Discover what's new in ski resorts for the 2023-2024 winter season
Get ready for the 2023-2024 winter season with our comprehensive guide to what's new in the ski resorts.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced skier, you'll find all the information you need to plan your next stay in the mountains here.
La Plagne: New gondola lift for the Bellecôte glacier
On 16 December, the Glaciers gondola will be making its first round trips with skiers on board. It replaces the Bellecôte gondola, which has provided loyal service for 45 years.
Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry: Changes to come
The melting glacier is forcing the lift operators of Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry to rethink the future of the site. The grooming of the piste down the Aiguille Rouge may come to an end by 2027.
Val Thorens: New toboggan run
Val Thorens has added a new toboggan run for thrill-seekers. This run offers a vertiginous descent through magnificent Alpine scenery.
Val d'Isère: Renovation of the chairlift
The La Daille chairlift in Val d'Isère has been renovated to offer greater comfort and capacity. Skiers can now enjoy a faster, more comfortable ascent to the summits.
Vars: Extension of the ski area
The resort of Vars has extended its ski area with the addition of new pistes. These new runs offer more variety and challenge for skiers of all abilities.
Villard-de-Lans/Corrençon: New chairlift
A new chairlift has been installed at Villard-de-Lans/Corrençon, offering quicker and easier access to the slopes. This new chairlift is great news for skiers looking to maximise their time on the slopes.
In Avoriaz, the 4-seater chairlift at Lac-Intrêts will be replaced by a detachable 6-seater from this winter.
Chamonix: New gondola lift for the Mer de Glace
From December 2023, a new gondola lift will carry skiers and pedestrians from the Montenvers train station to the Mer de Glace.
Châtel: The world's first snowbike event
The world's first UCI-sanctioned snowbike event will be held at the Linga on 10 and 11 February 2024. Mountain bike races on snow that promise an XXL spectacle.
Flaine: drone show
The resort of Flaine has been offering this event once a week on Wednesdays during the school holidays for the last two years. This winter, it's upping the ante with 110 drones dancing at the same time.
Le Grand-Bornand: New blue run
The Aiglons piste, which takes skiers and snowboarders down from Mont Lachat, will now be a blue run, to give everyone easier access to this magnificent panorama.
Les Gets : 4-season tobogganing
In addition to skiing in winter and mountain biking galore the rest of the year, the Haute-Savoie resort has been equipped with 4-season facilities since summer 2023.
Megève: Anniversary of the legendary cable car
The Rochebrune cable car, a pioneer of its kind, will be celebrating a respectable anniversary this winter. Festivities are planned for the occasion.
Les Deux Alpes : New chairlift and piste
Les Deux Alpes continues to improve its ski area with the installation of a new detachable chairlift. In addition, a new piste has been added to offer skiers more variety.
Alpe d'Huez: Expansion of the ski area
Alpe d'Huez has extended its ski area with the addition of new pistes and lifts. These new slopes offer more challenges for skiers of all levels.
Villard-de-Lans: Improvements to facilities
Villard-de-Lans has made a number of improvements to its facilities, including modernising the ski lifts and adding new catering options on the slopes.
Abriès en Queyras
Say goodbye to ski shuttles at Abriès en Queyras. The new Brune ski lift will allow you to satisfy your thirst for skiing without interruption.
Ceillac will have its own biathlon stadium this winter. Work began in August and will enable both amateurs and competitors to practice biathlon.
For those who want to try some tricks on skis without risking injury, three new airbags will be installed in the Dévoluy snowpark.
In Les Orres, you can not only ski on the slopes, but also enjoy an inclined treadmill and many other activities at the new Pôle sport innovation.
At Orcières, combine skiing and culture. This winter, the resort is offering skiers the chance to visit a photo exhibition without having to take off their skis.
In conclusion, winter 2023-2024 promises to be an exceptional season for winter sports fans. The ski resorts have invested in new facilities and offers to enhance the visitor experience. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a beginner, these new features promise to make your stay in the mountains even more memorable.
Get ready to discover new slopes, try out new activities and create unforgettable memories. This winter, the mountains await you with a host of surprises!