Val Thorens, which is one of my favourite resorts due to its high altitude and early/late snow, is opening this weekend:
The opening of the Val Thorens skiing area should take place on Saturday, November 8th. Indeed, the current snow conditions as well as the expected snow falls which should occur by the end of the week should allow to operate the skiing area from this date on.
That is an amazingly early start, I think they normally open at the end of November. Now if only I could wangle a weekend getaway before Christmas.