Our recommendations for authentic spring skiing destinations
Despite longer days, pistes during the spring season are the best for skiing. After a snowy winter, the pistes accumulate a solid base which makes spring skiing worthwhile. Additionally, the temperature is also very conducive, especially for beginner skiers. During this time, you can try other relaxing activities after a thrilling skiing session without any limitations. You can also be free to relax in the open air allowing the smoothing sun rays to reach your skin. If you wish to try skiing in the coming spring season, here is our recommendation for authentic destinations.
If you can leave heavy jackets at home even at 2,000 meters above sea level to access the sun`s rays, then you know it`s spring season in Sölden. The days are longer, and so is the list of activities. You can spend your mornings enjoying the steep slopes and reserve your afternoons for sunbathing and appreciating the panoramic view of the landscapes.
Also, this is one of the top glacier resorts in the Tyrol region given its liveliness. As a top resort, it has upgraded lift systems which means that you are assured of endless skiing fun during your stay. Located at the end of Ötztal valley, its Rettenbachferner glacier has attracted the U.S Ski Team as a training space.
2. Tignes/Val d'Isère
The Tignesand Val d'Isère ski resort has everything a skiing enthusiast would expect on a skiing expedition. First, it boasts of the highest skiing slopes in the whole of the Alps region. Also, this makes it a fantastic spot even in the spring season when the snowfall has stopped, and the sun starts shining. In this resort, you will be assured of long stretches of 2500 meters above sea level for slopes 300 Km long.
On top of all the greatness, this region experiences an extra tip of snowfall, the “retour d’est” which makes it an exceptional spring skiing destination. While in Tignes, you should endeavor to slide on the Grande Motte glacier which is the steepest attracting even pro skiers. Also, it opens earlier than most spots in the region, and its snow is quite optimal.
In the peak weeks of winter skiing, Chamonixis arguably one of the crowded places since everyone wants a piece of the popular slopes. Soon after, the spring season sets in and since holiday are long behind us; this place becomes less crowded. Besides having more slope space to yourself, you will love the good condition of the pistes after a season of adequate snowfall.
The fun doesn`t end there, the ski areas around Grands Montets also hosts several festivals due to favorable weather. Major events to look out for in Chamonix during the spring skiing season are; the Chamonix Unlimited Festival, and Musilac Mont Blac. Also, during the last weeks of the season, there are several deals like discounted passes and lift prices.
4. Pitztal Glacier (Pitztaler Gletscher)
The Pitzal Glacier hosts Rifflsee skiing area in this mountainous region and 44 Km ski slopes that are suitable for any difficulty level. You can also enjoy the “Bambini-Freiskipass” offer which is a free ski pass offer for children below ten years of age accompanied by a paying adult. You cannot afford to miss a chance to dine in Austria`s highest café located on Mt. Hinterer Brunnenkogel about 3,440 M high. The ski resort has adequate snow cover and provides 21 km of slope for skiers as well as snowboarders and six lifts.
The Corvatsch ski resort has some of the best and most challenging slopes in the Engadin. To explore these slopes, you can take a snow safarithat starts from Sils leading to the Corvatsch top station through the Hahnensee then to the Corviglia Ski area, and St.Moritz. The most coveted yet less explored slope is the Giand'Alva to Hahnensee, which begins with steep slopes and ends with fairytale forest. Experience sunshine at 3,303 meters above sea level and get adventurous on the 120 Km well-groomed descents.