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FilchShut[...] My plan at this point to is fly to Geneva (GVA) on Thursday Dec 10th in the early morning and head to a mountain right after landing[...]
So far I am thinking Zermatt, Chamonix, Verbier, Courmayeur.
My preference when skiing alone would be a lot of inbounds steep terrain and maybe some terrain opening that weekend if I get lucky.
I love to hear suggestions based on the snow quality at this time of year, timing, pricing, and anything else I am missing.
Thanks in advance
-InfamousMax-Switzerland is expensive af, you could try the other countries around, like Austria, France or Italy. But right now it is snowing in the whole alp area so you wont have any snowproblems if you stay in higher altitude based resorts.
-snow quality in the Alps around early December isn't great
-Except on glaciers or above 2500m
-Most of the snow falls between late December and early March
So I wouldnt expect lots of snow, not even in the higher Alps like in France or Switzerland
A resort you havent listed:
Nothing can beat La Grave. Less crowded than Verbier/Charmonix awesome terrain and incredibly friendly people. You just have to pray, that they re going to open earlier^^:
If I have to chose between your 4 resorts you listed: You cant go wrong with those 4 resorts. All 4 are epic. Personally i would chose Courmayeur, because i dont like overprized ski resorts, like Charmonix or Zermatt. But I am not sure if they get as much snow as Zermatt or maybe Charmonix.
Just check their websites plus webcams out:
Last thing: Keep in mind NEVER, never ski offpiste or hike on a glacier you dont know. The safest time for off slopes skiing on glaciers is around February/March up to May (in Europe), because most of the glacier gaps are filled with at least 3-4m snow. If you ski alone and you fall in to a glacier gap...
If you prefer going to less croweded and kinda secret spots around Geneva: Just hit me up with a private message.
Enjoy your Europe trip!