Early openings

Started by Gimmecredit in Snow Forecasts and Snow Reports - 9 Replies

To Create or Answer a Topic

Gimmecredit posted Nov-2007

Given the recent snowfalls I'm gagging to get on the slopes asap. Does anybody know what resorts have pre-committed to opening by December 8th?

I'm probably going to fly into Geneva and looking for anywhere that will definitely be open within a 2 hour drive. Alternatively i'll head to Munich and go somewhere within 2-3 hours of there so Soll, Ellmau etc. Anybody know the definite openings at this stage?

reply to 'Early openings'
posted Nov-2007

:Dhi,although slightly more than an 2 hours from geneva Val D'isere will be opening on 1 December this year,also i believe some Austrian resorts have opened early due to the impressive start to the season.
have a pleasant trip where ever you go :D
www  jonathan www.ski-bourgstmaurice-lesarcs.co.uk

Gareth Fair
reply to 'Early openings'
posted Nov-2007

You should try Alpe d`Huez.Its about 2 to 3 hours drive but I drove from Geneva last year and it not a bad drive.The resort is due to open on December 1st but was open at the weekend as there is plenty of snow.I was there last December and managed to ski every day even though most resorts had litle or no snow Alpe d`Huez was pretty good.
I liked it so much I`m going back again for a week on December 15th. :D
When in doubt?....Flat out.

Geoff Smith
reply to 'Early openings'
posted Nov-2007

I agree with Gareth about Alpe d'Huez. Also Val Thoren is now open every day.

Geoff Smith

reply to 'Early openings'
posted Nov-2007


if you plump for the Munich option consider Kitzbuhel, well within your driving time, this is open as is St Johann which skis on the back of the horn, although only open weekends now it is aiming to be fully open by the 8th

Have fun which ever you choose :thumbup:
I would have got away with it if it wasn't for those pesky kids!

reply to 'Early openings'
posted Nov-2007

Val Thoren opened some lifts & runs last weekend

reply to 'Early openings'
posted Nov-2007

Talma Ski resort is open in Finland..

heh.. it's a tiny resort newr to my home )
www  Marko Pyhajarvi http://homeboyski.com

Terry Ralphs
reply to 'Early openings'
posted Nov-2007

Leysin http://www.leysin.ch/E/indexh.html had been open for the last 2 weekends
16th, 17th, and 18th November we had exceptional powder as good as any I have seen in January.
and http://mountain-guide.co.uk/conditions.htm
Lets hope that the snow stays and gives a good abse for Christmas skiing.
Edited 1 time. Last update at 29-Nov-2007

Topic last updated on 03-December-2007 at 15:03

Not a Member?

FREE Snow Reports by e-mail.

Save on Ski Hire

Save up to 50%

+5% for 4+ Ski Packs

+10% for 10+ Ski Packs

Discount Ski Hire

7th day Free on selected dates

Ski Hire Shops in Söll, Kitzbühel and Ellmau.


Sponsored Links

December 4, 2022

There is snow forecast to fall in Austria over the next 2 days, in at least 50 Ski Resorts including Bad Gastein, Innsbruck, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and Sölden.

 At least 2 Ski Areas in Austria are reported to be open.

Forum Listing Key

Unread Post
Hot Topic
Sticky (important)

The views and opinions presented in the J2Ski Forums are solely those of their respective authors and do not represent those of J2Ski Ltd. Objectionable Content may be notified by sending a Private Message to Admin.

J2Ski logo J2Ski logo