1st May 2023
There are a handful of ski resorts still open in Europe, with more in North America. NEW
A swath of ski rsorts in the Alps closed at the weekend including Meribel, Les Menuires, Les Arcs & La Plagne in France.
Obertauern and Ischgl in Austria end their seasons, as did Cortina and Livigno in Italy.
Adelboden in Switzerland also brought the curtain down on its winter.
But some resorts are open next weekend, with others carrying on into May.
The best snow is found at altitude with the snow getting slushier as the day progresses.
Soelden (glacier area only) – May 7th
Piztal – May 7th
Moltaler – May 7th
Stubai – May 21
Kaunertaler – May 21st
Kitzsteinhorn – May 29th
Hintertux – Year-round
Val Thorens – May 7th
Tignes – May 7th
Val d’Isere -May 7th
Cervinia – May 7th
Passo Tonales (glacier area) – May 7th
Engelberg – May 7th
Glacier 3000 – May 7th
Zermatt – Year-round
There is also skiing to be had in Finland with the summer glacier resort of Fonna in Norway opening shortly.
Levi – May 7th
Ruka – May 7th
Fonna – Opens May 7th
Blackcombe – May 22nd
Lake Louise – May 7th
Sunshine Village – May 21st
Heavenly – May 7th
Brian Head Resort – May 7th
Copper Mountain – May 7th
Solitude – May 21st
Winter Park – May 21st
Breckenridge – May 28th
Snowbird –May 29th
A-Basin – June 4th
Palisades Tahoe – Mid-Jun
Mammoth Mountain – July, maybe even August
PlanetSKI is visiting Palisades Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain in California in the middle of May, so do look out for those reports.
Do check with the resorts for exact and up-to-date times as the situation can change quickly at this time of year.
There are of course the indoor snow centres and plastic slopes in the UK if you can’t wait until next winter.
The ski season usually starts in the southern hemisphere in Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina in June.
Early season conditions are looking good but there is not confirmation yet of any opening dates.
We’ll keep you posted…