The weather has started to cool off, which is exciting for ski enthusiasts. There is no reason to wait until the dead of winter to enjoy your favorite pastime, however. Many places throughout the world start ski season off as early as October. If you want to start shredding the slopes as early as possible, take a private jet charter to one of these destinations.
Mammoth Mountain, California
Mammoth Mountain opens up on November 10th this year. If you get there on opening day, there is a celebration with hot chocolate in the morning and beers at night. The mountain is located close to Yosemite National Park. The area boasts several cozy resorts with outdoor hot tubs to help you enjoy a truly luxurious ski vacation.
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in British Columbia open for skiing at the end of November. The temperatures are cool enough to sustain snow and there are many snow guns to ensure consistent conditions for skiing and snowboarding. The Whistler Blackcomb resort is spending $2.4 million to make improvements for the coming season, so you can enjoy all that they will have to offer if you jet charter into the area.
Espace Killy, France
Espace Killy is a French ski resort that has over 300 kilometers of slopes. The season starts in November and carries through most of the year, ending in May. Most of the slopes are perfect for beginners, so this is a nice resort to select for your first family ski trip. There are some high peaks and challenging slopes for experienced skiers, too. The serious crowds don’t show up until Christmas, so autumn is a great time to check out Espace Killy if you want to enjoy some stress-free winter sports.
Zermatt boasts the highest ski lifts in all of Europe and is one of the few places where you can ski year-round. There are 360 kilometers of pistes that are varied for all skill levels. Along the slopes, there are world-renowned restaurants that skiers can stop at to warm up and have a one-of-a-kind experience. The mountain views at Zermatt are incredible and there are plenty of other things to do in the area, which rests right between Italy and Swtizerland. This is an amazing jet charter destination at any time of year.
Obergurgl is a friendly and welcoming village that is almost car-free and is unquestionably perfect for skiing. The ski season starts in November and attracts many snow lovers from around the world, but the slopes are rarely crowded, so you can enjoy a ski vacation on your own terms. For added delight, there is a gondola that can take you to Hochgurgl in just about 10 minutes, so you can ski those slopes, too.
Book a private jet charter with your local jet charter agency today to start enjoying an early ski season!