Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018

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Planning your next ski season in Europe? Then you’ll need to know when the ski resorts open for the coming season. It can be a confusing task working out the best dates to book your flights so we’ve done the leg work for you and put together a list of the major ski resort opening dates for 2018 in the Alps.

If you can’t find the resort you’re looking for on this list, it might well be that the official opening dates are yet to be released.

So, without further ado, here we go…

Austrian Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018

Here you’ll find a list of opening dates for the main Austrian ski resorts:

September 2018

  • Solden – 15th September 2018
  • Zell am See – 30th September 2018

October 2018

  • Kirchberg in Tirol – 13th October 2018
  • Kitzbuhel – 13th October 2018

November 2018

  • Obergurgl – 15th November 2018
  • Sankt Gallenkirch – 17th November 2018
  • Ischgl – 22nd November 2018
  • Bad Gastein – 24th November 2018
  • Flirsch – 30th November 2018
  • Lech – 30th November 2018
  • Saalbach Hinterglemm – 30th November 2018
  • St Anton am Arlberg – 30th November 2018
  • St. Jakob am Arlberg – 30th November 2018
  • Zürs – 30th November 2018

December 2018

  • Flachau – 1st December 2018
  • Mayrhofen – 1st December 2018
  • Zillertal – 1st December 2018
  • Serfaus – 6th December 2018
  • Alpbach – 7th December 2018
  • Galtur – 7th December 2018
  • Klosterle -7th December 2018
  • Ellmau – 8th December 2018
  • Fügen, Zillertal SuperSki – 8th December 2018
  • Soll – 8th December 2018
  • St Johann in Tirol – 8th December 2018
  • Kappl – 14th December 2018

French Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018

Here are the opening dates for the leading ski resorts in France:

September 2018

L’Espace Killy (Tignes and Val d’Isère), Savoie – 29th September 2018

November 2018

  • Briancon – 7th December 2018
  • Val Thorens, 3 Valleys – 17th November 2018
  • Chamonix, Ski Pass Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie – 24th November 2018
  • Val d’Isere – 24th November 2018
  • Tignes – Lavachet – 24th November 2018 (estimated)

December 2018

  • Alpe d’Huez, Grandes Rousses – 1st December 2018
  • Besse – 1st December 2018
  • Chamrousse – 1st December 2018
  • Les Deux Alpes, Grand Serre Chevalier – 1st December 2018
  • Montgenevre – 1st December 2018
  • La Clusaz, Aravis Pass Area – 3rd December 2018
  • Sestriere – 7th December 2018
  • Serre Chevalier, Grand Serre Chevalier – 7th December 2018
  • Courchevel, 3 Valleys, Savoie – 8th December 2018
  • Le Grand Bornand, Aravis Pass Area – 8th December 2018
  • Les Houches, Ski Pass Mont Blanc – 8th December 2018
  • Les Ménuires, 3 Valleys – 8th December 2018
  • Les Saisies, Espace Diamant – 8th December 2018
  • Méribel, 3 Valleys, Savoie – 8th December 2018
  • Villard de Lans – 8th December 2018
  • Brides-les-Bains – 14th December 2018
  • Chatel – 15th December 2018
  • Flaine, Grand Massif, Haute-Savoie – 15th December 2018
  • Auris en Oisans, Grandes Rousses – 15th December 2018
  • Avoriaz 1800, Portes du Soleil – 15th December 2018
  • Belle Plagne – 15th December 2018
  • Corrençon en Vercors – 15th December 2018
  • La Plagne, Paradiski – 15th December 2018
  • La Plagne 1800 – 15th December 2018
  • La Rosière 1850 – 15th December 2018
  • La Tania – 15th December 2018
  • La Plagne Bellecote – 15th December 2018
  • Les Arcs – 15th December 2018
  • Les Carroz – 15th December 2018
  • Les Coches – 15th December 2018
  • Les Gets – 15th December 2018
  • Megeve – 15th December 2018
  • Morzine, Portes du Soleil – 15th December 2018
  • Oz-en-Oisans – 15th December 2018
  • Peisey-Vallandry – 15th December 2018
  • Puy Saint Vincent, Grand Serre Chevalier – 15th December 2018
  • Sainte Foy – 15th December 2018
  • Saint Martin de Belleville, 3 Valleys – 15th December 2018
  • Samoens – 15th December 2018
  • St Gervais , Ski Pass Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie – 15th December 2018
  • Villard Reculas – 15th December 2018
  • Bernex – 16th December 2018
  • Lanslevillard – 16th December 2018
  • Val Cenis – 16th December 2018
  • Alpe du Grand Serre – 22nd December 2018
  • Arvieux – 22nd December 2018
  • Autrans – 22nd December 2018
  • Bessans – 22nd December 2018
  • Champagny en Vanoise – 22nd December 2018
  • Combloux – 22nd December 2018
  • Crest Voland Cohennoz, Espace Diamant – 22nd December 2018
  • Flumet, Espace Diamant – 22nd December 2018
  • Gresse en Vercors – 22nd December 2018
  • La Grave, Grande Galaxie – 22nd December 2018
  • La Joue du Loup – 22nd December 2018
  • Lans en Vercors – 22nd December 2018
  • Le Collet d’Allevard – 22nd December 2018
  • Le Pleynet – 22nd December 2018
  • Les 7 Laux – 22nd December 2018
  • Les Aillons Margeriaz – 22nd December 2018
  • Les Contamines – 22nd December 2018
  • Manigod – 22nd December 2018
  • Montchavin – 22nd December 2018
  • Mont Saxonnex – 22nd December 2018
  • Notre Dame , Espace Diamant – 22nd December 2018
  • Prapoutel – 22nd December 2018
  • Praz sur Arly, Espace Diamant – 22nd December 2018
  • Saint Colomban des Villards – 22nd December 2018
  • Saint-Jean-d’Aulps – 22nd December 2018
  • Saint -Jean de Sixt – 22nd December 2018
  • Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval – 22nd December 2018
  • Valmorel – 22nd December 2018
  • Argentière, Ski Pass Mont Blanc – 23rd December 2018
  • Aillon-le-Jeune – Mid December (Exact dates yet to be confirmed)

