European Ski Season Dates for 2020/2021

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We’re excited for the upcoming ski season 2020/2021! We know that you are keen to hit the slopes and most of you are already daydreaming with your winter holidays. This year, it’s quite diffcult to keep up with the changes due to COVID 19, but we’ll do our best as always – last updated 25th Jan 2021 click here for 2021/2022 ski season dates.

We’ve listed for you some of the most popular ski resorts in the Alps and the rest of Europe, including; ski season dates in FranceAndorraAustriaBulgariaGermanyItalySlovenia and Switzerland.   

New for this season – we’ve introduced the Hassle-free COVID-19 Guarantee to cover any officially announced government travel restriction – so you can have complete confidence when you book with Ski-Lifts! 

Andorra

Resorts are currently only open to residents but this may change depending on the COVID situation of inbound travellers.

Ski ResortOpening dateClosing dateAdditional info
The Grandvalira ski areaEarly Jan ’2111/04/2021 
VallnordEarly Jan ’2112/04/2021

Austria

Austrian lifts will be operating from Christmas Eve but due to lockdowns and restrictions will only be open for locals.

Ski ResortOpening dateClosing Date
Bad Kleinkirchheim24/12/202011/04/2021
Hintertux24/12/2020Glacier open all year round
Ischgl24/12/202002/05/2021
Kitzbühel24/12/202003/05/2021
Mayrhofen24/12/202016/04/2021
Saalbach Hinterglemm24/12/202013/04/2021
Solden24/12/2020
St Anton24/12/2020 25/04/2021 (estimated) 
Zell am See -Schmittenhöhe24/12/202016/04/2021 (estimated) 


Bulgaria

Bulgaria is open for skiing with no plans to close. Great, providing you can get there!

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Bansko 08/12/2020 15/04/2021 (estimated) 
Borovets 15/12/2020 15/04/2021 (estimated) 

France

There is no definite date for when lifts will be opened, but it is expected to be from March ’21 if at all. Bars and restaurants will remain closed until 20th Jan 2021 and UK skiers are currently not able to travel to France.

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Alpe d’Huez TBC but earliest of March ’21 24/04/2021 (estimated) 
Avoriaz TBC but earliest of March ’21 04/25/2021 (estimated) 
Chamonix TBC but earliest of March ’21 02/05/2021 (estimated) 
Courchevel TBC but earliest of March ’21 22/04/2021 (estimated)
Flaine TBC but earliest of March ’21 18/04/2021
La Plagne TBC but earliest of March ’21 25/04/2021 (estimated)
Les Arcs TBC but earliest of March ’21 24/04/2021 (estimated)
La Clusaz TBC but earliest of March ’21 11/04/2021 (estimated) 
La Tania TBC but earliest of March ’21 17/04/2021 
Les Gets TBC but earliest of March ’21 11/04/2021 
Les Menuires TBC but earliest of March ’21 23/04/2021 (estimated) 
Megève TBC but earliest of March ’21 18/04/2021 (estimated) 
Meribel TBC but earliest of March ’21 24/04/2021 (estimated) 
Morzine TBC but earliest of March ’21 17/04/2021 (estimated) 
Serre Chevalier TBC but earliest of March ’21 22/04/2021 (estimated) 
Tignes TBC but earliest of March ’21 08/05/2021 (estimated) 
Val d’Isere TBC but earliest of March ’21 02/05/2021 (estimated) 
Val Thorens TBC but earliest of March ’21 07/05/2021 (estimated) 

Germany

All German ski resorts are closed until at least 10th Jan 2021 and we await further information about when they will offically open and under what restrictions.

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Garmisch TBC but no earlier than 10th Jan 2021  05/04/2021 

Italy

Itialian ski resorts will remain closed until mid Feb 2021

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Alta Badia TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021 11/04/2021 
Arabba TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021 11/04/2021 
Cervinia TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021 02/05/2021 
Cortina TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021 25/04/2021 
Courmayeur TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021 14/04/2021 (estimated) 
Sauze d’Oulx TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021 14/04/2021 (estimated) 
Sestriere TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021 14/04/2021 (estimated)
Livigno TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021  
Madonna di Campiglio TBC but no earlier than mid Feb 2021 18/04/2021 
Selva Val Gardena Confirmed that they will not open this season.  

