The joys of a spring ski holiday

(2018-02-06 07:51:23)


While hitting the slopes is magical any time across the ski season, a spring ski holiday can be unforgettable for five big reasons.


More snow than you know


By the time spring rolls around in the Alps, months of snow has settled on the piste to form an excellent base that’s ripe for carving. Plus, there are plenty of fresh snow flurries to keep powder-hungry riders happy.


For a really snow-sure ski holiday, pick a high-altitude resort where the slopes stay in excellent shape until season’s end - click here to see some of our favourites.


Sunny view of Tignes ski resort in spring

High-altitude Tignes is perfect for spring ski holidays


Bluebird conditions


As any spring skier will tell you, there’s nothing better than waking up to fresh snow, blue skies and clear views across the mountains. In March and April, the bluebird days are plentiful, making it well worth skipping your sleep-in for first tracks.


Plus, the temperatures are milder, so there’s no need for bulky layers or frozen fingers!


Longer days


More sun, more ski time, more bang for your buck. That’s spring skiing. With longer days, many Alpine resorts open their lifts an hour earlier in the morning and close them an hour later in the afternoon.


Awesome Alpine parties


Of course, the generous sunshine means spring is the best time for après-ski drinks at terrace bars…but that’s not all. Top resorts host amazing festivals to celebrate this fair time of the year with live bands and international DJs.


Rock the Pistes will see more than 50 concerts happening across the many resorts of the Portes du Soleil, while Tignes will host three days of free music mid April. Click here for more details on Alpine gigs – including some freebies.


Music festival crowd


Fewer people, big savings


The slopes tend to be less crowded during the spring months – even the Easter holidays are quieter than other peak dates. This leaves you with shorter lift queues and plenty of room on the piste to perfect your turns – not to mention better ski school and childcare availability for families!


And with chalets fighting for your business, there are also brilliant deals to be snapped up. To find how much you can save on the slopes this spring, call one of our ski holiday experts on 020 3080 0202.