European Ski Season Dates for 2017/18

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.

2e33d323-d55c-4e5e-97bd-6e5333f235e7Andorra Ski Season Dates 2017/18

  • The Grandvalira ski area, encompasses the ski resorts of Soldeu, El Tarter, Encamp, Canillo and Pas de la Casaall of which are due to open on the 02/12/2017 – 08/04/2018

Grandvalira ski area in Andorra

austriaAustria Ski Season Dates 2017/18

  • Hintertux – All year
  • Ischgl – 23/11/2017 – 01/05/2018
  • Kitzbühel – 14/10/2017 – Majority of lifts open until April/Early May
  • Mayrhofen – 02/12/2017 – 15/04/2018
  • Obergurgl – Pre-season 16/11/2017-22/12/2018. Main Season 23/12/2017 – 06/04/2018
  • Solden – Glacier ski area opens 18/09/2017 (number of lifts open dependent on snow conditions) – 01/05/2018. The main area will open 16/11/2017 – 22/04/2018
  • St Anton – 01/12/2017 – 22/04/2018

St Anton ski resort in Austria

bulgariaBulgaria Ski Season Dates 2017/18

pamporovo ski resort in Bulgaria

ski-resorts-in-franceFrance Ski Season Dates 2017/18

Slopes at Les Arcs ski resort which is open between the dates of 16/12/2017 - 28/04/2018


ski-resorts-in-germanyGermany Ski Season Dates 2017/18

  • Garmisch – 09/12/2017 – 02/04/2018

Garmisch ski resort in Germany

ski-resorts-in-italyItaly Ski Season Dates 2017/18

  • Arabba – 02/12/2017 – 08/04/2018
  • Cortina – Pre-season 25/11/2017 – 23/12/2017. Main season 24/12/2017 – 01/05/2018
  • Livigno – 08/12/2017 – 06/04/2018
  • Madonna di Campiglio – 25/11/2017 – 08/04/2018
  • Pila – 25/11/2017 – 15/08/2018

Arabba ski resort in Italy

Airport-Transfers-to-Ski-Resorts-in-SloveniaSlovenia Ski Season Dates 2017/18

Bohinj ski resort in Slovenia

switzerlandSwitzerland Ski Season Dates 2017/18

  • Davos Klosters – 17/11/2017 – 08/04/2018
  • Gstaad – 25/11/2017 – 06/05/2018
  • Saas Fee – Being a glacier resort Sass Fee is already open to limited runs with more areas due to opening further on into the season. The ski areas remain open until 15/04/2018
  • Verbier – Certain lifts will open on weekends only in November, depending on snow conditions. Most lifts are open 04/12/2017 – 29/04/2018
  • Zermatt – The Matterhorn, Gornergrat and Rothorn glacial areas are open 365 days per year.

An image of skiers at Saas Fee ski resorts in Switzerland

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Please note –

  • When booking your ski holiday in Europe for early or late season dates you should be aware that not all facilities in your chosen ski resort may be open – including some ski lifts. We would advise you to check the resort tourist office website before making a booking.
  • All ski resort opening dates are subject to change.