Ski Season Dates 2016-17

So, the Summer might be giving us a Spanish bloom in the UK , but as we all know only too well, British weather can be a cruel thing indeed. In anticipation of the sun retreating and an end to BBQ’s for most sensible people, we have put together a list of available Resort opening dates to whet your appetites for the season ahead.

It may seem a bit silly to wish away lovely weather as we have been having but we always remember how many times in the past we have said ” just where did the time go “.
So take a look at what’s going to be up and running and when. Maybe you have already sorted your ski trip, maybe it’s on a to do list, just remember that Ski-Lifts can help to get you there. Whether you are planning  on the gorgeous Dolomites in Italy , or the lively Austrian apres, the French big hitters like La Plagne, Avoriaz, or 3 Vallees lets find out just when they are going to let us loose this year.

The table below shows the expected opening and closing dates for lifts in major resorts throughout France, Austria,Switzerland and Italy and also potential early opening dates snow permitting. Remember that dates are subject to change so please check with the local lift company or tourist office websites to confirm the dates before booking.

 

Ski Resort (Ski Area) Partial Opening all dependent on snow conditions Opening Date Closing Date
Alpbach   08-12-2016 17-04-2017
Alpe d’Huez (Grand Domaine)   03-12-2016 23-04-2017
Avoriaz (Portes du Soleil)   11-12-2016 23-04-2017
Bad Gastein   18-12-2016 17-04-2017
Chamonix (Mont Blanc)   12-12-2016 16-04-2017
Châtel Weekends in November and December 17-12-2016 23-04-2017
Courchevel Partial opening 3/4th December 17-12-2016 23-04-2017
Davos & Klosters 18-11-2016 02-12-2016 23-04-2017
Flaine (Grand Massif)   10-12-2016 17-04-2017
Hintertux  Glacier open all year 17-12-2016 17-04-2017
Ischgl   24-11-2016 01-05-2017
Kitzbuhel   08-12-2016 02-04-2017
La Plagne (Paradiski) 10/12/16 – 23/04/17 17-12-2016 17-04-2017
La Rosiere (Espace San Bernardo) 10/12/16 – 16/12/16 10-12-2016 22-04-2017
La Tania   10-12-2016 21-04-2017
Laax 03-12-2016 24-12-2016 17-04-2017
Lech   02-12-2016 23-04-2017
Les Arcs (Paradiski)   17-12-2016 17-04-2017
Les Carroz   05-12-2016 17-04-2017
Les Contamines   17-12-2016 22-04-2017
Les Deux Alpes (Glacier Skiing) November & December 17-12-2016 21-04-2017
Les Gets 22/10/2016 – 01/11/2016 17-12-2016 16-04-2017
Les Houches 26-11-2016 17-12-2016 16-04-2017
Les Menuires (3 Valleys) 19/11/16 – 11/12/16 17-12-2016 17-04-2017
Les Saisies   10-12-2016 21-04-2017
Mayrhofen 26-11-2016 17-12-2016 23-04-2017
Megeve (Mont Blanc)   17-12-2016 21-04-2017
Meribel (3 Valleys) 05-12-2016 19-12-2016 16-04-2017
Morillon   10-12-2016 23-04-2017
Niederau   16-12-2016 02-04-2017
Obergurgl 17-11-2016 18-12-2016 22-04-2017
Peisey-Vallandry (Paradiski)   17-12-2016 17-04-2017
Pila 27-11-2016 17-12-2016 17-04-2017
Saalbach 02-12-2016 24-12-2016 17-04-2017
Sainte Foy Tarentaise   17-12-2016 17-04-2017
Samoens   17-12-2016 10-04-2017
Serre Chevalier   17-12-2016  
Sixt   10-12-2016 22-04-2017
Solden 19-10-2016 17-12-2016 07-05-2017
Soll   08-12-2016 02-04-2017
St Anton   02-12-2016 23-04-2017
St Gervais Mont-Blanc   07-12-2016 22-04-2017
Tignes (Espace Killy)   17-12-2016 16-04-2017
Val d’Isere (Espace Killy) 01-10-2016 26-11-2016 06-05-2017
Val Thorens (3 Valleys)   26-11-2016 01-05-2017
Valmorel   26-11-2016 01-05-2017
Vars   17-12-2016 15-04-2017
Verbier 12-11-2016   17-04-2017
Zell am See   02-12-2016 17-04-2017