France’s ski resorts

France’s ski resorts Val d'Isère fr

With ski season typically running from December through April, France’s ski resorts are gearing up to open their doors to skiers of all levels.

With some of the finest skiing in the world, the French slopes have already forged themselves a great reputation, consistently attracting many skiers from abroad. The resorts always celebrate the opening and closing of their seasons with gusto, and this year will certainly be no exception.

We’ve compiled the opening dates of France’s top resorts, organized by mountain range, so you can plan your perfect ski getaway in France.

*Edit (November 25, 2013): Following heavy snowfall, a dozen ski resorts in the Alps and the Pyrénées will open their slopes as of November 23rd-24th, several weeks earlier than originally planned. Please consult individual resorts for precise opening dates.

 

Alps

  • Val d'Isère - November 30, 2013 - May 4, 2013
  • La Plagne - December 14, 2013 - April 26, 2014
  • Les Menuires - December 7, 2013 - April 25, 2014
  • Méribel - December 7, 2013 - April 25, 2014
  • Chamrousse - December 7, 2013 - April 13, 2014
  • Les Orres - December 7, 2013 - April 27, 2014
  • Megève - December 7, 2013 - April 21, 2014
  • Isola 2000 - December 7, 2013 - April 20, 2014
  • Les Arcs Bourg-Saint-Maurice - December 14, 2013 - April 26, 2014
  • Serre-Chevalier Vallée - December 14, 2013 - April 21, 2014
  • La Plagne - December 14, 2013 - April 26, 2014
  • Les Contamines Montjoie - December 20, 2013 - April 21, 2014
  • Valmeinier - December 21, 2013 - April 18, 2014
  • Aussois - December 21, 2013 - April 18, 2014
  • La Clusaz - December 21, 2013 - April 27, 2014
  • Pyrénées

    Vosges

    Jura

    • Métabief - December 1, 2013 - March 30, 2014
    • Mont Jura - December 21, 2013 - March 30, 2014

    Massif Central

    It should be noted that these dates are subject to change based on weather and snow conditions.

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