Ideal resorts for skiing in April
This late in the season you have no assurance of a snowstorm and should be looking at resorts with altitude to give you a good chance of skiing on snow, rather than on ice in the morning and slush in the afternoon. As Easter is late in April, the first few weeks will offer quiet slopes and reduced prices.
Ischgl, Austria – difficult to beat with the main slopes high above the village. The extensive slopes offer something for all abilities. The traditional Alpine village Centre is car-free and with a lively après-ski scene.
Banff, Canada – For reliable spring snow in Canada, it is best to look to the Continental Divide between the Pacific and Atlantic river systems. Banff has an impressive snow record, with a lively town in a splendid setting.
Chamonix, France – For spring skiing the focus is on the high Grands Montets and the famous Vallée Blanche glacier run, reached via cable car. You don’t have to be an expert, but should be a strong skier.
Cervinia, Italy – is surely sunny, but it is high. Skiing is generally easy, but provides admission to Zermatt, which offers challenge. The village has a lively car-free main street.
Saas-Fee, Switserland – No resort in Europe can compete with this high-altitude skiing. The area is limited and not overly challenging, so it’s best for a short break. The village is car-free, rustic and family-friendly.
Zermatt, Switserland – claims some of the highest slopes in Europe on its glacier, but the real appeal lies lower down, around Trockener Steg. Warm afternoons can lead to heavy snow low-down. If you want long lunches on porches with amazing views and a car-free, traditional village, Zermatt is the place.
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