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11 March 2017

Make the most of your long weekend with Ski Club Freshtracks

Four-day weekends don't happen often, once a year usually. Capitalise on the Easter weekend with a Ski Club Freshtracks holiday!

Easter, the much anticipated four day weekend right at the end of the financial year. When you are running thin on holiday days it is a much needed break from the 9-5. If the recent hammering of snow that the Alps have just received isn’t enough drag your mind to the mountains, then the April snow over the last few seasons will be. The base over Easter has often been deeper than the base at Christmas, so why not capitalise on the late season four day weekend and head out to the mountains?

We sit down with Katy Ellis, Sales and Operations Manager at Freshtracks, to find out where best to get your powder fix this season...

La Grave Easter Weekend (La Grave, France), 13 - 17 April

Few places resonate with off piste aficionados like La Grave and Easter is a great time to visit this legendary resort. Even the name of this sleepy little 12th century village sends tingles down the back of a powderhound's neck - this is off piste paradise. To the top of the Dome de la Lauze at 3550m there is only one way up, via a rickety old gondola, but there are a million ways down. This is one of the largest lift-accessed areas of backcountry skiing in the world, so a guide here is essential. Explore this mountain playground over a long weekend with our local mountain guides and come and explore this legendary area for yourself.

A beautiful, remote and intimidating corner of the Alps

St Anton Easter Weekend (St Anton, Austria), 13 - 17 April

St Anton in Easter

Spend your long weekend in one of Europe’s snowiest ski areas!

St Anton, with a peak of 2,811m, is a great place to improve your skiing skills, and with the help of the Arlberg instructors you’ll get rid of bad habits in no time and take your skiing to the next level, all whilst exploring the scenic region. Now the new lift and links are in you have access to 305km of slopes so you'll need to be ready for a full on few days!

Engelberg Easter Weekend (Engelberg, Switzerland), 13 - 17 April

Easter in Engelberg

Make the most of your Easter bank holidays by exploring this renowned off-piste ski area with a tremendous snow record and skiing to over 3000m on Mount Titlis.

Nestled above Trubsee are sheltered bowls full of deep, light snow, protected from the wind in all except the strongest storms. The famous challenging off-piste runs include the Laub which offers over 1000m of consistent vertical drop and the Galtiberg, that starts over glaciers near Titlis, crosses open powder fields and couloirs, before finishing among the trees some 2000m lower. Situated in central Switzerland, Engelberg's proximity to airports make it an ideal weekend ski destination.

Val Thorens Spring Ski Week (Val Thorens, France), 15 - 22 April

Amazing VT

We have just added in an extra holiday to Val Thorens to prolong the season through to April, offering five days with Val Thorens' top instructors from the British Alpine Ski and Snowboard School!

You can always count on Val Thorens to have fantastic piste conditions all season and Spring is no exception. While Val Thorens itself is open until the beginning of May, this is the final week to ski the Three Valleys and its 600km of pistes.

All Mountain Development 4 (Chamonix, France), 8 - 15 April

Chamonix All Mountain Development 4

Chamonix is one of the world’s most famous off piste destinations and rightly so. The scope and variety of terrain is as awe inspiring as the dramatic landscape.

These All Mountain Development weeks are designed for strong intermediate and advanced skiers looking to improve their skills across all terrain.

Flaine Exploration 2 (Flaine, France), 8 - 15 April

Flaine Exploration

Learn the techniques of ski touring and get away from the crowds under the guidance and inspiration of Yann Westercamp and team. They'll use their extensive ski touring knowledge to find wonderful skiing off the beaten track. Flaine offers some unbelievably good off piste skiing and after a warm up day, you'll be ready to get away from it discovering the hidden gems of the area.

Chamonix Exploration 2 (Chamonix, France), March 09 - 13

Explore Chamonix

Chamonix is one of the world’s most famous off piste destinations and rightly so. The scope and variety of terrain is as awe inspiring as the dramatic landscape.

Our Chamonix Explorations are for experienced off piste skiers with some touring experience looking to get further off the beaten track and explore untracked terrain. You will use the lifts to gain height then it’s down to you to do the hard work. The reward will be in the untouched descents! 

End of Season Snowdown (Val d'Isère, France), 16 - 23 April

A Ski Club favourite

Val d'Isère needs little introduction... World famous and one half of the popular 'Espace Killy' in the Tarentaise Valley. A ski area so vast and well developed that its statistics are unrivalled and coupled with the French notion of 'if you can see it, you can ski it', there is something for everyone.

Spend six full days with off piste instructors covering as much of the 10,000 hectares of off piste as you can with this excellent opportunity for late season skiing!

For more information about the 190+ holidays on offer this season, check out our website or give one of our friendly team a call on 020 8410 2022.

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