Winter is about to end and you want to continue to drag on the slopes ? Try spring skiing : the temperatures are pleasant, the sun is often out and slopes are less crowded : ideal to enjoy!
Here is a list of the best stations who decide to remain open to continue to have fun even longer.
Top 5 ideal resorts for spring skiing in France :
Perched at 2300 m altitude in the 3 Valleys ski area, Val Thorens
is ideally situated to take advantage of spring skiing. Europe 's highest ski resort has located 99% above 2000 meters. Even at this time of year, the snow is still abundant and quality. While the other 3 Valleys resorts generally close in late April, the ski area of Val Thorens stay open a few more weeks until May 11. In addition, the resort celebrate the end of the season with " Apotheosis Days" from 1 to 4 May , an event that alternates morning spring skiing après-ski entertainment and evening concerts for the greatest number.
is proving to be a wise choice with its 300 km of slopes, 1900 m elevation ,exposure and location to ensure good snow until May 4. The station celebrates the arrival of spring with dignity by providing, in addition to special promotion, "Hot Ice Experience", from April 12 to May 4 Ideal for those who want to mix ski and après-ski parties! ESF instructors offer to discover the bests spots in the morning. In the afternoon, the party is in full swing on the higher terraces and within the resort.
Valley, this is a great spot to enjoy spring skiing with exceptional snow ! The ski area is divided into 4 areas : Grands Montets, Brevent / Flegere, Domaine de Balme and Les Houches. Among them, here are those who still allow you to ski :
- The Grands Montets ski area is open until May 4 Between 1235 and 3300 meters above sea level, it allows you to ski the greatest elevations in the world in the heart of the mountain, near the glaciers.
- Le Domaine des Houches is open until April 21. Between 950 and 1900 m at the foot of Mont Blanc, the approaches outlined in the forest offer all the pleasures of skiing through.
is one of the most famous resort for spring skiing. Ideally located between 1550 m and 3450 m, with 300 km of slopes, the skiing fun is guaranteed until May 11. It is also an excellent choice for many atypical activities available like ice diving, raids snowmobiling, ice driving ... hard to get bored ! In addition, April 5 until May 5, its free for children up to 13 years.
**Les 2 Alpes
The snow conditions are excellent for the season and peaks at 3600 meters guarantee skiing on natural snow and quality to the slopes close. The estate covers 410 hectares or 89 tracks, skiing between 3600 and 1300 meters and heights of 75 cm packed snow at 1600m (station) and 220 cm at 3200m (glacier). And more since April 12, Les 2 Alpes
opened the track venosc bikers wishing to regain the thrill of downhill. Opening early before the opening of downhill mountain bike on June 21 !