Earliest opening for French ski resort since 1980s

Winter sports resorts in France gear up for a bumper season as early snow allows some venues to open earlier than has been possible in 30 years

What promises to be a bumper winter sports season in France is getting off to an early start in several resorts - and one venue in the southern Alps is set to 'pre-open' for impatient skiers this weekend.

La Colmiane is set to open the 80% of its pistes on Saturday - its earliest opening since the 1980s, according to regional newspaper Nice Matin.

Read more: Early snow bring bookings boom for French ski resorts

The resort, which is between 1,400m and 1,800m above sea level in the Alpes-Maritimes, already has up to 70cm of snow on its higher slopes - with more forecast in the coming days.

The announcement was made on social media this week, under the banner, "Because you're impatient! Because we're ready!"

Special rates have been set for the pre-opening: €17 for adults and €14 for children. The well-known nearby resorts of Isola 2000 and Auron are scheduled to open on November 30.

Stay informed:
Sign up to our free weekly e-newsletter
Subscribe to access all our online articles and receive our printed monthly newspaper The Connexion at your home. News analysis, features and practical help for English-speakers in France

More articles from French news
More articles from Connexion France
Other articles that may interest you

Comment

Loading some business profiles...

Loading some classifieds...