Swathe of Ski Resorts Set to Open with Others Offering More Terrain


Avoriaz, Courchevel & St Anton are some of the big names opening this weekend. More terrain is on offer elsewhere. NEW

Well over 50 ski resorts will be open in the Alps by the weekend.

Some of the major ones in France start: Avoriaz, Les2Alpes, Val d’Isere and Courchevel.

In Austria Saalbach, the Ski Welt and St Anton are amoung those resorts getting things underway.

In Italy more slopes open in the Cervinia ski area with Valtournoche opening for business.

Many other resorts that are already open are firing up more lifts and offering more runs open.

Engleberg in Switzerland is one.

Conditions are not perfect for the beginning of December, but they are better than many hoped for a couple of weeks ago.

At altitude things are now looking quite respectable.

Soelden, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI

Soelden, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI

PlanetSKI is currently in Soelden in the Tirol in Austria enjoying some great conditions.

Here’s our editor, James Cove, who seems pleased to have his skis on again.

James will be filing a full and up-to-date video snow report for the slopes of Obergurgl in the Tirol in Austria later on Thursday.

If you want to know what’s in the forecast then do check back, or look at our social media channels for the latest updates.

We reported earlier in the week and pronounced the 2022/23 ski season underway.

In the Pyrenees things are getting underway too.

In Spain Formigal is opening.

While in Andorra the Grand Valira ski area is opening.

In Scandinavia more resorts are opening in Norway with Kvitfjell opening more terrain.

And lets not forget North America where the early season conditions are some of the best in recent memory.

Jackson Hole is starting its tram and some other lifts this weekend.

Image c/o Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Image c/o Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

“We are elated to open the Aerial Tram and upper mountain on Decembed 3rd. The snowfall we have received thus far this season is providing some of the best early-season conditions we have seen in decades,” stated the resort President, Mary Kate Buckley.

See here for our earlier article about resorts opening and all the snow in North America:

Here at PlanetSKI we will be updating this article over the next few days and across the weekend so do check back…

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This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.


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