Skiing In April: The Best Places To Go

Skiing In April: The Best Places To Go

Practical Skiing Advice

Skiing In April: The Best Places To Go

Some people think that late season skiing can be touch-and-go. But if you are familiar with the French Alps, you know that choosing the right resort can make skiing in April a delight. Think of long, sunny days, outdoor events, and excellent holiday deals.

April Skiing: Is It Good?

While April is late in the season and the snow conditions can be variable, going on a winter holiday is a great idea. You won’t get a second chance until next year. In April, the weather is fairly settled, with the occasional snowstorm bringing some fresh snow. Thanks to the longer days, you will have more time to spend on the slopes or at the fantastic outdoor events organised by the resorts.

Easter skiing can be a lot of fun, but you may encounter more crowds, as the kids are off school. If you prefer quieter slopes, book before or after the holidays.

Skiing In April: Where To Go

With the warmer spring temperatures, you’ll need to head to the highest resorts in the French Alps. Even better if you find one that offers various north-facing slopes above 2,500m.

To help you plan your holiday, we have put together a list of the best resorts in the French Alps for April skiing.

Top tip: most skiing areas are accessible from more than one valley, so you can reach a resort from a variety of villages.

Les Arcs

Towns: Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Les Arcs villages, Pesei-Vallandry, Villaroger, Peisey Nancroix
Ski runs: 123
Snow parks: 3
Km of pistes: 450km
Nearby resorts: La Plagne

Les Arcs offers slopes as high as 3,300m of altitude. The resort provides an impressive 450km of slopes and 123 ski runs. The area extends across many villages, all connected by a shuttle during the day. This way, you will be able to explore all of the attractions, among which there are skating rinks, beauty spas, and squash courts.

Looking for accommodation in Les Arcs? Check out our gorgeous Chalet Eagle’s Nest in Peisey Nancroix. If instead, you’d like to stay in nearby La Plagne, take a look at our chalets in the area.

Val Thorens

Town: Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Ski runs: 78
Snow parks: 1
Km of pistes: 150km
Nearby resorts: Orelle, Méribel, Courchevel, Les Menuires, The Three Valleys

Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe, so it makes for an excellent choice for April skiing. It’s surrounded by glaciers and is part of the Three Valleys ski resort. Here, you will find ski runs suitable for skiers of all levels. The nightlife is also vibrant, with plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs to choose from.

If you need a place to stay in Val Thorens, look no further than our unique Chalet Anthony. Alternatively, why not book one of our fantastic chalets in the Three Valleys?

La Plagne

Town: La Plagne, Montchavin Les Coches, Plagne Montalbert, La Plagne Villages
Ski runs: 128
Snow parks: 4
Km of pistes: 425km
Nearby resorts: Les Arcs

Together with Les Arcs, La Plagne forms the “Paradiski” skiing area. The two resorts provide 425km of pistes, suitable for skiers of all levels. In La Plagne itself, there’s a variety of beginner-friendly slopes. The maximum altitude of the ski runs is 3,250m. But if you care to venture off-piste, you can reach the Bellecote summit at 3,417m. April skiing doesn’t get much better than this.

For accommodation, we recommend booking one of our spacious and luxurious chalets. La Plagne is family-friendly, so there isn’t a huge amount of apres-ski entertainment. However, if you like the sound of this resort, you can stay at neighbouring Les Arcs, where the nightlife is more vibrant. Check out the beautiful Chalet Eagle’s Nest.

Apr 2022

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