France - Ski Resort Opening Dates

Opening and Season Dates for French Ski Resorts

When do Ski Areas open in France?

The table below gives the planned opening dates for a number of French ski resorts.

Please Note :- All Ski Areas are subject to rapidly changing snow, weather and road conditions - and other operational constraints - and actual opening dates and times often change considerably from planned.

You can find the reported and forecast snow and weather for France on J2Ski, but you should always double-check the latest conditions with the Tourist Office before travelling.

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Ski Season Dates for Ski Resorts in France
 Ski Resort Planned Opening Planned Closing
Abriès23 December 201702 April 2018
Albiez Montrond23 December 201707 April 2018
Alpe d'HuezEarly Dec21 April 2018
Alpe du Grand Serre23 December 201702 April 2018
Arc 160016 December 201722 April 2018
Arc 180016 December 201722 April 2018
Arc 195016 December 201722 April 2018
Arc 200016 December 201722 April 2018
Arvieux en Queyras23 December 201702 April 2018
Arêches-Beaufort23 December 201706 April 2018
AuronEarly Dec15 April 2018
Aussois23 December 201720 April 2018
Autrans16 December 201731 March 2018
AvoriazMid Dec21 April 2018
Ax les ThermesEarly Dec02 April 2018
BesseEarly Dec15 April 2018
Bonneval-sur-Arc23 December 201727 April 2018
Brides-les-BainsMid Dec22 April 2018
Ceillac23 December 201702 April 2018
Chabanon Selonnet23 December 201702 April 2018
Champ du Feu23 December 201701 April 2018
Champagny en Vanoise16 December 201722 April 2018
ChamrousseEarly Dec22 April 2018
Châtel23 December 201722 April 2018
Combloux23 December 201725 March 2018
CourchevelEarly Dec22 April 2018
Crest Voland Cohennoz23 December 201713 April 2018
Dévoluy23 December 201713 April 2018
FlaineLate Dec20 April 2018
Font RomeuLate Nov02 April 2018
Gérardmer-18 March 2018
La Bresse Hohneck23 December 201702 April 2018
La Clusaz23 December 201730 April 2018
La Foux d'Allos16 December 201715 April 2018
La Giettaz en Aravis23 December 201725 March 2018
La Norma23 December 201720 April 2018
La Plagne16 December 201728 April 2018
La Rosière16 December 201720 April 2018
La Tania16 December 201715 April 2018
Lac Blanc-25 March 2018
Le Corbier16 December 201720 April 2018
Le Grand BornandEarly Dec20 April 2018
Le Lioran23 December 201702 April 2018
Le Mont-Dore23 December 201702 April 2018
Le Sauze Super Sauze16 December 201702 April 2018
Les 7 Laux Prapoutel23 December 201702 April 2018
Les AillonsMid DecEarly April
Les AnglesLate Nov08 April 2018
Les Arcs16 December 201722 April 2018
Les Carroz16 December 201720 April 2018
Les Contamines22 December 201722 April 2018
Les Deux AlpesLate Nov28 April 2018
Les Gets23 December 201715 April 2018
Les HouchesMed Dec17 April 2018
Les Karellis23 December 201721 April 2018
Les Orres16 December 201715 April 2018
Les Saisies23 December 201727 April 2018
MegèveEarly DecMid April
Molines en Queyras23 December 201702 April 2018
MontgenèvreLate Nov28 April 2018
Monts Jura23 December 201702 April 2018
Morillon23 December 201720 April 2018
MorzineLate Dec21 April 2018
Méaudre-01 April 2018
MéribelEarly Dec22 April 2018
Métabief - Mont d'Or23 December 201725 March 2018
Notre Dame de Bellecombe23 December 201706 April 2018
Orcières-Merlette23 December 201722 April 2018
Peisey-Vallandry16 December 201722 April 2018
Peyragudes16 December 201702 April 2018
Plagne Montalbert16 December 201722 April 2018
Pra Loup16 December 201715 April 2018
Praz sur Arly23 December 201706 April 2018
Puy Saint Vincent16 December 201708 April 2018
Risoul16 December 201722 April 2018
Saint Martin de Belleville16 December 201721 April 2018
Saint Pierre de Chartreuse23 December 201718 March 2018
Saint-Jean Montclar--
Saint-Lary SoulanEarly Dec02 April 2018
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise17 December 201714 April 2018
Samoëns16 December 201721 April 2018
Seignus (Val d'Allos 1500)16 December 201702 April 2018
Serre Chevalier16 December 201722 April 2018
St Colomban des Villards23 December 201702 April 2018
St François Longchamp23 December 201713 April 2018
St Gervais Mont-Blanc16 December 201715 April 2018
St Maurice sur Moselle-18 March 2018
St Sorlin d'Arves16 December 201720 April 2018
Thollon-les-Mémises23 December 201702 April 2018
TignesEarly Oct06 May 2018
Tourmalet-08 April 2018
Val Cenis17 December 201720 April 2018
Val ThorensLate Nov08 May 2018
Val d'IsèreLate Nov01 May 2018
ValbergEarly Dec01 April 2018
Valloire23 December 201713 April 2018
Valmeinier23 December 201713 April 2018
Valmorel23 December 201715 April 2018
Vars16 December 201722 April 2018
Vaujany16 December 201720 April 2018
Ventron-25 March 2018
Villard de LansEarly Dec09 April 2018

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