Where else to go
Val Thorens This French town always likes to stick it to its rivals by opening a week earlier. It’s also Europe’s highest ski resort. A great spot, at any time of year.
Cervinia This Italian resort shares a glacier with the Swiss town of Zermatt which means you
can ski there right now. Expect the town to have acquired a full snow jacket in December.
Hintertux If you want reliability, this Austrian resort is the place to head. Also, what a name. It also benefits from the Austrian skill with a snow cannon.