To be the first to hit the powder fields, discover all the opening dates of the resorts e ski 23/24.

Freeride - ouverture stations de ski

Can’t wait to hit the powder fields and perfect your tricks at the snowpark? Whether you are a fan of off-piste descents, a hiker or a fan of acrobatic figures, we have gathered the opening dates 2023-2024 of the ski resorts to help you plan your getaway. Here are some key dates to include in your agenda!

  • Alpe d'Huez : 12/02/2023 - 04/21/2024
  • Avoriaz : 12/15/2023 - 04/21/2024
  • Chamonix : 11/18/2023 - 05/05/2024
  • Chamrousse : 12/02/2023 - 04/14/2024
  • Courchevel : 12/02/2023 - 04/21/2024
  • La Plagne : 12/16/2023 - 04/27/2024
  • La Rosière : 12/16/2023 - 04/20/2024
  • Les 2 Alpes : 12/02/2023 - 04/28/2024
  • Les Arcs : 12/16/2023 - 04/27/2024
  • Les Gets : 12/16/2023 - 04/14/2024
  • Méribel : 12/02/2023 - 04/19/2024
  • Montchavin : 12/16/2023 - 04/20/2024
  • Peisey-Vallandry : 12/16/2023 - 04/27/2024
  • Sainte Foy Tarentaise : 12/09/2023 - 04/14/2024
  • Serre-Chevalier : 12/09/2023 - 04/14/2024
  • Tignes : 11/18/2023 - 05/05/2024
  • Val d'Isère : 12/02/2023 - 05/05/2024
  • Val Thorens : 11/18/2023 - 05/05/2024

Preview opening

18 November 2023

From 18/11, put on your outfit, grab your ski helmet and head for the slopes of Tignes and Val Thorens! 

Tignes, nestled at a high altitude, often opens its slopes in November, offering ski enthusiasts early access to exceptional conditions. This nearby resort of Val d'Isère offers an extensive playground, ideal for skiers and snowboarders thirsty for adventure. 
Similarly, Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, stands out by opening its doors early in the season, usually from mid-November. Thanks to its privileged altitude, Val Thorens guarantees optimal snow cover, allowing fans to hit the slopes well before the official start of winter. These two destinations offer winter sports enthusiasts the unique opportunity to enjoy breathtaking panoramas and exceptional sliding conditions before the season is fully launched.

Dates to remember

02 December 2023

The Val d'Isère ski area will be accessible on 12/02/23. Known for its vast off-piste areas, Val d'Isère attracts freeride enthusiasts from all over the world. Enthusiasts can expect optimal conditions as early as December, when the resort opens. Discover all our ski equipment for your holidays in our ski hire shops in Val d'Isère

At the beginning of December, head for the 3 Vallées ski area. This long-awaited date will mark the launch of the winter season for the emblematic resorts of Courchevel and Méribel. These two renowned destinations will open their doors to lovers of skiing who will be able to enjoy the first descents of the year. 
Courchevel, known for its elegance and diverse ski area, will offer skiers a range of experiences, from family runs to bolder freeride areas. 
Méribel, meanwhile, will captivate winter sports enthusiasts with its picturesque landscapes and varied slopes. The date of December 2 symbolizes the beginning of a promising season, where skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to explore the snowy slopes of these two exceptional resorts.

In the Isère department, Les 2 Alpes, renowned for its extensive ski area and their unique ski glacier in Europe, will also welcome skiing enthusiasts with a multitude of slopes ranging from beginners to experts. Just like Chamrousse, located near Grenoble, offers spectacular panoramas and slopes suitable for all levels.

December 2 will mark the beginning of a season full of adventures, where winter sports enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the magic of the mountain from the first snows.

09 December 2023

December 9, 2023, will mark the long-awaited start of the sliding season for three unmissable destinations in the French Alps, ideal for freeride enthusiasts. Serre-Chevalier, Les Menuires and Sainte Foy Tarentaise offer unique opportunities for freeride skiing enthusiasts, with exciting off-piste routes and wooded areas conducive to adventure. 
Serre-Chevalier, known for its diverse ski area, Les Menuires, part of the prestigious 3 Vallées ski area, and Sainte Foy Tarentaise, with its authentic charm, are top destinations for skiers looking for exceptional freeride experiences. The date of December 9 thus announces the beginning of an exceptional season, conducive to the exploration of the distinct characteristics of each resort, ideal for fans of freeride skiing who seek to live unforgettable moments in the French Alps.

16 December 2023

December 16, 2023 will be the long-awaited start of the winter season for several ski resorts, including Vars and La Joue du Loup in the Southern Alps, as well as Morzine, Les Gets, Les Arcs, La Rosière and La Plagne in the Northern Alps. 

For freeride ski enthusiasts, these destinations offer an exceptional playground with captivating off-piste routes. Vars and La Joue du Loup are distinguished by their generous sunshine, while Morzine and Les Gets combine village charm and diversified ski areas. 

Les Arcs, La Rosière and La Plagne, located in Savoie, promise thrilling freeride adventures in spectacular mountain scenery. December 16 marks the beginning of a season full of emotions, offering freeride skiing enthusiasts the opportunity to explore these exceptional destinations.

Tips for Freeride and Snowpark Enthusiasts

Whether you are a fan of freeride, hiking or freestyle, these resorts offer endless possibilities. Be sure to check snow conditions regularly and explore off-piste routes with caution. The well maintained snowparks also promise moments of pure happiness for lovers of acrobatic figures.