, 22nd
4 ski lifts and Balme part (top part of the resort, also the highest one and being famous for being the playground of Candide Thovex*)
(child 20 €)
*Candide Thovex is a popular freeskier, pioneer of his discipline inspired from snowboarders. He grew up in La Clusaz and became famous to the general audience thanks to his ski clips.
What will we find ?
You are probably worried about the quality of the snow and you are asking if you would destroy your new ski on rocks if there is not enough of it ? Don’t worry, we made some researches for you.
According to Meteo France, here is a map of the North Alps’ snow cover at 2500 meters (which is the the altitude of most of the resorts).
Coming soon : La Folie Douce Opening Party
Last but not least, we have a good deal to share with you which happens on the December, 3rd. Indeed La Folie Douce (day clubs located in many ski resorts in France) of L’Alpes d’Huez organize his Opening Party and offers skipass for a cheap price. It is the perfect occasion to try your new skis bought at the INSA Lyon Ski Club trade fair. By the way, the ski club brings you there, in partnership with La Folie Douce, for a price of 36€.
See you soon on ski slopes !
Written by Rémi Montaigne, Tanguy Keryhuel and Mathis Decroux