What’s the new hype about late season skiing? Life sometimes doesn’t permit holidays in the peak season, so spring skiing is the answer for many. Or maybe they’re just clued up on how amazing the all-around conditions are.
Its spring, the start of the build-up to summer and hardly anyone is thinking about snow. This is wonderful news for skiers because every now and again you’ll have clear slopes even at Easter. A few more British families are heading to the slopes for their Easter holidays, but the trend hasn’t quite caught on with the rest of Europe yet – and if you go in the second week of the holidays, you’ll find the resorts are all but deserted!
The increased sunshine means that it’s a bit warmer for the little ones, so there’s less need to worry about shuffling them indoors as soon as they’re finished skiing. This means more time for exploring and family bonding on the snow.
Right, so this isn’t a guarantee for a week of pure sunshine; but there’s a much better chance of it happening. So, whilst the sun is marvellous, the UV isn’t good for the skin, so make sure you smother on the sun cream! The intense sunlight is a pleasure to behold on the slopes, it really lifts the spirit.
Get the tan started!
After a morning of skiing, why not relax on the terrace and embrace some of that glorious sunshine? Sun cream is definitely a must unless you’re a fan of the goggle tan look! Kick back, relax and let the waves of the sun wash over you.
If the past couple of years are anything to go by, the snowfall at the end of March, the beginning of April is comparable to that of snowfall in mid-January. Especially in high altitude resorts such as Tignes and Val d’Isere.
More mountain entertainment
With the increased hours of sunlight, the mountain bars and restaurants will often stay open later into the evening. Imagine it now, a cold beer on a sundeck watching the sunset on snowy mountains; heavenly. You’re also more likely to experience some outdoor events such as snowboard contests – information on these can be found on the resorts’ websites.