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Where to Ski in October

The beginning of October signals the beginning of falling temperatures, increasing snow fall and the perfect opportunity for early season skiing – but where is best for an October ski getaway?
Benefits of early season skiing are the uncrowded slopes, the potential for additional hands on training in less crowded classes if you want them, empty airports and newly refurbished features of resorts.
It should be noted that in October the best skiing can be done on glaciers and higher up the mountains – so we’ve put together our top picks for luxury skiing in October.


Zermatt and Saas Fee ski resorts are generally open from September onwards and are considered the best places to ski in the country at this time.

Furthermore, Zermatt has the most striking views of the Swiss Alps to behold from the sheltered valley beneath the perennially snow-capped peak of the iconic mountain. Many, including us at Oxford Ski, would consider Zermatt to be in a class of its own and with the reduced crowd levels in October it can be the perfect introduction to ski season.


The best option for skiing in France over the early ski season is Tignes, which generally opens its doors at the end of the September, ahead of other resorts.