Late Season Skiing : Where to Ski
Where to Ski : March & April 2020
The high season European Holidays extend until the 7th March this Winter and Easter Sunday falls on 12thApril with most resorts open until at least the Easter Weekend.
We love late season skiing: For most resorts, upper slope snow depths peak around mid-March, prices are keener 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!
If you’re planning on skiing in March or April this season, take a look at our top tips on where to head to. Hotel availability is good, flexible stays are welcome and there is less demand for flights too.
SKI CIRCUS :: SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM-LEOGANG-FIEBERBRUNN
Fieberbrunn has the best snow record in the Kitzbuheler Alps and enjoys its own micro-climate with north-facing slopes which hold the snow well in to April (do not be put off by the altitude). The whole of the Ski Circus plans to be open until Easter Monday 13th April and there are FREE lift passes on offer for children under 15 from the 4th April when parents buy a lift pass for 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 20th March until 5th April. Fly to Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich.
Kitzbuhel has a scheduled closing date of 26th April although, by this time, only a handful of lifts will be open. Again, don’t be put off by the altitude: Most of the skiing lies in the 1,200-2,000 metres range and 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 by early April but the flipside is some great rates on top 4* Superior Hotels and some great cafes in the atmospheric and historic resort centre to while away sunny Spring 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 over 3 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 26th April. Fly to Innsbruck.
The glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain (3,029m) offers guaranteed snow and skiing until May and the all-new K-onnection lift linking Maiskogel in the resort centre to the Kitzsteinhorn has done away with the need to hop on the ski bus from the centre of Kaprun. Plenty of 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 26th April.
The main season runs until 4th April and reduced price lift pass prices are on offer from 4th April to 26th 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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