Where to Ski : March & April 2018
Easter is early this Winter Season (Easter Sunday 1st April) and, with one of the best snow starts to the season for many years, there is an excellent base established across all of our Resorts with great conditions expected well in to April.
We love late season skiing: For most resorts, upper slope snow depths peak around mid-March, prices are cheaper than high season February (Hotel prices and lift pass prices are lower with some resorts including child pass offers), there is still every chance of fresh snow (winters seem to be shifting later) and, when the sun comes out, long, late terrace lunches round off a fantastic day’s skiing!
Take a look at our selection of Austrian Resorts all of which are great choices for skiing in March and April. Hotel availability is good, flexible stays are welcome and there is less demand for flights too. We can also offer daily arrivals so you can avail of better fares by avoiding the weekends.
SKI CIRCUS :: SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM-LEOGANG-FIEBERBRUNN
The whole of the Ski Circus will be in full operation until Sunday 8th April with low season lift pass prices from 31st March and FREE lift passes for Children (under 15) from 17th March when parents pre-book 4 days or more. ‘White Pearl Mountain Days’ - a FREE programme of live DJ’s, brunch stops, live music and gourmet hut food tasting – takes place from 16th March for 2 weeks. The Snow will still be good too – Fieberbrunn has the best snow record in the Kitzbuheler Alps thanks to its own micro-climate and north-facing slopes. Fly to Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich.
Over in Kitzbuhel, skiing will still be good on the upper slopes which is where the vast amount of the runs and lifts are located. Sure, the village lies at around 800 metres but the skiing mainly takes place from 1200-2000 metres and the area is scheduled to be open until late April. And, don’t forget, more snow falls at a lower altitude in the Eastern part of the Alps – altitude is not everything!
Expect to take the lift back down to resort level come April but the flipside is some great rates on top hotels and some great cafes in the atmospheric and historic resort centre to while away sunny afternoons. Fly to Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich.
Austria’s largest glacier resort boasts over 115 kilometres of snow-sure skiing and is open from October through to May. Snow and skiing is guaranteed here and it is a very short transfer (30 minutes) from Innsbruck to the main resort village of Neustift in the middle of the Stubai Valley. One of the best snow parks in the Austrian Alps (Stubai Zoo) and FREE lift passes for children under 10. Fly to Innsbruck.
One of Austria’s big party resorts (up there with St Anton and Ischgl), Solden is a lively resort with skiing up to 3,000 metres and lift access from the resort centre (most Hotels are within walking distance of the 2 main lifts). Their main season runs until 22nd April. Fly to Innsbruck.
The glacier skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain and Glacier is the main attraction for winter visitors to Kaprun which is a pretty resort village not far from Zell am See. It is a short hop on the free ski bus from Kaprun centre to the main ski area and there are some great hotels offering flexible stays and excellent value for money. Fly to Salzburg, transfer time 1-1.5 hours.
Austria’s premier resort and largest lift-linked ski area (305 km of piste!) lies at 1,304 metres with skiing up to 2,800 metres and a ski season that extends to the 22nd April. The main season runs until 7th April and reduced price lift pass prices are on offer from 7-14.4.18 (Wedel / Sun Weeks) and from 14-22.4.18 (Crystal Snow week). If you have tried to get in to St Anton for a short break in the main season and failed (most hotels are full Saturday-Saturday) then April could be the window you’ve been waiting for. Fly to Innsbruck for the 1.5 hours transfer to resort.
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