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8 reasons to love spring skiing

12 Feb 2017

You can enjoy warm temperatures, longer days and extended  lift opening hours. Pack your bikini and your ski boots. You are going to need it all.

Eight reasons why Spring skiing should be top of your holiday to do list.



  1. The Weather




It’s sunny. It’s sunny AND it’s snowy. The word bluebird came from Spring skiing. You can enjoy warm temperatures, longer days and extended  lift opening hours. Pack your bikini and your ski boots. You are going to need it all.


  1. Quieter Pistes & More Skiing




They are quieter. Fact. The school holiday madness of Christmas and February is over. The kids are back learning algebra and their parents are back at work. That leaves quiet pistes and mountains for the rest of us. So, no lifts queues, much longer ski days, AND quieter pistes – this already equals a lot more skiing.


  1. Get the best seats in the best restaurants




Whether you prefer a secluded mountain picnic on a summit with panoramic views or a Michelin-starred lunch, in springtime, you’ll get your first choice of mountain dining experience AND your first choice of seats. The mountain is yours and alfresco dining is in.


  1. Lower priced luxury




The fact is, peak weeks command peak prices. If you travel off-peak and ski Springtime your luxury ski holiday will cost you less. Lift passes are discounted towards the end of the season, ski instructors are more available, everything is more accessible, making for some incredible savings. This leaves you more to spend on luxury extras, so spoil yourself with some treats.


  1. A great time to learn something new – for you and young kids




With nobody on the slopes it's a great time to book some lessons and learn something new. No one wants to be outside their comfort zone on a busy February piste. But in March and April, bring on the snowboard lessons or cross country skiing, try telemarking, or snow-shoeing; or make Spring the time you introduce your preschoolers to skiing when warm weather, quieter pistes and available ski instructors means they are much more likely to fall in love with the mountains.

 

  1. End-of-season events

The end of each ski season is filled with free music and cultural events and festivals adding another layer to your mountain experience. Watch your favourite UK artists on top or your favourite slopes, or perhaps indulge yourself in local culture and tours in resort. Spring skiing actually offers you so much more than just skiing, including…

  1. Summer activities

If you time it right you can enjoy the best of both worlds. In resort, where the snow has melted, Spring flowers are starting to bloom and mountain walks and trails are revealing themselves for you to discover. Biking, hiking, horse-riding and road cycling overlap seasons. Add in blissful afternoon BBQs on the chalet terrace and walks around mountain lakes you will start to get confused about what month it is. At the very least exploring the local villages in brilliant sunshine is much more enjoyable that braving a snow shower.

  1. The sales! The Shopping!

Practical or whimsical. If you have had your eye on something all winter, Spring is the time to buy. End of season sales can offer eye-watering discounts on high quality gear. Pick next winter’s outfit in advance and treat yourself to those new skis!

 

Check out our tariff page to see what’s still available this Spring. Spring skiing may just become your favourite thing!

 

 

Author: Claire Garber



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