Winter in Summer: Unleash the Thrill of Skiing in July


If you think skiing in July is impossible, think twice about our suggestions below. There are many resorts open the whole year, even during summer, so you can enjoy your hobby with ease.

Can't wait any more? Let's dig into a list of the best places to ski in July right now!


France is one of the most famous skiing destinations that also offers skiing in summer services. After the hot and dry weather in June has gone, the Alps will change dramatically, with fresh snow appearing on the higher slopes. Here are some suggested places in the Alps where to ski in July.


Les 2 Alpes

Les 2 Alpes, with its largest summer ski glaciers at an altitude of 3,600 meters, is a perfect place for all ski lovers. The area opens from late June to late August, from 7.30 am to 12.30 pm. You can take the flight to the nearest airport, Geneva Airport, and take a transfer from there to Les 2 Alpes (which will take around 3 and a half hours).

Coming to the Mont-de-Lans Glacier, you will be surprised by its funicular railway, 2 gondola lifts, 2 chair lifts, 8 ski tows, 1 cable car, and 2 drag lifts that transport skiers up to 220 acres (90 ha). The slopes include 9 blue, one green, and 2 red. The snow park boasts a big, cool, and airy zone, and the Easy Park is suitable for beginners. Besides, you can enjoy other activities, including climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and paragliding.


Tignes is one of the most popular skiing resorts in the Alps, which offers 20 km of pistes of various terrains (blue, red, and black). You can access the skiing area by chairlifts and drags. It only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes from Geneva Airport to Tignes. The Grande Motte Glacier opens from late June to August, every day until 1 pm.

You can visit Glacier Snow Park providing services for beginners and professionals such as moguls, half-pipe, rails, a hip ramp, quarter-ramps, and a rainbow rail. Visitors can enjoy their ski holidays in July with lots of activities, including the bike park, hiking, climbing, archery, golf, rafting, horse riding, white water swimming, and fishing. You also should not miss the Tignes' Lake in Acroland, where you can ride or slide.




Snow covers Zermatt all year, making it one of the best places to ski in July. You can ski and snowboard for half a day on the Theodul Glacier. The area features 21 km of pistes and a Summer Snowpark.

This highest and largest summer skiing operation in Europe is also a place for athletes of 100 teams from 22 nations to come and train for the winter season. Besides, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, kick biking, hiking, dirt scooter riding, and mountain carts.

Saas Fee

If you're looking for ski resorts open in July, you should visit Saas Fee, which opens from mid-July to late October, with the lifts operating until 12 pm (or even 3 pm). It will take you 1 hour to get to the Allalin Glacier, a ski area of 20 kilometers with diverse pistes.

In addition, Freestyle Park features kickers, rails, boxes, and transitions. Other activities include boccia, hiking, mountain tours, mountain biking, volleyball, golf, and Nordic walking.



The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier above Kaprun, with varied runs and a terrain park, is a perfect place for intermediate skiers and riders to spend their ski holidays in July. Those who don't want to ski can have free guided panoramic hikes across the glacier.


Talking about ski resorts opening in July, you should not miss Hintertux, a glacier opening the whole year. 20 km of slopes are available for summer skiing, which can be accessed by 10 lifts.

It's famous for its steep, challenging terrain. In addition, Betterpark Hintertux has 5 different lines suitable for freestyle fans.



There are 3 glacier ski areas in Norway for you to spend your ski holidays in July: Fonna, Galdhoppigen, and Stryn. The last one may close halfway through the month, yet the first two areas open longer with lots of activities.

North America

North America has 7 ski areas suitable for skiing and boarding. Though it's hot, some areas, such as Mammoth and Squaw Valley, still have thick deep snow so that you can enjoy it in the summer.

South America

South America also offers great ski resorts open in July. The snow depth here is perfect for skiing and snowboarding.


Another direction to head for skiing in Australia. The cold and snowy weather at the end of June makes it an ideal option for those who want to ski in summer. July is a perfect month to go there.


Across the Atlantic in Southern Africa, you will find some areas suitable for skiing. Lesotho and Tiffindell are the most popular ones. Though their level of snow is not as deep as other areas, the scenery of natural snowfalls makes the places more attractive.

The Bottom Lines

Skiing in July is possible with many options, including France, Switzerland, Austria, etc. All areas offer the same high-end service as in winter, and several parks are suitable for all levels. Summer is also a good time to prepare yourself before the skiing season comes in winter.