Top 5 ski resorts for early seasons skiing

The winter season is fast approaching, snow is starting to fall in various places and we are here to recommend what we consider the best place to get that early ski holiday in!

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1. Tignes, France: Glacier Skiing at its best

The main Tignes village sits at 2100m, while the slopes reach a peak of 3450m! The Grande Motte glacier its the main focal point in the Tignes ski area, once the glacier has a solid snow base Tignes offers great early and late season skiing.

  • Resort height: 2100m
  • Slopes: 1500 – 3450m
  • Opens: 1st October 2016

2. Cervinia, Italy: One of the highest resorts in Italy

Cervinia is linked to one of the biggest known resorts in Europe, Zermatt in Switzerland. Cervina has access to some of europes highest ski lifts, making it a sure-snow spot for an early season holiday!

  • Resort height: 2050m
  • Slopes: 1525 – 3480m
  • Opens: 22nd October 2016

3. Banff, Canada: 3 Resorts with tons of snow every year

The three resorts in Banff, Canada gets on average 9m of snow. Sunshine village, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise are normally the first three resorts to open in Canada early November. Sunshine Village boasts the best snow conditions for off pieste skiing in Canada.

  • Resort height: 1660m (Sunshine Village)
  • Slopes: 1646 – 2730m
  • Opens: Early November

4. Ischgl, Austria: Picturesque early season

This season Ischgl is offering a free concert to all lift pass holders to be held during the early season. Ischgl offers tons of snow at a cheaper and more accessable price.

  • Resort height: 1400m
  • Slopes: 1400 – 2870m
  • Opens: 26nd November 2016

5. Val Thorens, France: Huge ski area linked to the 3 Valleys

As the highest resort in Europe, Val Thorens is an exceptional place to visit both start and end of season. Sitting at 2300m with slopes reaching to 3230m, snow is a sure thing when visiting this resort.

  • Resort height: 2300m
  • Slopes: 1800 – 3230m
  • Opens: 26nd November 2016