WHAT’S NEW IN THE ALPS? 2023/24 SKI SEASON!
Winter is just around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s time to get ready for the most epic ski season in the Alps. The 2023/2024 ski season is bursting with excitement, and we’ve got the inside scoop on what’s new.
From fresh destinations to upgraded ski lifts, and the wildest ski festivals, we’re here to spill the snowy beans on all the cool stuff happening in the Alpine wonderland. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just looking to try it out, there’s something for everyone.
So, grab your gear, put on your cosiest beanie, and let’s dive into the latest and greatest in the Alps for this ski season!
Which ski resorts are open now?
Are you itching to make your way to the pristine Alpine slopes right now? Weather permitting, there are a handful of resorts that are open and waiting for your arrival:
- Austria: Enjoy Hintertux Glacier, Sölden, Pitztal Glacier, and Kaunertal Glacier
- Italy: Head to Passo Stelvio
- Switzerland: Explore Zermatt ski resort and Saas-Fee
New Alps’ ski lifts for 2023/24
Exciting New Ski Lifts for 2023/2024:
There’s an abundance of new ski lifts for the upcoming season. There are a total of 102 ski lift renewals or ski resort expansions in the Alps, including:
- 34 new ski lifts the French Alps, in resorts such as Serre Chevalier, La Plagne, Alpe d’Huez, Le Grand Domaine, and more
- 28 new ski lifts in the Italian Alps at renowned locations such as Carezza, Ponte di Legno resort, Madonna di Campiglio ski resort, among others
- 21 new ski lifts in the Austrian Alps, including Ischgl ski resort, Saalbach, St. Anton ski resort and more
- 18 new ski lifts in the Swiss Alps, including Aletsch Arena, Zermatt ski resort, 4 Vallées and more.
Get ready to elevate your skiing experience.
Discover some brand NEW resorts
Whilst there are a handful of new resorts popping up in the Alps this 2023/2024 season, there are a couple we’ve got out eyes on:
- Auron: Situated at 1600m, Auron boasts 135km of pristine slopes, making it the largest ski area in the region. Just 1.5 hours from Nice airport, it’s a convenient choice in the Alpes Maritimes department.
- Manigod: This charming, family-friendly village near Le Grand Bornand offers 209km of interconnected slopes. Perfect for beginners, it’s also one of the easiest to reach from Calais for self-drive ski holidays.
What’s New in the French Alps for 2023 / 2024?
Get ready for a host of exciting updates in the French Alps:
- Les 3 Vallées: New gondola lifts connecting Orelle and Val Thorens, a ROC 1 Gondola upgrade, and the Pointe de la Masse Museum are highlights this season
- Les Gets: Enjoy a new escape room game, a 2-day snowshoe hike experience, and the rebranded 4 Season’s Mountain Coaster. Also, don’t miss the World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships from January 27th to February 3rd
- Les Menuires: The Mountain Luge has been revamped and renamed ‘La Mine,’ celebrating the area’s coal mining history. Plus, the resort turns 60 in 2024 with special events
- St Martin de Belleville: There’s a new microbrewery offering locally sourced beer in the former Goat Farm at Le Châtelard. Try ‘La Masse,’ ‘La Belleville,’ and ‘La Thorens.’
New ski accommodation in France
There are a handful fantastic new ski residences for the 2023/2024 season:
- Les Cristaux, Arc 1800: Enjoy breathtaking views over the Tarentaise Valley and surrounding mountains. High-quality apartments and top-notch facilities await.
- Les Roches Blanches, Combloux: Ideally located with exceptional views of Mont Blanc. This residence offers a range of amenities, including an indoor/outdoor heated pool and on-site tapas bar.
What’s new in Austria?
Here’s what’s new in Austria this season…
- Tirol: The Family-Friendly Ski Area Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis introduces the 10-seater EUB Komperdell lift and the Ski Area Kappl & See features a new ski circuit.
- Tiroler Zugspitz Arena: The Ehrwalder Almbahn has a newly rebuilt valley station with escalators, a sheltered bus stop, and more, along with piste modifications and a renewal of the artificial snow system.
What’s new for Switzerland ski season 2023 / 2024?
- Andermatt-Sedrun is getting a $10 million investment in snowmaking, on-mountain dining, and more for the 2023/2024 season. This includes upgrades to the Valtgeza restaurant and renovation of the Milez and Natschen restaurants.