17 March 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Spring skiing

Spring skiing

The temperatures are warming, the first flowers are starting to bloom and it’s time for every skier and snowboarder to start dreading the worst time of year: spring. Yup, ski season is almost over! But before you put away all your winter sports equipment, be sure to catch at least one of these end-of-season events. Many ski resorts in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France take advantage of the excellent spring skiing conditions to put on music festivals, treasure hunts and other fun activities. Before the slopes turn green and the cows start getting in the way, head on over to the Alps for a last-minute ski holiday!

Saalbach: White Pearl Mountain Days

30 artists and a host of culinary sensations will invade Saalbach for the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is one of the largest ski areas in Austria and renowned for its après-ski scene.

White Pearl Mountain Days in Saalbach

Les Portes du Soleil: Rock The Pistes

From March 18-24, a host of predominantly French and Swiss pop-rock artists will perform all day, every day in the various ski resorts of Les Portes du Soleil.

Ischgl: Top of the Mountain concerts

This year’s Ischgl on April 1, 22 and 30 and welcome big names such as Max Giesinger, Bastille and Helene Fischer. Ischgl is known for its après-ski scene and its high-altitude ski area, which boasts 240km of pistes and spans two countries.


Ischgl's legendary Top of the Mountain concerts © Ischgl

Ski Arlberg: DJ Tiesto and The White Ring: The Race

Sölden: Electric Mountain Festival

The self-proclaimed Hot Spot in the Alps puts on an annual electronic music festival to rival the best of them. Headliners like Don Diablo and Oliver Helden will start the concert in the early afternoon on the Giggijoch open-air stage. The Sölden-Hochsölden a week later, don’t miss Hannibal, the theatre piece which will be staged on the Rettenbach Glacier on April 12.


Sölden's Electric Mountain Festival

Val Gardena: Gardenissima races

Held on April 7, the Val Gardena ski area offers spectacular views of the mountain range. It’s also one of the largest ski areas in Italy, wiht more than 500km of pistes.

Jungfrau Region: SnowpenAir

Jungfrau Region's annual

SnowpenAir at the Jungfrau Region ski area

Mayrhofen: Snowbombing

Mayrhofen's annual Sun Peaks Resort in Canada from April 5-9.

Zermatt Unplugged

Zermatt offers almost endless pistes and three glaciers.

Zermatt Unplugged

Zermatt Unplugged © Rob Lewis

Zillertal Arena: Lederhosen Wedel Finale

Let your freak flag fly! On April 14-15, the Zillertal Arena will celebrate the end of ski season with Obertauern: Gamsleiten Criterion

Austria’s biggest treasure hunt in the snow takes Obertauern by storm on April 14-15. Thirty hidden prizes (grand prize is a BMW!), lively music and a huge party make the

Gamsleiten Criterion, Obertauern

Spring skiing: Ski season 2018 is not over yet!

Worried about the looming end of ski season? With plenty of high-altitude ski areas and a particularly snowy year, you’ve plenty of time still to take advantage of the sunny slopes and warm temperatures in the Alps. Check out the various spring skiing deals in

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Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!

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