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Skiing into Spring - MountainPassions Blog
Young skiers ski lesson with ESF monitor, Les Gets, Portes du Soleil

Skiing into Spring

More than 30 ski resorts and partners in the French Alps are taking part in the 2018 Skiing into Spring initiative, now in its’ fourth year. After record beating snowfalls in December and January, it looks like this year, late season skiing will be everything skiers hope for.

Spring skiing is known for long sunny days and warmer temperatures making the snow softer and easy to ski. Long afternoons mean there’s plenty of time to try out some different activities on the snow such as dog sledding, snowshoeing or a zip-wire. There are fewer people on the slopes and lots of money-saving offers on accommodation. Plus, some of the best après-ski entertainment and festivals happen in March and April when people can relax on the slopes and have fun.
Spring is a great time to learn to ski or to learn new techniques such as cross-county skiing, freestyle or ski-touring. Some resorts even offer learn to ski for free deals.
All offers can be seen on the Skiing into Spring website (in English and French).

What’s on offer for family skiing?

The 2018 British school holiday calendar is particularly good this year with the Easter holidays beginning at the end of March there will still be a huge number of resorts still open and enjoying good snow conditions. Resorts are particularly welcoming for families in spring when the villages are buzzing with outdoor activities and free entertainment. And don’t forget there are always swimming pools and leisure centres to enjoy aswell. Some offer free ski passes for children and others provide free lessons for adult beginners – it depends on the resort. Accommodation + ski pass packages can be found for as little as 150 euros for the week.

When does Skiing into Spring start?

Skiing into Spring kicks off in the French mountains on March 20th. It’s a perfect time to get in some quality skiing and combine it with a host of other activities whether it’s relaxing on a sunny terrace, having the all-important me-time in the spa, or enjoying slope-side music and festivities. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Participating Resorts

The following French resorts are taking part in the Skiing into Spring initiative and are all offering special deals and activities this spring. The links will take you to our own unique ski resort reviews on www.mountainpassions.com. For further information and offers on Skiing into Spring visit www.skiingintospring.com
Chamrousse, Châtel, La Clusaz, La Plagne, La Rosière, Le Corbier, Le Dévoluy, Le Grand Bornand, Les Arcs, Les 2 Alpes, Les Gets, Montgenèvre, Orcières Merlette 1850, Saint François Longchamp, Val d’Isère, Val Cenis – Aussois, Crest Voland – Notre Dame de Bellecombe, Valmeinier, Valloire, Valmorel, Vars.

Julia Moss is the Content Director for mountainpassions.com. Together with photographer and writer husband Roger, Julia has skied in over 60 French ski resorts.

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