Best Ski Resorts for Spring Snow

The conditions in the French Alps are already pretty good for this time of year, as low temperatures for the last few weeks have kept the snow fresh, despite the glorious sunny days. Now nearly all resorts are expecting a dump of at least 30cm between Monday and Wednesday, we thought we’d give our insight into the best resorts to visit in April.

We’re showcasing the best 5 resorts with information on airports, transfer times, altitude, snow coverage and more to help you decide where to head to for that last ski trip of the year.

Go on, you know you want to!!

VAL THORENS

Val Thorens Airport Transfers

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in europe and is therefore one of the most snow-sure. It’s your safest bet for a spring ski trip. As of the 29th March, 80 out of the 89 ski runs were open, and 30 out of the 33 ski lifts. It also has a great selection of apres ski bars to enjoy the early evening sunshine.

TOP TIP: Although it’s part of the massive 3 valleys ski area, be careful to check the snow conditions in the other valleys before you buy your ski pass. It might be worth just getting the Val Thorens valley pass and making use of the high glacial runs, where the snow will be the freshest.

TIGNES

Tignes Transfers

Tignes’ Grande Motte glacier offers year round skiing. As of the 29th March, 74 out of the 77 ski runs were open, and 33 out of the 34 ski lifts. Before you book, be sure to check the Tignes snow report to see what condition the slopes are in and the Tignes Lift status to see which runs are open.

TOP TIP: The best of the Tignes resorts to stay in are Tignes Val Claret and Tigne Le Lac. It’s probably best not to stay in Tignes Les Brevieres as it’s quite low, so you’ll spend a bit of time each day getting up to a decent height to find the good snow.

VAL D’ISERE

Val d'Isere Transfers

LES DEUX ALPES

Les Deux Alpes Transfers
  • Resort Altitude: 1750m (70cm of snow)
  • Glacier Altitude: 3600m (160cm of snow)
  • Open Until: 27th April 2019
  • Transfer Time: About 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Last Transfer from Les 2 Alpes to Grenoble Airport: Saturday 20th April
  • Ben’s Bus runs weekday transfers too!
  • Perfect for a short break

Les Deux Alpes has enough high altitude, south facing runs in shadowing valleys to offer good snow late into the season. It’s also got the largest ski-able glacier in europe with beautiful views. With a 1 hr 45 min transfer time from Grenoble and a Return ticket with Ben’s Bus starting from only £49pp, it’s perfect for a short break.

TOP TIP: Stay in accommodation close to the centre of town, near our bus stop “Place 2 Alpes”. That’s where the high speed Jandri Express is which will take you up to the high altitude pistes.

LES ARCS

Les Arcs Transfers

ALPE D’HUEZ

Alpe d'Huez Transfers
  • Resort Altitude: 1860m (128cm of snow)
  • Glacier Altitude: 3330m (160cm of snow)
  • Open Until: 22nd April 2019
  • Transfer Time: About 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Last Transfer from Alpe d’Huez to Grenoble Airport: Saturday 20th April
  • Ben’s Bus runs weekday transfers too!
  • Perfect for a short break

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