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Early Ski Resorts

November 14, 2014 12:17 pm Published by

It goes without saying that the most crucial component of a skiing holiday is snow! Some skiers will insist that planning a holiday before Christmas is futile, but there are a scattering of slopes which are an exception to the rule. We’ve had a search around for some snow-sure, early season ski resorts.  

Whistler, Canada, is just as likely to get snow as British people are to make small talk about the weather (it’s very likely). Boasting 37 lifts and 200 trails spread across the two mountains, which are linked at resort level, you can swap ski areas with ease without any need to go back down into town. Brimming with restaurants, nightlife and accommodation, Whistler is the most popular ski resort in North America and attracts an overwhelming number of visitors. Winter season runs from late November to late April.

Early season skiing in Austria can be found in the form of the Ischgl resort which, despite its lack of glacier, opens towards the end of November. A compact village, tucked away south of St Anton, Ischgl is one of the most snow-certain, non glacial resorts in the Alps. The resort is especially well liked for its modern lift system unmatched après-ski.

For a Swiss ski holiday, you can count on Sass Fee to deliver good snow conditions! Often referred to as “The Pearl of the Alps”, Sass Fee is a traditional resort with high glacier skiing (up to 3,200m). Whilst beginners will be at ease practicing in the village, freestylers can have fun in the snow park at the Mittelallalin. Following a day on the snowy slopes, skiers can drop by one of the many snow bars in the village – the Popcorn is said to be particularly popular.

If you’ve decided to descend on the slopes for an early ski season, consider using FTT Global to convert your cash into CAD, EUR or CHF .

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This post was written by Kayleigh Driscoll

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