Plenty of chocolate and heaps of snow. What could be better than an Easter ski holiday? If you missed out on half term and still want to take the family skiing, there’s simply no better time of the year to go than Easter.
From snow sure paradises to thriving resorts with an eclectic calendar of Easter events – the vibrant atmosphere in our ski resorts at the end of season is intoxicating.
So what are the best ski resorts to visit this Easter? This is our list of our absolute favourite destination which we thoroughly recommend for an Easter ski holiday:
Val Thorens, France
The highest ski resort in Europe, Val Thorens is a safe bet when it comes to snow. The gentle slopes at the foot of the resort are snow sure making it an excellent end of season destination for beginners. It’s generally expected that this resort will remain open right up until the beginning of May.
A typically lively resort, Val Thorens has an excellent party atmosphere towards the end of season. The usual après is complimented by an eclectic calendar of events throughout the end of March and most of April.
Obergurgl’s height gives it an edge when it comes to Easter skiing. Its altitude makes it one of the most snow sure resorts in Europe. Its exceptional track record in piste grooming and snow making has led to some of our most enjoyable ski memories.
The excellent Top Mountain Star with its glorious views of the Alps now has competition for our favourite mountain restaurant in Obergurgl. The recently opened Top Mountain Crosspoint not only serves delicious Austrian cuisine but comes with a side order of Europe’s highest motorbike museum!
No need to worry about snow conditions in Canada. Winter lasts well into the middle of April and the high bowls and glaciers of Whistler resort provide some of the best skiing in the country.
The Whistler World Ski and Snowboard festival runs throughout Easter and dishes up a lively mixture of arts, music and sporting events. The freestyle ski and snowboarding events are a must watch!
Saas Fee, Switzerland
The glacier in this charming village, possibly the prettiest ski resort in the Alps, is open to skiers and snowboarders throughout the year. It is a fantastic, family friendly resort. The large nursery slope in the centre of the village is perfect for beginners.
The colourful Saas Fee Easter Festival is great fun for all the family with a wealth of activities to participate in. The highlight of the festival is the Nostalgic Races in which competitors dress in traditional and retro costumes and ski on “nostalgic” equipment!
The Espace Killy, France
With an eclectic calendar of end of season events in both resorts there is also plenty to keep the family entertained. A unique spectacle, Val d’Isere hosts the Winter Golf Cup at the end of March while Tignes welcomes in April with the lively Live in Tignes music festival.
St Christoph, Austria
One of the highest ski resorts in Austria, St Christoph is a delightful little village for an Easter ski holiday. This picturesque village feels remote but is actually part of the largest interconnected ski area in Austria.
Nearby St Anton needs no introduction. Easily reached from St Christoph the resort is popularly considered one of the most challenging ski areas in the Alps. It’s reputation for lively après is unrivalled making it the ideal place for an Easter party on the slopes.
With glacier skiing and lifts stretching well above 3,000m, Zermatt is an excellent choice for an end of season ski holiday. Situated in the shadow of the iconic Matterhorn this is also one of the most breath-taking and beautifuly scenic ski resorts in the Alps.
This Easter there will be a chance for families to join Wolli, the local mascot, on an Easter egg hunt in the heart of the village. There are also opportunities in resort for children to make their own chocolate Easter bunnies. It’s an ideal resort for families.
Looking for more ideas for an end of season ski holiday? Check out the information we have on spring skiing: here.