European Ski Season Dates for 2018/19

The best time of the year is almost here.  Some ski resorts in Europe are already open and others are beginning to open.  It can often be difficult trawling the internet to try and find ski resort opening dates.  Here at Ski-Lifts, we thought we’d make it easier for you and we did the work for you.  Below is a list of the opening dates for the most popular ski resorts in Europe.  Including; ski season dates in France, Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland.

Just take a look at the list below to find out when the ski season starts in; France, Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland.  It’s never too early to book your next ski holiday, so get your woolly hats and boots at the ready, your flights booked, accommodation arranged, ski equipment hired, ski passes paid for and of course, your airport transfer arranged from airport to ski resort.



SKI SEASON DATES 201819

Andorra

Ski ResortOpening DateClosing DateAdditional Info
The Grandvalira ski area01/12/201822/04/2019

Austria

Ski ResortOpening DateClosing DateAdditional Info
Bad Kleinkirchheim07/12/201807/04/2019
Hintertux1/12/201822/04/2019Glacier open all year round
Ischgl22/11/201801/05/2019
Kitzbühel13/10/2018 (estimated)01/05/2019 (estimated)
Mayrhofen01/12/201822/04/2019
Obergurgl15/11/201828/04/2019
Solden15/11/201828/04/2019Glacier planned to open on 17/09/2018 – depending on snow conditions
St Anton30/11/201828/04/2019

Bulgaria

Ski ResortOpening DateClosing DateAdditional Info
Borovets16/12/2018 (estimated)17/04/2019 (estimated)
Bansko01/12/201807/04/2019

France

Ski ResortOpening DateClosing DateAdditional Info
Alpe d’Huez01/12/201827/04/2019
Avoriaz14/12/201822/04/2019
Chamonix09/12/2018 (estimated)22/04/2019 (estimated)
Courchevel08/12/201822/04/2019
Flaine22/12/201822/04/2019Partial opening from 15/12/2018 – depending on snow conditions
La Plagne15/12/201827/04/2019
Les Arcs15/12/201827/04/2019
La Clusaz16/12/2018TBC
La Tania15/12/201822/04/2019
Les Gets22/12/201814/04/2019Partial opening from 15/12/2018 – depending on snow conditions
Les Menuires08/12/201822/04/2019
Meribel08/12/201822/04/2019
Morzine22/12/201814/04/2019
Serre Chevalier15/12/201822/04/2019
Tignes24/11/2018 (estimated)01/05/2019 (estimated)
Val d’Isere24/11/201822/04/2019
Val Thorens17/11/201805/05/2019Partial opening from 17/11/2018 – depending on snow conditions

Germany

Ski ResortOpening DateClosing DateAdditional Info
Garmisch14/12/201807/04/2019

Italy

Ski ResortOpening DateClosing DateAdditional Info
Alta Badia01/12/201807/04/2019
Arabba24/12/201817/03/2019
Cervinia21/10/201805/05/2019
Cortina30/11/201801/05/2019
Livigno22/12/201805/04/2019
Madonna di Campiglio21/12/201811/03/2019
Selva Val Gardena06/12/201808/04/2019

Slovenia

Ski ResortOpening DateClosing DateAdditional Info
BohinjTBCTBC
Kranjska GoraTBCTBC

Switzerland

Ski ResortOpening DateClosing DateAdditional Info
Davos Klosters23/11/201822/04/2019
Grindelwald17/11/201828/04/2019
Gstaad15/12/201817/03/2019
Saas Fee14/07/201828/04/2019
Verbier01/12/2018 (estimated)29/04/2019 (estimated)
ZermattThe Matterhorn, Gornergrat and Rothorn glacial areas are open 365 days per year.

PLEASE NOTE – Dates may be subject to change

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