Late season skiing in France

Major French ski resorts that are open late March and April 2020

French Ski Areas - Open and Closing Dates 2019/2020 infographic.

French resorts still open in March and April 2020 infographic.

Which French ski resorts are open in May?

For the 2019/20 ski season, Val Thorens, Chamonix, Tignes and Val d’Isere are all open until early May. Val Thorens, Chamonix and Tignes close on the 3rd May 2020 and Val d’Isere closes on the 2nd May 2020.

March skiing in Morzine

Where can you ski in April in France?

All ski resorts in France are open into April. The earliest ski resort closing dates are Morzine and St Foy which close on the 13th April 2020. However, most resorts in France are open until the 19th of April or the 26th of April 2020, with others staying open into early May.

Val Thorens 2019/2020 ski season

Which resort has the longest ski season in France?

Val Thorens has the longest ski season in France. The season goes from November - May each year. The resort opening dates for 2019/20 are the 23rd November 2019 until the 3rd May 2020.

Which is the most snow-sure resort in France?

Due to their high altitude as well as microclimates, Tignes, Val d’Isere, Val Thorens and Avoriaz are the most snow-sure resorts in France.

Val d'Isere557cm
Val Thorens608cm

The snowiest resort in France is Tignes

Where does it snow the most in France?

The snowiest ski resort in France is Tignes, with an average annual snowfall of 8.1m. This is the average from the last 4 winters, from December 2015 - April 2019.

The highest resort in France is Val Thorens

Which is the highest resort in France?

The ski resort with the highest village altitude in France and in all of Europe is Val Thorens, situated at 2,300m. The ski resort with the highest ski lift station is La Grave, situated at 3,600m.

When does the ski season end in France?

For winter 2019/20, the ski season in France ends for the majority of resorts in mid to late April, from the 13th April 2020 until the 26th April 2020. However some resorts at high altitude stay open until early May. Val Thorens, Chamonix and Tignes close on the 3rd May 2020 and Val d’Isere closes on the 2nd May 2020.

French Ski Areas - Open and Closing Dates 2019/2020 table.

ResortOpen DateClose Date
Val Thorens23/11/201903/05/2020
Alpe d'Huez30/11/201925/04/2020
Les 2 Alpes *30/11/201925/04/2020
Val d'Isere30/11/201902/05/2020
Chamonix **02/12/201903/05/2020
Courchevel ***07/12/201926/04/2020
Les Menuires07/12/201926/04/2020
St Foy14/12/201913/04/2020
Les Gets14/12/201915/04/2020
La Tania14/12/201919/04/2020
La Rosiere14/12/201924/04/2020
Les Arcs +14/12/201925/04/2020
La Plagne +14/12/201925/04/2020
La Clusaz14/12/201926/04/2020
Valmorel ++21/12/201919/04/2020

* The Les2Alpes ski area will be partially open, depending on snow coverage, from 26th October 2019 - 3rd November 2019.
** Chamonix has partial openings on weekends, dependent on snow conditions, from 16th November - 1st December. Also, resort opening date of 2nd December is partial openings again, dependent on snow conditions. The entire resort opens from 21st December.
*** Opening date for Courchevel 1850, Courchevel Moriond (1550) and Courchevel Le Praz. Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel La Tania open the following week on 14th December.
+ The full Paradiski area opens on the 21st December 2019.
++ Valmorel will open the Pierrafort gondola on 14th and 15th December 2019. From the 16th - 20th December 2019, it will have 5 lifts open. The entire resort opens on 21st December 2019.