What’s New in the Alps Ski Resorts for 2022-2023?
While some ski resorts are opening soon, what better way to make the most of this ski season than to catch up on what’s new in the Alps ski resorts for 2022-2023? Take a look at the latest additions to many of our best ski resorts for the next winter season, from new restaurants and ski slopes to experiences and events.
New lifts and ski areas are planned for 2022/2023
For the 22/23 winter season, the funicular that connects Sierre to Crans Montana (which dates back to 1911) has been renovated. The fresh new funicular, which is almost 4 km long and takes 12 minutes at an 8 m/second pace, will open on December 12, 2022.
Verbier‘s infrastructure has also been upgraded, with the Pasay chairlift in Bruson being replaced with a six-seater chair with bubble, cutting the travel time from 11 minutes to less than five.
Verbier features a fresh new specialised racing section at the summit of the La Tzoumas – Savoleyres sector for the fastest skiers in the group. The race track contains a permanent timing system and a 15-gate giant slalom.
The ski domain’s leisure amenities in Morzine have been renovated. Adrenaline junkies may participate in the XL edition of boardercross, which will have a new starting point from the Raverettes chairlift. New modules, rails, and jumps have been added to the snow park, which has been renovated and expanded. Non-skiers may also enjoy the slopes after the ski lifts have closed for the day by riding the piste basher to the upper slopes of the ski area. Relax with mulled wine around the fire, followed by a lunch of Savoyard tartiflette in a traditional yurt, followed by a thrilling descent by sled, complete with a headlamp, to the village’s glittering lights.
Val Thorens will open two new areas this year for youngsters and novices, as well as their families, to practise and grow while having fun. This winter, a brand-new Snow Tubing route will open for some fun after a day on the slopes.
New Restaurants Opening in 2022/2023
There is a breath of fresh air in the kitchen at Precise Tale Seehof Davos, as Austrian Peter Hummel takes over as head chef, bringing with him a lot of knowledge from his worldwide cooking career. “Chesa” is Hummel’s specialty of the three hotel restaurants, with Hummel hoping to cook his way back into the hearts of guests by integrating both Graubünden cuisine and Swiss classics like as Zürcher Geschnetzeltes.
The Pasay snack bar in Verbier has also been restored and enlarged for the winter. It is presently a classic mountain restaurant with a panoramic patio offering local goods.
This season, Courchevel also receives a new Michelin-starred restaurant in Les Grandes Alpes with chef Sylvestre Wahid, as well as Le Bar de Madame, which is accessible by the slope Dou du Midi.
In St Martin de Belleville, the new restaurant La Table du M is the ideal setting to have a light lunch, a comfortable après-ski, or a nice meal by the fire, while Six Senses Crans-Montana is also set to open in Crans Montana this winter season, bringing tranquillity and adventure. Six Senses Crans Montana will have two restaurants inspired by the vivid colours of the seasons in the Alps. The trademark restaurant serves Japanese-inspired dishes such as hoba miso and hot pots.
New Winter 2022/2023 Events
The Alpine Ski World Championship, which will be contested in Méribel and Courchevel from February 6th to 19th, is one of the most anticipated events of the 22/23 ski season.
This prominent athletic event in the world of alpine skiing provides a wonderful opportunity to observe the world’s finest skiers compete on the new Eclipse slope in Courchevel and Roc de Fer in Méribel.
New Winter Activities for 2022/2023
Verbier’s new panoramic platform on the summit of Mont Fort at a height of 3,330m was built this summer. The whole Alpine range, from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, can now be seen in a stunning 360-degree picture. This new infrastructure will complement the area’s existing attractions, which include a Via Cordata, a Via Ferrata, and the Mont 4 Zipline.
Children under the age of eight may ski for free in Val d’Isere, while those aged 8 to 18 can purchase a day pass for the Tignes – Val d’Isere ski region for EUR 50. Val Adventures’ tree top adventure course is now open for entertaining apres ski activities, and Evolution 2 is now providing half-days of tandem speed-riding with an instructor, due to new specially constructed tandem wings.
Oxygene ski school in Tignes also plans to teach newborns to snowboarding. Infants aged three and above can ride without their parents under the supervision of experienced snowboard instructors. Tignes will also host pop-up concerts on the slopes during the winter season, so take a break and have a cool drink while listening to live music.
Why not attempt the new igloo adventure for this winter season for a fantastic experience in Megeve? Beginning with a snowshoe stroll beneath the stars and guided by lantern light, you will finally arrive to a picturesque hamlet made up of seven igloos that can accommodate up to 14 people. Before retiring for the night, enjoy a warm fondue and mountain tales around the fire. In the morning, eat breakfast before returning to the village centre on snowshoes. This activity will be accessible every Wednesday and Saturday evening beginning January 23, 2023.
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