There are so many options of when to ski when it comes to the ski season. Many people opt to ski in December, as this is Christmas time and the image of a white Christmas sits so well in one’s mind. December is an amazing time to ski with the temperatures being very cold, however in recent years December has become early ski season and good snow cannot be guaranteed anymore.
However there is a time of year to ski that many people around the world are unaware of, it is what I like to call, the best kept ski secret. Skiing in March.
Skiing in March is possibly one of the most stunning times to ski. The weather is absolutely stunning. The temperature is not freezing cold so you do not have to bundle up to the point of waddling around in your ski suit- you can actually walk around with your ski jacket zipped open with just a long sleeve shirt underneath and they days are longer which means more time to keep those skis clipped on and keep the mountain under your feet.
Not to mention that one of the best things about skiing in March is that the lines on the lifts are not long, the slopes are not over crowded yet there is still an amazing atmosphere in the restaurants, pubs and on the streets.
One tip I do recommend is that you choose a ski resort with a high altitude or glacier, resorts such as Val Thorens, Livigno, Chamonix, Zermatte, Val d’Isere and Cervina all have a high altitude you are guaranteed skiing in the late season. You can try your luck with lower ski resorts but snow cannot be guaranteed.
This March Peak Adventures took clients over to Val Thorens in France. As we arrived in Val Thorens we were greeted by snowfall, our clients were pleased beyond belief. The snow conditions were stunning and the atmosphere in the resort was to be admired.
To find out more about Val Thorens read about the blog about our clients experience in March 2017!