Even though the snow has returned, autumn colours persevere in Avoriaz. Green, red and gold dwell side by side with the first glittery white flakes, it makes for a beautifully soft seasonal transition.
After the first snowfall, a picture postcard landscape is emerging in Courchevel. Time seems to slow down, as if to allow flora and fauna the chance to get used to the new winter climate. It’s a veritable feast for the eyes.
The change of scenery at Alpe d'Huez tells us that winter seems to have arrived already. The whole resort has put on its thick snowy coat and is preparing for the season... We’re looking forward to the opening of the slopes - scheduled for December 1.
Alpe d'Huez resort
In Val d'Isère, the roofs and steeples of the village have suddenly changed colour, letting the unique aura of the mountain villages take hold. A wintry ambiance floats in the air igniting a craving for fireplaces, hot chocolate and cosy nests. That's good for us, here we have nine chic and snug cocoons, right in the heart of the Alps.
Val d'Isère Station
Is it autumn or winter? In Méribel, though the morning fog has given way to a snowclad landscape, autumnal foliage lingers on the edge of the lake. A mysterious and dreamlike ambiance reigns for a few days of metamorphosis...
At the Col des Montets, which overlooks the Chamonix valley at an altitude of 1460 meters, the snow has returned, putting on a frosty white coat. We await the opening of the slopes with a snowman in our sights.
Temperatures drop, larch trees little by little take on wintry hues and the earth slowly cools: Serre Chevalier is preparing for a great ski season! But a soupcon of patience is needed, the ski area will open on December 7.
Station de Serre Chevalier Briançon