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School holidays 2020-21

Main EU countries

Season Week France European Union
Autumn13/11 during 20/11/21  (W46)
20/11 during 27/11/20  (W47)
27/11 during 04/12/21  (W48)
04/12 during 11/12/21  (W49)Spain, Italy
11/12 during 18/12/21  (W50)
Winter18/12 during 25/12/21  (W51)Zones A, B & CGreat Britain, Switzerland
25/12 during 01/01/22  (W52)Zones A, B & CGermany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain, Danemark, Poland, Czech Republic
01/01 during 08/01/22  (W1)Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands , Belgium
08/01 during 15/01/22  (W2)
15/01 during 22/01/22  (W3)Poland
22/01 during 29/01/22  (W4)
29/01 during 05/02/22  (W5)Poland
05/02 during 12/02/22  (W6)Zone BPoland
12/02 during 19/02/22  (W7)Zones A & BGermany, Danemark, The Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain
19/02 during 26/02/22  (W8)Zones A & CThe Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Danemark, Poland, Great Britain
26/02 during 05/03/22  (W9)Zone CGermany,The Netherlands,Belgium Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland
05/03 during 12/03/22  (W10)Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland
12/03 during 19/03/22  (W11)Germany , Czech Republic
Spring19/03 during 26/03/22  (W12)
26/03 during 02/04/22  (W13)
02/04 during 09/04/22  (W14)Germany, Belgium, Great Britain
09/04 during 16/04/22  (W15)Zone BGermany, Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland , Spain , Danemark , Sweden
16/04 during 23/04/22  (W16)Zones A & BGreat Britain , Germany , Switzerland
23/04 during 30/04/22  (W17)Zones A& CThe Netherlands, Italy , Switzerland
30/04 during 07/05/22  (W18)Zone C The Netherlands
07/05 during 14/05/22  (W19)
14/05 during 21/05/22  (W20)
21/05 during 28/05/22  (W21)
28/05 during 04/06/22  (W22)
04/06 during 11/06/22  (W23)
11/06 during 18/06/22  (W24)
Summer18/06 during 25/06/22  (W25)
25/06 during 02/07/22  (W26)
02/07 during 09/07/22  (W27)Zones A, B & C
09/07 during 16/07/22  (W28)  Zones A, B & C
16/07 during 23/07/22  (W29)  Zones A, B & C
23/07 during 30/07/22  (W30)  Zones A, B & C
30/07 during 06/08/22  (W31)  Zones A, B & C
06/08 during 13/08/22  (W32)  Zones A, B & C
13/08 during 20/08/22  (W33)  Zones A, B & C
20/08 during 27/08/22  (W34)  Zones A, B & C
27/08 during 03/09/22  (W35)  
03/09 during 10/09/22  (W36)  
10/09 during 17/09/22  (W37)  

Zone A : Besancon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon & Poitiers districts

Zone B : Aix, Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orleans, Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen & Strasbourg districts

Zone C : Creteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse & Versailles districts

 Normal season attendance 

 High season 

 Very high season 

Find the best time

The "perfect week" does not exist, each time has advantages and withdraws. Feel free to analyse the criteria that are most important to you and then choose your time. To help you, here are some "key elements".

December is full of the nice end of the year parties. The Christmas atmosphere takes all its meaning when you are in the moutains.

Nevertheless, it is usually not the best time for skiing. There is often snow thanks to the snow making guns, especilly if you stay on the ski runs. To ski out of the runs, it is better to come later in the year. December (as well as January) is often very cold and daytimes are short.

February is the month for "Winter holidays". Snow, liveliness...are at their best.

The only withdraws are the crowd and the high tariffs. If you come with your family, no worries, you will still have an amazing time. If you do not need to come during school holidays, it is better to come before or after the "Winter holidays" (fin January - begining of March).

The time from end of Marchto end of April shines by its nice weather (longer daytimes, sun almost there, warm temperatures).

The snow is sometimes "changing" and becomming more heavy, especially during April. Nevertheless, if you choose to ski in the highest peaks, you will have nice snow.

Month Benefits Disadvantages
December Christmas atmosphere

Low frequenting

attractive prices
Uncertain ski possibilities (not always snow)

Short daytimes

Ski area not totally open (except for the new year week)

Low temperatures
January Still not too crowded

Good ski conditions and almost all the ski area is open
Weather often changing

Snow sometimes thick at the begining of the month
February Best ski conditions

Many animations

Atmosphere "white"
Very crowded

Peak season fees
March Still best ski conditions, especially at the begining of the month

Daytimes longer that at the begining of the winter

Temperatures warmer than at the begining of the winter
Bader snow at the end of the month
April Sun and tan

Attractive prices

Low frequenting
Snow not always here (Spring snow)


Quiet resorts

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