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Family Ski News | September 27, 2022

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Best resorts for Springtime skiing

Teresa Fisher

Party time on the sun terrace of La Folie Douce in Val d'isere

It’s snowing again in the Alps!  At least, there’s been some snowfall in some high resorts.  Not a lot but a light dusting to refresh some of the pistes.  Zermatt has had 10cm of fresh snow today, while Val d’Isère and Val Thorens had 5cm each on the upper slopes. 

The good news is that there’s more forecast, so fingers crossed for perfect powder skiing and a lively party atmosphere on the sun terraces just in time for the Easter weekend.

Skiing conditions at the moment are still pretty good in the high-altitude resorts – a stark contrast to last April, when the Telegraph newspaper reported the worst snow cover ever recorded for April in the Alps, due to a spring heatwave, and record-breaking temperatures across the Alps in both January and February.

This year, thanks to the immense snowfalls earlier in the year, the depth of snow cover is still surprisingly good in the northern Alps, despite the unseasonably warm weather we have been enjoying for several weeks now.  The good news is that the snow is still refreezing each night, providing good skiing in the mornings.  However, top slopes are quite icy and after lunch, lower sunny slopes are decidedly slushy and heavy going.   

It’s not too late for a last-minute ski trip.  For the best late-season skiing, you need to aim high.  Check out FamilySkiNews.com’s top 5 Alpine resorts for springtime skiing here.