Slovenia

Solvenia is open for skiing but currently just for locals. All bars, restuaranrts and ski schools are closed.

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Kranjska Gora 05/12/2020  28/03/2021 

Switzerland

While there are travel restrictions for most countries, the Swiss have opened their resorts this season. The restrictions change depending on where the resort is located so please check before you book anything.

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Davos Klosters 24/10/2020  18/04/2021
Grindelwald 11/26/2020  04/17/2021 (estimated) 
Gstaad 28/11/2020  05/04/2021
Saas Fee 15/07/2020  20/04/2021 (estimated) 
St. Moritz 17/10/2020  19/05/2021 (estimated)   
Verbier 01/12/2020  29/04/2021 (estimated) 
Zermatt The Matterhorn, Gornergrat and Rothorn glacial areas are open year-round.

PLEASE NOTE – Dates may be subject to change. If you can’t see a resort that you are interested in, let us know!

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Ski season is almost upon us! In fact, a few keen European ski resorts have already opened. We know that it can often be more difficult than it needs to be to traverse the internet in search of ski resort opening dates, so we did the work for you.

Below we’ve listed the ski season opening dates for some of the most popular ski resorts in Europe, including; ski season dates in France, Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland.

Whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned pro, it’s never too early to book a ski holiday and take advantage of seasonal flight prices! And of course, when you book your transfers with Ski Lifts, we’ll make sure you have a safe and convenient transfer from the airport to whichever resort you choose.

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Andorra

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
The Grandvalira ski area 30/11/2019 19/04/2020
Vallnord 30/11/2019 19/04/2020

Austria

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Bad Kleinkirchheim 06/12/2019 29/03/2020
Hintertux 10/10/2019 08/05/2020 Glacier open all year round
Ischgl 28/11/2019 03/05/2020
Kitzbühel 19/10/2019 01/05/2020
Mayrhofen 07/12/2019 01/05/2020
Obergurgl 14/11/2019 26/04/2020
Solden 13/09/2019 03/05/2020
St Anton 29/11/2019 26/04/2020

Bulgaria

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Bansko 30/11/2019 13/04/2020
Borovets 08/12/2019 (estimated) 14/04/2020 (estimated)

France

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Alpe d’Huez 30/11/2019 (estimated) 25/04/2020 (estimated)
Avoriaz 07/12/2019 19/04/2020
Chamonix 14/12/2019 03/05/2020
Courchevel 23/11/2019 04/05/2020
Flaine 07/12/2019 26/04/2020
La Plagne 14/12/2019 25/04/2020
Les Arcs 14/12/2019 25/04/2020
La Clusaz 14/12/2019 26/04/2020
La Tania 14/12/2019 19/04/2020
Les Gets 07/12/2019 19/04/2020
Les Menuires 23/11/2019 04/05/2020
Meribel 23/11/2019 04/05/2020
Morzine 07/12/2019 19/04/2020
Serre Chevalier 07/12/2019 19/04/2020
Tignes 28/09/2019 03/05/2020
Val d’Isere 30/11/2019 03/05/2020
Val Thorens 23/11/2019 04/05/2020


Germany

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Garmisch 14/12/2019 04/05/2020

Italy

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Alta Badia 30/11/2019 13/04/2020
Arabba 30/11/2019 13/04/2020
Cervinia 26/10/2019 05/03/2020
Cortina 30/11/2019 03/05/2020
Livigno 23/11/2019 03/05/2020
Madonna di Campiglio 30/11/2019 26/04/2020
Selva Val Gardena 05/12/2019 14/04/2020

Slovenia

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Kranjska Gora 30/11/2019 29/03/2020

Switzerland

Ski Resort Opening Date Closing Date Additional Info
Davos Klosters 16/11/2019 19/04/2020
Grindelwald 16/11/2019 19/04/2020
Gstaad 20/12/2019 15/03/2020
Saas Fee 13/07/2019 19/04/2020
Verbier 09/11/2019 26/04/2020
Zermatt The Matterhorn, Gornergrat and Rothorn glacial areas are open year-round.

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PLEASE NOTE – Dates may be subject to change. If you can’t see a resort that you are interested in, let us know!