Skier before Christmas: the first openings resorts in France

autumn settles permanently, and as the days pass by, it looks like more and more in the winter. And who said winter, said ski season which starts! For the impatient, hard to wait until February and peak season ... no, far from as early as December, taking advantage of the fares low season!

But then, snow level, nothing is assured in December. The schedule of the first ski resorts to open in December in France, but remember, always consult the snow and the opening of tracks before going blind!

Many resorts open partially in December, or only on weekends.


-Tignes, October 3, 2015: Tignes, in Savoie, do not wait long before opening. This is the first in France to accommodate travelers from the beginning of October, with a high-pitched field receiving good snowfall.


-Mont Doré, November 28, 2015: surprise, it's not just in the Alps that you can ski in advance. The Mont Dore resort in the Massif Central (Puy de Dome), starts in late November.

-The Angles, November 28, 2015: one of the most popular destinations of the Pyrenees, Les Angles gets ahead .

Terms -Ax, November 28, 2015: in Ariege snowfall may be early, and Ax the Terms station remains on standby in case .

-The Houches, November 28, 2015: in Haute Savoie, while December is already dedicated to downhill skiing, with the help of snow cannons if necessary .

-Val d'Isere, November 28, 2015: same conclusion as to the Houches to the famous Val d'Isère .


-The White Lake, 4 December 2015: the pretty statin Upper Rhine welcomes early December if the snow is sufficient .

-Méribel, December 5, 2015 December 5 marks the kickoff for many large Alpine resorts including Meribel .

-Isola 2000 December 5, 2015: In the Alpes Maritimes

-The Sauze, 5 December 2015: in the Alpes de Haute-Provence .

-Métabief, December 5, 2015: the large resort Doubs .

-The 2 Alpes, December 5, 2015: a must in Isère .

-Pra Loup, 5 December 2015: in the Alpes de Haute-Provence .

-Villard Lans, December 5, 2015: Isère again .

-Super Besse, December 5, 2015: in the Puy de Dome, Massif Central .

-The Orres, December 12, 2015: the High Alps are getting into .

-Puy Saint Vincent, December 12, 2015

-Val Cenis, December 12, 2015

-The Plagne, December 12, 2015

-Valfréjus, December 12, 2015

-Risoul, December 12, 2015

-The Rosiere, December 12, 2015: Savoie reminder .

-Val Foux d'Allos on 12 December 2015: Haute-Provence Alpes

-The Arcs Bourg Saint Maurice, 12 December 2015: a hit every year .

Once past December 12, most ski resorts open massively holidaymakers. Watch for the partial opening dates and the weather snow and trail conditions.