Late season snow levels are looking  really super at the moment!

FWIW Garmisch, Engleberg, Avoriaz, Passo Tonale and many other resorts are reporting hugely deep snow at the top of the lifts. With the end of season approaching rapidly, a last minute getaway looks to be a very good move! Now that Easter break skiers are heading back to work, you’ll find a lot more elbow room on the slopes and short lift queues, but many resorts will start to close off outlying areas. Lift pass and accommodation prices will be heading downwards too!

Expect the usual spring conditions, with hard snow first thing and a slushy run down to base later in the day. High temperatures and bluebird skies will make for a very memorable time, but don’t forget to use plenty of suncream.

Obviously, changing ski waxes to a warm temperature wax will make a lot of difference to your enjoyment, as you’ll be able to glide better through the heavier snow conditions.

If you’ve ever thought about a last minute, late season skibreak, this is the time to do it! With the Euro at more sensible levels for the first time in a while, good value is totally achievable!

10 reasons to ski late season

  1. You’ll tan like a Greek God!
  2. Great Value!
  3. Relaxed Empty Slopes.
  4. Short lift queues.
  5. T shirt skiing.
  6. Restaurant Deck chairs!
  7. Ski at the top of the mountain and avoid the slushy bit at the bottom.
  8. If you like shopping, you can pick up some great deals on ski kit.
  9. Superb scenery, you can actually see the view, unlike in the peak season when the mountains are often cloud covered.
  10. Special events. Often you’ll find festivals, end of season parties and lots of resort promotional features. These end of season bashes just help to raise your holiday buzz!

And finally!

There is nothing quite like getting on the slopes early in the morning, whilst conditions are crispy, skiing hard until it softens up around 1-2pm, then spending the afternoon sunning and lazing around. The slushy afternoon skiing conditions are merely an excuse to justify this outrageous behaviour 🙂