It’s Not Too Late To Enjoy The Ski Season!

If you haven’t yet had the chance to hit the snow-filled slopes, enjoy a delicious creamy apres ski hot chocolate by the fire or shown off your new extreme terrain ski boots, don’t panic! Even though the weather’s starting to warm up now, there’s still great conditions to be found all over the Alps, where, high up in the mountains, soft white snow is still falling in March, April and in some cases early May! 

Zermatt, Switzerland
This resort is truly special as not only does the glacier section stay open all year but the ski season lasts right up until late April! If you’re thinking about heading off on an international ski weekend over Easter, then Zermatt has got to be a contender thanks, in part, to the glorious amount of high altitude skiing that’s on offer. There’s a mostly dry climate due to its proximity to the magnificent Klein Matterhorn which boasts some of the highest pistes in the entire Alps! However, the terrain is more suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders, but you’ll still find ski schools and easier slopes down in the glacier. You won’t be bored in the evening either! The main street is the Bahnhofstrasse where you’ll find cozy cafe’s, beautiful boutiques, fine dining restaurants and full-on après-ski activities. 

Chamonix, France
The Chamonix region is famous for some of the best freeride ski resorts in the world and boasts five fantastic areas including; Grands Montets, Les Houches, La Flegere Le Tour/Balme and Le Brevent. If you live, sleep, and breathe skiing, then this is the place to be as the area receives, on average, one of the largest loads of snow each season. While Chamonix’s north facing slopes climb to a stunning 3200 meters above sea level. It’s also where ski and snowboard instructors come to sit their practical qualification exams and where the most challenging pistes are known as ‘la grand ski.' Here, the high air is crisp, clean and fresh and the valley town below is bustling. If you’re looking to find a good ski chalet in France it's worth looking now as they fill up pretty quick. Nestled in the shadow of Mont Blanc this gorgeous town offers visitors a range of shops, from art galleries, bookstores and specialty delicatessens as well as weekly markets perfect for finding creamy cheeses, soft, crunchy baguettes, and fruity, rich red wines.

Obergurgl, Austria 
It might not be the first place you think of when it comes to stunning ski locations, but this charming Austrian resort is perfect for beginners. It’s a fantastic late season choice, with plenty of snow cover until at least early May and its piste’s aren't that intimidating either. While the resort doesn’t have a big glacier what it does have are plenty of winding trails, gentle blue and green runs and a quiet, refined nature that helps you learn in peace and quiet. It’s 99.9% reliable snowfall rate has lead to the nickname ‘the Diamond of the Alps,' as the tiny Sölden village only has 400 permanent residents while the rest of its visitors are ski tourists.

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