Early snow? Of course not, we hear you say! Who in their right mind goes skiing before Christmas? At least wait until........
Early season skiing in Val d’Isere, Ischgl and Saas Fee
Early snow? Of course not, we hear you say! Who in their right mind goes skiing before Christmas? At least wait until the Christmas holidays, when flights are re-directed from warm winter break locations, back to the top ski resorts…
Actually, you may be surprised (and relieved!) to discover that there are a few exceptional resorts that offer a fantastic ski holiday in the early ski season.
So, if you are a ski-junkie that just can’t get enough of snow, thrills and ski highlights, then take a look at the following three ski resorts that are sure to get you back on the slopes, no sooner than the first winter snow flakes have fallen…
Val d’Isere, France
A pre-Christmas ski resort that is never tiresome- not even early ski season! With its huge and famous Espace Killy at your feet and varied terrain, with superb off-piste, as well as a huge selection of pisted runs to suit all levels, Val d’Isere is a great resort for an early season ski!
Renowned for incredible hospitality and a huge friendly atmosphere, there are a number of advantages to visiting Ischgl early ski season, when the resort is a bit quieter. Not only will you have the Austrian hosts undivided attention, you’ll also enjoy quieter slopes in this hugely popular resort.
What’s more, because Ischgl is undoubtedly a playground for the rich and famous, skiing earlier on in the season might just offer you a bit of a bargain, before the prices soar out of reach.
Saas Fee, Switzerland
A traditional ‘chocolate box’ village that strikes people for its beauty. There is, quite simply, no more pleasant ski resort to visit for early season skiing than Saas Fee, particularly if you are looking to experience that ‘Winter Wonderland’ sort-of atmosphere.
Think taking photos of beautiful scenery, seeing beautiful snowy sights as you soar down the mountains on your skis and enjoying a serene atmosphere, both when you are on and off the slopes…
What’s more, Saas Fee is popular for summer skiing. In fact, you can often see international race teams sharpening their skills for the forthcoming season.
Ultimately, Saas Fee will offer you a dream-like holiday that will undoubtedly give you a feel for the festivities to come when you get home. And whilst you’re there? You’ll simply be absorbed by the picturesque location and fantastic skiing.
Are you thinking of early season skiing this year?
Ultimately, as much as getting skiing early winter can give you a certain exclusive feel, it is important to be selective about the resort you choose to visit, because the conditions can be variable. Pick one of the above three resorts, though, and you’ll be sure to have a fantastic, fun-filled ski holiday that will, no doubt, be an exciting warm-up to the main ski season!