Going away for the Easter or perhaps thinking about it?
Here are our top 5 ski resorts to visit before the summer arrives!
St. Anton, Austria
In the heart of the Tyrolean Alps, St. Anton is a popular ski destination for those who love to après-ski. It is part of the Arlberg area of ski resorts – a region that includes 94 cable cars and ski lifts, 340km of groomed pistes and 200km of deep-snow runs, all of which are covered by one lift pass.
Zermatt lies in the German-speaking canton of Valet in Switzerland. It is known for being the highest ski resort in Europe with the possibility to ski 365 days a year. The ski lifts go all the way up to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883m. Ski passes here are known not to be cheap, however children under the age of 10 get free access, which can even things out if you’re travelling as a family.
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Cervinia’s ski slopes are some of the biggest in Europe and stretch across Switzerland and Italy. You can ski from the 3,883m Piccolo Cervino to the 1,524m Valtournenche. It is ideal for fast skiers, who are less likely to repeat the same routes compared to other resorts. You can spend your morning skiing in Switzerland and finish in Italy in the afternoon.
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Verbier’s slopes are known for good late-season snow. Although their slopes are mainly south-facing they have a vast abundance of snow installations which keep the pistes well maintained. The picturesque town also offers an array of après-ski and night life.
Val Thorens, France
Val Thorens boasts the most beautiful view in the Alps, being over-looked by six glaciers. 99% of the pistes are above 2,000m which provides excellent conditions for late season snow. Val Thorens is often so confident of its snow cover, it offers a snow guarantee.