Early Ski Season
High-altitude ski resorts have opened early
Some French ski resorts have opened early due to heavy snow at high altitudes. Tignes and Val Thorens, both located at high altitudes with runs above 2,000 meters, were the first to open, allowing skiing enthusiasts to enjoy the slopes ahead of schedule. Other resorts have had to wait due to mild temperatures and heavy rains that have washed out much of the snow at lower altitudes.
The early opening aims to reassure skiers that there is sufficient snow, and to take advantage of the favourable conditions. Most resorts are still expected to open in December or for the Christmas holidays.
As reported on The French Entree website 21st November 2023