Easter 2017 falls on Sunday 16th April. Most schools break up on Friday 31st March and with the outstanding late season snow fall across Europe over recent seasons, the Easter break should prove as popular as ever!
Our team have waxed lyrical about the virtues of Spring Skiing for years. Just look at the massive benefits of a late season break:
- Longer days, and better weather!
- Long lunches in the sun.
- No need to escape bitter February cold.
- A full season of snow accumulated on top stations
- Fewer crowds, shorter queues and lower prices than Half Term
- Fabulous end of season atmosphere everywhere!
Whilst high altitude does help with the snow conditions, it's not the only thing you should look for in an Easter ski trip. Think about the height of the pistes, rather than the village. Many resorts like Tignes, Val Thorens, La Plagne and Les Arcs have high villages where half of the pistes are actually below resort altitude. In Serre Chevalier, every single run is above the village. So there's actually very little difference; in Serre Che, the only way is up!
You should also note the orientation of the pistes. If you pick a resort where the majority of the slopes are North facing, then they will hold their snow cover better at lower altitudes than higher altitude pistes which face South. Wengen in Switzerland is a lower village but the majority of pistes face North, giving it a long season!
Finally, pay more attention to the percentage of pistes that have artificial snow making facilities. Snow depths off-piste don't matter a jot if you're staying on the groomed corduroy!
We're highly experienced in late season skiing and very well placed to advise on the best resorts for your perfect Easter ski trip. Call our team of experts now on 020 3384 3300