From some web surfing, it looks like the ski huts in the alps generally open in mid-march. Some are open earlier, but are not minded and offer only a winter room. I'm hoping to do some ski touring to link up some huts or use one or two huts as a base for skiing -- somewhere in the alps, I'm not too picky. Problem is, I can only go the first week or two of March. Does anyone have any tips for this timeframe?