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Spring Skiing: Why Skiing Is Best In Spring Time

This blog is a guest blog written by Alpine Infusion

Spring skiing

While some skiers may mourn the end of peak skiing season, those in the know will be rubbing their hands in anticipation.

Longer days, blue skies and quieter slopes- what’s not to love about a spring ski trip?

Still not convinced? We’re here to convince you why skiing is best in Spring time.

Make the Most of Crowd-Free Slopes

Who doesn’t love having a wide expanse of the mountain to themselves!?

Peak ski season at the best resorts sees hordes of skiers descend on the slopes. Seasoned  skiers will have experienced the annoyance of elbowing your way through groups of skiers and spending half the morning waiting in the lift queue.

As the season tails off, this becomes an issue of the past! Just a few weeks can make a drastic difference to how busy the resort is.

Ski for Longer

Another great benefit to springtime skiing is the increased daylight hours. Enjoy afternoon sessions on the mountain as ski lifts remain open longer. (This also means you can justify a bit of a lie in!)

The longer days also bring with them warmer weather. Return from your skiing holiday with a healthy glow after soaking up the rays on the slopes.

More Time for Après Ski

Thanks to the longer evenings, a late season skiing trip gives you more down time to play with.

Spend your afternoons making the most of your ski chalet’s facilities. Glass of bubbly in the Jacuzzi anyone?

Enjoy chilled out drinks as the sun goes down behind the mountains before heading to one of Europe’s world class alpine restaurants for a leisurely meal.

Apres ski in spring

Softer Snow Cushions Falls!

Skiing beginners may be relieved to discover that snow on the slopes is softer during the spring. This will soften the blow of your inevitable bumps and falls!

Where to Ski in Spring Time

If you’re planning a spring time ski holiday, it’s important to head to a ski resort with a high altitude and North facing slopes. This way, you’ll be guaranteed good snow cover for your trip.

Here are some of our favourite late season ski destinations:

  • Meribel is nestled within the Three Valleys which provide some of the best skiing in Europe and have North facing slopes. With excellent bars and a picturesque setting, Meribel is a fantastic place to enjoy the warmer weather.
  • Tignes in France has some of the highest slopes in the Alps and is home to impressive glaciers and exciting trails.
  • Courchevel’s North facing slopes stay open well into April, perfect for a spot of Easter skiing.
  • Cervinia in Italy sits at a lofty 3480m, which means reliable snow long into Spring.
  • Zermatt in Switzerland is home to glaciers, some of which are open all year round

Start Planning Your Spring Time Ski Holiday

Hopefully we’ve opened your eyes to what spring skiing can offer. If you’re keen to get your last skiing fix before the summer kicks in, it’s time to get planning.

The first thing you’ll need is a place to stay. Alpine Infusion provide a range of luxury ski chalets in Meribel and Courchevel. Experience the best of the Alps in a five-star chalet and make the most of the luxury facilities on offer.

Browse luxury ski chalets in Courchevel or luxury catered chalets in Meribel to kickstart your spring holiday.