There are no ski areas open in France as we enter June and there weren’t supposed to be any opening for summer skiing until mid-June, but Val d’isere has surprised everyone by deciding to open for two weeks of summer-skiing-on-winter (non-glacier) slopes because of all the winter snow they got. That begins this Sunday, June 3rd.
They’ll then switch, after a fortnight, to their planned usual, summer glacier skiing which lasts through to July.
Val d’Isere is pictured above and below after still more fresh snow fell on 14th May.
The other other two remaining French summer ski destinations, Les 2 Alpes and Tignes, will open over the last weekend of the month for their summer skiing through July and in to August.
Both also report deeper than average snow bases thanks to all the winter snow. Tignes will have around 20km of runs open , Les 2 Alpes, which claims the biggest summer ski area in the Alps and also has a big summer season launch festival weekend, a little more.