17 March 2014 from Nikki in 'Tips''

Easter ski holidays

When we think of Easter ski holidays long sunny days, great skiing and suntanned faces usually come to mind. With Easter Sunday falling late again this year, on the 20th of April, what better excuse do you need to squeeze in a second ski holiday before the end of the season. If you’re worried about snow conditions, then there are plenty of last minute ski deals around waiting to be snapped up and you can keep up-to-date on weather and snow conditions easily with our SnowAlert service to be sure you choose the right ski resort for your Easter ski holidays.

Last minute Easter ski holidays

Whether you’re looking for ski chalets, hotels or apartments for your Easter ski holidays in your favourite ski resort, there are tons of last minute deals around. Most tour operators and travel agents give great offers at the end of the season, some even offering half price chalets in some of the most popular ski resorts in France and Switzerland! Some companies organise extras such as Easter egg hunts which are always a big favourite with the kids. Most ski resorts want to pick up on the end of season business too so they put together great deals for ski passes – such as kids go free (any age) with the purchase of 2 adult passes in Les Arcs and La Plagne in the amazing Paradiski area. Don’t forget, of course, that you can get up to 40% off your ski and snowboard equipment by pre-booking with our partner Skiset – by simply clicking on the banner at the top of this page. If you can get the time off, there are plenty of good excuses to book last minute Easter ski holidays.

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The right ski resort for Easter ski holidays

Is there a right ski resort for Easter ski hoidays? Well, there is of course the question of altitude – high altitude ski resorts are more likely to have snow later in the season. However, this winter season’s snowfalls have been rather erratic and have not really followed the usual north/south patterns. Ski resorts in the southern French Alps, for example, have had much more snow than some of the highest ski resorts in the northern French Alps. However, booking Easter ski holidays in resorts like Val Thorens in the Trois Vallées or Tignes and Val d'Isere, you are pretty much guaranteed excellent snow conditions all through the season including Easter.

Val Thorens spring skiing

Photo : Audrey Guilloux

Easter ski holidays – will there be snow?

With Easter Sunday falling on the 20th of April this year, there is still plenty of time to keep a close eye on snow conditions before booking your Easter ski holidays. In recent years, ski resorts across the European Alps have been blessed with late snowfalls well into the spring. To keep up-to-date on snowfalls and overall weather and snow conditions, you can regularly check on our website or you can set up a personalised SnowAlert. In a few simple clicks, you choose your favourite ski resort(s) and fill in your email address and you will receive a SnowAlert when there is fresh snow in the ski resort(s) you chose. What better way to know where to spend your Easter ski holidays…

SnowAlert

Tips for Easter ski holidays

Here are a few tips from a weather-beaten Easter skier:

  • Slap on the sun cream – SPF40 or higher – and not just once!
  • Don’t forget your lips – use specially adapted lip balms.
  • Drink lots of water – you lose a lot doing sport in the higher temperatures and can get headaches from dehydration.
  • Wear specially adapted sunglasses or ski goggles – the sun’s rays are much stronger in spring.
  • Keep your ski helmet on – even though wearing a helmet in warm weather isn’t that comfortable, you are still in just as much danger if you don’t wear your helmet.
  • Keep your gloves on too – fingers and thumbs are very vulnerable when they come in contact with the edge of your skis or snowboard!
  • Above all, don’t take unnecessary risks and come home happy and safe from your Easter ski holidays

from Stuart on 12 June

Nice advice. Thanks



Being lucky enough to have parents who were crazy about skiing, my love for the mountains started when I was 4 years old on our first family ski holiday to Austrian ski resort of Obergurl. One ski holiday a year was never enough and tears rolled down my face as I looked out the back window of the car on the drive down the valley on the way home!

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