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Closing dates for French ski resorts: where to ski again this weekend and in April?


Last laps this weekend in many mid-altitude resorts. Higher up, there is still a choice at the end of March and for the month of April, in the Alps and the Pyrenees.

Snow and a cold more in line with the season are announced between this last weekend of March and Tuesday on the French peaks.

A winter parenthesis which will perhaps make it possible to maintain the opening dates of the ski lifts announced or hoped for in the high altitude resorts, while the spring holidays 2023 are looming. In the meantime, and while some resorts have closed earlier than expected a rather encouraging winter sports season in terms of tourism (Luz Ardiden and the resorts of Vercors, in Isère, on March 19, Font-Romeu Pyrénées 2000 on March 24, etc.) skiers can plan spring laps in areas opened in April.

In the Pyrenees, it is as usual the resort of Cauterets which will close the ski season on April 23.

In the Alps, Val Thorens welcomes sliders until May 8, while its neighbors Tignes and Val d'Isère extend the winter festivities for a week until May 6.

The Savoyard spots have benefited from a return from the east, which at this stage allows us to deviate from the traditional closing date of May 1st.

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The dates below, announced by the resorts, are subject to change over the next few weeks, depending on the weather.

The areas are generally partially, or very partially open depending on the resorts.

2023 closing dates for ski resorts in the northern and southern Alps

Avoriaz 1800

April 22


April 23


April 28


Les Houches: April 10;

La Flégère, Brévent, Vallorcine April 16;

Grands Montets: May 1st


April 16


April 16

Insulated 2000

April 23

La Clusaz

May 1

La Grave La Meije

April 30

La Plage

April 29

La Rosiere

April 22

Le Grand Bornand

April 14

The Sauze

April 10

Les Sybelles

Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves: April 14;

La Toussuire: April 15

Alpe d'Huez 

April 16


April 29

The two Alps

April 23


April 21th

The 3 Valleys

Courchevel: April 23;

Meribel: April 28;

Les Menuires: April 28;

Val Thorens: May 8

Les Orres

April 10

Orcieres Merlette 1850

April 16


April 10


April 22


April 10


April 10


April 10

Saint Gervais

April 10


April 16

Serre Chevalier

April 16


May 6 (including connection with Val d'Isère)

Valley of Isere 

May 6 (including connection with Tignes)


April 10

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2023 closing dates for ski resorts in the Pyrenees


March 26

Cauterets and Pic du Midi

April 23


April 10

Grand Tourmalet (Barèges, La Mongie)

April 2

The Pierre Saint-Martin

April 10


March 26


March 26


March 26


April 11


April 2


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Source: lefigaro

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