The Ski Season’s Come Early

Cervinia, Italy

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November 18, 2016

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With the Alps receiving a healthy dose of early winter snow, and more predicted this weekend, some of Europe’s best ski resorts have opened early.

Snow hounds around the world will be delighted to know that with the Alps being on the receiving end of a premature flurry of snowfall, some of Europe’s ski resorts are open early.

Below are some of the snow havens where you can enjoy some pre-season piste action, and our charter experts are on hand to provide private jet charter flights and helicopter transfers to ensure you can be hitting the slopes in no time.

 

Alpe d’Huez, France

One of Europe’s most snow-sure resorts, Alpe d’Huez opened some of its runs last weekend and will be providing some pre-season piste action this weekend and next, before the season starts up properly at the beginning of December.

Nearest airport: Chambery & Grenoble (CMF & GNB)
Aircraft permitted: Any
Driving distance: 64km
Drive time: 1 hr 40 mins

Val Thorens, France

The highest resort town on the Continent, Val Thorens will be opening up 70% of its lifts this weekend, benefiting from regular snowfall and cold temperatures that allow for artificial snow, providing a good snow base for the season ahead.

Nearest airport: Chambery (CMF)
Aircraft permitted: Any
Driving distance: 56km
Drive time: 1 hr 40 mins

Cervinia, Italy

Starting this weekend, the Italian resort of Cervinia will be open for the season and with such a variety of runs available and easy access to neighbouring Zermatt, you need never ski the same slope twice.

Nearest airport: Cerrione (LILE)
Aircraft permitted: Air Taxis, Turboprops & Light Jets
Driving distance: 47km
Drive time: 1 hr 35 mins

Verbier, Switzerland

One of our favourite ski resorts in Europe, the Swiss snow haven of Verbier opened early on 11 November and will continue to run lifts every weekend until the start of the season on 3 December.

Nearest airport: Sion (SIR)
Aircraft permitted: Any
Driving distance: 53km
Drive time: 50 mins

Call one our consultants on +44 (0)1737 230232 or email charters@ACCaviation.com for more information.

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