6 Reasons to Hit the Alps this Spring

 

Spring is all about flowers and pollen? *Buzzer* Nope. Spring is about fresh snow in the Alps, bluebird skies and so much more. Here are six reasons why you’ll find us skiing in the Alps over March and April.

 

More snow than you know

At the time of writing, over half a metre of fresh snow has fallen across top ski resorts and another dump is forecast for the weekend. There’s more powder to enjoy over spring than many expect, plus resorts already have a healthy base from winter. There’s nothing quite like bouncing through off-piste pow in March and carving perfect corduroy pistes on sunny April mornings.

 

Fresh pow in Meribel on the first day of spring

 

Bluebird mornings

Imagine drifting to sleep as fresh snow falls outside your window and waking to blue skies and pleasant temperatures. This has been my experience on many a spring ski holiday. First tracks in March and April can be like a dream: no frozen fingers, no need for bulky layers and clear views over snow-capped mountains and rambling valleys.

 

Near the Eye of the Needle in Tignes, March

 

Longer days and sunny après

Not only does the spring weather make things more comfortable at high altitudes, all that sunshine means longer days for extra tracks. Plus, it sets the scene for a leisurely lunchtime beer and lively afternoon après-ski at terrace bars. Just don’t forget the sunscreen and lip balm!

 

La Folie Douce, Val Thorens, April

 

Wide open slopes

Spring generally sees fewer crowds on the slopes, leaving you with faster lift queues and plenty of room for wide turns down the mountain. Even the Easter holiday weeks are known to be less packed than other peak dates.  

 

Tignes in late March

 

Huge events

Top resorts across the Alps celebrate spring with awesome parties and massive events. Between March 18-25, Avoriaz will host Snowboxx for the second year, offering a week of terrace parties, clubbing, on-piste competitions and world-class beats from Basement Jaxx, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Wilkinson and more.

 

Between March 19-25, the Rock the Pistes festival will see more than 50 free concerts lighting up the Portes du Soleil each day. The British Snowboard & Freeski Championships will return to Laax in Switzerland between April 2-9.  Snowbombing hits Mayrhofen between April 3-8 with its international DJs, igloo raves and enchanted forest parties. We could go on...

 

 

Falling prices

With less than a dozen weeks left in the season, prices are falling on ski holiday packages to superb high-altitude resorts across the Alps. Skiers can save hundreds of pounds on chocolate-box chalets with roaring fireplaces, soothing hot tubs and perfect locations right near the slopes.

 

 

At the moment, you can save £354 on the Chalet Klosters in La Plagne (above) or £160 on Chalet Eaglet in St Anton (below), and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

To discover more discounted packages across the Alps, call us on today on 020 3080 0200 or click here.

 

 

 

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