 

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Italian Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018

Here are the opening dates for the primary Italian ski resorts:

October 2018

  • Cervinia – 13th October 2018
  • Falcade (Caviola) – 30th October 2018

November 2018

  • Passo del Tonale – 10th November 2018
  • Ponte di Legno – 10th November 2018
  • Cortina d Ampezzo – 16th November 2018
  • Dobbiaco (Toblach) – 17th November 2018
  • Livigno (Carosello/Mottolino) – 17th November 2018
  • Alpe Cermis (Cavalese) – 24th November 2018
  • Alpe di Pampeago – 24th November 2018
  • Arabba – 24th November 2018
  • Cavalese – 24th November 2018
  • Courmayeur – 24th November 2018
  • Obereggen – 24th November 2018
  • Valchiavenna (Madesimo/Campodolcino) – 24th November 2018
  • Canazei di Fassa Dolomiti – 30th November 2018
  • Plan de Corones (Kronplatz) – 30th November 2018

December 2018

  • Alta Badia – 1st December 2018
  • Aprica – 1st December 2018
  • Bormio – 1st December 2018
  • Folgarida – 1st December 2018
  • Frachey – 1st December 2018
  • La Thuile, Aosta Valley – 1st December 2018
  • La Villa (Stern) -1st December 2018
  • Madonna di Campiglio – 1st December 2018
  • Marilleva – 1st December 2018
  • Pinzolo – 1st December 2018
  • San Cassiano – 1st December 2018
  • Sappada – 2nd December 2018
  • Alpe di Siusi – 6th December 2018
  • Corvara Dolomiti SuperSki – 6th December 2018
  • Ortisei (St. Ulrich) – 6th December 2018
  • Pozza di Fassa – 6th December 2018
  • Santa Cristina (Val Gardena) – 6th December 2018
  • Selva di Val Gardena – 6th December 2018
  • Val di Fassa – 6th December 2018
  • Campitello di Fassa – 7th December 2018
  • Champoluc – 7th December 2018
  • Claviere – 7th December 2018
  • Pila (The Aosta Valley) – 7th December 2018
  • Sauze d’Oulx – 7th December 2018
  • Sestriere – 7th December 2018
  • Bardonecchia – 8th December 2018
  • Gressoney Monterosa – 8th December 2018
  • San Vigilio di Marebbe – 8th December 2018

Swiss Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018

Here are the opening dates for the major Swiss ski resorts:

July 2018

  • Saas Fee – 14th July 2018

October 2018

  • Les Diablerets – 27th October 2018

November 2018

  • Gstaad – 3rd November 2018
  • Laax – 3rd November 2018
  • Andermatt – 9th November 2018
  • Verbier – 10th November 2018
  • Crans Montana – 16th November 2018
  • Grindelwald – 17th November 2018
  • Wengen, Lauterbrunnen – 17th November 2018
  • Davos – 23rd November 2018
  • Klosters Top Ski Area – 23rd November 2018
  • Adelboden – 24th November 2018
  • Lauterbrunnen – 24th November 2018
  • Silvaplana – 24th November 2018
  • St. Moritz – 24th November 2018
  • Tasch – 24th November 2018
  • Zermatt – 24th November 2018
  • Veysonnaz – 25th November 2018

December 2018

  • Arosa – 1st December 2018
  • Chur – 1st December 2018
  • Lenzerheide – 1st December 2018
  • Ovronnaz – 1st December 2018
  • Fiesch – 8th December 2018
  • Leukerbad – 8th December 2018
  • Mürren – 8th December 2018
  • Anzere – 9th December 2018
  • La Tzoumaz – 9th December 2018
  • Lally sur Blonay/ Les Pleiades – 9th December 2018
  • Les Mosses – 9th December 2018
  • Luzern – 9th December 2018
  • Axalp – 15th December 2018
  • Villars-sur-Ollon – 15th December 2018
  • Saanen – 15th December 2018
  • Château d’Oex – 16th December 2018
  • Morgins – 16th December 2018
  • Nendaz – 21st December 2018
  • Neuchatel – 22nd December 2018
  • Champery – 23rd December 2018
  • Les Crosets – 23rd December 2018
  • Visp – 23rd December 2018
  • Kandersteg – 23rd December 2018

Now you have the opening dates for the major European ski resorts to hand, you can find the perfect ski destination for you and start booking your skiing holiday.

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See you on the slopes!