Less layers, goggle tans, quiet slopes and fantastic ski deals… this can only mean one thing – spring skiing! Longer days and warmer temperatures, let you relish the best of the snow and sun on a spring ski holiday. With spring skiing arguably one of the best times to go skiing over the season, read our top reasons to go on a spring ski holiday below…
Forget thermal layers, forget about wearing a snood, and you can certainly forget about those hand warmers! When you go skiing in the spring, it’s usually warm enough for just a t-shirt under your ski gear and a lot of the time, you’ll even want to ski with your jacket open. No more frozen fingers and numb toes, spring skiing will let you bask in the beautiful sunshine on the chairlifts and replace hot chocolate stops with refreshing terrace beverages.
At Chalet Chouqui, you can take advantage of the private après terrace to enjoy unwinding in the sunshine after a day skiing in Verbier.
Let’s face it, we all love a good ski holiday deal. With the season coming to an end, the slopes are generally quieter than busier months like December and January; you’ll be more likely to take advantage of luxury chalet special offers when skiing in the spring. Take a look at our remaining luxury chalets for Easter to book your perfect spring ski holiday and grab a late ski deal.
With many resorts open well into April, you’ve still got time to make the most of the rest of the ski season and the fantastic snow conditions. That being said, you’re best to go to a high-altitude resort to guarantee good snow, just in case. Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe and the lifts rise to 3,200m so still have a great snow coverage even in the spring. Zermatt has the highest ski resort lift access point in Europe and guarantees some fantastic late season skiing, and even summer skiing!
Spring time in the mountains brings live music and lots of partying. There’s nothing quite like a music festival on the slopes. Some of the best mountain festivals include Tomorrowland Winter in Alpe d’Huez, Snowboxx in Avoriaz and Zermatt Unplugged in Zermatt. All of these festivals have an incredible line-up and will not disappoint – an added bonus for your spring ski holiday!
No queues for the lifts and the whole piste to yourself – absolute bliss. In the busier months of the ski season, like January and February, this is unheard of. However, when you go spring skiing, you can expect this nearly every day of your holiday! Spring is also a great time for beginner skiers and family ski holidays, allowing you to practise your skills without having to worry too much about other people flying past.
Sunbathing in the Snow
Just because you’re surrounded by snow, it doesn’t mean you can’t sunbathe as well. Gone are the days of desperately trying to find a table inside a mountain restaurant, so you can warm up from a morning ski. On a spring ski holiday, you will be desperate to claim that deckchair on the terrace and try to even out that goggle tan… just don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!
Longer days mean longer après – who can argue with that? Soak up the sun and fabulous atmosphere on a mountain terrace, whilst sipping on a refreshing glass of bubbly on your spring ski holiday! In addition to après-ski, longer days also give you the chance to discover more non-ski activities in the Alps. With more hours of light in the afternoon and into the early evening, there is plenty of time to try something new after skiing in spring. Why not try the thrilling experience of parapenting? Or explore the mountains with a dog sled ride? With so much to do in resort, you’ll fall in love with spring skiing even more!
If you’ve been persuaded by these reasons to go spring skiing, contact the team today. We’ll help you find the perfect luxury chalet for your spring ski holiday to match this perfect time of year! Call us on +44 1202 203650 or send us an email.