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Why Spring is the Best Time to Learn to Ski

Springtime in the mountains and the ski slopes beckon those who want to make the most of the snow before it melts. But learners can benefit from starting to ski in the spring and we’re going to tell you why.

Skiers relax in the spring sunshine at the Roches Noires skilift, La Rosière, French Alps

  • The snow

The conditions in spring are usually ideal for learners. The snow is soft and generally easier to ski than in mid-winter when the slopes can be hard and therefore, faster. And if you should fall, then you’re likely to have a softer landing.

  • Fewer people

The most popular time to ski in France is traditionally around Christmas and New Year, then the half-term school holidays in February. In springtime, such as at Easter or outside of the main school holidays, there are generally fewer people on the pistes. Learners can start to ski in safety, without having to look out for other skiers.

  • The psychological barrier

Sometimes the main barrier when starting to ski, especially for adults, is psychological – you’re afraid! Ski resorts have therefore opened more and more safe, fun spaces where learners are well looked after. These areas are often at altitude so there’s no problem with lack of snow as the ski season draws to a close.

  • The price

By level or by sector, there is almost certainly a skipass that will suit you. This year is a particularly good time to make the most of the Skiing into Spring special offer by France Montagnes at many French ski resorts. For every ski package purchased, you can get an adult beginner package completely free*.

  • The diversity

On those long, stress-free days of spring, make the most of the sunshine and relax! Two hours of skiing now and then, taking part in other activities alongside, then a pause on a café terrace….there’s no pressure. Learners can please themselves – ski at your own pace and it becomes a pleasure.

  • Freedom

In springtime when the sun’s rays are warmer and days are longer, there’s no need to wrap up like Michelin man! Learners will be more comfortable and relaxed wearing technical,  lightweight clothing. Without all those layers, feel lighter, more relaxed and ready to enjoy learning to ski.

*Skiing into Spring

To celebrate Skiing into Spring, ski resorts are offering an exclusive new deal: For every ski package purchased, no matter the age of skier, you can get a adult beginner package completely free.
This package includes ski lessons, equipment hire and the ski pass. See the list of resorts and to book http://www.skiingintospring.com/free-for-beginners



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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