where to ski in early stagioneMolti skiers are wondering where to ski early in the season. There is a number of ski resorts that are recommended because they lend themselves more than others for skiing in November because of their high altitude, perhaps for the presence of glaciers or for a very efficient snow-making system that allows early openings.
The conditions vary from year to year, but it is good practice to choose ski areas that offer slopes above 2500 meters.
Ski resorts in Italy in November
Not many Italian places where you can ski from the first days of November, while there are many ski resorts which open towards the end of the month. The Italian places that we recommend for the first half of the season are:
Cervinia (AO) from the country’s two cable cars and a cable car leading skiers up to 3480 meters of the Plateau Rosa. Open systems early in the season are all on the Swiss side. E ‘therefore necessary to adopt the international ski pass. It can ski from October 29, 2016 every day. A series of events will enliven every weekend of the month. the slopes on the Italian side of the upper part of the Twenty and the area Plan Mason – Fornet – Bontadini will be open. A new artificial snow system (temperature permitting) already allow from November to arrive in the country with tracks 3:05.
Glacier Presena (BS): The Presena Glacier offers the first slopes skiable Adamello Ski from late November (snow permitting). The new gondola will lead by 2585 meters of Passo Paradiso, the glacier door that extends up to 3069 m of Cima Presena.
Solda (BZ): open from October 22, 2016, offers three long chair lifts over 2600 meters. The altitude (1900-3250 m) and the efficiency of the snowmaking systems guarantee great slopes from October until the day May 1, 2017.
Val Senales (BZ): the high altitude and the glacier are a guarantee of good snow early in the season. The glacier is open from 2 September 2016 for training. A new black run, the Leo Gurschler, awaits skiers.
Ski resorts abroad in November
Abroad there is a small group of locations where you can have fun at the beginning of the season. It should be borne in mind that France, despite having locations at high altitudes tends to open their facilities for all saints bridge only to close them again until the end of the month. Switzerland and Austria are better adapted to skiing early season, in particular to:
Diavolezza (SWITZERLAND): As early as mid-October is open to the public a chair lift to 3000 meters. The downstream return is opened only after heavy snowfall while otherwise descend by cable car. Facilities open from Saturday, October 22, 2016. As of November 19, 2016 will follow the Corvatsch and Corviglia November 26, 2016 that will be equally accessible for fun in the snow in the ski resort of St. Moritz.
Hintertux (AUSTRIA): is one of the stations with the highest number of facilities open thanks to the glacier skiing 365 days a year.
In Saas Fee (SWITZERLAND): there is a large glacier with a dense network of open systems even in November.
Stubai (AUSTRIA): offers a wide skiable area between 2600 and 3200 meters in large part on the glacier. Testival glacier Sportscheck 10 to 13 November 2016. Place of the event: Eisgrat mountain station of the Stubai Glacier.
Zermatt (CH): also known as the Swiss side of Cervinia and therefore accessible from the Valle d’Aosta, offers numerous slopes at Plateau Rosa up to 3900 m. Already from the beginning of November you can go down up to Trockener Steg (mt. 2939) can count on about 1000 meters in altitude. We then assist to further openings that take skiers up to the 2400 Furgg