Easter Eggs are great…but Easter Skiing? Well that’s even better!!

Easter Skiing

Easter Eggs are great…but Easter Skiing? Well that’s even better!!


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So many people have tuned out of skiing as soon as the month switches to April. Lots of people start thinking about summer holidays and warmer climates, when in fact, some of the best skiing can be found at Easter and in April.

Obviously snow is going to be important in a ski resort, so you want to pick a higher resort, or a more snow sure resort to get the best of end of season snow.

Here are our picks of the best:

St Anton and the Arlberg has traditionally had good snow right until the very end. This season the lifts close on the 21st April and we expect to be skiing right up until the very last day of the season. St Christoph is at 1800m, Zurs has a steep sided valley and Lech sits at the end of the Arlberg in one of the most snow sure parts of the Alps.

Courchevel 1850, is so named because it sits at 1850m, which is a relatively high resort and has always held the snow well into April. Again the season finishes at the end of April and confidence in April skiing is high.

So what is all the fuss about?  Why is April skiing so good?

Snow, sun, quiet slopes, long lunches, sun terraces, sun tans, fresh tracks, firn snow, corn snow, powder snow, closing parties, great atmosphere……need we go on?

You may have heard the odd instructor or local talk about the firn snow, or the corn snow, which is basically a more mysterious name for Spring Snow and short of skiing in a meter of fresh powder, is probably the next best thing. Spring snow is at its very best a good few days after a snowfall, when the slopes freeze overnight, are firm and hard on the piste and then the spring sun does its work….softening the surface and giving the top few inches that great floating feeling, as close to powder snow as you can get, without the danger, the depth or the effort of a fresh dump. Great skiing, no matter your ski ability. Pistes in perfect condition for beginners through to race skiers. Off piste for those wanting to explore something new through to those who just love the firn snow.

With the right guide, on the right day, you follow the sun and will be guaranteed some of the best snow you’ll ever ski.

The sun usually shines and the best conditions are early in the morning until early afternoon, which is the perfect time to soak up the Easter sun on one of the many sun terraces the resorts can offer!

Come and join us this Easter on the slopes and let us show you how good April can be! Be sure to check out our Easter special offers to get a great deal before the end of season!

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Now for something a little different….

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Courchevel Staff 2012

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