Spring doesn't mean the ski season is over, if anything, it means you’ll get to enjoy a lot more bluebird days and you’ll be able to hit the slopes without 100 thermic layers and a lot less people skiing around you. This spring make sure you go to the right resorts, where you can still find fresh powder and enjoy the last few months of the season high up on the mountains. Here are some of the top spring skiing destinations.
Of course one of the first we have to mention is Val Thorens. As one of the highest ski resorts in Europe and as part of the Three Valleys Ski Area, Val Thorens is a must for spring skiers. It’s highest peak is over 3,200m which is why it’s guaranteed to get snow until late in the season and the best news is that the ski area will not close until early May, meaning we still have two months of skiing to go. With countless restaurants and chalets up on the mountains and with the possibility of skiing to both Courchevel and Meribel for lunch during a gorgeous sunny day, we promise you can’t go wrong with booking your holidays in Val Thorens.
Don’t underestimate this small resort, it’s annual average snowfall at the top of the 2500m Grandes Platières is 15m, making it one of the skiable mountains with the most snow. This is not all, Flaine is also one of the resorts with the best snow preservation, meaning that even if the snow has a dry spell, you will still find good snow in Flaine. This is possible thanks to the high mountainous area surrounding it, and the fact that many of its slopes are facing north/north-west, allowing Flaine to have all the qualities to make it a perfect destination for anyone looking to ski until late this season. This year you’ll be able to enjoy its snowy slopes until April 18, don’t miss out.
Believe it or not the estimated closing date for this ski resort is May 1, 2022 so you can go there for Easter or even later on. Just like in Flaine, many of the slopes in this resort are facing north-west, which will guarantee good skiing conditions for longer. Every year they celebrate the end of the season with the Top of The Mountain Closing Concert at which various international stars such as Elton John or The Killers have performed in previous years. This year’s celebrity is yet to be announced but the date of the party will be April 30. Celebrate the end of the season with an epic concert in Ischgl and before you know it the season will be starting again.
Nicknamed “The Pearl of The Alps”, Saas-Fee not only has breathtaking views but it also has a glacier which allows you to ski until late during the season. With over 100km of slopes, Saas-Fee is the perfect place for beginners and intermediates so you’re still in time to partake in your very first ski lesson. This ski resort is also recognised as one of Switzerland’s most family friendly resorts which makes it the perfect destination for an Easter family holiday. In Saas-Fee it is often the case that you will find fresh powder as late as April which is why it’s no surprise that their estimated closing date for now is April 20, but if a big snowfall comes in there is no doubt this will change.
Take advantage of the quieter slopes while skiing in one of the most popular resorts in Switzerland. With slopes as high as 3,330m it’s easy for Verbier to get snow almost all year round and if one day they find themselves short on fresh powder, they can always count on a number of snow cannons but we have faith in mother nature. This year the resort won’t be closing down until April 27, giving you plenty of time to organise your holiday in this luxurious destination.
The ski resort of Val d’Isere stands at an incredible altitude of 1850, just the resort itself, which means its slopes are way higher. With its highest peak at almost 3,400m, it’s no surprise the popularity of this ski resort when it comes to spring skiing. Again, just as with previously mentioned resorts, many of its slopes are north facing, helping to preserve skiing conditions for longer. If you’re on a friends trip and in the mood to party, you’ll find La Folie Douce at the top of the mountain, considered one of the best places to après ski. Go celebrate the late end of the season in Val d’Isere, you’ve still got time since it will remain open until May 1!
If you had any doubts about going skiing this Easter or anytime in spring, we hope you have none left. These are only a few of the ski resorts which will still be getting fresh snow and operating until late but there are quite a few more which you can travel to. Instructors are getting booked up pretty fast, especially for Easter so we recommend you book as soon as possible if you already know which resort you’ll be travelling to. Don’t waste any more of this winter season and book your lessons today!
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