Spring skiing may be considered ‘low season’ but that’s not a bad thing. As long as you choose the right resort, skiing in April can bring some huge advantages
The (often) warmer, sunny weather makes for ideal apres-ski conditions on the mountain terraces. You can also develop your skiing with alternative outdoor activities, like walking, climbing and snowshoeing in the afternoons.
Provided you avoid the Easter holiday, spring is not a peak time – so you’ll find fewer skiers on the slopes, which means shorter lift queues and more skiing time. Skiing in low season is also easier on the wallet – the price of lift passes fall in April and hotels usually lower their rates.
Springtime in the L’Espace Killy region means beautiful sunny days with warmer temperatures and longer lift opening times. Snow quality may not be quite as good as mid-winter, but big snowfalls in April are actually very common. On top of this, you have a whole winter’s worth of snowfall as a good base.
Spring skiers should hit the slopes between 10 and 2, not too early to avoid the ice and not too late to get the slushy remains of the day.
In a lot of places, spring means shuttering up and staring down the end of another ski season.
But Whistler Blackcomb isn’t most places. Here, spring is all about long runs in short sleeves, après pints under bluebird skies and some of the best deals of the season
Coupled with the fact that Whistler has received more than 52cm in the last 48 hours, spring conditions might just be the perfect conditions!