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Reasons Why Late Season Ski Holidays are the Best

 

March and April are often labelled as ‘late season’, but this is when you can truly revel in the pure joys of ski seasons at the peak of their power. Contrary to popular belief, the snow doesn’t melt when the ski lifts get turned off! March is actually the snowiest month in many Northern Hemisphere ski resorts; including the Alps and the Rocky Mountains of the USA and Canada. The best skiing conditions frequently occur towards the end of March, well into April. Spring skiing has risen in popularity in recent years, and here's why.

 

  1. Ski days get longer

From December 22nd onwards, the Northern Hemisphere begins to receive more and more sunlight. In the Alpine regions such as; Val Thorens, the appearance of the sun earlier in the day is surprisingly energising. Through to mid-March when you’re treated to wonderful evening alpenglow on the neighbouring mountain ranges. This is the time of year that ski holidays were made for.

 

  1. Start the suntan

Spring skiing is prime time to get that summer tan on the go. Goggle-tan is a priceless souvenir that many April skiers will take home with them. Ski resorts can enjoy more intense sunshine as spring approaches; a warm afternoon in the resort village in just a t-shirt isn’t uncommon; meaning you can go home bronzed!

 

  1. Much quieter slopes

Excluding the occasional early Easter, March is the only month of the ski season that doesn’t play host to a UK school holiday of some description. The slopes are much quieter in March and April because of this, more space on the slopes, short lift-lines and less queuing for lunch. This all equates to more time spent actually skiing – which is the whole reason for ski holiday in the first place.

 

  1. The best conditions occur later in the season

When we look into going skiing, we consider a multitude of factors such as; more frequent snow days, more intense snowfall, snowy nights, less white-outs and warmer days – late season has it all. Well, these conditions are definitely more frequently occurring together in March/April. This means that overall; you’ll have ‘the best day skiing’ later in the season.

 

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