We are looking ahead to Easter and dreaming about sunnier slopes and sipping beers at après...
With snow falling heavily all over the world, winter base levels are building up nicely. Let’s hope they see us all the way through to spring like last year! If you are thinking of booking on to a ski trip later in the season, you might be wondering what aspects you should consider. Here are our key ingredients for an Easter getaway.
Location, location, location
There are hundreds of resorts which are great to visit in spring, but one thing to focus on is how much sun the slopes will get. Goggle tans are great, but solar exposure means that slopes get slushier quicker. When you are reading resort descriptions, keep an eye on any information which mentions the direction the slopes are facing and how that is likely to affect the snow condition. One area we love at spring is Espace Killy in the French Alps. It offers 300km of pistes, plenty of exciting off piste opportunities and a buzzing après scene. Skiers and snowboarders have the entire area of Tignes and Val d’Isère at their fingertips which means there will always be both sunny and shady slopes to alternate between. Take the funicular all the way up to the Grande Motte glacier and enjoy panoramic views from the top, or seek out some fresh powder lines over in Val d’Isère. Don’t forget your goggles, sunglasses and suncream though. Nobody likes a peeling nose.