Where to Ski : March & April 2019
Easter is very late this Winter with Easter Sunday falling on 21stApril and this means some resorts have already taken a commercial decision to close early regardless of the snow cover (which is significant this winter!).
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 (spring showers) 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 (although weekend flights are now at a premium). 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 31stMarch when Fieberbrunn and some of Saalbach’s south-facing lifts close. Leogang will continue until the Easter weekend and Saalbach will keep a selection of its lifts open until 8thApril. Low season lift pass prices from 16thMarch and FREE lift passes for Children (under 15) from 16thMarch 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 15-31.3.19. Great snow guaranteed now until the end of the winter season. Fly to Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich.
Kitzbuhel is enjoying some of its best snowpack for years and there will be skiing here until the Easter Weekends albeit on limited lifts and runs as we head in to April. Most of the skiing lies in the 1200+2000 metres range so don’t be put off by the altitude. 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 mid-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 late May. It currently has 4.5 metres of snow on its upper slopes which is going nowhere fast. 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 the Easter Weekend, 21st/ 22ndApril. Fly to Innsbruck.
The glacier skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain (open until May) and Glacier is the main attraction for winter visitors to Kaprun which is 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 1.5 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. There is currently a great base (340cm at the top, 05/03/19) so great top to bottom skiing guaranteed until the end of the season.
The main season runs until 5thApril and reduced price lift pass prices are on offer from 6thApril to the Easter Weekend (21/22 April). 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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