European ski resorts to open lifts ahead of schedule
Ski Solutions, Britain’s original specialist ski travel agency, has announced that several leading ski resorts will open their lifts earlier than anticipated, as a result of exceptional early season snowfall. The remarkable snow conditions promise an outstanding start to the winter ski season.
Tignes opens its doors on 18th November, a week earlier than anticipated, while Kitzbühel started on 11th November instead of the 25th. Madonna di Campiglio joins the early festivities on 18th November, ahead of schedule from the initial opening date of the 25th. Verbier also adds to the excitement, with lifts opening this Friday 10th November, three weeks earlier than originally expected.
Looking ahead, the next seven days promise a winter wonderland, with nearly half a metre of snow forecasted across the Alps. Destinations like Crans Montana, La Plagne, Chamonix and St. Anton are set to be enveloped in the magic of early-season snowfall.
Ian McIlrath, Managing Director of Ski Solutions, commented on the conditions, stating, “Storms have been piling into the Alps for the last two weeks, with snow accumulations of more than 100cm quite widespread now on the upper slopes. This will ensure a solid base for the winter ahead, and with a lot more snow in the forecast, it’s shaping up to be one of the best starts to the winter ski season that I can remember”.
McIlrath also noted the surge in demand for ski holidays, saying, “As news of this exceptional early snowfall gets out, demand to book holidays has exploded. Bookings since the beginning of November are up 20% on prior year as clients snap up bargains for December trips. The pre-Christmas weeks are the real bargain, with savings of up to £700pp available, though these won’t last long as word of this snowfall spreads”.
For ski enthusiasts seeking an extraordinary winter experience, these early openings and promising snow forecasts set the stage for an unforgettable season.