Opening of ski resorts in the Alps: mark your calendars!

The ski areas of the Alps open their slopes from the end of November or beginning of December! We have listed for you the opening dates and the main events that will mark the season. So, get on the slopes!

Alpe d'Huez
From December 3, 2022 to April 23, 2023
Between the Moguls World Cup on December 16 and 17, the Alpe d'Huez Ski Marathon (January 15), the International Comedy Film Festival of Alpe d'Huez (January 16 to 21) without forgetting the new edition of Tomorrowland Winter (March 18 to 26) or the Sarenne Snowbike (April 22), the season promises to be exciting in the resort of Oisans, in Isère.
Alpe d'Huez (External link)

From December 9, 2022 to April 23, 2023
Rock On Snow celebrates the opening of the season with concerts, introductions to winter sports and special packages, before the spectacular Freeride World Qualifer in January, followed by the Rock The Piste and Snowboxx Red music festivals in March, and the Challenge des Moniteurs at the end of the season (April 17-22, 2023). A cocktail of emotions in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area.
Avoriaz (External link)

From December 3, 2022 to April 23, 2023
In addition to the festive events that punctuate the winter season such as the International Festival of Fireworks (February 9 to March 2) or La Folie Douce Courchevel Festival (April 8 and 9), the resort of the 3 Valleys ski area will host this year, with Meribel, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2023. For the second year in a row, experienced skiers will compete in the Winter Legacy By Alexis Pinturault (April 8).
Courchevel (External link)

La Clusaz
From December 3rd 2022 to April 30th 2023
Trail on snow for sportsmen with the second edition of the Bélier Blanc (January 14), animations for families with the carnival (February 21), the Christmas Pestacles (December 19 to 31) and the Good Vibes Week (March 19 to 24) as well as a festive program at the end of the season with the Radio Meuh Circus Festival (March 30 to April 2), the winter is going to be joyful in La Clusaz, one of the closest ski resorts of Annecy.
La Clusaz (External link)

La Plagne
From December 10th 2022 to April 29th 2023
Winter will be more sporty than ever in La Plagne with no less than 5 ski touring competitions organized day and night in the different villages of the Tarentaise resort, not to mention the Ice Climbing World Cup (January 19 to 21) and the Super Slalom, a 4km event bringing together amateurs and professionals in the discipline. Families will not be left out with the seventh edition of Subli'Cimes (April 7 to 12) and its many activities at altitude to awaken the senses of children (and adults!)
La Plagne (External link)

The Rosiere
From December 10th 2022 to April 23rd 2023
For the first time, the Espace San Bernardo ski area is organizing a golf tournament on snow for professionals and amateurs (March 30, 2023). Other highlights of the season include the Magic of Christmas (December 21 to 28, 2022) and the Great Easter Egg Hunt for families and gourmets (April 10). As for sportsmen, several events are dedicated to them such as La Rosière Trail Blanc (February 3), the Balade du Roc Noir, a night ski touring race (January 24) or the Safety Shred Days by Victor Daviet (January 7 to 11), an event much awaited by free-riders.
La Rosière (External link)

Les 2 Alpes
From December 3rd 2022 to April 30th 2023
The winter begins on the hats of wheels in Les 2 Alpes with an event dedicated to the new glides: The Snowboard cross World Cup (December 3rd and 4th). For the end of the year festivities, the spirit of Christmas will take over the Oisans resort from December 21 to 31 with parades, music, giant puppets and illuminated characters. Other festive events include the Rise festival (December 10-17) and a concert by the group C2C at an altitude of 3200 m, on the 2 Alpes glacier. The Night Snow Trail, which celebrates its 10th anniversary (January 21), is a must for night trail enthusiasts.
Les 2 Alpes (External link)

Les Arcs - Bourg Saint Maurice
From December 10th 2022 to April 29th 2023
Everyone to the First Ascent of Les Arcs (December 3), a ski touring event that opens the winter season. Catch up on March 4th with La Belle Aventure des Arcs. For thrill-seekers and snowboarding enthusiasts, the European Big Air Ski and Snowboard Cup (Les Arcs Launch Pad) will be held from January 9 to 12, followed by highline, slackline and jumpline demonstrations (Les Arcs Winter Festilack) from April 13 to 16. On the cultural side, the program is rich with Les Arcs Film Festival (December 10-17),
Don't miss the Electronic Peak Festival (March 13-17) and Les Arcs Design Week in April with a traveling exhibition in the villages of the resort and on the Paradiski ski area.
Les Arcs - Bourg Saint Maurice (External link)

From December 10, 2022 to April 28, 2022
See you on December 10, 2022 for the Opening of Meribel and its futuristic show "Meribel in Lights", a season that promises to be exceptional in the 3 Valleys ski area with the organization of the Alpine World Ski Championships from February 6 to 19, 2023 in Meribel and Courchevel. The resort also offers a 100% relaxation program during the Zen Altitude Fortnight from March 25 to April 7, 2023.
Méribel (External link)

From November 26, 2022 to May 1, 2023
The winter season starts with a bang in Tignes on November 26 with the opening of the Tignes-Val d'Isère ski area and its 300 km of slopes and the Yeti Race the next day (unusual obstacle race). Among the sporting events this year, the World Cup of slopestyle skiing and the qualifying events for the Freeride World Cup in March. On the festive side, giant karaoke for New Year's Eve, the second edition of Mountain Shaker and the European Snowpride in March...and concerts in altitude all season long! The resort is not neglecting families, however, with the opening of a new Club Med residence designed for families and snow lessons for children as young as 3 years old... enough to honor the Family Plus label, which will be awarded in 2022.
Tignes (External link)

Val d'Isère
From December 3rd 2022 to May 1st 2023
The resort is organizing on December 3rd and 4th a "Premières Traces" weekend to celebrate its opening. Also to be followed, the Magic of Christmas in December or Classicaval, the classical music festival of Val d'Isère in January and March. Sports events are also expected with the Critérium de la première neige (December 10-11), Altigliss (March 11-18) and the Scara (April 4-7).
Val d'Isère (External link)

Val Thorens
From November 26, 2022 to May 8, 2023
In Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe, winter is longer than elsewhere. We put on our skis from November 26, 2022, for La Grande Première, and we won't leave them until May 8, 2023, for La Grande Dernière which will close the season.
In the meantime, a host of major sporting events awaits visitors. Ski Mountaineering World Cup (November 25-27), E-Trophée Andros with electric vehicles (December 1-4), Val Tho Trail Snow (January 7), Freeride Junior World Tour (March 10-11), 3 Vallées Enduro (April 2).
Val Thorens (External link)

December 3 and 4, 2022 then from December 10 to April 16, 2023
The slopes will be open from the weekend of December 3 and 4 in Serre-Chevalier, before the continuous opening on December 10. The resort of the Southern Alps welcomes this year the twentieth edition of the Snowkite Masters (December 11-16) with initiations. Other events not to be missed include the Altitude Jazz Festival in January, the Serre Che Snow Trail race (January 21-22), the Grand Prix de Serre Chevalier (March 25) or the Skis d'Or (April 1-2) for slalom lovers!
Serre-Chevalier (External link)

From December 10th 2022 to April 2023
The season kicks off on December 10th in Vars, with the Vars en Scène concert with the band Texas this year, followed closely by the opening of the ski area and its 185 kilometers of runs.
Vars (External link)

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