French Resorts Ski Season Dates 2014-15

Following on from the Portes du Soilel opening dates, we’re now looking at when the main French resorts will be opening up.

CHAMONIX VALLEY

Partial opening of Grand Montets is planned from 6th to 19th December, snow conditions permitting. Brevent-Flegere, Balme/Vallorcine and Les Houches will be partially opening from 13th December and the rest of the area opens up on the 20th.
The majority of the area will stay open until the 19th April, except for Grand Montets, which has a planned closing date of 27th April, but will hopefully be open for longer if snow conditions allow.

GRAND MASSIF

The lifts in Flaine open on the 14th December, followed by  Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoens & Sixt on the 21st.
The main Grand Massif area is expected to close on the 21st April, with the planned closing date for Flaine on the 27th April.

L’ESPACE KILLY

The Grand Motte glacier opened at the start of October, so you can already ski in the Epsace Killy!
Tignes and Val D’Isere both open on the 29th November, all the way through to the 3rd May.

3 VALLEYS

Val Thorens, the highest resort in the Alps, opens on the 22nd November and the lifts are open through until the 10th May. Meribel & Courchevel open on the 6th December and all of the 3 Valleys link open as well.
Planned closing of the 3 Valleys area is 24th April.

PARADISKI

The higher altitude areas of La Plagne open on the 13th December, with Les Arcs & Peisey Vallandry opening the day after. The Vanoise Express opens up the Paradiski link along with the rest of La Plagne, on the 21st December and the lifts are open until the 26th April.

THE SOUTHERN ALPS

Alpe D’Huez is open from the 6th December until the 25th April, although some of the smaller resorts close earlier.

Les Deux Alpes is open from the 29th November, La Grave opens later on the 6th December, snow conditions permitting and both resorts close on the 26th April.

Serre Chevalier lifts open on the 13th December and are open until the 19th April, although the Briancon area will close slightly earlier, on the 13th April.