Over the last few ski seasons, in the Alps, the snow down at lower altitudes has started showing up later than expected. Is this a natural cycle, or is climate change the culprit? That’s a debate for another day. Thankfully the snow always shows up but it’s squeeky bum time for anyone who booked the lower resorts in the early December weeks and sometimes even into January. Of course the easy answer is, don’t book a lower resort in early season. If you really want to guarantee that you ski, at any time of year, not just early season, go for a resort that’s known for glacier skiing. If you must book early I suggest you go for one of these options, snow sure, the year round, Tignes (France), Zermatt & Saas Fee (Switzerland) and Hintertux & Stubai (Austria).
The current Tignes didn’t get off to a very