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
-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!